There are a number of amazing summer traditions that both locals and visitors to Southern California alike hold dear, but none in the Santa Barbara area may be more special than the California Lemon Festival in Goleta! Returning this year for the 27th straight year, the Annual California Lemon Festival promises to be bigger and better than ever and provide a weekend of fun that's perfect for the entire family! Learn more about this fan favorite attraction in Santa Barbara below:
Over the past few decades the festival has grown and expanded past what we initially believed it could be, and today it is a weekend celebration that offers something fun for the entire family! The festival has expanded to include a number of different events, including the Goleta Fall Classic Car Show and Street Rod Show and much more. There are also a number of activities that are perfect for children, including mini golf, rocking climbing, and many more. No matter what you're looking for, there's bound to be something fun for the entire family!
Now, we can't talk about the California Lemon Festival without talking about food, can we? Well not to fear, because there's plenty to go around! There will be a number of amazing vendors on hold providing some of the most delicious eats in all of Santa Barbara (both with and without lemon). And if you're feeling competitive, there will also be pie eating contests throughout the day, so don't be afraid to show up with an empty stomach!
As the California Lemon Festival has grown over the past couple of decades, it's truly evolved into something so much more; it's truly a celebration of Santa Barbara, its culture, and its people! This means there's not just only food vendors that will be on site, but a number of booth vendors as well. Every year there are a number of amazing local artists and artisans that bring their wares to the festival to sell, and so you'll be sure to find a one of a kind piece of amazing art to bring home! Let the fun in the area be one of the things to do in Santa Barbara CA!
Make sure to get out and enjoy the beautiful Santa Barbara weather this September by checking out the California Lemon Festival in Goleta! This year's festival will be held September 29th and 30th at Girsh Park, and both parking and admission is free.
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