Santa Barbara County Vintners’ Festival Weekend

Sip and savor world-class wines, meet local vintners, taste their wines and enjoy great food and music over a long spring weekend in April. This event takes place April 20th-23rd, 2013 at Mission Santa Inés in Solvang, CA.

Visit the Santa Barbara County Vintners’ Festival page for more information!

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BANFF Mountain Film Festival

Check out the BANFF Mountain Film Festival February 27th-28th, 2013 at the Arlington Theatre. Featuring the world’s best films and videos on mountain subjects, the tour awes viewers with thrills and grandeur captured in exotic locations.

For more information, visit the BANFF Mountain Film Festival page.

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See, Savor and Stay at Film Feast 2013

Between January 24th and February 3rd, 2013 local restaurants, tasting rooms and lounges throughout the downtown Santa Barbara theater districts will feature exclusive prix fixe menus and frequent giveaways to complement the world premieres, celebrity tributes and panel discussions during the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

Linger in Santa Barbara a little longer and enjoy special, Film Feast cinema-centric hotel packages. Visit for more information!

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Annual Winter Wine Classic in Santa Barbara – January 20, 2013

Taste California’s very best wines and enjoy a variety of delectable wine – worthy gourmet morsels – offered by some of the region’s most notable chefs during this luxuriant wine and food celebration at The Fess Parker: A Doubletree by Hilton Resort on January 20 from 6:30pm – 9:00pm.

For more information, please visit

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27th Annual Holiday Parade of Lights at the Harbor in Santa Barbara

This iconic and original Santa Barbara event is a beautiful way to kick off the holiday season. Head to Santa’s Village on the City Pier at 3:00pm to enjoy holiday music while you watch 30 to 50 boats donning holiday lights parade along the Santa Barbara coastline, followed by a fireworks display!

Check it out on December 9th at 3pm at the Santa Barbara Harbor and Waterfront.

For more information, please visit

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Mark Your Calendars: Santa Barbara Downtown Holiday Parade

The highly anticipated Santa Barbara Holiday Parade on December 7, 2012 will once again amuse more than 50,000 spectators as giant helium balloons float down State Street amidst magnificent marching bands, fabulous floats and spectacular performance groups in elaborate, colorful costumes to charm the audience!

And of course, the greatest anticipation is the annual arrival of Santa Clause!
The festivities will run from 6:30pm to 9:00pm on December 7, 2012 in downtown Santa Barbara.

For more information, please visit

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Summer Solstice Celebration- June 22 – 24, 2012

Experience the magical spectacle of more than a thousand costumed participants dancing, drumming and twirling up State Street to Alameda Park during the wacky, whimsical and festive Summer Solstice Parade. The mid-June parade is the largest, single-day arts event in Santa Barbara, drawing crowds of over 100,000 spectators from around the world. For more information, please visit Summer Solstice Celebration

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Santa Barbara Bowl 2012 Concert Season- May 1, 2012 – October 7, 2012

Enjoy a concert under the stars at the Santa Barbara Bowl, an open-air theatre nestled in the hills. The 2012 lineup includes Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Beck, The Beach Boys, Colbie Caillat, Gavin Degraw, Norah Jones, Sugarland, Ben Harper, Beck & more! For full details, go to Santa Barbara Bowl 2012 Concert Season

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1st Thursday (Ongoing – every 1st Thursday of the month)

Celebrate the best of Santa Barbara’s arts and culture scene on the first Thursday of each month, from 5-8 p.m. in downtown Santa Barbara. Participating locations invite you to enjoy art openings, live performances & more. 1st Thursdays

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Film Feast

Santa Barbara rolls out the red carpet for another edition of Film Feast, a special tasting-menu program. The Film Feast coincides with the 27th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Jan. 26 – Feb. 5, and California Restaurant Month, a state-wide celebration of California’s cornucopia! A stellar cast of restaurants, bars and tasting rooms that serve up three-course tasting menus spotlighting local cuisine, inventive cocktails and Central Coast wines and beers. Several Film Feast participants take the silver-screen drama tableside with movie-themed menus celebrating classic and contemporary films. Reserve your own star treatment with Film Sleeps, featuring cinema-centric lodging specials at Santa Barbara’s best resorts, hotels, inns and bed-and-breakfasts. Visit for more information.

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