One day each October, the Santa Barbara Harbor and Seafood Festival draws seafood lovers of all ages to Santa Barbara’s popular Harbor for one of the community’s most unique and beloved events. The free event is being held this year on Saturday, October 13, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The festival is timed to celebrate the opening of commercial lobster season (early October), and showcases a variety of delicious regional seafood specialties. There are children’s activities, boat rides, cooking demonstrations and maritime education. Enjoy live music, 30+ arts & crafts vendors and local environmental organizations such as Heal the Ocean and Santa Barbara Channelkeeper that offer education materials to the public. The Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary & National Park are also present with informational booths and displays.