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Other Misc. Event
(Santa Maria)
Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum Pyjama Drama Summer Camp
Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum, 705 S McClelland St, Santa Maria, CA
July 31-August 4 | Pyjama Drama | 9 a.m. – noon | Ages 5-7 Campers will spend the week singing, dancing, and playing make believe with PCPA alumnae Megan Walker of Pyjama Drama. Campers will perform .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 928-8414

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 - Historic / Period
(Santa Barbara)
Old Spanish Days Fiesta
Downtown Santa Barbara
, Cabrillo Blvd. & State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Old Spanish Days Fiesta is a five day festival that is a cultural expression of our heritage. For the week of Fiesta thousands of visitors from around the world visit Santa Barbara. Old Spanish Days Fiesta is one of the best festivals in the United States with performers participating from around th ........ Presented by Old Spanish Days - Fiesta
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 963-4408
 

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)
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
 

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
, 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 .....
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  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
 

Flora
(Santa Barbara)
Topiary Garden
Ganna Walska Lotusland
, Cold Springs Road, 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
, 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
 

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

Fine Art & Sculpture
(Los Olivos)
Capturing the Light
Featuring ... Artists - Sheryl Knight and Linda Mutti
Gallery Los Olivos
, 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
, 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
 

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
, 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 - Food & Drink
(Santa Barbara)
El Mercado del Norte
McKenzie Park
, Las Positas Rd. & State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
The entire family will enjoy strolling through the largest outdoor marketplace of Fiesta. Enjoy the authentic flavors of Mexican-American and multi-cultural foods. The kids will love the carnival rides and attractions. Shops for crafts and Fiesta souvenirs. Enjoy a variety of music and entertainment ........ Presented by Old Spanish Days - Fiesta
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 962-8101
 

Show/Fair - Food & Drink
(Santa Barbara)
El Mercado De La Guerra
De La Guerra Plaza
, 731 De La Guerra Plaza, Santa Barbara, CA
Stroll through a colorful Mexican market; feast on Spanish and Mexican-American foods, shop for crafts and souvenirs and enjoy live entertainment all day and into the evening featuring children’s shows, Spanish and Mexican folk dancing and music.... Presented by Old Spanish Days - Fiesta
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 962-8101
 

Other - Social
(Santa Barbara)
Crazy Horse Cantina
Mackenzie Park (Mercado Del Norte)
, 3111 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
The Crazy Horse Cantina, inside Mercado Del Norte, features a beer garden with live entertainment and is a favorite gathering spot for locals during Fiesta. It is host during the day to Fiesta's battle of the bands competition where aspiring new talent come to play. At night and all day Saturday the ........ Presented by Old Spanish Days - Fiesta
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 962-8101
 
 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
 
 12:00 PM

Other - Social
(Santa Barbara)
Casa Cantina
Casa De La Guerra
, De La Guerra Plaza, Santa Barbara, CA
Celebrate Fiesta where it all began as Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation presents the annual Casa Cantina in the courtyard of the historic Casa de la Guerra. Part of the annual Old Spanish Days Fiesta celebration, locals and visitors alike are invited to relax, sip a cold drink, and cele ........ Presented by Old Spanish Days - Fiesta
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 962-8101
 
 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
 
 
 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
, Cold Springs Road, 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

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
 

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
 
 
 3:30 PM

Other Misc. Event
(Santa Maria)
Brain Builders
Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum, 705 S McClelland St, Santa Maria, CA
Join Brain Builders! Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Explore science, technology, engineering, arts, and math with hands-on experiments and activities!
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 928-8414
 7:00 PM

Discussion
(Santa Barbara)
Fall Plant Forum
Featuring ... Mike Tully, Terra Sol Garden Center; Randy Baldwin, San Marcos Growers; Bruce Reed, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden;
Santa Barbara County Horticultural Society
, Santa Barbara, CA
This is a traditional Horticultural Society event involving commercial growers and retailers and is designed to give our members an idea of what’s available for fall planting - new, hot, and flying-under-the-radar oldies. This is the best time to plant drought-tolerant perennials (especially natives!), pull your weeds, and add compost to your beds. .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 684-5725
 
 7:30 PM

Music - Classical
(Santa Barbara)
Renée Fleming Music Academy Masterclass Debut
Hahn Hall Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Road, Santa Barbara, CA
In this special evening Vocal Masterclass, superstar soprano and Mosher guest artist Renée Fleming will coach Voice Program fellows in an opportunity of a lifetime.   ($20)... Presented by Music Academy of the West
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 969-4726
 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
 

Dance (Performance)
(Santa Barbara)
La Fiesta Pequena
Old Mission
, 2201 Laguna, Santa Barbara, CA
"The Little Fiesta" officially opens Old Spanish Days on the steps of Santa Barbara's historic Old Mission, featuring blessings by the Padres of the Mission, music, and lively Spanish dancing. Food available from local vendors.... Presented by Old Spanish Days - Fiesta
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  (805) 962-8101
 




















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