Our next Beautification Day is Saturday, August 20th 2022
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join the Downtown Santa Barbara Organization in collaboration with UCSB's Day of Service in celebrating and caring for our downtown businesses and community.
Beautification days help keep our community clean and help support our downtown businesses and community. Volunteer to be a part of helping keep our community extra clean, beautiful, and resilient!
Click here to learn more and sign up to volunteer and be a part of the Beautification Team!
State Street Promenade Market
Next Market: Thursday 9/1/22, 3:00-8:00 pm
This month the market is located between Carrillo and Figueroa streets and take place every 1st Thursday. We feature local artisans, businesses, and vendors every week. Apart from being a local's market, this is a community event that will include interactive activities, games, and even live art and 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!
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The Free Summer Cinema series at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse Sunken Garden is back!
Screenings take place on Friday evenings in July and August in the iconic courthouse Sunken Garden at 8:30 p.m. The series is made possible by a collaboration between Arts & Lectures & Santa Barbara County Parks as well as many generous sponsors.
Guests may set out blankets and chairs anytime after 12 p.m. on movie nights. Low-back chairs are welcome, as are non-synthetic blankets (to help keep the lawn lovely!) People are encouraged to bring jackets as it gets chilly at night.
Downtown Santa Barbara Mixer at Tamsen Gallery
Thursday, August 20th, 5:30-7:00 pm
Join us at Tamsen Gallery to network with fellow business professionals and enjoy small bites and drinks. Meet the Downtown Santa Barbara staff, downtown business community members, and hear updates on upcoming happenings downtown. Members of the public are welcome as well!
$15 for members of the Santa Barbara Downtown Organization, $20 for non-members. Price includes drinks from drink sponsor M. Special and small bites from local restaurant sponsor Foxtail Kitchen & Bar.
Click here to purchase tickets!
Voting Now Open Through August 31!
Support your favorite Downtown businesses by voting in the Independent Best Of Santa Barbara Readers Poll! Voting will be open from August 4 – August 31. Each voter is required to vote in at least 20 categories for their votes to be counted. Voters can only vote in each category once.
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Downtown Santa Barbara Office, 27-B East De la Guerra Street
Representatives of the EDC will be available at the offices of the Downtown Organization in Santa Barbara on the first and third Wednesday of each month from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.
Sign up for your appointment to learn more about the no-cost services your business can access: calendly.com/sbedc. Can't make that time? Call the Business Assistance Line at 805.409.9159 to set up an appointment that fits your schedule. Resources and advising are available in English and Spanish.
1st Thursday Art Walk
Thursday, September 1, 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!