Upcoming Festivals to Attend in Santa Barbara

As you start planning your unforgettable Santa Barbara vacation, you may begin to feel a little overwhelmed at all the amazing activities and events found in our mountain village. And as if the normal everyday adventures to be had weren’t enough, this guide to the upcoming festivals in the area is sure to extend the wow factor to the next degree. Fun, exciting, and delicious (we are renowned throughout the nation for our fantastic food festivals), every moment of every day spent here will be filled to the brim when you visit during these Santa Barbara festivals.

Santa Barbara International Film Festival, January 30th-February 9th

Offering a generous dose of Hollywood glitz with a sprinkling of glamour, intrigue, and romance, the Santa Barbara Film Festival celebrates moviemaking at its finest. Binge watch to your heart’s content, selecting options from the top movie makers in the world and when the theater darkens and the curtains rise on tomorrow’s stars, remember that at this moment right now, you were there to witness their rise to stardom! Tickets can be purchased in single units or VIP packages that are designed to spoil; your vacation budget is your only limitation!

Santa Barbara Restaurant Week, February 22nd-March 3

Our favorite part of any vacation is the opportunity to taste the flavors of the region, and when you visit Santa Barbara during Restaurant Week, you can taste the best of what our Santa Barbara festivals have to offer. Our top chefs at our top restaurants create exciting and flavorful prix fixe menus for your enjoyment. With over 20 restaurants competing for your favors, there probably won’t be a need for the fully-equipped kitchen in your Paradise Retreats vacation escape—unless you need to use the microwave to heat up the leftovers!

Santa Barbara Festivals: Santa Barbara International Orchid Show, March 15th-March 17th

Elegant and leggy, the classic orchid is a thing of beauty and notoriously hard to grow, but the experts at the Santa Barbara International Orchid Show sure don’t seem to have a problem! Feel your stress levels drop as you stroll the grounds as the various scents and colors treat your soul to an experience you will never forget. This vacation in paradise is guaranteed to be one you won’t soon forget! Also offering the opportunity to buy an orchid for your own garden(real ones for those with green thumbs and orchid artwork for those like us!), your spring break in California promises to be an elegant experience you won’t soon forget!

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