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  July
  20
 6:30 AM

Panel Discussion
(Santa Barbara)
805 Startups Speaker Series: Government, Green, Agriculture, Education and Non-Profits
Impact Hub, 1117 State St, Santa Barbara, CA
Each month, 805 Startups assembles a rich panel of corporate and startup experts to give you comprehensive insight into a specific industry. This month, panelists will share experiences and advice on .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 284-0078
 9:00 AM

Child Care
(Santa Barbara)
Invent. Make. Play! Summer Camp- Session 1
Featuring ... Explore Ecology
Explore Ecology
, 302 E. Cota Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Explore the worlds of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math in this STEAM-based summer camp. Field trips to local museums will inspire campers’ imagination and innovation. In Session 1, "Air, Water, Ground" campers explore how humans build machines to help them fly like birds and float like whales. Students will design and engin .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 884-0459 x 16
 
 

Nature
(Santa Barbara)
Water Wise Home Garden
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
, Santa Barbara, CA
Originally the Home Demonstration Garden designed by landscape architect Ron Lutsko, the Water Wise Home Garden features our Easy California Native Plants in a variety of landscape applications: sunny mixed borders, shady understory of a mature oak tree, ground covers, and decorative potted plants. These plans are easy to grow, readily available (a .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 682-4726
 
 
 9:30 AM

Kayaking / Canoing
(Santa Barbara)
Heaven on Earth Kayak/Horseback Ride Tour-- Kim Kardashian rode this ride!
Captain Jack's Tours
, Santa Barbara, CA
This may well be the closest to "heaven" you will ever get...in this lifetime. Captain Jack's Santa Barbara Tours is proud to offer our most breathtaking tour ever. This tour combines an ocean kayak tour at the beautiful and famous "smugglers cove" (Refugio Beach) in the morning, where chances are good that the locals will show .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
 
 10:00 AM

Fine Art & Sculpture
(Santa Barbara)
How Modernism Came to Santa Barbara: 1945-1990
Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, 955 La Paz Road, Santa Barbara, CA
The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art is honored to highlight local artists who paved the way for Modernism to thrive in Santa Barbara. The exhibition features James Armstrong, R. Anthony Askew, Mich .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 565-6162

Photography
(Solvang)
Annual Nature Photography Competition: Trees of the Tri-County
Wildling Museum
, 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
From their bark and leaves to their ecosystems and inhabitants, each tree is unique. The tri-counties (Santa Barbara County, San Luis Obispo County and Ventura County) are home to a diverse range of tree species that make our landscape beautiful. For our 2017 Nature Photography Competition we asked photographers to explore the life cycle of trees, .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 688-1082
 
 

Fine Art & Sculpture
(Santa Barbara)
Wild Things – Audubon's North American Mammals
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
, Santa Barbara, CA
The artist and naturalist, John James Audubon, famous for his historic work on the Birds of America produced the outstanding work on North American mammals in the 19th century. While many of America’s animals were familiar, they were not described and illustrated in one publication until Audubon and his co-author, the Reverend John Bachman publishe .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
 
 

Insects
(Santa Barbara)
Bugs... Outside the Box
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA
The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History is crawling with excitement as it presents its newest exhibit, Bugs... Outside the Box. Now is your chance to examine all the intricacies of the insect world...without a microscope! From beetles to butterflies, the exhibition features a literal army of giant bug sculptures with one aim in mind - shining a .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
 
 

Whale Watching
(Santa Barbara)
Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching
Condor Express - SEA Landing
, Santa Barbara, CA
From spring until fall is when our channel plays host to giant Blue & Humpback Whales along with Dolphins and a variety of other sea life. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel to feed, mate and frolic ... making Santa Barbara one of the best year 'round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart daily at 10am .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 882-0088
 

Historic
(Carpinteria)
Proud of Our Past
Carpinteria Valley Museum of History
, Carpinteria, CA
Museum exhibits include Chumash artifacts from the hunting and gathering culture of these industrious Native Americans; a Californio adobe rancho scene reflecting the great Mexican cattle-ranching period; and Victorian home furnishings; a farm house kitchen; farming and blacksmith implements and saddles; a one-room schoolhouse; early oil developmen .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 684-3112
 

