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Harmony of the Five Senses

Enjoy a day retreat inspired by nature in The American Riviera® such as a signature facial with celebrity esthetician Linda Ross (touch), Healing Lavender Workshop (smell), Sound Bath + Reiki (sound), Peruvian Cacao Ceremony + Meditation (taste) and Restorative Black Light Yoga (sight).

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Channel Islands in Spring

Experience the wonder of Channel Islands National Park! Adventurers get to kayak through world-class sea caves, witness the spring superbloom, and meet the island’s wild inhabitants. Expert guides included. Your island adventure awaits — book today!

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Spring Wine Tours

Explore Santa Barbara’s wine country this May. Enjoy curated tastings, tasty bites, vineyard views, and wildflower blooms. This is one of the best times of the year to visit the valley.

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I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival

Madonnari, or street painters, transform the Mission plaza at the Old Mission Santa Barbara using pastels on pavement to create 150 vibrant and colorful, large-scale images. The Santa Barbara I Madonnari Street Painting Festival presents the rare opportunity to view artists of all ages create street paintings ranging from classical to original images.

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Celebrate Summer Solstice

The 50th Annual Summer Solstice Celebration kicks off the summer season with a vibrant explosion of creative energy. Spectators can expect to see vibrant displays of artwork, costumes, performances and more. Locals and visitors alike can join in on the fun and dress to impress with this year’s theme of Flights of Fancy

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Free Summer Cinema

Spend Friday night under the stars at the free Summer Cinema at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse. This year’s film series theme is “Sun, Surf and Cinema” and will feature feel-good, beach-inspired movies that span multiple decades and genres.

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