Santa Barbara Restaurant Week
Santa Barbara Restaurant Week

ANNUAL EVENTS

Best FestOCTOBER: By far and way the most read newspaper on the South Coast is the Santa Barbara Independent. Their readers are asked...

California Avocado FestivalOCTOBER: The California Avocado Festival is one of the largest free festivals in California with over 80 music acts on four stages...

California Brew and BBQ FestivalSEPTEMBER: The California Brew and BBQ Festival is a beer festival showcasing premier beer and culinary professionals each year at...

Christmas Holiday ParadeDECEMBER: 70,000 spectators line State Street every Christmas season to watch Santa Barbara's only nighttime parade, the annual...

Concerts in the ParkJULY: Concerts in the Park is one of Santa Barbara's popular summer family traditions every July. Over the course of a month thousands...

Earth Day FestivalAPRIL: The Community Environmental Council hosts its annual two-day Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival at Alameda Park Saturday...

Fourth of JulyJULY: Santa Barbara 4th of July festivities are held at the waterfront and Stearns Wharf from 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m., including food vendors...

Goleta Easter Egg HuntAPRIL: Each year on the Saturday before Easter Sunday, hundreds of children race around Girsh Park in Goleta, enthusiastic participants...

Goleta Lemon FestivalSEPTEMBER: For many years the Lemon Festival has been the biggest celebration in the Goleta Valley. Sumptuous lemon food, fantastic...

Harbor and Seafood FestivalOCTOBER: One day each October, from 10am to 5pm, the Santa Barbara Harbor & Seafood Festival draws seafood lovers of all...

International Orchid ShowMARCH: Each spring, discover the Annual Santa Barbara International Orchid Show at the Earl Warren Showgrounds. Named one of the...

FiestaAUGUST: Old Spanish Days Fiesta Santa Barbara is an annual community-wide 4 days festival, that takes place around the first week...

Pacific Pride FestivalAUGUST: This free event attracts a diverse crowd of nearly 4,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ+) and ally...

Parade of LightsDECEMBER: Each December, Santa Barbara’s Christmas celebrations take to the water as hundreds of families gather to watch boats sail...

Santa Barbara Beer FestivalOCTOBER: Every October the fields at Elings Park are transformed into a gigantic beer festival featuring over 40 craft breweries, ciders...

Santa Barbara Fair and ExpoAPRIL: The annual Santa Barbara Fair & Expo offers thrills, excitement, entertainment, and memories that will last a lifetime. Make plans...

Santa Barbara French FestivalJULY: The annual Santa Barbara French Festival coincides with France's Bastille Day Weekend and over 20,000 people are expected...

Santa Barbara Greek FestivalJULY: Santa Barbara's annual Greek Festival, a local tradition for more than four decades, is usually held in July, and takes...

Santa Barbara Kite FestivalAPRIL: A local tradition since 1985, the Santa Barbara Kite Festival takes flight on the Great Meadow on the west campus of Santa Barbara...

Santa's VillageDECEMBER: One day in December each year on the City Pier at the Santa Barbara Harbor, Santa’s Village comes alive...

Summer Solstice ParadeJUNE: The origins of this dazzling celebration lie in the community spirit and appreciation of artistic expression...

Taste of the TownSEPTEMBER: Taste of the Town is Santa Barbara's signature culinary event featuring tastings from the area's finest wineries...