The start of the year is the perfect time to visit Santa Barbara. Let the eclectic vibes, vibrant energy, and endless fun to be found in this city start your year out with a bang. There’s always something to do here, and you’ll want to make some time for these four  Santa Barbara events while you’re in town.

Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Jan 15 – 25, 2020
Santa Barbara, CA

It’s that time of year again! Film buffs, get ready for the 35th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) season in Santa Barbara. With almost 100,000 people in attendance and almost two weeks of films, tributes, and panel discussions, this non-profit is one of the leading film festivals in the US. If you love the art of cinema, this is the festival of the year.

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe

Sat, Jan 18, 2020, 9:00 PM
Soho Restaurant & Music Club
1221 State St #205, Santa Barbara, CA

Come out to see Karl Denson, American funk sensation and jazz saxophonist, flutist, and vocalist. Born and raised in California, this is the guy you want to see if you’re yearning for a taste of California jazz. He’s been all over the map with different artists, and now he’s here in Santa Barbara to grace us with a night of smooth music.

Experience the Best of the American Riviera

Feb 21, 2020, 11:00 AM – Mar 6, 2020, 11:30 PM
Coast Village Rd, Santa Barbara, CA

It’s time for the third annual Santa Barbara Restaurant Week! This event (presented by Santa Barbara Uncorked, LLC) will stretch over the course of two weeks, so it’s a great event to pepper into the rest of your vacation. Take advantage of the great deals being offered during this time to get a taste of the many wonderful restaurants in Santa Barbara at a fraction of the price.

Art Matters – Michaelangelo: Burning Inspiration

Thu, Feb 6, 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1130 State St, Santa Barbara, CA

Michaelangelo is perhaps one of the most famous artists in all of history. His works have been passed down and revered throughout the centuries, and today he is a household name. This event at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art will feature Julian Brooks, Senior Curator of Drawings at the J. Paul Getty Museum as he takes a deeper dive into the marvel that was the artist Michaelangelo.

Experience the Best Santa Barbara Events

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