48th annual Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival, themed “Educate. Inspire. Act.” The festival is free to attend and will run Saturday-Sunday, April 21-22, at Alameda Park.
Greetings Earthlings! Set your laser on FUN and beam your family to the intergalactic Santa Barbara Fair and Expo, where you can always expect the unexpected!
Commemorate 236 years of history at the birthplace of Santa Barbara, El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park. Celebrate the history of Santa Barbara at the Founding Day Festival, featuring Presidio Neighborhood businesses and local entertainment in the heart of downtown.
Wine tasting event where the animals stay out late and the Zoo is open so guests can stroll and sip.
No one in the headlines is safe from the side-splitting satire of the Capitol Steps, the only group in Washington attempting to be funnier than Congress.
Celebrate and support Santa Barbara’s vibrant cultural life with local chefs and artisanal food and wine purveyors
A luminous soprano, Audra McDonald’s breadth and versatility is unparalleled. With “a voice that will make you believe in angels” (Tribune News Service), she is radiant on Broadway and the world’s great opera stages as well as in film and television.
Pianist and composer Arturo O’ Farrill is the multi-Grammy Award-winning founder of the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, “one of the best jazz orchestras in existence”
Each week the farmers in the marketplace display a colorful bounty of agricultural products grown right in our backyard. Seasonal diversity is available year-round, rain or shine. Music and entertainment liven the markets while creating a positive ambiance. Come shop and socialize. Various locations around town: http://www.sbfarmersmarket.org/
A handful of fishermen can be found on the City Pier (opposite Brophy's) every Saturday selling crab, rockfish, ling cod, black cod, halibut, urchin, abalone (sustainably farmed), and other catch of the day items - with unbeatable prices
Hours - 6:00 - 11:00 AM every Saturday, year round
1st Thursday is an evening of art and culture in downtown Santa Barbara. On the first Thursday of each month, participating galleries and art-related venues offer free access to visual and performing art in a fun and social environment from 5-8pm. 1st Thursdayvenues feature attractions such as art openings, live music, artists' receptions, lectures, wine tastings and hands-on activities.