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The Sunken Garden

With an average summer high temperature hovering around approximately 72-77 degrees, we can hardly blame you for wanting to get outside and absorb as much of the amazing weather as you can while you’re here in Santa Barbara! While there are a number of amazing outdoor attractions to choose from, if you’re looking for something that’s a little more relaxing while providing entertainment perfect for the entire family, then we recommend checking out the Sunken Garden Film Series. Read more about Santa Barbara attractions below:

Enjoy a Beautiful Night Out with a Movie

The Sunken Garden Film Series takes place normally twice a week: Wednesday evenings at 7:30 PM in UCSB’s Campbell Hall, as well as Friday evenings at 8:30 PM in the Sunken Garden. This created an atmosphere that is incredibly fun as guests are more than welcome to bring blankets and chairs to create their very own picnic! Or if you feel like eating out there will be a few amazing local vendors on site offering “Dinner & a Movie” deals, such as Los Arroyos Mexican Restaurant. There are few things that are more fun for the entire family here in Santa Barbara than enjoying a movie with a picnic under the stars. This is one of the fan favorite things to do in Santa Barbara!

Things To Do In Santa Barbara

The Sunken Garden in Santa Barbara Film Series is returning this year for its ninth season, and this year’s lineup of films proves to be arguably its best yet! This year’s lineup features a number of amazing films and classics both new and old, including: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Ratatouille, The Iron Giant, and many more! To check out the full list of movies that will be shown, as well the specific dates (some movies are only being shown once a week rather than two), make sure to visit the official website of the Sunken Garden Film Series at

So don’t hesitate to bring the whole family out for the premier FREE, fun event for the entire family this summer in Santa Barbara: The Sunken Garden Film Series! Space at each event can be limited, so we highly recommend getting there as early as possible to reserve the best spot possible (guests can begin setting out blankets and chairs any time after noon on movie nights). The Sunken Garden Film Series: Perfect, good ‘ol fashioned family fun for the entire family that lets you relax right underneath the Santa Barbara stars during your next vacation!