Zoological
(Santa Barbara)
California Condors
Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
, Santa Barbara, CA
With the opening of California Trails on Earth Day 2009, the Santa Barbara Zoo became one of a handful of zoos to exhibit these highly endangered scavengers – the largest land birds in North America, with wingspans topping 9½ feet. The Santa Barbara Zoo’s condors are still part of the recovery program and wear wing tags that identify them as indivi .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 962-5339
 

Flora
(Santa Barbara)
Topiary Garden
Ganna Walska Lotusland
, Santa Barbara, CA
The topiary garden’s centerpiece is a working clock, 25 feet in diameter, that dates from 1955. Renovated in 1998, the clock face now features three different low-growing succulents and copper zodiac signs that were crafted to replicate earlier ones. The clock is bordered by a ring of chalk sticks (Senecio mandraliscae).
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 969-9990
 
 

Historic
(Santa Barbara)
The Story of Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Historical Museum
, Santa Barbara, CA
We invite you to experience the Museum’s signature permanent exhibit, The Story of Santa Barbara. Stroll through exquisite galleries which trace the compelling history of “The American Riviera” from the days of the Chumash to the twentieth century.
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 966-1601
 

Arts & Crafts
(Santa Barbara)
Shipmates: Exhibition of the Crew Art Exhibit
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA
Stamps: Lasting Impressions of Santa Barbara
Palette knife paintings
by Emily Waingrow Falke - Deputy Director & Curator
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 962-8404
 
 

Fine Art & Sculpture
(Santa Barbara)
Kenneth Jewesson Fundraiser
Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, 955 La Paz Road, Santa Barbara, CA
In conjunction with our summer pop-up exhibition How Modernism Came to Santa Barbara: 1945-1990, the Museum will hold a fundraiser with works on paper and paintings by Kenneth Jewesson from June 21 - .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 565-6162
 10:30 AM

Workshop
(Santa Barbara)
Bug Boot Camp
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA
Join a Naturalist and dig into the world of bugs, literally! Use tools, magnifiers ,and ID guides to discover a variety of invertebrates found in the Museum’s mulch pile. You can even bring your bug discovery to the Curiosity Lab and look at its details on the big screen connected to our microscope.
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x 169
 
 

Wine Tasting
(Santa Barbara)
$70 Wine Tour
Captain Jack's Tours
, 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,Fox tasting room, Santa Barbara Winery, Kunin/Westerly or LaFond Winery. You will also enjoy an olive oil and vinegar tasting. The tour includes a s .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
 

Historic
(Santa Barbara)
El Presidio de Santa Bárbara
El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park
, Santa Barbara, CA
Located in downtown Santa Barbara, El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park (El Presidio SHP) is a 5 1/2-acre park that preserves the site of the last Spanish fortress, or presidio, founded in Alta (Upper) California in 1782. Two of the fort‘s original adobe buildings still exist and are open to the public—El Cuartel and the Cañedo Adobe. .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 965-0093
 

Theatre
(Santa Barbara)
Presidents and Their First Ladies: The Roosevelts
The Samarkand Retirement Community, 2550 Treasure Dr., Santa Barbara, CA
Take a walk into the lives of Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife, Eleanor, during a dramatic performance by William and Sue Wills on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at The Samarkand, .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (877) 231-6284
 11:00 AM

Fine Art & Sculpture
(Santa Barbara)
You Are Going On A Trip: Modern and Contemporary Prints from the Permanent Collection
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
May 28 – August 20, 2017 ..... "You Are Going On A Trip" brings together a selection of highlights from the Museum’s wide-ranging collection of Modern and Contemporary prints. Focusing on works produced between the 1940s and 1970s, the exhibition presents an eclectic array of works on paper created by artists from the United States and ot .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 963-4364
 
 

Fine Art & Sculpture
(Santa Barbara)
Rodin and His Legacy
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Ongoing ..... Auguste Rodin (French, 1840–1917) was arguably the most influential sculptor of the 19th century. With the exception of Antoine Barye, who was one of Rodin’s early teachers, and the British artist, Frederic Leighton, whose work typifies a lingering Victorian attachment to classical finish, the sculptors included in this installation w .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 963-4364
 
 

