Monday, July 29, 2019

Fiesta Santa Barbara, July 31-August 4.

Join La Presidenta Barbara Carroll for the annual celebration that includes sampling delicious foods at El Mercado de la Guerra,  the thrilling
El Desfile Historico, the colorful El Desfile de los Ninos, rocking through the evenings in the Casa Cantina or Crazy Horse Cantina and enjoying music, dance, fun and so much more of Old Spanish Days Fiesta! 
The poster is an original graphic design by local Santa Barbara artist Victor Sigismondi, and features a classic parade scene in bright vivid colors. It showcases the children, dancers and horses in the parade in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara.  
Dates: Wednesday, July 31 to Saturday, August 3
Varies, depending on specific event.  
Locations: Varies
More Info: Click here for the entire Fiesta events calendar*.  
Click here for Fiesta Road Closure info; Click here for Fiesta Maps. 
*For an Official Guide to Fiesta 2019, come to Downtown SB office at 27-B East De la Guerra Street (Mon-Fri, 9am to 5pm; closed on Friday, August 2nd). 

(all information and photo from the Santa Barbara Downtown Website)

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Farmer's Market Summer Bounty

Mother Nature's Summer Basket is Overflowing
at six local Farmers' Markets

Sunday - Goleta Camino Real Market Place 10-2
Tuesday - 500-600 Blocks of State Street 4-7:30 pm
Wednesday - Solvang Copenhagen Dr & 1st 2:30-6:30
Thursday - Carpinteria 800 block of Linden 3-6:30 pm
Friday - Montecito1100-1200 Block of Coast Village Rd  8-11:15 am
Saturday - SB, corner of SB St and Cota 8:30 am-1:30 pm

My favorite Markets are the Tuesday State and Saturday SB & Cota Sts.

Santa Barbara Greek Festival, July 27 & 28

July 27-28, 2019
11am – 7pm
WHERE: On the beautiful grounds of Oak Park. The Oak Park area of Mission Creek has been a popular picnic and recreation spot for Santa Barbara since Spanish times and is one of the most visited parks in the city.
It is located at the intersection of West Junipero Street and West Alamar Avenue. Exact address (for Google Maps): 600 West Junipero Street, Santa Barbara, California 93105
Going north on the 101 freeway from Los Angeles, exit Pueblo Street and go straight, turn right on Junipero Street and look for street parking.

Friday, July 19, 2019

ART Show at the Santa BarbaraMaritime Museum

ART Show at the Maritime Museum, July 24 and 25

SCAPE Online Sales are now open until the 2-day Art Show -IMAGES OF OUR MARITIME COMMUNITY - at SBMM on July 24 & 25. The Art Show will have more artists with more art to see and purchase.

The Southern California Artists Painting for the Environment (SCAPE) Art Show and Sale to Benefit the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM).

Thursday, July 11, 2019

French Festival in Santa Barbara July 13 and 14

The 31st Annual Santa Barbara French Festival title=

Santa Barbara Historical Events


Old Spanish Days: Santa Barbara History Through Public Art
By Erin Graffy
Saturday, July 13
10:00 am

Historian Erin Graffy will lead a walking tour of historic downtown Santa Barbara public art based on her award-winning book.  The tour begins at the Museum.

Members are complimentary, guests $10.
Reservation required.  


Fiesta History 101
By Erin Graffy
Wednesday, July 24
5:30 pm

Grassini Vineyards Tasting Room (El Paseo)

Old Spanish Days Historian Erin Graffy will discuss the history of the Old Spanish Days festival beginning in 1924.

Free entry, no host wine.

Attend the Museum's most important Fund Raiser of the Year: 
La Fiesta Del Museo, Saturday, July 20th
For more information:

(all photos and information from the SB Historical Museum Website)


136 East De la Guerra
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Friday, July 5, 2019

Summer Movies at the Santa Barbara Courthouse Sunken Gardens

summer 2019: those fabulous fifties!

Starting today, July 5th - A Roman Holiday
Starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck


Celebrating a decade, the free summer cinema series at the Santa Barbara county courthouse sunken garden has solidified itself as a wildly popular tradition. 

screenings take place on Friday evenings in July and August in the iconic courthouse sunken garden at 8:30 p.m. the series is made possible by a collaboration between arts & lectures, the office of arts & culture & Santa Barbara county parks

guests may set out blankets and chairs anytime after 12 p.m. on movie nights. low-back chairs are welcome, as are non-synthetic blankets (to help keep the lawn lovely!) people are encouraged to bring jackets as it gets chilly at night. please keep in mind that the county is not responsible for any items left unattended on the lawn. we hope to see you there!

Friday, July 12th
North By Northwest, Alfred Hitchcock Thriller
Starring Cary Grant
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Friday, July 19th
Rebel Without a Cause
Starring James Dean
Friday, July 26th
Some Like It Hot
Starring Marilyn Monroe
Friday, August 9th
OnThe Waterfront
Starring Marlon Brando 
and Eva Marie Saint
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Friday, August 16th
High Noon
Starring Gary Cooper
Friday, August 23rd
Sunset Boulevard
Starring Gloria Swanson


Wednesday, July 3, 2019

4th of July - The Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence
In Congress, July 1776

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from consent of the governed.  That whenever any form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute a new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to affect their Safety and Happiness.

Monday, July 1, 2019

SBMM Kardboard Kayak Races 7-6-2019

July 6

Will it Float?

It is time again to start designing for this year's fun in the sun event

SBMM’s Annual Kardboard Kayak Races

The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum is excited about hosting the 17th annual Kardboard Kayak Race Team Challenge, in conjunction with Semana Nautica.
SBMM’s Kardboard Kayak Races challenge families and teams to participate in a battle of wits, creativity, design, and courage! Teams of up to four people each receive two sheets of cardboard, one roll of duct tape, a permanent marker, a utility knife, a yardstick, and just one hour to construct a functioning kayak out of ONLY those materials. Each of the assigned team paddlers will then be ready to race–and to find out whose design can hold up to the water and the pressure of being paddled out to a buoy and back. The Kardboard Kayak Races are divided into separate heats to ensure fair competition: Family Fun (paddler must be 14 years old or younger) and Paddling Pros (paddler is a “skilled” competitor). Let the races and fun begin!
WHEN: Saturday, July 6, 2019
Registration: 12:00pm
Building: 1:00pm-2:00pm
Racing begins: 2:00pm
WHERE: West Beach (near the harbor), Santa Barbara
FEE: $30 SBMM Member (per team)  •  $40 Non-Members (per team)
REGISTER: here or call (805) 456-8747

Sponsored by Condor ExpressSupported by Sambo’s Restaurant and Nothing Bundt Cakes, the Santa Barbara Sailing enter, Channel Islands Outfitters, and the United States Coast Guard

(all information including photo from the SBMM Website and Newsletter)