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Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival

Explore two days dedicated to honoring Mother Earth at the longest-running and most consistently held public Earth Day celebration. During this festival, join in on conversations with climate leaders, get into the groove with musical performances and art contests, dig into sustainable, local foods, enjoy a lively beer and wine garden and connect with over 200 eco-conscious exhibitors. Learn More

Taste of Santa Barbara

This weeklong, county-wide celebration of all things food and drink will feature insightful panel discussions, creative pop-ups, film screenings, farm tours, tasting events and more meaningful ways to connect and celebrate the best of Santa Barbara County. The thoughtfully curated program is designed to gather the community and visitors to celebrate the bounty of Santa Barbara’s local farms, ranches, vineyards and fisheries. Learn More

I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival

Come see as Madonnari, or street painters, transform the Mission plaza using pastels on pavement to create 150 vibrant and colorful, large-scale images. Santa Barbara is the first to bring this romantic festival to the western hemisphere from our sister festival in Grazie di Curtatone, Italy. Learn More

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