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    "Award Winning" Country Wine Tasting Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

Our most popular tour and an experience you will never forget! This wine country tour will escort your party out of Santa Barbara and through the Los Padres National Forest, offering amazing views of mountains, lakes and sprawling hills. You'll enjoy 2 wine tasting stops before heading to an olive oil and vinegar tasting at an actual olive farm (time permitting). We then head into the famous wine country town of Santa Ynez for lunch at Trattoria Grappolo. (Lunch not included in the price. Monday a different lunch location will be chosen.) After lunch we will head into the Santa Rita Hills wine region where you will taste at 2 of the area's top estate wineries. The Santa Rita Hills region is famous for their Pinot Noir & Syrah wines. As we return to Santa Barbara you will be treated to breathtaking views as we descend the mountain while overlooking the ocean, the islands and the American Riviera. (Sometimes the itinerary will be in reverse.) The price includes door to door transportation, as well as all tasting fees. We start this tour between 9:00 & 9:30 and drop back off around 4:00 & 4:30. This is a one of a kind experience for those looking for that "special" day. Captain Jack guarantees it!   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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    Heaven on Earth Kayak/Horseback Ride Tour-- Kim Kardashian rode this ride!  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

This may well be the closest to "heaven" you will ever get…in this lifetime. Captain Jack's Tours is proud to offer our newest and most breathtaking tour ever.   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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Guided Horseback Ride -- This is the ride Kim Kardashian rode!  
  Captain Jack's Tours  
  Captain Jacks Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

Guided Horseback Ride! Get along little doggie & hold on to your hats! Experiance the Wild West of yesteryear...today. Ride through the forest & enjoy beautiful ocean views.   ($65.00
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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    0 to 60: An Underwater Adventure from the Equator to Alaska  
  Exhibit March 14-Sept. 7, 2015  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

A Photographic Exhibit by Richard Sala: 1 Show, 3 Venues. Visit the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Sea Center on Stearns Wharf, and the Wildling Museum in Solvang to experience the whole 4,000-mile adventure! Salas' book trilogy is available in our gift shops.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  (805) 682-4711
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Gem Faire  
  Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara CA

Gem Faire has made special efforts in making each Gem Faire a community event! All Gem & Bead Faires are open to the public. Classes & demonstrations are offered at every Bead Faire and most Gem Faires. Jewelry repair service while you wait. Plus, a chance to win hourly door prizes at every Gem Faire location.    ($7
Presented by ... Earl Warren Showgrounds
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  (503) 252-8300
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Goleta/Camino Real Farmers Market  
  Camino Real Marketplace, 7004 Marketplace Drive, Goleta CA

Certified Farmers Market - in front of Borders Books. Sundays. Rain or shine. All year round. 10 AM - 2 PM.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market
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  (805) 962-5354
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I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival  
  Santa Barbara Mission, 2201 Laguna, Santa Barbara CA
Watch us transform the Old Mission into the color-splashed site of the annual I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival. Celebrate the arts and help the Children's Creative Project paint the streets--Italian style!   
Presented by ... Children's Creative Project
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  (805) 569-3873
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Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching  
  Condor Express - SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

The great whales have rediscovered Santa Barbara. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year since 1990 to feed, mate and frolic... which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year 'round whale watching areas in the world. Our trips depart daily at 10am, returning at 2:30pm on the incredible CONDOR Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($50.00 - $99.00)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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  (805) 882-0088
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Whale Watching - Pacific Gray Whales  
  Santa Barbara Sailing Center, Santa Barbara Harbor, Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara is the #1 whale watching destination in the world. Over 27 different types of whales and dolphins inhabit the Santa Barbara channel at different times of the year, making these waters the best whale watching area in the entire world. This coastal 2.5 hour trip takes place on a 50-foot catamaran. The Grey Whales are migrating through the mid May so this is a great time of year to get out and see them!   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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Erin Williams Watercolors "FLights of Fancy"  
  Gallery Los Olivos, 2920 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos CA

Bright Colorful Watercolors exhibiting in the main gallery of Gallery Los Olivos.    
Presented by ... Gallery Los Olivos
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  (805) 688-7517
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    Harbor Kayak Tour  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Between Sea Landing & Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

Captain Jacks Santa Barbara Tours conducts guided 1.5 - 2 hour kayak tours of the Santa Barbara Harbor at 10:30 & 1:30 daily. Experience California's most beautiful harbor on this fun and easy tour. Our professionally guided tour includes a kayak lesson/briefing, all kayak gear and paddles. This tour is the perfect introduction to kayaking and is fun for the entire family.    ($40
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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Ray Strong: Beyond Santa Barbara  
  May 23 – June 21, 2015  
  Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

This intimate presentation of paintings and drawings by esteemed artist Ray Strong (1905–2006) highlights distinct moments within the artist’s practice over the course of 45 years. Featuring landscapes and cityscapes produced outside of the Santa Barbara area, the selected works from the Museum’s holdings offer a view of Strong’s travels and his lifelong interest in depicting the environment around him.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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  (805) 963-4364
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Twinkle Twinkle for Little Stars  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

This presentation for families with children five years and under features a different topic every week. Come back again and again to learn about stars, planets, constellations, and more!   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  (805) 682-4711 x173
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$60 Wine Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

