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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.
Starting with the star-studded Santa Barbara International Film Festival (January/February), the calendar of The American Riviera® overflows with culture, color, food and fun. Signature events include Old Spanish Days Fiesta, Summer Solstice Parade, Harbor & Seafood Festival, Vintners' Festival, epicure.sb: a month to savor santa barbara, Earth Day Festival and more.
And those are just the special events (though Santa Barbara does have a way of making almost any event special). Live music fills the air above the Santa Barbara Bowl from spring to fall. Local artisans share their work at arts and crafts shows every Sunday and 1st Thursday celebrations every month. Farmers markets, writing conferences, art exhibits, theater performances, lectures - whatever your passion, you'll find something wonderful during your stay. In fact, many somethings. So do bring you planner - just remember that pencil.
Award winning pastel artists, Kris Buck and Terri Taber will exhibit their plein air paintings at Gallery Los Olivos throughout month of July
Exhibit examines the history of lotería in Mexico which combines graphic images of iconic symbols and objects of everyday life, called out with clues or improvised riddle. Lotería continues to be a subject of fascination in popular culture, from song to tattoo art.
Old Spanish Days Fiesta event provides an education to residents and visitors about the history, customs, and traditions of the American Indian, Spanish, Mexican, and early American settlers. Enjoy live international performances, parades and much more entertainment.
As the days get longer, Corks n' Crowns has joined forces with The Burger Bus. The last Thursday of every month will offer a specialty paired 4x4 Gourmet Sliders and Craft Beer flight.
Presented jointly by Old Spanish Days and the Zoo, this event honors Santa Barbara's elected officials and features live entertainment, dancing, mariachis, margaritas, and tempting treats from over 20 local restaurants. It's Fiesta's wildest party! 21+ event.
Comedy Hideaway, Santa Barbara's most celebrated weekly comedy show, is now downtown. Every week, Hideaway brings professional headliners from national television to Santa Barbara. Use the code SBCA for an exclusive discount when pre-ordering tickets at SBcomedy.com."
Join us for a series of 60-minute concerts featuring Music Academy of the West Fellows.Free Complimentary tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 1:30 pm at SBMA’s Park Entrance. No advance ticket distribution
Join us for a series of 60-minute concerts featuring Music Academy of the West Fellows. Mary Craig Auditorium Complimentary tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 1:30 pm at SBMA’s Park Entrance. No advance ticket distribution.
The Funk Zone Tasting Pass gives you the opportunity to explore a unique selection of the great wineries in the neatest, grooviest part of Santa Barbara at your leisure. The pass includes one (1) tasting at each of the eight (8) wineries from the date of purchase until August 24th.
Introducing "Balance Fusion" on the MOTR. An Energizing movement, balance and flow class that integrates strength, flexibility and stability challenges for an all over feel good experience at Core Fitness Training Tuesdays and Thursday evenings from 4:30-5:45 PM. First Class is Free.
Special exhibit works include folklorico paintings from Mexico, Los Angeles, historical paintings of las Doñas of the Casa de la Guerra and iconic images of Fiesta.
This photographic exhibition and accompanying short film explore the culture of the Mbuti, the pygmy hunter-gatherers of the Congo Rainforest. Opening talk and reception on Sunday, July 20 from 2-5P.
Guess what time it is...Summertime!! And Summertime means MUVIE time! And MUVIE time is for FREEE! Every Thursday Night this Summer Muni will be playing MUVIES on the patio. Hooray!! This time around we're fishing for a big fish: Bill Murray. Bill Murray where are you?! Call the Tasting Room for Muvie information!
Do you think you have a problem with anger? Join New Beginnings Counseling Center in a 12-Week Anger Management Psychoeducational Group. The group will be facilitated by Mike Juarez and Danielle Amara Norlinger who are working under supervision at New Beginnings Counseling Center. Call to sign up!
A relaxing day paddling along the Santa Barbara waterfront. We “put-in” at the Santa Barbara harbor, after a comprehensive kayak lesson. Our journey takes us through the harbor, along secluded beaches, past sea lions and kelp forests and around the historic pier.
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