Calendar of Events

Shout it from the mountaintops to the ocean shores, “summer is officially here!” Make a dream vacation to Santa Barbara a reality. Full of personality but down to earth, July in Santa Barbara offers a vacation full of laid back luxury, guaranteeing you’ll return home revived and refreshed. To ensure we make good on our promise, we’ve put together a list of the best Santa Barbara events happening this July.

Can't Miss Events


Summer Solstice Celebration: Celebrating Unity

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.

Fourth of July Celebration

The City of Santa Barbara’s traditional Fourth of July beachfront celebration is back again and ready to build upon the fabulous events in years past! Join us at the beautiful Santa Barbara waterfront along West Beach on Independence Day for an afternoon and evening of food, music, fireworks, and fun for all ages.

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.

NEIGHBORHOODS & TOWNS NEIGHBORHOODS & TOWNS SIGNATURE EVENT ITINERARY IDEAS

Festivals to Plan For

Learn More

Submit Your Event

Have a local event you'd like us to include? Please use our submission form and we will review it. If it's appropriate, you'll see it on our site!
Submit Your Event