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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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Featured Events

Carpinteria First Friday...
9.5.2014
Recurring monthly on the 1st Friday
Spend the first...More
1st Thursday
9.4.2014
Recurring monthly on the 1st Thursday
1st Thursday is an...More
Funk Zone Second Saturda...
9.13.2014
Recurring monthly on the 2nd Saturday
Various...More
Studio Sundays on the Fr...
9.14.2014 - 5.10.2015
Recurring monthly on the 2nd Sunday
Visitors of all ages...More
2nd Fridays Art @ Santa ...
9.12.2014
Recurring monthly on the 2nd Friday
Every 2nd Friday,...More
Nite Moves
8.20.2014 - 8.27.2014
Recurring weekly on Wednesday
Every Wednesday...More
Ladies Tasting
8.21.2014
Recurring monthly on the 21st
The last Monday of...More
Las Pinturas de la Fiest...
8.19.2014 - 8.31.2014
Special exhibit works include folklorico...More
Santa Barbara Harbor Kay...
8.19.2014
Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
A relaxing day...More
Sea Cave Kayaking
8.19.2014
Recurring daily
If this is your first time kayaking Channel...More
Wine Country Bike Tour
8.21.2014
Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
This trip takes us...More
¡LOTERÍA! Mexico’s Game ...
8.19.2014 - 9.27.2014
Recurring daily
Exhibit examines the history of lotería in...More
MUNI Muvies
8.21.2014 - 9.18.2014
Guess what time it...More
Funk Zone Tasting Pass
8.19.2014 - 8.24.2014
Recurring daily
The Funk Zone Tasting Pass gives you the...More
Mbuti: Children of the F...
8.19.2014 - 9.15.2014
This photographic exhibition and accompanying...More
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