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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.
Celebrating their eleventh tour, eleven artists will welcome visitors with their newest art, a look into their studios, and light refreshments. The award-winning artists on the tour this year include Karin Aggeler, Liz Downey, Morgan Green, Bill Hull, Cree Mann, Margaret Nadeau, Erin Williams, and Ellen Yeomans. MAST also welcomes three new members, local artists, Nancy Hull, Brad Nack, and Sara Woodburn. Visit website to see full list of locations.
31st Annual Dinner & Auction. This year's theme "A Night Under the Tuscan Moon". A simply elegant Tuscan inspired evening with, dinner, auction and dancing in the stunning new venue at Deckers Outdoor Corporation.
Join Domestic Violence Solutions (DVS), Santa Barbara’s only full-service domestic violence agency, in its first ever 5K Run/Walk for Love on Saturday, November 1st at Goleta Beach Park, Area D at 9:00AM. Registration fee $35. Check-in at 8AM; Run/Walk Begins at 9AM . The course will take participants through the Goleta Beach bike path to Patterson, and back to the park at area D.
The 7th Annual Vino de Sueños (Wine of Dreams) a celebration of Farm and Vineyard Workers will include wine from 13 wineries available for tasting and purchasing, appetizer stations hosted by the Valley’s premier caterers, live music, and a silent auction of vacation and lifestyle items.
On Saturday, Nov 1, come participate in making your own sugar skulls, paper flowers and masks, and view the special altar by famous Linares family artisans. Event from 12-3pm. Suggested donation: $3.
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.
Works in the exhibition date from 1958 to 2014, and together highlight the persistent influence of modernism. The most recent works inventively reference and reinterpret the past-including both popular and obscure forms of painting, architecture, and design.
On view for two weeks only: Representations of Day of the Dead Mexican folk arts and rare pieces from the Linares family featuring large-scale wooden skeletons of la catrina, el catrín and their dog. El Día de los Muertos is a celebration of the continued life of past family. Three generations of the Linares family have combined the popular history of the festival with a macabre humor and distinct artisan touch to the Calaveras, that looks somewhere between José Guadalupe...
For one night the historic Santa Barbara Bowl will be transformed into a magical place inspired by the Day of the Dead festivities. This all encompassing community event will showcase local theatre, dance, art installations and altars made by local organizations, schools and museums.
Shop for seasonal local ingredients and learn how to use them to easily create delicious gourmet meals. Our hands-on cooking class is followed by a shared feast paired with wines. Please call ahead or visit website to see the day's menu.
n this series we will look at the many methods taught to liberate our minds from the shackles of negative view, allowing us to enjoy each and every task we perform throughout our day, our week and our lives.
Casa Dolores is pleased to present the new exhibition, Saintly and Spirited: Art Made of Tin. The story of tin traverses continents and mining trails, centuries and cultures. Once meant for utilitarian purposes, it grows to become an important material that crosses the creative spectrum in Mexico: from painting the divine on retablos and symbolic offerings for milagros, to domestic ornament, the carnivalesque and recycled product for design. Mexican tin art is both private in devotion and publi...
Comedy Hideaway, Santa Barbara's most celebrated weekly comedy show, is now downtown. Every week, Hideaway brings professional headliners from national TV to Santa Barbara. Use the code SBCA for an exclusive discount when pre-ordering tickets at www.SBcomedy.com
Virtuoso Tango” Season Kick-off Celebration Antonio Vivaldi Four Seasons Astor Piazzolla Four Seasons of Buenos Aires Heiichiro Ohyama, conductor | Martin Beaver, violin Canadian violinist Martin Beaver was First Violin of the world-renowned Tokyo String Quartet.
If this is your first time kayaking Channel Islands National Park, then this is where you want to go. No other area of the park offers as many sea cave kayaking opportunities. Some of the most beautiful sea caves in the world can be found at Scorpion Anchorage.
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