Old Spanish Days Fiesta draws large and loyal crowds to Santa Barbara year after year, in celebration of Santa Barbara’s heritage and traditions. From Aug. 1 to 5, the streets of Santa Barbara are bursting with music, dancing, time-honored traditions, authentic cuisine, and so much more.
July 31 - August 4
Celebrating a decade, the free summer cinema series at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse Sunken Gardens has solidified itself as a wildly popular tradition. Screenings take place on Friday evenings in July and August at 8:30 p.m. Guests may set out blankets and chairs anytime after 12:00 p.m on movie nights.
July 5 - August 23
The Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts will host its 5th Annual Legends Gala on Friday, September 13, 2019, at the historic Granada Theatre. This signature event is one of Santa Barbara’s most impressive productions and features inspiring honorees, extraordinary talent, and dedicated patrons of the arts all in one place to support Santa Barbara’s cultural community.
September 13, 6 pm - 10 pm
The Santa Barbara Triathlon delivers unique distances, an event site to die for and a vibe that is both fun and friendly. We have an unparalleled variety of course options to choose from, and every participant gets a T-shirt, finisher medal, lunch and more. Established in 1981, ours is one of the longest-running independently owned triathlons in the world.
August 25, 7 am
1st Thursday is an evening of art and culture in downtown Santa Barbara. On the first Thursday of each month, participating galleries and art-related venues offer free access to visual and performing art in a fun and social environment from 5-8 pm.
August 1, 5 pm - 8 pm