Our Calendar Is Full. Year-round.

Whatever time of year you visit Santa Barbara, you might want to make your to-do lists in pencil rather than pen. Year-round sunshine, ocean views and laid-back luxury set the stage for an abundance of festivals, concerts and special events.

 

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Tuesday Sep 01, 2015


Fried Chicken and Champagne Monday

Chef Weston Richards fries up an irresistible dinner of his favorite buttermilk fried chicken served with sourdough waffle, house-made cultured butter, hot sauce and maple syrup. And to go with it, a flight of Champagne from Marc Hebrart, R. Geoffroy and Paul Bara.

Live Acoustic Music at Jamie Slone Wines
  • September 01, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 1st
  • Times: 5-7PM
  • Address: 23 E. De La Guerra Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-560-6555
  • Venue: Jamie Slone Wines Tasting Room

Enjoy live acoustic music with a glass (or two) of wine at the Jamie Slone Wines downtown tasting room. 

You Can Become and Artist

Learn essential watercolor skills as you sketch the sunny sky. Participants will experiment with a variety of papers and create many small paintings. 

2-Hour Surfing Lesson
  • September 01, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 10AM -12PM or 1PM- 3PM
  • Address: 32 E Haley St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-884-9283
  • Venue: Adventure Company of Santa Barbara

The Santa Barbara coastline offers several fun locations for introductory surfing lessons. We will teach you the basics of surfing on the beach before hitting the water to catch some waves. This is a great way to get a taste of surfing in just a few hours.

Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Santa Barbara
  • September 01, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Play anytime Sunrise to Sunset
  • Location: Visitors Center
  • Address: 1 Garden Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-603-5620
  • Venue: Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure - Santa Barbara

Turn Santa Barbara into a giant gameboard with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Part amazing race, part city tour, your adventure is guided from any smart phone. Teams solve clues and complete challenges while seeing the sights and learning local history.

Backroad Santa Ynez Wine Tour aboard an open air Hummer
  • September 01, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Daily: 10:30AM returning at 5:30PM
  • Address: We pick you up from any Santa Barbara hotel., , CA
  • Phone: 805-705-0562
  • Venue: Adventure Hummer and Backroads Wine Tours

Join our award winning wine tour to see and experience the wine country on Santa Barbara backroads. Follow the old stagecoach route to world renowned vineyards with our expert guide. Your epicurean experience is a VIP event that includes about 25 wine tastings and a delicious lunch prepared for you.

CA COOL at Sullivan Goss

Curator Jeremy Tessmer has assembled modernist / minimalist paintings and sculptures from the 1950s to the present day that exhibit traces of the detachment implied by coolness. Many are bright and colorful, though, reminding us that 'cool' is neither too hot nor too cold. There are also nods to surf culture and to skate culture, to graphic design and to product design. There are contemporary works, by artists based in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, that both reflect coolness and critique it... Details

Casa Dolores: Mexican Objects from the Permanent Collection
  • September 01, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Tues-Sat 12-4PM
  • Address: 1023 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-963-1032
  • Venue: Casa Dolores

On view from the Permanent Collection of Casa Dolores, works of art in clay, leather, wood, textile and silver, representing the vast regions of Mexico and artisan craft traditions of the 20th century. Roger Brown ceramics in garden. In English and Spanish. Exhibition ongoing.

DeeTours –City and Wine Tours in One-Of-A-Kind Jeep Limo
  • September 01, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Daily Departures to Accommodate Guests
  • Location: Call for meeting location
  • Address: P.O. Box 90251, Santa Barbara, CA 93190
  • Phone: 805-448-8425

90 minutes narrated city tour of Santa Barbara and Montecito. Highlights include the Mission, El Presidio, Wharf/Harbor, Courthouse, family fun spots, celebrity trivia and a breathtaking view from the Riviera. Small lap dogs welcome. The wine tour takes you to 4 vineyards in the Santa Ynez Valley. Included are your tasting fees and an organic picnic lunch. Visit Solvang (Danish Community), do some olive oil tasting and stop by the 125 year old Cold Springs Tavern (optional).Or visit... Details

Degas to Chagall: Important Loans from the Armand Hammer Foundation
  • September 01, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Tues-Sun 11AM-5PM, Chase Free Thursdays 5-8PM
  • Location: Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  • Address: 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-966-6840
  • Venue: Santa Barbara Museum of Art

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art is delighted to present a selection of important paintings that are on extended loan by the Armand Hammer foundation and augmented by several works from the private collection of Michael Armand Hammer.  

El Paseo Wine & Photo Tour with Eat This, Shoot That!
  • September 01, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: El Paseo Wine Collection
  • Address: 23 E. De La Guerra Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

This casual 2-2.5 hour Santa Barbara wine tour walks guests through the historic Wine Collection of El Paseo for small bites and sips of various wines grown in our local Santa Ynez valley. Along the way, learn a thing or two about Santa Barbara history and photography tips from a pro. You're welcome to bring along your camera or just your smartphone!

Full Day Surfing Lessons
  • September 01, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 10AM - 2:30PM
  • Address: 32 E Haley St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-884-9283
  • Venue: Adventure Company of Santa Barbara

Our full day surfing trips are a great foundation to this exciting sport, focusing on the fundamentals reading water, paddling, etiquette, catching waves and riding. Our knowledgeable instructors will use their skills to point out the finer points of catching waves.

In the Valley Menu – Every Tuesday @ The Los Olivos Café
  • September 01, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday
  • Times: 5PM-Close
  • Address: 2879 Grand Ave., Los Olivos, CA 93441
  • Phone: 805-688-7265
  • Venue: Los Olivos Cafe & Wine Merchant

To show our appreciation for all of our local diners, Chef Shaun King has prepared a special dining menu for you on Tuesday evenings at The Los Olivos Café. Chef King has prepared a 3-course menu that will feature a variety of Santa Ynez Valley themes, including local farmers, wines and cuisine. Join us at the café to participate in this special menu opportunity for locals only. You must mention the ‘In the Valley' menu, as it is an offer for our friends of the café o... Details

Kayak the American Riviera!
  • September 01, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Times: 10AM-2PM
  • Address: 32 E Haley St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
  • Phone: 805-884-9283
  • Venue: Adventure Company of Santa Barbara

See the American Riviera from a unique perspective. We can't promise you'll be as lucky, but some of our guests have paddled with whales on this trip-even with its proximity to the city. We "put-in" at the Santa Barbara harbor, after a comprehensive kayak lesson.

Nihonmachi Revisited: Santa Barbara Japanese American Community in Transistion,1900-1940
  • September 01, 2015
  • Times: 10:30AM - 4:30PM
  • Location: El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park
  • Address: 123 E. Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-965-0093
  • Venue: El Presidio de Santa Barbara

Nohinmachi Revisited covers forty years of life in Santa Barbara's Nihonmachi, or Japan Town, which was located on the Presidio site during the first half of the 20th century. The exhibit includes rarely seen historic photographs donated by local families accounts of life in Nihonmachi from members of the community and beautifully reconstructed Japanese ceramics excavated ons site. 

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