Friday, July 14, 2017

Santa Barbara Courthouse Sunken Gardens Friday Night Movies

Bring your blanket, popcorn and pals and join Santa Barbarians for Movie Night at the Santa Barbara Courthouse Sunken Gardens!  Presented by UCSB.  This is a free and fun event.  Bond...James Bond, stirred not shaken is the theme this summer.


Upcoming Events

From Russia with Love
FRI, JUL 14 / 8:30 PM 
County Courthouse
In this razor-sharp Cold War thriller, James Bond willingly falls into an assassination ploy in order to retrieve a stolen Soviet encryption device.
FREE EVENT

Goldfinger
FRI, JUL 21 / 8:30 PM 
County Courthouse
Arguably the quintessential Bond film, this landmark in the series finds 007 face to face with one of the most notorious villains of all time whose devious scheme is to obliterate the world’s economy.
FREE EVENT

Monday, July 10, 2017

California Wine Festival in Santa Barbara July 13-17

14th California Wine Festival - Santa Barbara! July 13, 14, 15, 2017

Doors at: 6:30pm
July 13, 2017

 14th California Wine Festival - Santa Barbara! July 13, 14, 15, 2017

WINE, FOOD, MUSIC, SUN & SEA

Experience the quintessential California wine tasting and enjoy hundreds of California’s finest vintage wines, delicious gourmet foods samples and lively music. Discover new wines at every Festival, find a new favorite and pair it with a dizzying variety of fresh gourmet appetizers like artisan breads, cheeses, olive oils and so much more. Enjoy an afternoon of unlimited fun, food and music – at the biggest wine festival under the sun!

14th Annual California Wine Festival - Santa Barbara
July 13-15, 2017

EVENT SCHEDULE

THREE UNIQUE EVENTS

THURSDAY, JULY 13th

Old Spanish Nights Tasting
Thursday, July 13, 2017 6:30-9pm
15 E De La Guerra St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
A true celebration of wines, foods and music true to Santa Barbara’s Spanish roots. The historic De La Guerra Adobe Courtyard, site of the original Spanish fiesta in downtown Santa Barbara, provides the perfect setting for this exciting evening of wine and food festivities. A large contingent of wineries will showcase their world-class wines accompanied by a spicy array of appetizers from top local restaurants. Colorful Flamenco dancers, accompanied by blazing guitars and hot Latin sounds will keep everyone ‘caliente’ throughout the event.

FRIDAY, JULY 14th

Sunset Reserve & Rare Wine Tasting
Friday, July 14, 2017 6:30-9pm
Chase Palm Park Plaza at the Carousel
223 E. Cabrillo Blvd. Santa Barbara, CA
Limited to just 300 ticket-holders, this is the toughest ticket in town! California’s best winemakers dust off their rare and reserve level bottles in a wine-lovers fantasy night of sipping the good stuff! Some wines being poured are impossible to buy and are no longer in distribution. A sparkling champagne reception greets guests who will then be treated to Napa trophy cabs, rare bottles from Sonoma, old vine wines from the high Sierras and the best from California’s Central Coast and Santa Barbara County. Top chefs from Santa Barbara’s most popular restaurants will prepare amazing hot and cold gourmet appetizers while live music keeps things cool. The charming old-world carousel at Chase Palm Park Plaza provides the backdrop for this romantic summer night under the stars. A silent auction of fine wines, exotic super-sized-wine bottles including dozens of magnums, double magnums and special luxury wine trips will raise money for The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County.

SATURDAY, JULY 15th

Beachside Wine Festival
Saturday, July 15, 2017 – 1-4pm (VIPs 12pm)
236 E. Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
This is CWF’s signature wine event. Thousands of wine lovers pour into Santa Barbara’s sun-splashed beachside location for a day of sun, sea, wine, food, and music. Hundreds of premium California wines are served up along with the best of the regional microbreweries, local top chefs, food purveyors and vendors of all things related to wine.
Voted Top Food & Wine Festivals by Trip Advisor

Santa Barbara Concerts in The Park

Summer Concerts At The Park
2017 line-up
"Boston has the pops, Hollywood has the bowl, and Santa Barbara beats them all with spectacular summer music at Chase Palm Park!"
 It’s one of Santa Barbara’s best summer traditions... come find out first-hand what brings up to 5,000 people down to Chase Palm Park on Thursday nights during the month of July! Make sure that you dust off your dancing shoes, pack up a picnic dinner and your friends and family, and come celebrate summer and some great free music concerts in Santa Barbara’s beautiful Chase Palm Park! Located right on Cabrillo Blvd. along the gorgeous Santa Barbara waterfront. Don’t miss it!
All concerts are free and are held from 6:00-8:30pm Thursday nights in Chase Palm Park at the Great Meadow Stage.  No blanket or chair setup or space claiming until noon on the day of each concert.  Have FUN and enjoy the music!
Thursday, July 13
The Hollywood Stones
A tribute to the Rolling Stones

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Crooked Eye Tommy
Original Southern California Blues

Bring a picnic, blanket, friends and family and come to The Park!


