Top 5 April Events in Santa Barbara

There’s nothing quite like welcoming the spring season with a trip to the eclectic and carefree town of Santa Barbara, where the gorgeous climate that pervades the area year-round and the sudden flood of joyful celebrations during this time of year best represents an escape from the coldness of winter and a transition into the happier months of spring and summer.

Enjoy the wonderful weather and all that it brings when you check out the awesome events that Santa Barbara has in-store for you during April! Below, we’ve put together just a brief list of some of Santa Barbara’s greatest events; we hope that you enjoy them as much as we do!

The Annual Santa Barbara Food & Wine Weekend

On April 7th through April 9th, Santa Barbara will be indulging in its fourth celebration of the city’s food and wine weekend. Hosted at Bacara Resort & Spa with the partnership of The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts, this three-day event draws in talented culinary professionals from all over the nation, allowing attendees to revel in the sights, sounds, and tastes of Santa Barbara.

Concerts at the Santa Barbara Bowl

All throughout April, the famed Santa Barbara Bowl venue will be holding concerts from a number of artists in all sorts of genres. From the gentle songs of experimental rock band Sigur Rós on April 7th to the likes of Radiohead, Two Door Cinema Club, Grouplove, New Order, Steely Dan, and Willie Nelson on the 11th, 14th, 18th, 25th, and 30th respectively, you’ll never run short on live music entertainment at the Santa Barbara Bowl.

Santa Barbara Vintners New Release Spring Weekend

Connoisseurs of wine, rejoice: Santa Barbara’s local vintners will be coming forth with their latest and greatest batches of high-quality local wine on April 20th through April 23rd, with events held daily over the course of this four-day festival. Highlights of the festival include the Festival Grand Tasting on the 22nd from 1:00pm until 4:00pm, as well as live music, delicious local food, demonstrations related to wine and cuisine, handmade wares from local artisans, and a silent auction.

Santa Barbara Earth Day

Coinciding with national Earth Day on April 22nd with additional festivities on the 23rd, Santa Barbara Earth Day is a free event dedicated to celebrating and continuing Santa Barbara’s legacy of environmental activism and sustainability efforts. The festivities will take place from 11:00am until 7:00pm on the 22nd and from 11:00am until 6:00pm on the 23rd.

Founding Day Festival

Celebrating Santa Barbara’s establishment at the historic El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park, this free event includes a reenactment of Santa Barbara’s original founding ceremony, which was first held in 1782. Family-friendly activities, living history booths, local entertainment, tours, and vendor stands will also be set up in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara and the Presidio grounds. Come enjoy the festival on April 29th, from 12:00pm until 4:00pm.

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