Santa Barbara Events

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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Pedal on! Amgen Tour of CA returns 5/15!
The Amgen Tour of California returns to SB for another fast finish! Join the festivities and watch live as they race down Hwy 154 to the finish line.



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Sea Cave Kayak

Kayak and Snorkel Channel Islands National Park

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FlySBA.com

To anywhere in the world, Santa Barbara Airport!

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Sunset Cruise

Enjoy a cruise, accommodations for 2 & bottle of chardonnay

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Welcome Back to the Newly Renovated Fess Parker Resort!

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Amgen: May 15

Catch the Action - Amgen Tour of CA returns to SB on May 15!


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