Have you been wondering what will be your destination for a spring getaway? It's Santa Barbara of course! Santa Barbara offers all of the fun under the sun you could want this year. You will find a variety of exciting activities including some lively events that are exclusive to the season. Take a look at some of our favorite events in Santa Barbara lining up this spring:
Most visitors and locals of Santa Barbara know that the area is home to some of the best wines in the state of California. Each year wine lovers, renowned chefs, pinot noir producers, and sommeliers meet at the World of Pinot Noir. This event is a celebration of this popular wine variant. Santa Barbara is an ideal pinot noir region and the World of Pinot Noir is three days of celebrating this tasty wine. Over 250 wineries will be participating in this year's event including wineries from the US, Chile, New Zealand, Spain, and more. This event will feature a variety of activities include the opening night party, delicious dinners paired with wine, educational seminars, and so much more. You will find a variety of tickets available for purchase depending on the type of experience you are looking for.
Come experience the 75th annual Santa Barbara International Orchid Show here in the area. This festival is one of the oldest and biggest orchid shows in the country and highlights the incredible history of growing orchids in the region. The event will include giant orchid displays, national and international artisans and orchid enthusiasts, art exhibits, comprehensive workshops, and so much more. This year's Santa Barbara International Orchid Show will take place March 10th through the 12th from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day.
Come experience the open-source transformational arts and music festival that is Lucidity Festival here in Santa Barbara. This creative festival has been around for 10 years and inspires a variety of artistic workshops, intellectual and somatic expression, and of course the spontaneous flash mob that is always a favorite. This festival encourages you to be silly and wild while following your dreams. Lucidity Festival will take place April 7th through the 10th at Live Oak Campground.
You will find a variety of live music events taking place this spring at a variety of venues around Santa Barbara. Venues in town include Lobero Theatre and Music Academy which always offers all-ages events. Upcoming events this spring include Augustin Hadelich, The Jungle Book performed by State Street Ballet, and Elton Dan & the Rocket Band. Granada Theatre also has several events on the schedule from live theatre productions to live music such as the Santa Barbara Symphony. Don't miss these incredible events that still have tickets available for purchase!
There is nothing better than enjoying a nice glass of wine while getting to stroll around the Santa Barbara Zoo. You can do exactly that when you join in on the fun at Roar & Pour. This event takes place at the zoo where local wineries will offer tastings of their delicious vintages. The zoo will be open after hours so guests can stroll around the huge exhibits that are full of exotic animals. This is an adults-only event and is a great date idea. Roar and Pour will take place on Saturday, May 6 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM; VIP hour allows early entry for VIP guests from 4:00 to 5:00 PM for an additional charge.
Get ready for a two-night event that only comedian Trevor Noah can provide later this spring. His Off the Record Tour is coming this June just after he stepped down as host of the Daily Show on Comedy Central. Come see his delightful comedy in person at Santa Barbara Bowl. The event was so popular that a two-night engagement was provided allowing you ample opportunity to track down tickets. Come see the live standup event of a lifetime on June 2nd or 3rd at 7:30 PM.
One of the largest events in Santa Barbara takes place at the end of spring with the Santa Barbara Wine and Food Festival. A variety of wine and food vendors will be on hand just along the banks of Mission Creek, a part of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. You can mingle with chefs and bakers from the area along with winemakers from famous wineries. The picturesque setting is made even more perfect with a wine flight. Don't miss out on the Santa Barbara Wine and Food Festival taking place on June 24th.