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Annual Events

Santa Barbara is one of the most visited places in all of California. Of course, the amazing weather, unparalleled natural beauty, and rich culture go a long way in bringing people here. On top of that, there are countless events that consistently take over the city. Consequently, this is what makes Santa Barbara one of the most unique places to enjoy a vacation. With one visit, you’re sure to understand why there’s no place that provides more reasons to celebrate than this one.

In other words, Santa Barbara, along with independent groups, has been filling the city’s calendar with amazing events for decades. Above all, it’s because the people of the city love nothing more than gathering as a community for some family-friendly fun. From holiday celebrations and seasonal festivals to cultural gatherings, you can pretty much enjoy a unique event for every occasion. Consequently, this is one of the many reasons that the community here is so strong and unique.

To sum it up, check the events calendar to ensure that you’re in town for some of your favorite parties. In short, you’re sure to quickly find that there is no better place to celebrate than in beautiful Santa Barbara.

January


Santa Barbara International Film Festival

February


Santa Barbara Restaurant Week

March


21st Annual World of Pinot Noir

Santa Barbara Jewish Film Festival

Santa Barbara International Orchid Show

April


Earth Day Festival

Buckles ‘n’ Brew

Santa Barbara Fair and Expo

Santa Barbara Lucidity Festival

May


37th Annual Santa Barbara Vintners Festival

Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon

I Mandonnari Italian Street Painting Festival

Ventura Surf & Suds

June


Santa Ynez Los Olivos Jazz and Olive Festival

Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Parade

Music Academy of the West

Ojai Music Festival

July


Santa Barbara French Festival

California Wine Festival

Santa Barbara Greek Festival

Santa Barbara 4th of July Fireworks Show

Ventura Music Festival

Lotusland

Lotusland can be found right on Cold Spring Road and Sycamore Canyon Road

August


Santa Barbara Old Spanish Days Fiesta

Carpinteria Surf ‘n’ Suds

September


Santa Barbara Brew & BBQ Fest

Goleta Lemon Fest

San Ysidro Solvang Danish Day

Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival

Sea Glass and Ocean Arts Festival

Earl Warren Showgrounds - 3400 Calle Real · Santa Barbara · CA · 93105

October


Carpinteria Avocado Festival

Santa Barbara Harbor & Seafood Festival

Santa Barbara Beer Festival

Lane Farms Pumpkin Patch

Ventura Harvest Festival

November


Ventura Patchwork Show

December


Santa Barbara Parade of Lights

Ventura Winter Wine Walk & Holiday St. Fair

Ventura Parade of Lights

Ventura Winter Wonderland Holiday Market