We feature local artisans, businesses, and vendors every month. Apart from being a local's market, this is a community event that will include interactive activities, games, entertainment and art installations.
We invite you to come and meet your local business owners, non-profits, and community leaders to enjoy all of the wonderful things our community has to offer. Enjoy local goods, yummy food, and even LIVE performances!
Rock the Block: I Love Santa Barbara
Thursday, March 16, 5:00-8:00 pm
Join us as we celebrate all the things we love about downtown Santa Barbara. From dancing with DJ Darla Bea, to roller skating, face painting, and games, to performances by Junior Spirit of Fiesta, Santa Barbara High School's Cheer, and World Dance for Humanity, to opportunities to learn about & connect with beloved Santa Barbara organizations including Healing Justice, our local Earth Day organizers, Heal the Ocean, Santa Barbara Humane and more, this evening is sure to be fun for the whole family.
Mark your calendars & don't miss out on this unforgettable community event. We can't wait to see you there and celebrate Santa Barbara with you!
Independent Best Of Santa Barbara Readers Poll
Congratulations to the 2022 Downtown Business Winners!
Check out the best of Downtown in this years Independent Best of Santa Barbara Readers Poll.
With more than 200 categories (208 to be exact) of “bests” to choose from, there are loads of great people and places to discover or revisit. We’ve even got new categories for you to ponder this year, including mocktail and cider (both in the Drinking section), place to make art (in Out & About), place to adopt a pet (in Little Creatures), outdoor gear store (in Sporting Life), and gourmet grocer and vegan food (both in Eating); as well as your other favorite sections: Looking Good, Romance, Living Well, Housing, Driving, and Media.
Pascucci's 30 Year Anniversary Celebration
March 2nd - March 16th 2023
Pascucci Restaurant is celebrating their 30th Anniversary and they want you to celebrate with them. From March 2nd to the 16th, they will be offering a 30% discount on all of their top selling items. Make sure to stop by during their celebration to enjoy their yummy food and congratulate their awesome staff and owner, Laura Knight.
Thursday, April 6, 5:00-8:00 pm
1st Thursday is an evening of art and culture in downtown Santa Barbara. On the first Thursday of each month, participating galleries and venues offer free access to visual and performing arts in a fun and social environment.
Venues feature attractions such as art openings, live music, artists' receptions, lectures, wine tastings and hands-on activities. We hope you will join us to enjoy our beautiful downtown and all that it has to offer!
Wednesday, March 8th, 12:00 PM
Wellness Wednesday is part of a diverse set of activations on State Street to support a vital and engaging downtown district. Join us at on the 800 block of State Street underneath the El Paseo sign for this free Orangetheory fitness class.
Participate in a fitness class to get 20% off your meal when you come to Blue Owl for healthy options, including creative salads, customizable fried rice bowls, hearty sandwiches, and an array of vegan, vegetarian, and GF options.
We invite you to explore upcoming events in Santa Barbara's Downtown and neighboring districts with our interactive calendar.