Calendar of Events

Who's ready for summer in Santa Barbara? Bursting with outdoor adventure and vibrant festivals, featuring the best of Santa Barbara wine, food, music and entertainment, we can’t think of a better time to visit.

Can't Miss Events

iMadonnari Street Painting Festival

Palettes of color and culture come together for three days each spring at Old Mission Santa Barbara. Watch street painters transform Mission plaza using pastels on pavement to create over 150 vibrant and colorful large-scale images.

Music Academy of the West: 2017 Summer Festival

For eight glorious weeks, enjoy classical music by young artists, distinguished faculty, and guest performers. Chamber ensembles, orchestra performances, master classes, and opera take place at Miraflores,  where pre-concert picnics amid the lush gardens are a favorite local tradition.

43rd Annual Summer Solstice Celebration

The largest arts event in Santa Barbara County, the Solstice Parade is an over-the-top fun fest. Exuberantly decorated non-motorized floats, 1,000 imaginatively costumed participants, bands, dance, and drum ensembles parade up State Street from the waterfront to Alameda Park.

14th Annual California Wine Festival

Wineries large and small show off their wares at the outdoor California Wine Festival, a three-day celebration. On Saturday, join the beachside festivities for a showcase of some 250 wines from 70 wineries, and the offerings of noted chefs, food purveyors, and wine-related vendors.

Old Spanish Days Fiesta

Old Spanish Days Fiesta draws large and loyal crowds to Santa Barbara year after year, in celebration of Santa Barbara’s heritage and traditions. The streets of SB are bursting with music, dancing, time-honored traditions, authentic cuisine, and so much more.


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