Recreation & Leisure

Santa Paula's charm and hospitality will pleasantly surprise you, and the City is still one of the best kept secrets in Southern California.

Historic Attractions

Santa Paula has many historic attractions for young and old alike. 

California Oil Museum

The California Oil Museum, located in the historic Union Oil Building on the corner of 10th and Main Streets, houses an outstanding permanent collection tracing the history of oil exploration and production in California. 


The Aviation Museum of Santa Paula honors Santa Paula's history as the "Antique Airplane Capital of the World". The Santa Paula Airport is the home of many experimental and antique craft, many of which are used in movie and TV productions. 


Many visitors come to Santa Paula aboard the Fillmore and Western Railroad, a historic train that runs between Fillmore and Santa Paula.

Special Events

Santa Paula loves its special events each year where locals and visitors alike get to sample a taste of the good living in Santa Paula. These events include:

  • "First Sunday" events at the Santa Paula Airport throughout the year
  • Mexican-American Chamber of Commerce Carnival and DeColores Art Festival in April
  • "Cruise Nights" on Main Street each first Friday night on Main Street beginning in April and running through October featuring pre-1975 classic cars
  • The Citrus Festival each July
  • Heritage Valley Festival each September
  • "Ghost Walks" reliving spooky parts of Santa Paula's past each October weekend
  • Children's Halloween Parade down Main Street
  • Santa Paula Christmas Parade the Saturday after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas events every Thursday evening on Main Street between Thanksgiving and Christmas