Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Santa Barbara Fourth of July Celebration events


Independence Day Fireworks!

This July 4th, the City of Santa Barbara Waterfront Department will once again sponsor a fireworks display at 9pm off West Beach.
Different from recent years there will NOT be live music on West Beach nor will there be food booths on Cabrillo Blvd.
If you can't join us at West Beach, tune in to the radio simulcast, courtesy of 92.9 KjEE to enjoy music along with fireworks from anywhere in the city or check out to see the show via live stream. The fireworks display is approximately 20-minutes long and choreographed to classic and current fun and patriotic tunes.

All California Department of Public Health COVID recommendations for mega-events (masking required if you're not vaccinated) will be in effect.
Please remember, there is NO camping along the beach (per S.B. Municipal Code 15.16.085). If you do decide to block off a spot the evening prior, you are NOT allowed to physically stay on site. Please be courteous and respectful during the event, and that includes when you find your spot for the day.

Waterfront parking lots will be open on the Fourth of July, with Stearns Wharf closing to vehicular traffic from 3PM - 9:30PM. Find a map of the beachfront lots here.

The use of stationary grills and portable self-contained grills and stoves are permitted only in designated picnic areas or by permit issued by the Parks and Recreation Department. Persons using portable self-contained grills and stoves are responsible for the safe removal of the portable grills and stoves and their fuel sources (charcoal and propane tanks). No dumping of coals is permitted on park or beach property except where there are designated coal disposal receptacles. Grills and stoves shall only be used for cooking purposes and not used as heaters or fire pits. The heated surfaces of table-top portable grills and stoves must be at least six inches above any surface, including picnic tables. (Ord. 5906, 2019)

Riding a bike is a great way to attend the festivities! The City provides additional bike racks during the event.

Cabrillo (from Castillo St. to Garden St.) Access Closed:
Closed at 6:00 p.m.

Cabrillo Access Reopen:
10:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.  


Monday, June 28, 2021

Santa Barbara Locals Collective through September 11, 2021

 Pop-up Boutique opens at 

931 State Street, Santa Barbara

11 am - 7 p.m.

Featured are products from 20 local businesses and artists.

Shopping small and locally is important.

for more information:

Santa Barbara Forester Baseball is back!


Click here to download PDF of 2021 Schedule

We are so pleased to announce our schedule for the 2021 season.  We will continue to follow all State and Local Health and Safety Protocols.  
The State has indicated that California will open completely on June 15th and we are hopeful that means we will have fans back at Pershing Park.

 Please check back often for all updates.

To reserve your season tickets, please email your name & contact information to:

Watch all games click HERE to stream the games from home or get live stats!

* California Collegiate League Game. All times Pacific Daylight.

Tickets sold at the gate: $7 for adults, $3 for seniors, $3 for kids.

Contact The Foresters if you can help the team by being a host family.


Monday, June 21, 2021

Santa Barbara's Blooming Summer Solstice June 26th & 27th

 Source: Summer Solstice

Santa Barbara’s 2021 Summer Solstice Celebration is a combination of Blooming Art Gardens at homes and businesses around town, Blooming Inflatable Gardens popping up in different locations at certain hours, free Blooming Art Classes, the Virtual Community Parade made of community photos and video submissions, the Virtual State Street Parade filmed and edited by TVSB that will be televised on KEYT on June 27th along with a special screening at the Arlington Theater on June 26th, and a Summer Solstice After Bloom Party!

Our community and Solstice Artists have been working hard on some marvelous creations to display throughout town in celebration of Summer Solstice 2021. Our recently released Blooming Gardens Guide highlights all the Solstice Art Installations and their locations, decorated homes and businesses in our town that are joining in on the fun, and special events and activities happening in celebration of Summer Solstice!

If you’ve been itching for some Solstice fun, play our Soul of Summer Solstice Playlist curated by DJ Darla Bea, view our Blooming Gardens Guide, and drive/bike/unicycle around town to view all of our Solstice & community Blooming Art Gardens!

View our Blooming Gardens Guide here:



Join us at the Arlington on Saturday June 26th from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm for a special screening of the Summer Solstice Virtual State Street Parade film! The wonderful, talented, and very hardworking TV Santa Barbara crew has been very busy filming many of Santa Barbara’s incredibly creative community groups, organizations, and individuals. Watch them Bloom in our Virtual State Street Parade!

Wear your best Solstice costume and meet the Solstice Virtual Parade participants and team at our free screening of the hour-long Summer Solstice Virtual State Street Parade Film.

You can also catch the Summer Solstice State Street Parade Film on KEYT on Sunday June 27th from 4:30 – 5:30 pm if you can’t make it to the Arlington screening!



We invite you to an evening of fun and celebration on Saturday June 26th from 5:00 - 9:00 pm at the Community Arts Workshop. This is your chance to meet the artists who make the magic happen! Bring your Solstice spirit and let’s celebrate together!

There will be live music by Hippy Cholo & other special guests, a no-host beer bar provided by Firestone Brewing, and a rotating screening of the Virtual State Street Parade and the Virtual Community Parade. Masks will be required.

A ticket link will be provided soon on our website and on our Blooming Gardens Guide.

Learn more about Summer Solstice 2021:

Tune in to the Downtown Business Spotlight, hosted by the Independent & Downtown SB Organization, this Thursday June 17th from 3:00 - 4:00 pm to watch a live interview with Summer Solstice board president Stacie Bouffard and others involved with downtown festivals and events. Hear all the latest news on this year’s Solstice events and the vision for Summer Solstice in the future!

Look at some sneak peeks of the Virtual Parades, listen to our Soul of Summer Solstice Playlist, view our Blooming Gardens Guide, and learn more about this year’s festivities at

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Fiesta Ranchera Thursday, June 17th and Saturday June 19th, in Goleta


Come Celebrate Fiesta Ranchera On the Go
THIS Thursday and Saturday

Attention Goleta Community Members, now is your chance to celebrate Fiesta THIS week!  Old Spanish Days and the Goleta Valley Historical Society are holding the first ever Fiesta Ranchera On the Go, full of dancing and fun, this Thursday, June 17th and Saturday, June 19th.

Look for Live Fiesta entertainment including performances by the 2021 Spirit and Junior Spirit of Fiesta! Here is the schedule:

  • Thursday, June 17 - Calle Real Center: 7:00 Los Arroyos Restaurant and 7:30 p.m. Nugget Bar & Grill
  • Saturday, June 19 - Camino Real Marketplace:5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Go to for more details.

Tomorrow, June 15, the Goleta City Council is declaring June 17, 2021, as “Fiesta Ranchera Day” in the City of Goleta. Fiesta was first celebrated at Stow House in 1968!  Since the traditional celebratory Fiesta Ranchera event isn't happening this year, Old Spanish Days and the Goleta Valley Historical Society are putting on the 2021 Fiesta Ranchera On the Go as a way to give back to the community. Read the proclamation here:

We hope you can make it to one of the Fiesta Ranchera On the Go events! Viva La Fiesta!

Carriage Museum Press Conference_Fiesta

Fiesta On-the-Go entertainment to include performances from the 2021 Spirit of Fiesta Ysabella Yturralde and Junior Spirit Savannah Hoover shown here at a recent press conference at the Carriage Museum.  Photo courtesy of Fritz Olenberger

Fiesta on the Go Flyer

Sunday, June 13, 2021