Animals
(Solvang)
Animals A to Z
Wildling Museum
, Solvang, CA
The Wildling Museum is pleased to announce its newest exhibition, Animals: A-Z on view from June 10 to October 9, 2017. Travel through the alphabet as the Wildling showcases a diverse artistic representation of animal species from African saddlebills to zebras and everything in between. The artworks range from realistic to abstract and represent .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 688-1082
 
 
 11:30 AM

Tour - Other
(Santa Barbara)
Horseback Riding Tours (VARIOUS TIMES)
Captain Jacks Tours
, Santa Barbara, CA
Our $90 trail ride is Kim Kardashian's favorite ride!. This coastal ride is 1.5 hours long and is a 30 minute drive from Santa Barbara. Transportation to the ranch is not included. During this ride you will wind through a forest, past a seasonal waterfall, and up to the top of a mountain where you w ........ Presented by Captain Jack's Tours
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
 
 12:45 PM

Guided Tour
(Santa Barbara)
DINO-SOAR! The Origin of Birds - Interactive Museum Tour
Featuring ... Teen Programs
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA
Designed and led by participants in the Teen Programs Department. DINO-SOAR! The Origin of Birds is an all ages interactive journey through the evolution of modern birds from their dinosaur ancestors.
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x 172
 
 
 1:00 PM

Other Misc. Event
(Santa Maria)
Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum Makers Lab Summer Camp
Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum, 705 S McClelland St, Santa Maria, CA
July 17-21 | Discovery Maker Lab | 1-5 p.m. | Ages 6-10 Allan Hancock College professor Brian Stokes will teach campers how to engineer mazes, models, and more out of LEGO. Join us for a model show a .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 928-8414

Sky Show
(Santa Barbara)
Kid's Space Adventure
Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History
, Santa Barbara, CA
Come and ask questions about space and the universe! Kid’s Space Adventure is a live presentation 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
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x 173
 
 
 1:30 PM

Tour - Other
(Santa Barbara)
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 tou ........ Presented by Captain Jack's Tours
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
 

Flora
(Santa Barbara)
Topiary Garden
Ganna Walska Lotusland
, Santa Barbara, CA
The topiary garden’s centerpiece is a working clock, 25 feet in diameter, that dates from 1955. Renovated in 1998, the clock face now features three different low-growing succulents and copper zodiac signs that were crafted to replicate earlier ones. The clock is bordered by a ring of chalk sticks (Senecio mandraliscae).
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 969-9990
 
 
 1:45 PM

Guided Tour
(Santa Barbara)
DINO-SOAR! The Origin of Birds - Interactive Museum Tour
Featuring ... Teen Programs
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA
Designed and led by participants in the Teen Programs Department. DINO-SOAR! The Origin of Birds is an all ages interactive journey through the evolution of modern birds from their dinosaur ancestors.
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x 172
 
 
 2:00 PM

Birds
(Santa Barbara)
Eyes in the Sky - Birds of Prey
Featuring ... Presented by Santa Barbara Audubon Society’s Eyes in the Sky
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
, Santa Barbara, CA
Join Santa Barbara Audubon Society’s Eyes in the Sky (EITS) volunteers to meet live raptors like a Red Tailed Hawk, Western Screech Owl, or Peregrine Falcon. Unable to survive in the wild, these “Species Ambassadors” offer an in-depth and close-up look at local birds of prey. Included with admission. Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. 2:00 PM - 4 .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x 4711
 
 

Other Performance
(Santa Barbara)
What's Up
Gladwin Planetarium
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA
A truly interactive presentation that begins with a guided tour to our newly renovated observatory where visitors get the chance to use our state-of-the-art telescopes. Then, visitors are taken back to the planetarium for a live presentation where current astronomical news and observations are discussed.   ($0 - $4)
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
 
 3:00 PM

Tour - Other
(Santa Barbara)
Sailing Cruises (Various Times)
Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor)
, Sail Center, Santa Barbara, CA
The perfect way to spend your day in Santa Barbara. You'll experience a fun and exciting cruise while enjoying beautiful views of the coast and the channel islands. You'll find plenty of room for you and your guest or a large party. On board you'll find a beer, wine and a soda bar. Light snacks and ........ Presented by Captain Jack's Tours
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
 

