Calendar of Events

Kiss your normal routine goodbye and plan a secret escape to Santa Barbara during the month of May. Say hello to mornings meant for sleeping in, afternoons of adventure seeking and romantic nights with dinner alfresco. This is the routine you should be repeating.

Upcoming Events


Founding Day Festival

Commemorate 236 years of history at the birthplace of Santa Barbara, El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park. Celebrate the history of Santa Barbara at the Founding Day Festival with a costumed reenactment of the original Founding Ceremony held in 1782, education activities for the whole family, and local entertainment in the heart of historical downtown Santa Barbara.

Roar & Pour Wine Festival

Enjoy tasting from more than 30 local wineries on this spring evening when the animals stay out late and the entire zoo is open for guests to sip and stroll through. Tasty treats from local food trucks will be available for sale… and don’t miss the VIP experience available with additional tasting of reserve wines and pairings!

iMadonnari Italian Street Painting Festival

Madonnari, or street painters, transform the Mission plaza using pastels on pavement to create 150 vibrant and colorful, large scale images. Old Mission Santa Barbara is proud to be the first to bring this romantic festival to the western hemisphere from its sister festival in Grazie di Curtatone, Italy. Don’t miss one of Santa Barbara’s most beloved annual festivals.

Additional Experiences


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Amgen
Tour of California

MAY 14, 2018

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