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Treat yourself to a Santa Barbara getaway this October, where the arts come alive, festival celebrations parade through the streets, and culinary delights take center stage. Without a doubt, the 31 days of October are some best times to travel to The American Riviera®.

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Flamenco Arts Festival

The Flamenco Arts Festival is a unique international cultural arts event presenting world-class flamenco performances and relevant and impactful educational arts programs. For 4 days, the visiting guest artists perform, teach, lecture, interact with participants, and represent Spain.

Celebration of Harvest

Celebrate the season’s finest crop, wine! The annual Celebration of Harvest will feature winemaker dinners, vineyard excursions, winery open houses and the first-ever, Taste of Santa Barbara Wine Country.

Pianos on State

A favorite event in Santa Barbara, Pianos on State is a collaborative and interactive musical experience that takes place during Arts and Humanities month in October. Each piano becomes its own piece of art as local Santa Barbara artists create individual looks.

Santa Barbara Brew Festival

Experience the First Annual California Brew Festival in Santa Barbara at our beautiful oceanfront venue. Guests grab souvenir glass and start sipping just a frisbee throw away from the sparkling Pacific while local, live bands keep the beat playing.

Santa Barbara Polo & Wine Festival

Polo, local wine and music come together for the first annual Santa Barbara Polo & Wine Festival. Held at the beautiful Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, this event is a true celebration of Santa Barbara living.

Santa Barbara Harbor & Seafood Festival

This is one tasty event where you’ll meet the faces behind Santa Barbara’s high-quality seafood. Select fresh-caught lobster and sea urchin “uni”, to have them prepared right on the spot. Specialty food booths will be available for fish tacos, oysters, mussels, barbecued albacore, fresh crab, clam chowder and seafood paella. Hungry yet?

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