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  October
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 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

Meditation
(Santa Barbara)
Meditation for Families and Kids
Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave., Santa Barbara, CA
Through stories, songs, meditation and crafts, children will learn simple Buddhist principles, such as kindness, respect for others and keeping a happy heart. A parent needs to accompany each child. & .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 563-6000

Flying
(Santa Barbara)
Paragliding Flights - You Can Fly!
Featuring ... Eagle Paragliding
Eagle Paragliding
, 2650 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA
There is no prior experience necessary for a tandem flight, or a 1 Day Introductory Paragliding Lesson. Age is not a factor on flight park or mountain tandems, and we can get kids 12 and older up fly solo. Elings Flight Park and the Santa Barbara Mountains have an amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, and the Channel Islands. Experience the advent .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 968-0980
 
 9:30 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
 

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
 
 

Festival - Music
(Goleta)
46th Annual Old Time Fiddlers' Convention & Festival
Rancho La Patera & Stow House
, 304 N. Los Carneros Rd., Goleta, CA
Since it’s start in 1972 at UCSB, the Ranch has been home to one of the premier Old-Time music events on the West Coast. Finest acoustic performances celebrating the best in American Heritage music ... with performers, Old Time Music Contest in fiddle, banjo, guitar, song, mandolin with cash prizes. Jam sessions, vendors, free workshops for adults .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 681-7216
 

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
 

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
 
 

Sale
(Santa Barbara)
Fall Native Plant Sale
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara, CA
Just in time for the fall planting season, The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden will hold the largest sale of native plants between Los Angeles and San Francisco ... featuring more than 5,000 California native plants, and over 450 varieties. Now is the time to plant so that your Garden will be blooming next spring! Come and enjoy shopping throughout th .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 682-4726
 
 

Festival - Food
(Carpinteria)
Avocado Festival
Downtown Carpinteria, Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA
We are one of the largest FREE festivals in California with over 75 music acts on FOUR stages. We will not disappoint this year!! ... Why avocados? Well, Santa Barbara County is the third largest avo .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 684-0038

Nature
(Santa Barbara)
BaseCamp
Featuring ... (Outdoor Nature Exploration Zone)
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA
A new outdoor nature engagement area, BaseCamp will be located on the south side of Mission Creek and will be open between September 5, 2017 through mid-2018. BaseCamp will be in operation while key areas of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History are undergoing an amazing revitalization. This includes the Museum’s highly popular Backyard and N .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
 
 

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
 
 

Fine Art & Sculpture
(Los Olivos)
Gallery Los Olivos Celebrating Our Silver Anniversary
Gallery Los Olivos
, 2920 Grand Ave, Los Olivos, CA
Celebrating 25 years of excellence this month -long juried exhibit will have the theme of SILVER evoking the traditional anniversary designation for GLO artists to interpret. Gallery artists work in a varied array of genres and mediums from canvas, to paper,fabric,wood, stone and metal. Visitors are encouraged to vote on their favorite piece for a .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 688-7517
 
 10:30 AM

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
 

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
 

Meditation
(Santa Barbara)
Meditation for World Peace
Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave., Santa Barbara, CA
“Without inner peace, outer peace is impossible.” ~ Geshe Kelsang Gyatso   ($10 - $10)
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 563-6000
 11:00 AM

Fine Art & Sculpture
(Santa Barbara)
Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
September 17 – December 31, 2017 ..... "Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now" brings together 49 artworks, consisting of installation, sculpture, photography, and video, dating from the early 1990s to the present. A distinctive figure in the international legacy of installation art, Soares interweaves themes of love, desire, memory, and time in .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 963-4364
 
 

Sky Show
(Santa Barbara)
Twinkle Twinkle for Little Stars
Featuring ... Planetarium Show
Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, 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
 
 

Arts & Crafts
(Santa Barbara)
Art Heals
Gallery 113, 1114 State St, Santa Barbara, CA
Gallery 113 will host a juried art exhibit to benefit the newly re-opened Ridley-Tree Cancer Center in Santa Barbara during the month of October. Two receptions are planned; First Thursday on Oct. 5 .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 965-6611
 11:30 AM

