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  July
  16
 9:00 AM

Nature
(Santa Barbara)
Water Wise Home Garden
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, 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 .....
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  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 .....
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  Website
  (805) 564-1819
 
 10:00 AM

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, .....
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  Website
  (805) 688-1082
 
 

Fine Art & Sculpture
(Santa Barbara)
Insecta
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA
The beauty and diversity of insects make them compelling subjects for art and illustration.
  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 .....
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  Website
  (805) 682-4711
 
 

Whale Watching
(Santa Barbara)
Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching
Condor Express - SEA Landing
, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., 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
 

Workshop
(Santa Barbara)
BranchOut: Nature Escape Room Events
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA
BranchOut: Nature Escape Room Events ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST PRE-REGISTER AT WWW.BRANCHOUTGAMES.COM BranchOut designs activities that give kids an experience in nature they will never forget. Modeled off the popular “escape room” movement, games are brought to life where kids are the heroes on a quest to solve an environmental mission before .....
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  (805) 682-4711 x 162
 
 

Zoological
(Santa Barbara)
California Condors
Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
, 500 Ninos Drive, 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 .....
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  Website
  (805) 962-5339
 

Exhibits - Other
(Santa Barbara)
Santa Barbara Summertime Health and Beauty Expo
Impact Hub, 1117 State St, Santa Barbara, CA
The Santa Barbara Summertime Health and Beauty Expo 2017 is designed to introduce members of our very special community to the best and brightest of Santa Barbara’s health and beauty industry.
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 284-0078

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
 
 
 10:30 AM

Workshop
(Santa Barbara)
Bug Boot Camp
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
, 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
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  (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 .....
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  Website
  (805) 564-1819
 

Historic
(Santa Barbara)
El Presidio de Santa Bárbara
El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park
, 123 East Canon Perdido Street, 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. .....
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  Website
  (805) 965-0093
 
 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 .....
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  Website
  (805) 963-4364
 
 

Festival - Ethnic
(Santa Barbara)
THE 29TH ANNUAL SANTA BARBARA FRENCH FESTIVAL
Oak Park
, 300 W. Alamar, Santa Barbara, CA
The Santa Barbara French Festival returns to Oak Park July 15 and 16 to celebrate Bastille Day and all the things that make the French cultural history so rich. Great food, wine, mimosas, crepes, delicious pastries, music, dance—and, of course, the infamous Canine Cavalcade! The Santa Barbara French ........ Presented by The French Festival
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  Website
  (805) 963-8198
 

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 .....
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  Website
  (805) 963-4364
 
 

Sky Show
(Santa Barbara)
Twinkle Twinkle for Little Stars
Featuring ... Planetarium Show
Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History
, Santa Barbara, CA
This live presentation for families with young children 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
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x 173
 
 

Animals
(Solvang)
Animals A to Z
Wildling Museum
, 1511-B Mission Drive, 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
 
 

Show/Fair - County / Agricultural
(Santa Maria)
Santa Barbara County Fair
Santa Maria Fairpark, 937 S. Thornburg Street, Santa Maria, CA
Our Fair provides visitors with an abundant and interesting mixture of fun, educational and community orientated exhibits, from jams and jellies to pies, photography, homemade quilts and floriculture. .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 925-8824
 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
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  Website
  (805) 564-1819
 
 12:00 PM

Sky Show
(Santa Barbara)
Secrets of the Sun
Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History
, Santa Barbara, CA
This full-dome movie takes an intimate look at the role the sun plays in the life of our solar system. From the nuclear forces churning at the heart of the sun to the mass ejections of solar material in to surrounding space, we will experience the power of the sun and its impact on the planets and u ........ Presented by Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x 173
 
 

Historic
(Santa Barbara)
The Story of Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Historical Museum
, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, 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
 
 1:00 PM

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
 
 

Historic
(Goleta)
The History Education Center
Rancho La Patera & Stow House
, 304 N. Los Carneros Rd., Goleta, CA
A unique interactive experience ..... This is a new museum at our historic ranch. A century-old working walnut packing shed has been carefully transformed into an education center that tells the story of the Goleta Valley, from Chumash and native peoples up to the present day with a focus on ranching and agricultural stories. The center has been .....
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  Website
  (805) 681-7216
 

Model Railroad
(Goleta)
Model Railroad Exhibit in HO-Scale
South Coast Railroad Museum
, 300 N. Los Carneros Road, Goleta, CA
A Model Railroad Exhibit in HO-Scale ... Funded in part by a grant from the Alice Tweed Tuohy Foundation. This operating exhibit depicts the railroad areas of Santa Barbara and Goleta, California during the late-steam/early-diesel era. The museum will be open Friday through Sunday, from 1 to 4 p.m.
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 964-3540
 
 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
 
 2:00 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
 

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
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, 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
 

Theatre
(Santa Barbara)
RENT
Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
, 751 State Street , Santa Barbara, CA
Student directed, cast, and produced   ($20 - $50)
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 963-8198
 
 

Ice Skating
(GOLETA )
It's Winter in July at Ice in Paradise!
Ice in Paradise
, 6985 SANTA FELICIA DR, GOLETA , CA
Come Cool Off and Play in the Snow on Sundays in July from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (during 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Public Skating Sessions), at Ice in Paradise!   ($10)... Presented by Ice In Paradise
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 879-1550
 
 
 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
 
 
 3:30 PM

Presentation
(Santa Barbara)
Shark Sundays
Sea Center
, 211 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA
Shark Sundays Sundays at 3:30 PM Watch us feed sharks and rays. Observe shark feeding behaviors, and if you're lucky, help us throw in a few pieces too! Included with admission to the Sea Center.
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 962-2526 x 110
 
 7:00 PM

Theatre
(Santa Barbara)
RENT
Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
, 751 State Street , Santa Barbara, CA
Student directed, cast, and produced   ($20 - $50)
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 963-8198
 
 
 8:00 PM

Musical / Revue
(Solvang)
Lend Me A Tenor - The Musical
Solvang Festival Theater
, 420 2nd Street, Solvang, CA
The riotous tale of mistake identities and unexpected romance explodes in this brand new musical comedy based on the Tony Award nominated play. It’s 1934 and Opera virtuoso Tito Merelli is about to revive one of his great triumphs for the 10-year anniversary of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company. Whe ........ Presented by PCPA Conservatory Theatre
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 922-8313
 




















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