The 19th annual Santa Barbara Harbor & Seafood Festival is almost here again after a two-year hiatus due to the Covid pandemic. On Saturday, October 15, 2022, the public will once again have the chance to celebrate Santa Barbara Channel’s bounty and the fishermen who harvest it. This free event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., luring seafood lovers to Santa Barbara Harbor for one of our community’s most well-attended events. According to the festival’s organizers, it is timed to celebrate the opening of lobster season and showcases fresh, regional seafood in addition to live music, maritime education, free boat rides, children’s activities, vessel tours, and more.
This year, the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) has announced that it will participate in the Harbor & Seafood Festival by reducing its admission fees to $2 per person. In addition to its usual exhibits and educational activities, SBMM is partnering with Get Hooked for the Festival to host a ceviche stand on the Museum’s front patio. Be sure to stop by and try some ceviche, fresh from the Santa Barbara Channel.