Fall Festivals & More

Santa Barbara’s year round Mediterranean climate is perfect for hosting year round events. In fact Santa Barbara has events every weekend with over 400 events annually, and Fall boasts a fun line up of events.

Harbor and Seafood Festival – The Santa Barbara Channel is one of the most biologically diverse bodies of water in the world, and if you haven’t tried Uni from Santa Barbara – you’re missing out! Partake in the food and festivities in this one-day event. http://harborfestival.org/

Photo By: Andreas Hub, Visit Santa Barbara


Balloon and Wine Festival – Enjoy sipping Santa Barbara’s world class wines while exploring the picturesque oak groves of Elings park and illuminated hot air balloons set to the backdrop of a dazzling sunset. http://www.elingspark.org/balloon-wine-festival/

Sipping on the Sea – Enjoy a taste of local refreshments, while enjoying the best view of the city. On the third Thursday of each month, Santa Barbara Sailing Center hosts a sunset cruise featuring sips from one of the finest local wineries or breweries in Santa Barbara. https://sbsail.com/sipping-on-the-sea/

PC: Isabella Griffith and Santa Barbara Sailing Center


First Thursday Art Walk – Once a month, join the locals downtown and enjoy free entrance into Santa Barbara’s art galleries and museums accompanied by appetizers and refreshments. https://www.downtownsb.org/events/1st-thursday

Photo by Santa Barbara Museum of Art


Bandstand at the Granada Theatre – Presented by Broadway Santa Barbara, enjoy this lively, show stopping musical at the historic Granada Theatre. Click here to view the entire 2019/2020 Broadway lineup.  https://americantheatreguild.com/santabarbara/

California Avocado Festival – Guac lovers, rejoice! The avocado festival is almost here and you can delight in unique avocado dishes while enjoying 4 stages and 75 acts of live music right in downtown Carpinteria. https://avofest.com/

PC: Via avofest.com


Santa Barbara Polo & Raquet Club – A truly one of a kind experience, enjoy a live Polo match each Sunday afternoon at the club situated between the foothills and the sea. Click here for tickets and more information on upcoming events.

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