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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.
Join the Sunset Kidd, a 41 ft. Sailing Yacht for a 2 Hr. Holiday Afternoon Cruise. Bring food or snacks, drinks on board for purchase. Pets allowed. Limited seats, never crowded with our 15 passenger maximum. Call to get tickets or book online. Explore Santa Barbara from the Pacific Ocean!
Join the Sunset Kidd, a 41 ft. Sailing Yacht for a 2 Hr. Morning Cruise. Bring food or snacks, drinks on board for purchase. Pets allowed. Limited seats, never crowded with our 15 passenger maximum. Call to get tickets or book online. Explore Santa Barbara from the Pacific Ocean!
AREA 51 pays the best funk, Soul, R&B, Motown, Rock, Pop and Disco selections from the 60's, 70's, 80's, and 90's.
The popular Candy Cane Train year-end family event, includes a ride on the festively-decorated miniature train, an assortment of holiday treats and favors! Those attending the event will also be able to enjoy the museum's holiday display, Toy Trains & Teddy Bears!
Join Jaime Slone Wines in the Tasting Room for LIVE Acoustic Music every "Fourth Friday" of the month from 5 - 7 pm! Come discover some of Santa Barbara's best Acoustic talents of which several will sing covers from a variety of popular music genres.
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.
An exhibit of paintings by D. Ferguson, D. Nalls, L. Mines, B. Harper, L. Mutti, S. Belloni, L.Iwerks, P. Morris, K. Hedden, T.Taber, J. Aubrey, J. Martin, B. Malley, R. Hunter, J. Rowbottam, M. Drury, R. Robinson & S. Cooper. Reception:Thursday, November 5th, 2015 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m
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.
Join Alchemy Wellness Spa for November Meridian Yoga!
Turn Santa Barbara into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure this Holiday Season. Solve Clues, Complete Challenges and see the sights. This Amazing Race style adventure will get everyone involved. Sign-up at www.UrbanAdventureQuest.com. Play on your schedule!
ArtSEE is a fundraiser art exhibit and sale to benefit SEE International. SEE International is a non profit, humanitarian organization whole volunteer eye surgeons generously work to restore sight to disadvantaged blind individuals worldwide. The exhibition features original and affordable works by Abstract Art Collective members, plus additional artwork juried and curated by Dug Uyesaka.
Captain Jack's does it all. 5 different wine tasting tours daily. Horseback riding, sailboat cruises, kayaking, whale watching trips & more. Visit their website for details and rates.
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.
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.
Naturalist-guided cruise on Cachuma Lake focuses on wildlife, flora, cultural history, and geology.
Beachfront with complimentary WiFi & 2 wine tasting tickets
...with Santa Barbara this fall at Spanish Garden Inn.
Join a guided tour through breathtaking sea caves!
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