Many members, Santa Barbara residents and visitors take part in the activities and events sponsored by Downtown Santa Barbara. These include the Annual Downtown Santa Barbara Holiday Parade, the LIVE Art & Wine Tour, 1st Thursday, the decorative State Street Flag Program, the Downtown Host Program, Downtown Trick-or-Treat, and much more. Further details on other programs and events, which maintain the lively, unique culture of Downtown Santa Barbara, can be found on our Event Calendar.

1st Thursday

1st Thursday, Presented by Montecito Bank & Trust, 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 5-8:00 PM.

LIVE Art & Wine Tour

State Street comes alive with the Downtown Art & Wine Tour. Thirteen different venues in the Downtown area participate, each paring with a winery and Downtown restaurant, to create a unique experience for every participant.

Downtown Holiday Parade

The 65th Annual Downtown Santa Barbara Holiday Parade, Presented by Consumer Fire Products Inc. kicked off at 6:30 PM on December 1st, 2017. Don’t miss out on this holiday  community tradition this year, scheduled for December 7th, 2018.

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