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  August
  18
 8:00 AM

Tour - Wine Tasting
(Solvang)
Solvang Wine Tours
Artisan Excursion Wine Tours, 430 Alisal Road, Solvang, CA
Your journey lies a head..the endless romantic vines and rolling hills. You will discover the hidden gems of Solvang wine country has to offer. Come taste rare vintage and new bridles. At Artisan ........ Presented by Artisan Excursion
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 734-7565
 9:00 AM

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

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
 
 

Other Misc. Event
(Santa Barbara)
Dancing Jaguar's Spirit Camp!
Unity of Santa Barbara, 227 E Arrellaga St, Santa Barbara, CA
This fun, 5-day program empowers children to tune into their inner worlds. Humans are made up of mind, body, and spirit, yet in our society, children's minds and bodies are nurtured, and their spirits ........ Presented by Dancing Jaguar Inspirations, LLC
  Event Details
  Website
  (207) 680-6942

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
, 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
 

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
 

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
 
 

Workshop
(Santa Barbara)
Grief Walk & Talk
Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care, 512 E. Gutierrez St, Santa Barbara, CA
Would you like to be on the move rather than sitting around in a circle? Join this easy – paced walking group that provides informal support as we walk together through grief.
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 690-6296

Fine Art & Sculpture
(Los Olivos)
Capturing the Light
Featuring ... Artists - Sheryl Knight and Linda Mutti
Gallery Los Olivos
, 2920 Grand Ave, Los Olivos, CA
Accomplished plein air artists, sheryl Knight and Linda Mutti display their exquisite landscape paintings at Gallery Los Olivos August 1- 31
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 688-7517
 
 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
 

Other Misc. Event
(Santa Barbara)
Santa Barbara County Courthouse Tours
Santa Barbara County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara, CA
Free tours of this National Historic Landmark. Completed in 1929, this Moorish "castle" is one of the to attractions in Santa Barbara, both for residents and visitors. See the beautiful Mu .....
  Event Details
  Website
 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
 
 

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
 
 

Presentation
(Santa Barbara)
Science on Site: The Sun and Moon
Featuring ... Astronomy Programs Manager, Javier Riviera
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA
Come to the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History for a unique opportunity to interact with professionals that work in a variety of natural history and scientific fields. During Science on Site observe the work of professionals as it is conducted up-close, have direct one-on-one engagements, and participate in a scientific or nature-based activi .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x 170
 
 
 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
 
 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
 
 

Model Railroad
(Goleta)
Model Railroad Exhibit in HO-Scale
South Coast Railroad Museum
, 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
 

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
 
 
 2:00 PM

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
 

Nature
(Santa Barbara)
Naure Center Detectives
Neal Taylor Nature Center, 2265 Hwy 154, Santa Barbara, CA
Come test your skill of observation by taking our Scavenger Hunt quiz for kids or the Jeopardy Hunt quiz for teens and adults.
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 693-0691

Other Misc. Event
(Santa Barbara)
Santa Barbara County Courthouse Tours
Santa Barbara County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara, CA
Free tours of this National Historic Landmark. Completed in 1929, this Moorish "castle" is one of the to attractions in Santa Barbara, both for residents and visitors. See the beautiful Mu .....
  Event Details
  Website
 3:00 PM

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

Music - Classical
(Santa Barbara)
UCSB Summer Music Festival: violist Jonathan Morgan
Karl Geiringer Hall, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
The second annual UCSB Summer Music Festival will take place Thursday, August 17th through Saturday, August 19th on the UCSB campus. Violist and UCSB alumnus Jonathan Morgan will present a program of ........ Presented by UCSB Department of Music
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 893-3230
 5:30 PM

Music - Classical
(Santa Barbara)
UCSB Summer Music Festival: drummer Ziyad Marcus and friends
UCSB Multicultural Center Theater, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
The second annual UCSB Summer Music Festival will take place Thursday, August 17th through Saturday, August 19th on the UCSB campus. Drummer Ziyad Marcus and his trio will present a concert of Middle ........ Presented by UCSB Department of Music
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 893-3230
 6:00 PM

Dance (Performance)
(Santa Barbara)
Mary Poppins
The Marjorie Luke Theatre
, 721 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Students ages 3-12 in the Gustafson Dance Camp, will perform a children's version of the musical Mary Poppins. Children have helped with the costumes and sets in this charming version. Tickets may be purchased at Gustafson Dance or at the door. For more info or tickets, please visit gustafsondance.com or call Gustafson Dance at 805-563-3262 x1.
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 563-3262 x 1
 
 
 7:30 PM

Music - Classical
(Santa Barbara)
UCSB Summer Music Festival: Aperture Duo
UCSB Karl Geiringer Hall, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
The second annual UCSB Summer Music Festival will take place Thursday, August 17th through Saturday, August 19th on the UCSB campus. LA-based ensemble APERTURE DUO will perform works for violin / viol ........ Presented by UCSB Department of Music
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 893-3230
 8:00 PM

Musical / Revue
(Solvang)
Newsies
Solvang Festival Theater
, 420 2nd Street, Solvang, 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
 

Music - Country
(Santa Ynez)
Chris Janson
Featuring ... Chris Janson
Chumash Casino Resort - Samala Showroom
, 3400 E. Highway 246, Santa Ynez, CA
Chris Janson (born April 2, 1986) is an American country music singer and songwriter. He has written singles for Tim McGraw among others, and has played harmonica for Lee Brice. Janson has also recorded a full-length album, Buy Me a Boat, through Warner Bros. Records Nashville. The album's title tra ........ Presented by Chumash Casino Resort
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 686-3805
 

Theatre
(Santa Barbara)
A WALK IN THE WOODS
Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo Mall, Santa Barbara, CA
The Pulitzer Prize nominated play by Lee Blessing is based on true events. It tells the story of two nuclear arms negotiators, one a cynical Russian (Edward Giron) and the other an idealistic American ........ Presented by DIJO Productions
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 963-0408

Theatre
(Santa Barbara)
DIJO Productions: A Walk in the Woods
Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara, CA
A play by Lee Blessing starring Ed Giron and Bill Waxman. A timely, emotionally charged, and humorous play about two nuclear arms negotiators during the Cold War   ($18 - $24)... Presented by DIJO Productions
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 693-0408

Theatre
(Santa Barbara)
A Walk in The Woods
Featuring ... A play by Lee Blessing starring Ed Giron and Bill Waxman
Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
, 751 State Street , Santa Barbara, CA
A Walk in the Woods tells the story of two diplomats, one an experienced Russian arms treaty negotiator (Ed Giron), the other an idealistic American (Bill Waxman). Based on a real incident that took place in the woods outside of Geneva, Switzerland, in 1982, it portrays how these two men exited the formal proceedings of a nuclear arms nonproliferat .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 963-8198
 
 




















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