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  July
  4
 7:30 AM

Breakfast
(Montecito)
4th of July Pancake Breakfast
Firehouse #1, 595 San Ysidro Road, Montecito, CA
Please join us for the annual 4th of July pancake breakfast.
  Event Details
 9:00 AM

Fine Art & Sculpture
(Santa Barbara)
Jane Gottlieb's Fantasy Gardens
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara, CA
The Pritzlaff Conservation Center Gallery will host the inaugural exhibition of Jane Gottlieb’s stunning and marvelous garden photographs - magical images from around the world that transcend the norms of both reality and color. Gottlieb creates with composition, color, and collage to express her idyllic and vibrant vision in a voice that is unique .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 682-4726
 
 

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 .....
  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

Festival - Arts & Crafts
(Santa Barbara)
The 4TH OF JULY Art Show at The Old Mission Santa Barbara
The Art Show at The Old Mission Santa Barbara
, 2201 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Escape the crowds downtown and join us on the front steps of The Historic Old Mission Santa Barbara and stroll through more than 80 incredible artisans. Grab a bite to eat and enjoy the sights and sounds of this long running art show. FREE ADMISSION! FREE AND EASY PARKING!
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 325-3308
 

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 .....
  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
 

Film / Movie
(Santa Barbara)
Summer Kids Film Series
Paseo Nuevo Cinemas
, 8 West De La Guerra Place, Santa Barbara, CA
Paseo Nuevo Cinemas will feature a series of 10 family-friendly animated films beginning June 13th through August 16th every Tuesday and Wednesday. Admission is $2.00. View film schedule at www.metrotheatres.com/events?type=summerfilmseries.   ($2.00)... Presented by Metropolitan Theatres Corporation
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 963-8084
 

Historic
(Carpinteria)
Proud of Our Past
Carpinteria Valley Museum of History
, 956 Maple Avenue, 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
, 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 .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 962-5339
 

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
 

Arts & Crafts
(Santa Barbara)
Shipmates: Exhibition of the Crew Art Exhibit
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
, 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
, 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
, 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. .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 965-0093
 
 11:00 AM

Festival - Historic / Period
(Goleta)
Old Fashioned Fourth of July
Rancho La Patera & Stow House
, 304 N. Los Carneros Rd., Goleta, CA
Join the Goleta Valley Historical Society at Rancho La Patera & Stow House for the annual celebration from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Experience turn-of-the-century traditions with hayrides, vintage cars and engines, dancing, ongoing on-stage musical entertainment, games and races for kids of all ages, tours of Stow House, BBQ, and much more. Local live mu .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 681-7216
 

Festival - Other
(Santa Barbara)
July 4th Family Fun Fair
Santa Barbara Elks Lodge 613
, 150 North Kellogg, Santa Barbara, CA
Come to the Santa Barbara Elks Lodge #613 for our traditional July 4th Family Fun Fair. The patriotic event is open to the public, entrance is free, and over 5,000 local residents are expected to attend. This year’s celebration is held in conjunction with hundred’s of Elk’s Lodges around the United States, in honor of our Nation’s Independence Day. .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 964-6858
 

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
 
 
 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
 

Festival - City / Region
(Lompoc)
Lompoc July 4th Bike Parade & Concert in the Park
Centennial Park, H Street and Cypress Avenue, Lompoc, CA
Decorate Your Bike and Join the Parade! SCHEDULE: 10:45am - 11:15am Bike decorating at Lompoc Veteran's Memorial Building Patio, 100 East Locust Avenue. ..... 11:30am Bike Parade from Veteran's M .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 735-8511

Festival - City / Region
(Montecito)
Montecito Association's 22nd Annual Village 4th of July Celebration
Upper & Lower Manning Park, 449 San Ysidro Rd, Montecito, CA
Please join us for the Montecito Association's 22nd Annual Village 4th of July Celebration. SCHEDULE: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm - parade starts at Upper Manning Park & ends at Lower Manning Park ..... 12:30 .....
  Event Details
  Website
 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

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
 
 