We'll escort you to 3 wine tasting destinations in one of our comfortable SUVs or vans. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the following locations: Summerland Winery tasting room, Carr Winery, Oreana Winery, Kalyra tasting room, Santa Barbara Winery, Kunin/Westerly or Coastal Winery. You will also enjoy an olive oil and vinegar tasting. The tour includes a stop for lunch at the Bay Roadhouse or Pierre Lafond Bistro. This tour does not go into the Santa Ynez Valley, so we do not see vineyards. Includes all Wine Tasting Fees and Transportation.   ($60
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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$75 Beer Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, 933 Castillo St., Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara County may be known for it's wine, but that's not the only locally-produced beverage receiving raves. The region's micro-breweries give beer lovers a tasting trail of their own. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the areas micro breweries. At one of the stops you'll be given time to enjoy a great lunch. (2 person minimum 4 person minimum on Saturdays. Tour includes all tasting fee's & door to door transportation anywhere in Santa Barbara.   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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Wine Tasting All Summer Long just $40!  
  Various Tasting Rooms Santa Ynez Valley, Various Tasting Rooms Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez CA
Wine Tasting All Summer Long with The Summer Pass May 1 through August 31, 2015 One Pass--One Price--15 Wineries! Summertime means sun, fun, and wine tasting with the Summer Pass. The pass allows tasters to visit the premier boutique wineries of the Santa Ynez Valley, any time during the summer for one low price. For just $40, you'll receive one wine tasting at each of the Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country Association tasting rooms (over $150+ value). You choose the dates you'd like to taste between May 1 and August 31. Reservations are not required, and there are no blackout dates. Your pass will expire when you've tasted at all 15 wineries, or on August 31, 2015—whichever occurs first. Summer Passes are available for $40 each, online at www.santaynezwinecountry.com. You may choose to have your passes mailed to you, or you may will-call them at Imagine Wine in Santa Ynez, Alexander & Wayne in Los Olivos, Casa Cassara in Solvang or Standing Sun Wines in Buellton. Passes are also available for sale at the above four tasting rooms for $45 each. Savor the tastes of Santa Ynez Valley’s Wine Country all summer long with the Summer Pass.    ($40 - $45)
Presented by ... Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country Association
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  (800) 563-3183
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    Quake! Exhibition  
  Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA

Boom! At the dawn of June 29, 1925, our city shook with a 6.3 earthquake leaving much of downtown destroyed or heavily damaged. Out of the rubble a new Santa Barbara would arise with the headline, "Spanish Architecture to Rise from Ruins." Exhibit open ... Tuesday through Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 12-5pm; Closed Monday.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Historical Museum
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  (805) 966-1601
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Astronaut  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

What does it take to become an astronaut? Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to maneuvering through microscopic regions of the human body. Discover the perils that lurk in space as we subject 'Chad,' our test astronaut, to everything that space has to throw at him.   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  (805) 682-4711
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Sailing Cruises (Various Times)  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

The perfect way to end your day in Santa Barbara. You'll experience a fun and exciting cruise while enjoying beautiful views of the coast and the channel islands. This 50' Catamaran offers 1400 square feet of deck space and the multi hull construction makes her comfortable, stable & safe. You'll find plenty of room for you and your guest or a large party. On board you'll find a beer, wine and soda bar. Light snacks and restrooms are on hand for your convenience. We also offer the following cruises: Coastal (Daytime) Cruises: $40 per person Live Music Cruises: $55 per person (Friday Nights Only) Dinner Cruises: $80 per person, Kids $45 (Saturday Nights Only) Note: Dinner and Music cruises run from June 1st - August 31st only.   ($40
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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Segway Sight Seeing Tours (Various Times)  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

Get ready for a totally new experience unlike anything you've ever tried. The Segway HT is perfect for touring Santa Barbara. Choose from 4 guided segway tours (prices vary) taking place daily. Your guide will cover the history of Santa Barbara as well as some of the more current points of interest along the way. Tours are offered every day by reservation only. All tours include a lesson and all necessary gear. Renters must be 14 years or older. Call for more information and availability.    ($40
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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    Kid's Space Adventure  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Come and ask questions about space and the universe! Kid’s Space Adventure is an interactive place where you can find answers about the planets, constellations, comets, asteroids, galaxies and much more!    ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  (805) 682-4711 x173
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    Tales of the Maya Skies  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Tales of the Maya Skies is a full-dome show that immerses the audience into the Maya astronomy, art and culture through a custom score and visuals.   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  (805) 682-4711
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    Your Cosmic Quest (in Spanish on Sundays)  
  Planetarium Show  
  Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara CA

Have you ever looked up at the sky and wondered what you were actually seeing?   ($0 - $4)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  (805) 682-4711 x173
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    VITAL: Tri-County Juried Exhibition  
  Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, 955 La Paz Road, Santa Barbara CA
On View: May 21 – June 20, 2015 –– Opening Reception & Awards: Thursday, May 21 • 4-6 p.m. –– Juror: Ciara Ennis – Director & Curator of Pitzer College Art Galleries   
Presented by ... Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art
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  (805) 565-6162
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