Grab a friend and come enjoy Downtown Santa Barbara's signature events!
State Street Promenade Market (Thursday, weekly)
Annual Awards Ceremony (February)
1st Thursday Art Walk (monthly)
Annual Live Art & Wine Tour (May)
Annual Downtown Holiday Parade (December)
Or view our Events Calendar to find out what else is happening Downtown!
Every Thursday 3:00 - 7:30 PM
We invite you to join us Thursday evenings for the State Street Promenade Market to help support local businesses, restaurants, and artisans.
The market is located on State Street between Carrillo and Figueroa, every Thursday from 3:00 - 7:30 pm.
Come say hi at this Thursday "local's night."
Click here for more information!
Every Thursday 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Downtown Business Spotlight is a virtual interview series hosted by the Santa Barbara Independent and Downtown Santa Barbara, where we chat and get to know our Santa Barbara business owners.
It’s a Downtown Santa Barbara tradition, more than two dozen years old - the Annual Awards Ceremony, designed as a way to celebrate past accomplishments and share our goals for the coming year. The occasion is also a way to honor people, organizations, even historic buildings that have gone above and beyond to make a difference in Downtown Santa Barbara. Join us, and celebrate Downtown Santa Barbara. Click HERE for more information.
All participants have the opportunity to share what’s new at their business, meet the Downtown Santa Barbara Organization staff, Executive Director Robin Elander and members of the Downtown Organization board. The DSB team will share what opportunities are available for the downtown businesses; and take notes of all your happenings and promote wherever possible! Click HERE for more information.
*Art Walk Returns in August 2021*
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 art in a fun and social environment from 5:00 - 8:00 PM.
*Postponed Due to Covid-19*
State Street comes alive with the LIVE Art & Wine Tour. Different venues in the Downtown area participate, each paring with a winery and restaurant, and a unique live art experience. After touring the venues, you continue to the final party with more wineries, restaurants, live music, live art, and silent auction.
On the first Friday in December, more than 65,000 spectators line State Street for Santa Barbara’s only nighttime parade, the Downtown Santa Barbara Holiday Parade. This signature Downtown Santa Barbara event brings a colossal contingent of high-stepping marching bands, fabulous holiday-themed floats, spectacular performance groups, local personalities, and our amazing, Grand Marshal! The Holiday Prince and Fairy, selected from winning artwork best capturing the parade theme, leads the parade and lights the holiday tree on their way down the parade route.