Parade - 4th of July
(Santa Barbara)
54th Annual 4th of July Parade
State & Micheltorena Streets to Cota Street, 1400 State Street , Santa Barbara, CA
The 54th Annual 4th of July Parade begins at 1:00 p.m. at Micheltorena Street, proceeding down State Street to Old Town Santa Barbara, concluding at Cota Street. Over 175 local organizations and agenc ........ Presented by Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 259-4394
 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
 
 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

Baseball
(Goleta)
SB Airbus Trip to ... LA Dodgers Baseball Games (July - September)
Santa Barbara Airbus
, 750 Technology Drive, Goleta, CA
Price includes ticket to the game and transportation. All Seats are in Reserve MVP Section. (Second level up, behind home plate.) Please return to the bus immediately after the last out. While alcohol is allowed on our trips, please keep in mind that these are family trips. Irresponsible behavior will not be tolerated. Please refrain from any profa .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 964-7759
 

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
 

Festival - Other
(Solvang)
Solvang 4th of July Festival and Fireworks Show
Old Mission Santa Inés, 1760 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
At 2:00 p.m., gates open at Old Mission Santa Inés for the 22nd Annual Solvang Independence Day Festival & Fireworks Show sponsored by Rotary Club of the Santa Ynez Valley. The Festival features many ........ Presented by Rotary Club of Santa Ynez Valley
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 688-9786
 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)
Octopus Tuesdays
Sea Center
, 211 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA
Observe an octopus consume a meal. Discover camouflage behaviors as you learn more about these intelligent invertebrates.
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 962-2526
 
 5:00 PM

Festival - City / Region
(Lompoc)
Fourth of July Spectacular
Lompoc High School - Huyck Stadium, 515 West College Ave, Lompoc, CA
Grab a blanket, family and friends, and join us in Lompoc for the annual Fourth of July Spectacular presented by the City of Lompoc Recreation Division and community sponsors. Gates open at 5 pm. .....
  Event Details
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Music - Classical
(Santa Barbara)
Free 4th of July Patriotic Concert
Santa Barbara Courthouse Sunken Gardens
, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Don't miss this free Fourth of July concert of inspiring and patriotic American orchestral masterpieces presented by the West Coast Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Christopher Story VI and Dr. Michael Shasberger starting at 5:00 p.m. The early performance will allow plenty of time for the ........ Presented by Cielo Foundation for the Performing Arts
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 962-6609
 

Fireworks Display
(Goleta)
4th of July Goteta Fireworks Festival
Girsh Park, 7050 Phelps Rd., Goleta, CA
The event will feature great food, entertainment, and FREE family oriented activities for all ages featuring UCSB’s climbing wall. Of course, we will have our traditional contests, water balloon toss, ........ Presented by Rotary Club of Goleta - Noontime
  Event Details
  Website
 6:00 PM

Festival - City / Region
(Santa Maria)
2017 Red, White & Boom - Fireworks Show and Street Festival
Sierra Vista Park, 809 Panther Drive, Santa Maria, CA
The event will feature a free outdoor concert with local band, Nothing But Trouble! Picnicking is permitted, but no barbecuing, tailgating, glass containers, or tent canopies will be allowed. Refresh .....
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 7:00 PM

Cruise
(Santa Barbara)
July 4th Fireworks Cruise
Condor Express - SEA Landing
, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd. , Santa Barbara, CA
Enjoy Santa Barbara’s 4th of July fireworks show from the decks of the Condor Express. There’s nothing like the view from the Santa Barbara Channel. It’s the best seat in the house! Cruise includes light appetizers and no host full bar.   ($40 - $60)
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 882-0088
 
 9:00 PM

Fireworks Display
(Santa Barbara)
Fourth of July Fireworks and Celebration
West Beach, 200 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA
The City of Santa Barbara will again host the traditional beachside Independence Day fireworks show on Friday, July 4. Food vendors will be at the West Beach waterfront from 11am - 9pm, so bring a pic ........ Presented by City of Santa Barbara Parks & Recreation Cultural
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