With the arrival of summer comes a different type of conundrum than we are sometimes accustomed to in the quieter months: instead of a shortage of events, the dilemma lies within the abundance of choices! Look no further to cut right to the chase, as we’ve done all the leg work to highlight for you all the best that beautiful Paso Robles has to offer in the upcoming weeks:
Mid-State Fair, July 16-27: You might feel surprised at the length of this festival, but given how much is offered during, it’s a wonder they managed to jam-pack it all in! In the beautiful, sprawling State of California where you can find it all, over the course of these 11 days, all has been centralized conveniently for you so you don’t have to look quite so far! With five grandiose stages showcasing elite musical talent, carnival rides, equestrian shows and shooting galleries (to name a mere few!) this is the ultimate fair that all others aspire to
Concerts in the Park, July 18: If only we could all personify that viral e-card of an office worker throwing up his papers, declaring “forget this, it’s music festival season!” Now there is no better reason to than for this concert series, held each Friday (luckily after the work day, so no document tossing required!) from 5:30-7:30pm at the City Park Gazebo. Featured this Friday, July 18th is the talented group Rob Larkin & The Wayward Ones, strumming a refreshing composite of rock, soul, and Americana.
Olive Festival, August 16: If the Greek knew to incorporate it into almost every constituent of their cuisine, we should all follow their lead and enlighten ourselves on this complex and dynamic fruit (or as some would consider, vegetable!) The opportunity to do so is provided from 10am-5pm at the Paso Robles Downtown City Park, where local olives will be the source of sampling, education, and culinary competition.
At the Adelaide Inn, we would be honored to offer you a comfortable place to rest your head after a bustling festival day. By booking one of our luxurious and affordable rooms, you will be treating yourself to the perfect accommodation complement to your perfect vacation.
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Planning a wedding takes time, energy, and a lot preparation. The list of venues just seems endless when you’re looking for the place that will complement your vision of your perfect wedding. But it really doesn’t have to be that hard, at least not when you choose Paso Robles, California as your choice of location. Why, you ask? Just take a peek at some of the beautiful wedding venues Paso Robles has to offer!
Located in the heart of westside Paso Robles region is a picturesque 50-acre vineyard and meadows. This venue is available for wedding ceremonies, receptions, and rehearsal dinners. Hammersky Vineyards has created a welcoming environment that comprises a restored farmhouse which was first built in 1904, a traditional barn brought over from New Hampshire, and a tasting room for its award winning estate grown wines.
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The Historic Ballroom and Park houses over 100 years of history within its warm Alder wainscoting walls, enormous wooden doors, and original maple floors, all of which are well suited for indoor wedding ceremonies, and rehearsal dinners. This venue has rooms perfect for bridal rooms, treasure rooms and cake rooms along with a bar area for 2 servers and a full service kitchen.
Photo courtesy of Briana C Photography
Excellent for rehearsal dinners, receptions and wedding ceremonies. This venue offers the best of both worlds with its 52-acre ranch, 1920’s Kentucky Ranch Barn, and vineyard. Thatcher Winery is a good fit for weddings looking for the real country setting! Enjoy Thatcher Winery’s own wines and fall in love with the views of hay fields, vineyard, and oak studded hills on your special day.
The Adelaide Inn is proud to offer a very limited amount of Calcareous 2010 Syrah for your enjoyment when you reserve our Manager’s Special and stay for at least two consecutive nights. Limited quantity, subject to availability.
The San Francisco International Wine Competition is one of the largest and most respected competitions in the United States. Calcareous 2010 Syrah was a Sweepstakes Winner at the 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition as determined by a panel of 60 judges.
One night Manager's Special reservations include another fine red or white wine from the Calcareous collection.
Winners of The 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition:
Christmas in Paso Robles is a magical time of the year. In the weeks leading up the holidays, the city comes alive and offers numerous things to see and do to help you get into the holiday spirit.
Here are just a few of the events happening around Paso Robles:
Holiday Craft Bazaar – November 29
Get a jump on your Christmas shopping at the Holiday Craft Bazaar on November 29th. The market features array of handmade artisan goods and delicious treats waiting to be taken home. The event starts at 10am and goes until 4pm. Should the rain put a damper on the day’s event, the Holiday Craft Bazaar will be moved to Saturday December 7th.
Downtown Paso Robles Holiday Lighting Ceremony – November 29th
After you’ve rested from a full day of holiday craft shopping, head back to the Downtown City Park to watch the Holiday lighting ceremony of Downtown Paso Robles - Only a 5 minute drive from the Adelaide Inn. The community will gather at the Downtown City Park Bandstand at 5:30pm for live music, community speeches and a candle lighting ceremony and Christmas caroling. And at 6pm sharp, Mrs. Claus herself will be there to flip the switch. Free Cookies and hot chocolate will be also available.
