Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Santa Barbara Greek Festival -July 31-August 1

37th Annual Santa Barbara Greek Festival
11 am - 7 pm Saturday July 31 and Sunday August 1
located in Santa Barbara's beautiful Oak Park

Listen to the distinct sounds of the bouzouki and other exotic instruments by authentic Greek musicians who perform traditional and popular songs.  Delight in the beauty of the elaborate costumes worn by performers as they share their carefully practiced steps and intricate dances along with the enthusiastic audience.
you may even see a modern day Zorba perform!

Enjoy delectable festival favorites like gyros and moussaka. No Greek village would be complete without home made pastries from Yiayia's traditional recipes:  baklava, melomakarona, and kataifi are just a few of the sweet treats to tempt you.

Oak Park is the site of many of Santa Barbara's popular festivals with lots of street parking available.

 Shirley Valentine would have loved a visit to this Greek Village!
(information and photographs excerpted from the Greek Festival website)

for a video of past festival activities:

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Monster Movies Summer Fridays in the SB Courthouse Sunken Gardens

Frightening Fridays
8 FREE Classic Horror Films from Universal Pictures

Presented by the Arts and Lectures Department of UCSB
Friday Evenings at 8:30 p.m.
Santa Barbara County Courthouse's
beautiful Sunken Gardens
Bring your friends, beach chair or blanket, popcorn or whatever and whomever
(4 legged pals and small children are preferred to be left at home )
Parking available at the surrounding City Parking Lots

Night View of  Count Dracula on the Big Screen

Day-light view of Big Screen
these movies will also be presented at UCSB's Campbell Hall on

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Santa Barbara French Festival

Oh La La!
Come celebrate Bastille Day
at the Santa Barbara Fench Festival
Saturday and Sunday July 17 & 18, 2010
11-7 pm
Oak Park - Santa Barbara

Free admission and parking
Delicious Food & Wine
Free Drawing
Over 40 stage acts
Poodle Parade

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

30th Annual Santa Barbara International Orchid Show

the 30th annual

Santa Barbara Orchid Estate




July 9th - 11th, 2010

9am to 5pm Friday & Saturday ~ 10 to 4 Sunday

at Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara

Admission is Free ~ Parking $5