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Nature Track Film Festival 2018

CEC is proud to sponsor the new Nature Track film festival, where nature takes center stage on screen and blooms in abundance throughout one of California’s most scenic valleys. Offering 50 films from around the world, the event affords visitors the ability to easily stroll the town between films to enjoy wine tasting, unique shopping, world-class cuisine, and talks with filmmakers.

The kick-off is happening on Friday, March 23, 2018, with an opening reception preceding a full evening of films. A full slate of films will be offered on Saturday, and the festival will conclude on Sunday with a half day of programming and a closing reception.

Films will screen at three venues in Los Olivos: St. Mark’s-In-The-Valley Episcopal Church, Los Olivos School, and the Santa Ynez Valley Grange #644.

NatureTrack will also be offering docent-led hikes for those wishing to take advantage of the abundant natural beauty of the Santa Ynez Valley for a more immersive outdoor experience. So don’t forget your outdoor footwear or hiking boots! The festival is timed to take advantage of the explosive wildflower bloom that carpets the local Santa Ynez Valley hillsides and nearby Grass Mountain in particular. This is a not-to-be-missed nature event that attracts wildflower enthusiasts from all over the Valley, California, and beyond.

A variety of ticket options are available, ranging from $10 for a single show ($7 for students) to $400 all-inclusive packages that add in dinners, filmmaker discussions, and more. Visit for full details and to purchase tickets.