52nd Annual Christmas Light Parade – December 7, 7pm
On Saturday December 7th, you won’t want to miss the 2013 “Cristmas in Toyland” Christmas Light Parade. In its 52 year, the Holiday Light Parade is a long standing Paso Robles’ tradition that marks the arrival of Santa Claus in downtown Paso Robles. Grab some cozy blankets, hot chocolate and chairs and head downtown to enjoy the incredible floats and their twinkling lights.
23rd Annual Vine Street Victorian Showcase – December 14, 6-9pm
Take part in one of Paso Robles’ most cherished holiday traditions on one of the first residential streets. The Vine Street Victorian Showcase is filled with hot beverages, yummy stacks, snow, live entertainment and 13 blocks of twinkling lights. The showcase takes place on December 14th on Vine Street, between 8th and 21st Streets. The event kicks off with the Paso Robles High School Bearcat Marching Band at 6pm and is free to attend. If you plan to walk the streets, be sure to check out Scrooge’s house for a real treat!
23rd Annual Victorian Teddy Bear Tea – December 21, 2-4pm
Enjoy a holiday fun-filled day at the Victorian Teddy Bear Tea at the Paso Robles Park Ballroom. In its 23rd year, the event will have storytelling, cookie decorating, face painting, door prizes and a teddy bear tea cup for all of its guests to take home. There will even be a special visit from Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, the Snow Queen & King, the Elves and Victorian Friends. Seating is limited so don’t wait too long to get your tickets. Tickets go on sale December 1st, at the Main Street office located at 835 12th Street. Admission is $15 for adults, $7 for children and free for their teddy bears.
All of these special holiday events are minutes away from the Adelaide Inn. Be sure to ask our friendly front desk staff about other upcoming festivities during your stay in Paso Robles. Book your stay with us today!
Need a bit of excitement with your vino? Look no further – you can now (literally) get off the beaten path in a custom 4x4 Jeep tour that will show you the highlights of the Paso Robles wine country. Grab your hat, sunscreen, camera and some friends and hop aboard for a truly unforgettable day with Cloud Climbers Wine Tours
Starting from right here in Paso Robles (or any of the surrounding areas) the jeeps make their way through the Paso Robles back country, much of which is inaccessible to a normal vehicle. You’ll be whisked from tasting room after tasting room, truly taking the ‘scenic route’. You’ll head right through vineyards, wind through canyon trails, and go up and over some high peaks on dirt road ridgelines. Photo opportunities abound, including scenic overlooks of the entire Paso Robles wine region.
You can also expect to taste some outstanding wines from some of the Paso Roble’s top vineyards. Sit back and relax with a glass of Chardonnay at the Adealaidia Winery, which was awarded 92 points in 2012’s Connoisseur’s Guide to California Wine. Sip on a decadent Syrah at the Rancho de Cielo (Ranch in the Sky), the newest addition to the Carnia Cellars family. For a unique (and delicious!) taste, try the wines at the Whalebone Vineyard – where fossilized seashells and ancient whale bones are found amongst the shale and limestone soil, giving the grapes a very distinct flavour. All this and many more vineyards and wineries await you on this very unique tour.
In between tasting rooms, you’ll also get the opportunity to learn some of the rich history of the region. The “Paso” area was first known for its thermal mineral springs thousands of years ago by the Salinan Indians. During the late 18th century, the region and its hot springs became a popular stop along the Camino Real Trail, and as word spread visitors were coming from the Pacific Northwest, Idaho, and eve Alabama. As the region grew in popularity the fertile soil of the area drew ambitious farmers to establish cattle ranches, dairy farms, and various orchards for fruits and nuts. Today the region is best known for its world class wines, year round pleasant weather, and abundance of outdoor recreation activities.
Cloud Climbers Wine Tours can accommodate up to 5-7 passengers in each vehicle, but groups of 8 or more and family tours can be arranged by contacting them ahead of time. Each Jeep is equipped with safe and comfortable seating, a professional driver, and a removable canopy for days where the weather won’t cooperate. Tours typically run for a full 5-6 hours, so its recommended guests dress for the weather. When you arrive back at the hotel you can dive into our onsite pool, practice your short game on our mini golf course, or simply kick back and relax in one of our spacious guestrooms at the Adelaide Inn.
Maria of Sculpterra Winery & Sculpterra Garden hosted out latest Complimentary Wine Pouring, exclusively for guests of the Adelaide Inn. We all celebrated good company, good times, great wine and ... an eleven year wedding anniversary!!