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With numerous nationally and internationally awarded beers in Santa Barbara County, get your fill of some of the best breweries in the world during the first annual Santa Barbara County Craft Beer Week.
Chowder Fest is Santa Barbara’s only competition, food festival, and wine and beer tasting event all in one! The Santa Barbara Chowder Fest will bring together some of the area’s best eateries to complete for the overall title of Santa Barbara Chowder Champion, and for the first time this year, there will also be a chili competition!
Outpost at The Goodland warms up to fall with their third annual Ramenfest where Santa Barbara’s top restaurant teams will come together to put forth their best ramen recipes. This friendly competition will offer a taste of a variety of ramen, from the traditional to the unique, for the public’s “Ramen King of Santa Barbara” vote.
The James Beard Foundation brings a taste of what happens at the James Beard House in New York City to more than 20 cities across the country each year, including Santa Barbara. Our Santa Barbara dinner is a one-night-only, multi-course dinner with wine pairings, featuring a diverse group of JBF Award winners and local chefs.
Academy Award® winner Judi Dench will be honored with the twelfth annual Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara for a black-tie gala dinner. Dench is perhaps best known for her iconic roles in Shakespeare in Love, Philomena, Notes on a Scandal and Skyfall.
More than 65,000 spectators line State Street each year in anticipation of Santa Barbara’s only nighttime parade. Officially kicking off the holiday season, this signature Downtown Santa Barbara event brings a colossal contingent of high-stepping marching bands, fabulous holiday-themed floats, spectacular performance groups, local personalities, and more.