The Summer Solstice Parade draws crowds of over 100,000 spectators from around the world. It has evolved into a creative and original display of floats, giant puppets, whimsical costumes and masks of more than 1,000 parade participants. There is dancing, music, drumming and performances to enthrall the spectators. Each year there is an annual artistic competition for the Solstice t-shirt and poster design that is sold as a fundraising vehicle for the event.
June 21, 22, 23
Join the greater Santa Barbara area business community at our 6th Annual Mega Mixer. Bites and sips provided by local restaurateurs, wineries, and breweries. Live entertainment and the opportunity to win countless prizes at the Mega Mixer Raffle!
August 22, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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
Watch the fireworks after dark from one of the best locations in the city with the display shooting off right next to Stearns Wharf.
July 4, 11 am - 9 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
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