3:00 PM15:00

Parade of Lights

The 2018 event marks the 32nd Annual Parade of Lights. Starting with fun for the entire family at Santa's Village, the event culminates with a 5-minute fireworks display. 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 will come out to play in 10 tons of snow and take photos with Santa to get into the holiday spirit. The first 400 children receive free goody bags from Santa's helpers!

At 5:30 p.m. the annual boat parade begins with approximately 30 boats motoring, sailing, and paddling the Santa Barbara Coastline to the theme of Hollywood Holidays. 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 visitors enjoy a fireworks show after the parade, ending their night with a bang.

*Information from the City of Santa Barbara.

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Rummage (Hosted by: Junior League of Santa Barbara)
8:00 AM08:00

Rummage (Hosted by: Junior League of Santa Barbara)

Saturday, October 27, 2018
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
(FREE Admission)

Earl Warren Exhibit Hall
3400 Calle Real Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Santa Barbara’s largest indoor garage sale boasting 10,000+ sq ft of new, almost-new and gently-used items for sale including: baby items, clothing for all, art, housewares, appliances, furniture, kitchen and dining wares and more!

All proceeds fund JLSB community impact projects focused on improving the lives of at-risk young women in our community.

Want to get involved?

We will be accepting gently used donations at the following times and locations:

August 18, 2018: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at MoveGreen

September 15, 2018: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at MoveGreen

October 24, 2018: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Earl Warren Showgrounds

MoveGreen 1 N Calle Cesar Chavez #130 Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Thank you to our generous donors and sponsors for your continued support. For any additional inquiries or interest in individual or corporate sponsorship in any capacity we would be delighted to talk with you.

*Information from the Junior League of Santa Barbara.

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Cocktails for a Cause: Pink Sunset Soiree
5:30 PM17:30

Cocktails for a Cause: Pink Sunset Soiree

Join us on the Kimpton Canary Hotel rooftop and come together as a community to support the Breast Cancer Resource Center during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Thursday, October 25th, we'll be up on the rooftop from 5:30-8:30 pm with some of our favorite local craft cocktail partners and the fabulous DJ Darla Bea to have a spirited cocktail competition you'll participate in along with some new Finch & Fork treats, dancing & music and more all under the stars. In addition, there will be a local experience oriented raffle and a full rooftop bar.

Tickets are $80 in advanced or $100 at the door with all proceeds going to the BCRC. 

*Price includes one raffle ticket entry into Grand Prize. Additional raffle tickets available at door. 

*Information from the

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to Sep 16

California Lemon Festival

For the past 25 years, the Lemon Festival has been the biggest celebration in the Goleta area and it keeps getting better each year. Be sure to join us on September 16 & 17, 2017, for the 26th Annual California Lemon Festival in Goleta.

You’ll find wonderful food, a fantastic family atmosphere, and a variety of entertainment and activities that have made this the most anticipated event in the Goleta Valley. This weekend also includes the Goleta Fall Classic Car and Street Rod Show and the ever-popular ‘Safety Street.’ Don’t miss our pie-eating contests, and the arts and crafts vendors.

For the safety of all Lemon Festival guests, pets are not allowed on festival grounds.

*Information from the Goleta Chamber of Commerce.

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to Aug 5

Old Spanish Days Fiesta

Hello, and welcome to the Old Spanish Days in Santa Barbara website. This week-long festival was started in 1924 as a way to attract tourists to our city, honor there- opening of the Lobero Theatre, and, to celebrate the reminiscences of old-time Santa Barbara families passed down by their grandparents. For you history buffs, we invite you to visit the History pages you’ll find on our website.

Many of our Board members are descended from the first Spanish Settlers who founded Santa Barbara in 1782. They are proud of their heritage, and help keep the history, traditions and spirit of Fiesta alive. Bill Luton: Ortega Family. Jose Francisco de Ortega was the Chief Scout for the Governor/Lt. Colonel Gaspar de Portolá expedition in 1769, and was the first European to discover San Francisco Bay. He was the first Commandante of the Presidio, and upon retirement was granted Rancho Nuestra Señora del Refugio.

*Information from Visit Santa Barbara.

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