Sunday, December 4, 2016

Sunday December 4th, at 4 pm

Parade of Lights - Santa Barbara Harbor

Santa Barbara Parade of Lights - Sunday, December 11, 2016

The 2016 event marks the 31st Annual Parade of Lights. Get ready for a rip-roaring good time with this year's theme of "Wild West Holiday." It's sure to be a fun and festive one for boat participants to decorate to and should make for a packed entry list with lots to see and enjoy for everyone viewing the parade.
Starting with fun for the entire family at Santa's Village, the event culminates with a 5-7 minute fireworks display at approximately 7 p.m. The boat parade is preceded by Santa’s Village activities beginning at 3 p.m. on the City Pier in Santa Barbara Harbor (by the boats). Hundreds of families come out to play in tons of snow and take photos with Santa to get into the holiday spirit. The first 200 children receive free goody bags from Santa's helpers!
At 5:30 p.m. the annual boat parade will begin with approximately 25 boats motoring, sailing, and paddling the Santa Barbara Coastline. Judging takes place at Stearns Wharf and boats are awarded donated cash and prizes in five categories. Best viewing locations include Stearns Wharf and the breakwater. Then stay for the fireworks show after the parade to end your night with a bang.
Event admission is free! For more parade information contact the Harbormaster’s Office at (805) 564-5531.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Folk and Tribal Arts Market Place, December 2-4

Folk & Tribal Arts Marketplace

Friday, December 2, 2016
10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday, December 3 and 4, 2016
10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Shop and experience the world’s traditional cultures through folk art.
The Folk & Tribal Art Marketplace, the largest folk art show in Southern California Treasure seekers will be able to find a fantastic selection of baskets, décor, ethnographic art, furniture, jewelry, pottery, rugs, sculpture, and more. Whether you are shopping for a gift or adding to your collection, you can shop around the world for the truly unique, and exotic treasures.
And while at the Museum, enjoy tantalizing cuisine at the Tribal Arts Café , stroll through the Museum’s picturesque grounds, and then continue shopping around the world.

FREE Admission and parking.

Proceeds from the Folk & Tribal Arts Marketplace support the exhibits and science education programs at the Museum and Sea Center.
For more information about the Folk & Tribal Arts Marketplace, or if you have any questions, please contact Amy Carpenter, Director of Visitor Services, at 805-682-4711 ext. 123 or e-mail

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Reagan Ranch Round Table December 2, 2016

Event Overview

You are invited to join us for a special Reagan Ranch Roundtable featuring Lieutenant Colonel Allen West on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 12:00 noon. Tickets cost $45/person. Full time, undergraduate students are free (but RSVP is still required).
Please RSVP by calling (805) 957-1980 or emailing us at
About the Wendy P. McCaw Reagan Ranch Roundtable Series:
Our premier series at the Reagan Ranch Center, the Reagan Ranch Roundtable is a monthly luncheon that typically attracts 175-200 top student activists, Foundation supporters and local conservative allies. In the past, these events have included leading Conservative voices, including Governors Tim Pawlenty and Bobby Jindal, Senators Rand Paul and Mike Lee, Lieutenant Colonel Oliver NorthVictor Davis Hanson, Ambassador John Bolton, Dr. Robert George, Michelle Malkin and others.
About Lieutenant Colonel Allen West:
Allen West was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia in the same neighborhood where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once preached. He is the third of four generations of military servicemen in his family.
During his 22 year career in the United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel West served in several combat zones: in Operation Desert Storm, in Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he was a Battalion Commander in the Army’s 4th Infantry Division, and later in Afghanistan. He received many honors including a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals and a Valorous Unit Award. In 1993 he was named the US Army ROTC Instructor of the Year.
After his retirement from the Army in 2004, Allen taught high school for a year before returning to Afghanistan as a civilian military adviser to the Afghan army, an assignment he finished in November 2007.
In November of 2010, Allen was honored to continue his oath of service to his country when he was elected to the United States Congress, representing Florida’s 22nd District. As a member of the 112th Congress, he sat on the Small Business and Armed Services Committees and was instrumental in passage of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act.
Allen is currently the Executive Director and Chairman of the Board for National Center for Policy Analysis, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy research organization, established in 1983. Its goal is to develop and promote private, free-market alternatives to government regulation and control, solving problems by relying on the strength of the competitive, entrepreneurial private sector.
He is also a Fox News Contributor, a Senior Fellow at the London Center for Policy Research, and regularly writes for numerous media outlets.
Allen is an avid distance runner, a Master SCUBA diver and motorcyclist. His wife, Angela, holds an MBA and Ph.D. and is a financial planner. His older daughter, Aubrey, attends college in south Florida, and his younger daughter Austen, is in high school.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

22nd La Arcade Christmas Walk

2015 La Arcada Christmas Walk

Friday, October 21, 2016

Dia de los Muertos - Santa Barbara Museum of Art- Sunday October 23

Dia de los Muertos 2016

Sunday October 23rd 1-4 pm - Free

For the 27th year the Santa Barbara Museum of Art honors the Mexican tradition of remembering the dead with a variety of family festivities in the galleries, front steps, and back plaza including music, dance performances, art-making activities, bilingual storytelling, a special display of altars created by school and community groups, and traditional refreshments.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Santa Barbara Harbor and Seafood Festival October 15th

Harbor & Seafood Festival Website

Santa Barbara Harbor & Seafood Festival - October 15, 2016

The annual Harbor and Seafood Festival is Santa Barbara’s signature Autumn event. Timed with the opening of lobster season, the festival is presented by the City, Commercial Fishermen of Santa Barbara, Inc., Santa Barbara Harbor Merchants’ Association, and the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. Festival-goers will meet local fishermen and enjoy fresh lobster, crab, prawns, and other local-caught seafood. Live entertainment and other family-oriented activities round out a full day of fun. Event admission is free. For more festival information, including vendor lists and directions and parking, contact the Harbormaster’s Office at (805) 897-1961 or visit our website
Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Main Harbor, 132-Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Admission: Free