Other Leisure Activities
(Santa Barbara)
Santa Barbara Beer Tasting Tour
Captain Jack's Tours
, Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Barbara County may be known for its wine, but that's not the only locally-produced beverage receiving rave reviews. The region's micro-breweries give beer lovers a tasting trail of their own. On the tour you'll enjoy 3 of the area's prime brewing locations. In Santa Barbara, The Brew House is a lively full service restaurant, and M. Special B .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
 
 12:00 PM

Community Improvement
(Santa Barbara)
Beach Clean Up at Arroyo Burro Beach
Featuring ... Sponsored By Explore Ecology
South Coast Watershed Resource Center
, 2981 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA
Clean the Beach. Help the Ocean. FEEL GOOD. When? 2nd Sundays of the Month, 12:00-2:00 pm. Where? Arroyo Burro Beach Who? You and your friends. 2nd Sundays of the Month. Clean Ups start at 12:00 noon. Meet at the Watershed Resource Center.... Presented by Explore Ecology
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 884-0459 x 16
 
 

Sky Show
(Santa Barbara)
Secrets of the Sun
Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA
Join our two young star travelers on a journey that could only be dreamed of before. From the boiling surface of the Sun ot the icy rings of Saturn, children of all ages will be mesmerized by the incredible scenery in motion. Discover the wonder of discovery in The Secret of the Cardboard Rocket; pe ........ Presented by Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x 173
 
 
 1:00 PM

Sky Show
(Santa Barbara)
Kid's Space Adventure
Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA
Come and ask questions about space and the universe! Kid’s Space Adventure is an interactive place 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
 
 
 2:00 PM

Health - Other
(Santa Maria)
Nutrition Expedition
Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum, 705 S McClelland St, Santa Maria, CA
Thanks to a partnership with Marian Regional Medical Center, help your kids to POWER UP with Nutrition Expedition! Cooking with fruits and vegetables is fun, tastes great and keeps kids healthy and st .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 928-8414

Theatre
(Santa Barbara)
Husbands and Wives
The New Vic Theatre
, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara, CA
A world-premiere adaptation of Woody Allen’s 1992 groundbreaking film, which was nominated for an Oscar for Best Screenplay. A witty and urbane comic-drama, Husbands and Wives follows two couples, facing middle age squarely in the face, who find themselves questioning their faltering marriages. Wood ........ Presented by Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC)
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 965-5400
 

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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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, weather permitting of course. Then, visitors are taken back to the planetarium for a live presentation where current astronomical news and observations are discussed.   ($0 - $ .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
 

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
 
 
 3:00 PM

Music - Misc.
(Santa Barbara)
Ozokidz
Featuring ... Ozomatli
UCSB Campbell Hall
, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara, CA
Ozomatli presents Ozokidz, a special family-friendly set geared towards performing for children as well as adults. Original music captures the innovation and liveliness that Ozo fans love, while educating children on everything from respecting nature to germs and skateboarding! Parents and children ........ Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 893-3535
 
 

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
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, 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)
Husbands and Wives
The New Vic Theatre
, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara, CA
A world-premiere adaptation of Woody Allen’s 1992 groundbreaking film, which was nominated for an Oscar for Best Screenplay. A witty and urbane comic-drama, Husbands and Wives follows two couples, facing middle age squarely in the face, who find themselves questioning their faltering marriages. Wood ........ Presented by Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC)
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 965-5400
 

Music - Singer/Songwriter
(Santa Barbara)
Lobero Live presents ... Shawn Colvin and her band
Featuring ... Shawn Colvin + Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams
Lobero Theatre
, 33 E. Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara, CA
A Few Small Repairs 20th Anniversary Tour with Special Guests Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams ..... In an era when female singer-songwriters are ever more ubiquitous, Shawn Colvin stands out as a singular and enduring talent. Her songs are slow-release works of craft and catharsis that become treasured, lifetime companions for their listeners. .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 963-0761
 
 




















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