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Santa Barbara Events & Festivals

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.


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Tuesday Jul 22, 2014


"Lasting Impressions"
  • July 22, 2014 - July 31, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 10AM-5PM
  • Address: 2920 Grand Ave, Los Olivos, CA 93441
  • Phone: 805-688-7517

Award winning pastel artists, Kris Buck and Terri Taber will exhibit their plein air paintings at Gallery Los Olivos throughout month of July

Funk Zone Tasting Pass
  • July 22, 2014 - August 24, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: All day
  • Location: Funk Zone
  • Phone: 800-936-3126

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
  • July 22, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Thursday
  • Times: 4:30-5:45PM
  • Location: Core Fitness Training
  • Address: 4430 Hollister Ave., Santa Barbara, CA 93110
  • Phone: 805-967-7770

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.

Mbuti: Children of the Forest
  • July 22, 2014 - September 15, 2014
  • Times: 8AM-10PM
  • Address: 801 Ladera Lane, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Phone: 805.969.3626, ext. 103

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. 

Music at the Ranch: Donna Greene & the Roadhouse Daddies

Bring a picnic and enjoy dinner while you listen to some of the best bands in our area. Wine and beverages will be available for purchase and Georgia's Smokehouse food truck onsite.This week - Vintage Blues!

Santa Barbara Harbor Kayak
  • July 22, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Times: 10AM
  • Address: 32 E Haley St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
  • Phone: 805-884-9283
  • Venue: Adventure Company of Santa Barbara

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.

Sea Cave Kayaking
  • July 22, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 7AM or 8AM
  • Address: 32 E Haley St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
  • Phone: 805-884-9283
  • Venue: Adventure Company of Santa Barbara

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.

Take-Out Lunch Yoga
  • July 22, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday
  • Times: 12-12:50PM
  • Location: Salt Cave
  • Address: 740 State Street, Basement Level, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-963-7258

Escape the clutches of the work day and enter the embrace of the healing Salt Cave with a gentle flow Yoga class.

Zoo Camp
  • July 22, 2014 - August 22, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Times: 8AM-5:15PM
  • Address: 500 Niños Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
  • Phone: 805-962-5339
  • Venue: Santa Barbara Zoo

Voted “Best Summer Camp” by readers of the Santa Barbara Independent and the News Press for 15 consecutive years! The wildest summer camp in town just got better, offering half-day and full day week-long camp for ages 3 to 12. New Conservation Crew for older kids, ages 9 to 12, includes field trips.

"Tree of Life" Exhibition at Casa Dolores
  • July 22, 2014 - May 30, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 12-4PM
  • Address: 1023 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-963-1032
  • Venue: Casa Dolores

This Exhibition will explore the history if the significance of the Tree of Life in Mexico. Ranging from a traditional wedding gift, to being used as a religious education tool between friars and Native Americans when the Spanish first came to the country. 

14th Annual Buddha Abides
  • July 22, 2014 - August 02, 2014
  • Times: Tues-Fri 11AM-5PM; Sat 10AM-4PM
  • Address: 302 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-884-0459
  • Venue: Art From Scrap

Now in its fourteenth year, Buddha Abides provides a forum where Buddhist influenced work by local, contemporary artists is shown, appreciated and purchased.

Aviation Youth Academy
  • July 22, 2014 - July 25, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 10AM-2PM
  • Location: Santa Barbara Airport
  • Address: 1523 Cook Place, Goleta, CA 93117
  • Phone: 805-683-7575

Santa Barbara's Premier Flight School presents its 4th Annual Aviation Youth Academy. Fly every day, tour the air traffic control tower, fly-in to nearby airports, experience field trips, conduct aviation science experiments, and more... Above All Aviation was named a Top 50 Flight School in the U.S. by AOPA in 2012 & 2013. Two of AAA's instructors were also named amongst the Top 50 in the nation. 

Butterflies Alive!

Experience the magic of Butterflies Alive! as you stroll through a beautiful garden filled with flowers, luscious greenery, and hundreds of free-flying butterflies. See one of nature's most beautiful ambassadors and reconnect with nature.

Degas to Chagall: Important Loans from the Armand Hammer Foundation
  • July 22, 2014
  • 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.  

Early Bird Flea Market
  • July 22, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Thursday
  • Times: 7AM-6PM
  • Address: Las Positas Road at Hwy 101, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
  • Phone: 805-722-0289
  • Venue: Earl Warren Showgrounds

Come join us @ Earl Warren Showgrounds located 3400 Calle Real (exit Las Positas.) We have more than 70 local vendors offering you tons of merchandise; antiques, jewelry, used & new items,tools, nursery, fresh produce, fresh locally grown strawberries, and much more free Admission & Parking 7am-6pm.

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