Captain Cardiac and the Coronaries
50s and 60s Rock n' Roll (my personal favorite!)

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Santa Barbara Maritime Museum Hosts Annual Kardboard Kayak Races July 8th



July 8th

SBMM's Kardboard Kayak Race 

Challenge teams to a battle of wits, design and courage!  Teams of up to 4 will receive 2 sheets of cardboard, 1 roll of tape, a marker, a utility knife, a yardstick, and one hour to construct a functioning kayak. Then they will be ready to race other teams in their heat, finding out whose design can hold up to the pressure of paddling out to a buoy and back.

The Kardboard Kayak Races are divided into separate heats, with prizes awarded to participants in the Family Fun Heat (geared to  family groups with younger kayak paddlers) and the Paddling Pros heat (geared to adults and/or skilled competitors).

Speed and construction design will be the true test!

Where: West Beach near Sea Landing (where Condor Express docks)
What: Kardboard Kayak Race Team Challenge ― Build it & Race itWhen: Saturday, July 8, 2017


Check-in, 12:00pm • Building and Racing, 1:00 – 3:00pm
Cost: $30 (SBMM members), $40 (non-members)
Register here or call (805) 456-8747
(Number of teams is limited, so to guarantee entry, please register early!)
Watching this fun, fun event is FREE!

Monday, July 3, 2017

Santa Barbara Fourth of July Events

Santa Barbara Fourth of July Celebration

The Fourth of July 2017 in Santa Barbara

It's happening here! The City of Santa Barbara's traditional Fourth of July beachfront celebration is back again and ready to build upon the fabulous events in years past!
Join us at the beautiful Santa Barbara waterfront along West Beach on Independence Day for an afternoon and evening of food, music, fireworks, and fun for all ages.

What's Happening

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 

12PM to 9PM
Festivities at the Santa Barbara waterfront and Stearns Wharf (11AM - 9PM), including favorite food vendors, and a music variety show featuring local musicians hosted by John Palminteri, as well as local shops, face painting, and live band, Tequila Mockingbird, on the wharf. End the day with fireworks and music at West Beach, plus the return of the radio simulcast, courtesy of 92.9 KjEE.
New this year - extended festivities! Bands begin performing on Stearns Wharf at 11AM and on West Beach at noon!
Check back as the event nears to get the list of live performances throughout the day.
Be Part of the SBFourth Community
Follow us on social media to stay up on the latest information (even on the day of!) and share your experiences. There will even be contests with prizes!
...and use the hashtag #SBFourth wherever/whenever you post! 

Santa Barbara - Goleta 4th of July Events




10 am - 4 pm

Spectacular Art Show!


The 4th of July Art Show Returns to 
The Old Mission Santa Barbara!

Come and see over 90 artists and artisans working in a variety of medium from paintings, sculptures, art glass, leather goods, fabrics, woodworking, and very unique creations!

Art, Food and Fresh Air

FREE ADMISSION AND FREE PARKING

Avoid the huge crowds at the beach and come up where the locals go on the 4th!  

Please visit our WEBSITE for photo gallery.


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Cacti Orchids are stunningly beautiful!


Epiphyllums also known as Cacti Orchids
These stunning flowers only last a day
or two.
The plant itself is not particularly lovely....
ohhhh but the flowers are truly
exotic and lovely



I discovered these unusual plants in the garden 
of a client who had passed away.
She had a passion for beautiful flowers.


the plants were hanging in the trees and looked
very neglected


 I asked if I could take them home

 A friend who had been a docent at Santa Barbara's 
beautiful Lotus Land came over to
tell me about them

I nurtured the plants and did some research....
One day.... they began to bloom....
I have been hooked ever since and have at least 
ten plants. Their blooms have never ceased to 
amaze me and give me joy
The Santa Barbara area climate is perfect for these
interesting plants. Our Local Santa Barbara Zoo has
many of these plants hanging in the Oak Trees as does

Epiphyllum (/ˌɛpˈfɪləm/;[2] "upon the leaf" in Greek) is a genus of 19 species of epiphytic plants in the cactus family (Cactaceae), native to Central America. Common names for these species include climbing cactiorchid cacti and leaf cacti, though the latter also refers to the genus Pereskia.