Sky Show
(Santa Barbara)
Your Cosmic Quest (en espanol los domingos, in Spanish on Sundays)
Featuring ... Planetarium Show
Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History
, 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
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x 173
 
 
 4:00 PM

Presentation
(Santa Barbara)
Jelly Thursdays
Sea Center
, Santa Barbara, CA
Experience the beauty of jellies as they gracefully gather their microscopic meals. Bring your curiosity, questions, and cameras too.
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 962-2526
 
 5:00 PM

Wine Tasting
(Santa Barbara)
Sunset Sips
Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
, 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara, CA
Guests can drink in the view – and local wine – at the Zoo’s scenic hilltop on the third Thursdays of June and July. Enjoy a giraffe feeding, train rides, and hors d’oeuvres.   ($30)
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 962-5339
 

Bingo
(Santa Barbara)
Bingo Night at the Elks Lodge
Featuring ... You!
Santa Barbara Elks Lodge 613
, 150 North Kellogg, Santa Barbara, CA
Want a fun evening out? Come to the Elks Lodge #613 every Thursday to play Bingo. Order your supper from the special Bingo menu and "buy in" for $20.00 per person for your pack of cards. Additional games also available. Bring your friends to make it even more exciting. Doors open at 5 PM. Supper is served from 5 to 7 PM. Early Birds start .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 964-6858
 
 5:30 PM

Presentation
(Santa Barbara)
ONETALK
CenCal Health
, Santa Barbara, CA
On the third Thursday of every month you are invited to attend ONETALK hosted by Sansum Diabetes Research Institute and JDRF. ONETALK is offered free of charge to adults living with type 1 diabetes and to parents/family members who care for someone with diabetes. Members will have the opportunity to ........ Presented by William Sansum Diabetes Center
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 455-7558
 
 

Workshop
(Santa Barbara)
Sketching in the Galleries: Notions of Home
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
All skill levels are invited to experience the tradition of sketching from original works of art in "You Are Going On A Trip: Modern and Contemporary Prints from the Permanent Collection." Museum Teaching Artists provide general guidance and all materials. Each program is open to 10 participants.
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 963-4364
 
 

Lecture
(Santa Barbara)
TALK: Prof. Harry Reese (MA 1971)
Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara, CA
Join us to learn about the making of RE, an innovative artwork – part book, part sculpture — that is a collaboration between artist Kiki Smith and the Isla Vista based book press, Edition Reese.
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 893-7564
 6:00 PM

Music - Blues
(Santa Barbara)
Crooked Eye Tommy (Concerts in the Park)
Featuring ... Crooked Eye Tommy
Chase Palm Park
, Cabrillo Blvd. at Calle Cesar Chavez, Santa Barbara, CA
Crooked Eye Tommy (Original Southern California Blues) ..... Make sure that you dust off your dancing shoes, pack up a picnic dinner and your friends and family, and come celebrate summer and some great free music concerts in Santa Barbara's beautiful Chase Palm Park! Located right on Cabrillo Blvd. ........ Presented by Santa Barbara Blues Society
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 897-1982
 
 7:00 PM

Musical / Revue
(Santa Maria)
Newsies
Marian Theatre
, Allan Hancock College Campus, Santa Maria, CA
The Tony Award-winning Broadway phenomenon that tells the story of a band of underdogs who took on the most powerful names in New York in a fight for what’s right. Inspired by a triumphant true story, Newsies leaps off the stage with soul stirring music, amazing heart, and stunning choreography. Now ........ Presented by PCPA Conservatory Theatre
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 922-8313
 
 7:30 PM

Theatre
(Santa Barbara)
The Theatre Group at SBCC presents the musical HIGH SOCIETY
SBCC - Garvin Theatre
, 900 block of Cliff Dr., Santa Barbara, CA
The Theatre Group at SBCC is excited to present the musical HIGH SOCIETY, music and lyrics by Cole Porter, Book by Arthur Kopit and additional lyrics by Susan Birkenhead, July 12-29 in the beautiful Garvin Theatre on SBCC’s West Campus. Imagine that Philip Barry had written “The Philadelphia Stor ........ Presented by The Theatre Group at SBCC
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 965-5935
 




















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