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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.
Arete Productions, the performance arm of Santa Barbara School of Performing Arts, will present the Broadway hit musical "13," a grown-up story about growing up, featuring a talented cast of Santa Barbara young people. Special preview show plus SOPA showcase fundraiser on Friday, May 29 at 7.00.
Join us for an intimate evening with Aldo Luongo and the first viewing of his new art show while enjoying nibbles and Artiste's new releases.
Fridays after 5:00 pm admission to Santa Barbara Rock Gym is only $7.50. Fun for climbers of all ages and ability levels
Not to be missed indie rockers The Agreeables wield their powers of catchy originals and classic covers.
Please join Sandhi Winemaker, Sashi Moorman, for a tasting of new Sandhi releases and light appetizers.
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
One of the most popular and influential ska groups plays live at SohoSB.
Bestselling author Ronald C. White shares insights into Abraham Lincoln at a luncheon and lecture, "The Moral and Ethical Leadership of Abraham Lincoln."
Meet the artists of Solstice at the art opening and party for the Spirit of Solstice art exhibition. Featuring the work of past and current Artists-in-Residence at Santa Barbara's Solstice Workshop, this exhibition celebrates the creative spirit of Solstice. The Solstice Parade and Festival is the largest arts event in Santa Barbara County, usually drawing over 100,000 spectators from around the world.
This trip takes us into the heart of the Santa Barbara’s wine country, home to several very popular California vintners. We depart by van in the morning and head to the Foxen Canyon Trail or Santa Rita Hills, perfect for cycling through scenic vineyards and ranch lands.
Yassin "The Narcicyst"/“Narcy” Alsalman is a leading Arab musician, actor and artist. With his unique visual show, he invites you to explore the history of war between the continents and help shape a future made by the will of humanity for peace and prosperity.
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.
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.
Casa Dolores presents the new exhibition, BANDERA WARE: from Revolution to Republic / de Revolución a República. The exhibition gives light to a rare style of earthenware ceramics created in Jalisco utilizing colors of the Mexican flag (la bandera). The unique mix of green, white and red appear in flora, fauna and abstract design of the bandera-ware, referencing symbols and history of the flag itself.
Santa Barbara County Park Naturalists lead 2-hour cruises that focus on bald eagles, local birds and migratory birds, local wildlife, flora, geology, and Native American and settler history.
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Enjoy 2 complimentary spa services at Bacara Resort & Spa
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