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Tuesday Jun 30, 2015


2015 Semana Nautica: Santa Barbara's Annual Sports Festival
  • June 30, 2015 - July 12, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Daily events at various times
  • Location: Beaches and other locations

Santa Barbara's ultimate summer sports festival includes activities such as ocean swimming, fishing, water polo, volleyball, beach biathlon, 15k road race, sailing, gymnastics, softball, semipro baseball, tug-of-war and the perennial favorite, the Krazy Kardboard Kayak Race plus many others!

Music Academy Festival Artists Series Presents: Mozart & Schumann
  • June 30, 2015
  • Times: 8PM
  • Address: 1070 Fairway Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108
  • Phone: 805-969-8787
  • Venue: Music Academy of the West

The evening, enjoy Mozart's delightful Serenade for winds and his Quintet for strings, along with Schumann's imaginative Fairy Tales for clarinet, viola, and piano. This event takes place the Lobero Theatre. 

Wednesday Jul 01, 2015


2015 Semana Nautica: Santa Barbara's Annual Sports Festival
  • July 01, 2015 - July 12, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Daily events at various times
  • Location: Beaches and other locations

Santa Barbara's ultimate summer sports festival includes activities such as ocean swimming, fishing, water polo, volleyball, beach biathlon, 15k road race, sailing, gymnastics, softball, semipro baseball, tug-of-war and the perennial favorite, the Krazy Kardboard Kayak Race plus many others!

Thursday Jul 02, 2015


1st Thursday
  • July 02, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 1st Thursday
  • Times: 5-8PM
  • Location: Downtown Santa Barbara!
  • Address: 27B E. De La Guerra St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-962-2098
  • Venue: Downtown Santa Barbara

1st Thursday is an evening of art and culture in downtown Santa Barbara. On the first Thursday of each month, participating galleries and art-related venues offer free access to visual and performing art in a fun and social environment.

2015 Semana Nautica: Santa Barbara's Annual Sports Festival
  • July 02, 2015 - July 12, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Daily events at various times
  • Location: Beaches and other locations

Santa Barbara's ultimate summer sports festival includes activities such as ocean swimming, fishing, water polo, volleyball, beach biathlon, 15k road race, sailing, gymnastics, softball, semipro baseball, tug-of-war and the perennial favorite, the Krazy Kardboard Kayak Race plus many others!

Concerts in the Park: The Long Run

Dust off your dancin shoes, pack up a picnic dinner and your friends and family and come celebrate summer with with The Long Run - playing music by The Eagles.

Red, White & Brew Crawl
  • July 02, 2015
  • Times: 6:30PM
  • Location: Various locations around Santa Barbara

Here's your chance to see what Santa Barbara's tap-houses have to offer. Enjoy 1 pint at each stop, and continue on until you have hit all the spots - because What says "I love America" more than sipping on delicious hand-crafted, American made pints with your fellow patriots?

Friday Jul 03, 2015


2015 Semana Nautica: Santa Barbara's Annual Sports Festival
  • July 03, 2015 - July 12, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Daily events at various times
  • Location: Beaches and other locations

Santa Barbara's ultimate summer sports festival includes activities such as ocean swimming, fishing, water polo, volleyball, beach biathlon, 15k road race, sailing, gymnastics, softball, semipro baseball, tug-of-war and the perennial favorite, the Krazy Kardboard Kayak Race plus many others!

Summer Nights on the Roof
  • July 03, 2015
  • Times: 6:30 - 10PM
  • Location: Rooftop of the Canary
  • Address: 31 West Carrillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Venue: Canary Hotel

There's no better place to celebrate your 4th of July weekend than the rooftop of the Canary Hotel. Sip some delicious cocktails, dance to specially curated beats from We The Beat and a performance by Mexico City Blondes, and enjoy those gorgeous SB sunsets!

Saturday Jul 04, 2015


2015 Semana Nautica: Santa Barbara's Annual Sports Festival
  • July 04, 2015 - July 12, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Daily events at various times
  • Location: Beaches and other locations

Santa Barbara's ultimate summer sports festival includes activities such as ocean swimming, fishing, water polo, volleyball, beach biathlon, 15k road race, sailing, gymnastics, softball, semipro baseball, tug-of-war and the perennial favorite, the Krazy Kardboard Kayak Race plus many others!

53rd Annual 4th of July Parade
  • July 04, 2015
  • Times: 1PM
  • Location: Downtown Santa Barbara
  • Address: Micheltorena to Cota Street on State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Enjoy Santa Barbara's 53rd annual Independence Day parade. Watch floats, Honor Guard, dance and many more performances to honor Independence Day! 

Olde 4th of July

There is something for everyone at this 4th of July celebration! Enjoy a day of live music, classic cars, hayrides, pony rides, an old engine show, tours, various games, and much more! 

Santa Barbara Fourth of July Celebration

Enjoy an all-America Fourth of July celebration put on by the City of SB Waterfront and Parks & Rec departments along with nonprofit partners. Music and food all day and fireworks beginning at 9pm. Fireworks will launch from West Beach and last approximately 18-20 minutes. 

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