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  August
  25
 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
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  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 .....
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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)
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 .....
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  (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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  (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 .....
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  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
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  (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 .....
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  (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 .....
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  (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).
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  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.
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  (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
(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 .....
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  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. .....
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  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 .....
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 11:00 AM

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
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  Website
  (805) 564-1819
 
 12:00 PM

Benefit Auction
(Santa Barbara)
Explore Ecology Fundraiser- 15th Annual Area 5.1 Golf Classic
Featuring ... Explore Ecology
Glen Annie Golf Club
, 405 Glen Annie Rd, Santa Barbara, CA
The Area 5.1 Golf Classic is back! Start hitting the range, and get ready for a noon Shotgun Start on Friday August 25th at the scenic Glen Annie Golf Club. It's a 4 Person Scramble, so don't stress. $150 per player includes a golf cart, competitions, on course food and beverages, a full BBQ dinn ........ Presented by Explore Ecology
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 884-0459 x 13
 
 
 12:45 PM

Workshop
(Santa Barbara)
SBAIC - Licks‘n’Tricks Workshops
The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA
Want to up your game with new guitar knowledge and Licks’n’Tricks? Spend some time with our talented teachers at a fingerstyle guitar class! All classes will be held under a big tent on the Licks’n’Tr .....
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Festival - Music
(Santa Barbara)
Santa Barbara Acoustic Instrument Celebration
The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA
Desiring a fabulous experience and alternative to hot outdoor festivals? The Celebration is a comfortable, relaxing and inspiring weekend of world-class luthiers & their instruments, with Art & Herit .....
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 1:00 PM

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
 

Workshop
(Santa Barbara)
SBAIC - Licks‘n’Tricks Seminars
The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA
Sit in on these complimentary seminars by guitar icons & experts in the Heritage Room to learn about lutherie in depth!
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 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

Workshop
(Santa Barbara)
Loss of a Loved One
Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care, 512 E. Gutierrez St, Santa Barbara, CA
An ongoing group that meets twice a month to support those who have lost a close loved one of any relationship. Members may join at any time and stay in the group for up to one year.
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 690-6201

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
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 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
 
 
 5:00 PM

Arts & Crafts
(Solvang)
Artist Reception: Robbie Kaye
Wildling Museum
, 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
Join multi-talented artist Robbie Kaye for a reception at the Wildling, Friday, August 25, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Feast on nibbles courtesy of Global Gardens while enjoying the music of Steve Ochoa.
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 688-1082
 
 
 5:30 PM

Tribute
(Santa Barbara)
3rd Annual Media Access Awards presented by TV Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
, 113 Harbor Way #190, Santa Barbara, CA
Join us for this exciting Awards Celebration. This event celebrates local independent media that builds community dialogue and provides diversity in our local media. Your support empowers people to make media that matters through TV Santa Barbara’s community production and media education programs. ........ Presented by TV Santa Barbara
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 571-1721
 

Music - Guitar
(Santa Barbara)
SBAIC - Ken Emerson & Jim “Kimo” West – Slackers in Paradise
SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State Street, #205, Santa Barbara, CA
Hawaiian slack key guitar (ki ho’alu) is one of the great acoustic guitar traditions of the world, dating back to the 1840s when guitars were first brought to Hawaii and relatively unknown outside the .....
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 6:00 PM

Music - Rock
(Santa Barbara)
Young the Giant
Santa Barbara Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas Street, Santa Barbara, CA
The Home of the Strange Tour celebrates Young The Giant’s third studio album, “HOME OF THE STRANGE,” which immediately ascended to #1 on the iTunes Store’s “Top Alternative Albums” chart and #3 on the .....
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  Website
  (805) 962-7411

Dinner
(Santa Barbara)
Garden to Table Dinner in the Redwoods
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara, CA
As you enter the Redwood Grove, you will be greeted by cool shade and handmade cocktails by The Good Lion featuring native plant syrups and garnishes. With your creation in hand, stroll until you find a place with the perfect view, be it a bench or a cocktail table, to enjoy passed appetizers by Barbareño perfectly paired with your cocktail. Take o .....
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  Website
  (805) 682-4726
 
 
 7:00 PM

Health - Other
(Santa Barbara)
EXTREMIS Screening and Panel Discussion
Unity of Santa Barbara, 227 E. Arrellaga Street, Santa Barbara, CA
EXTREMIS Screening and Panel Discussion Join us for a special screening of the Academy Award-nominated, short documentary EXTREMIS, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with experts from Visiting N ........ Presented by Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care
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  Website
  (805) 966-2239
 7:30 PM

Music - Guitar
(Santa Barbara)
SBAIC - Guitar Summit After Dinner Show
SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State Street, #205, Santa Barbara, CA
Doug Young, Mark Hanson & Teja Gerken continue the weekend’s acoustic music showcasing a wide ranging sampling of today’s modern fingerstyle guitar including dropped tunings, slack key, and all sorts .....
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 8:00 PM

Music - Hip-Hop/Rap
(Santa Ynez)
Bobby Brown & Tony, Toni, Tone
Featuring ... Bobby Brown & Tony, Toni, Tone
Chumash Casino Resort - Samala Showroom
, 3400 E. Highway 246, Santa Ynez, CA
Robert Barisford Brown (born February 5, 1969) is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, dancer and actor. Brown started his career as one of the frontmen of the R&B and pop group New Edition, from its inception in 1978 until his forced exit from the group in 1985 following a period of misbehavior ........ Presented by Chumash Casino Resort
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  (805) 686-3805
 

Music - Guitar
(Santa Barbara)
CHAPDELAINE | MCMANUS
Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
, 751 State Street , Santa Barbara, CA
CLASSICAL OUTLAWS PLAY SOMOGYI   ($12 - $20)
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 963-0408
 
 

Theatre
(Solvang)
Shakespeare's Twelfth Night
Solvang Festival Theater
, 420 2nd Street, Solvang, CA
In the household of Olivia, two campaigns are being quietly waged, one by the lovesick lord Orsino against the heart of the indifferent Olivia; the other by an alliance of servants and hangers-on against the high-handedness of their steward, the pompous Malvolio. When Orsino engages the cross-dresse ........ Presented by PCPA Conservatory Theatre
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  (805) 922-8313
 

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
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  (805) 963-0408

Music - Guitar
(Santa Barbara)
SBAIC - Chapdelaine | McManus: Classical Outlaws Play Somogyi
Center Stage Theatre, 751 Paseo Nuevo (upstairs), Santa Barbara, CA
Michael Chapdelaine is the only guitarist ever to win First Prize in the world’s top competitions in both the Classical and Fingerstyle genres; the Guitar Foundation of America International Classical .....
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