5 Fun Events in Santa Barbara This Summer

There are always things to do in Santa Barbara, but summer is one of the best times to visit because of all the events and festivals. It seems like there’s always a lot to celebrate during this time of year and we’d love for visitors to join in. So here are 5 fun events in Santa Barbara this summer that we strongly encourage you to attend!

Summer Solstice Festival – June 24-26, 2016

The festival celebrates the Summer Solstice, also known as the longest day of the year, with a huge three day festival including a parade, food, and lots of fun activities. Go for one or all of the three days and see colorful costumes, festive decorations, and cheerful faces! The festival is located in Alameda Park.

Independence Day Celebration – July 4, 2016

Celebrate American independence and show off your patriotism by attending Santa Barbara’s Independence Day Celebration. Join this beachfront celebration right on the famous Stearns Wharf, where you can find delicious food, good music, and lots of shopping opportunities! And of course, enjoy the incredible fireworks show after dark.

California Wine Festival – July 14-16, 2016

We all know and love California wine, and more specifically Santa Barbara wine, so why not celebrate this love with some like-minded individuals? Check out the California Wine Festival this summer, featuring a number of different wine tasting events where you can mingle and imbibe! What better way to spend a summer weekend in Santa Barbara?

Old Spanish Days Fiesta – August 3-7, 2016

The Old Spanish Days Fiesta celebrates Santa Barbara’s rich history with Spanish themed music, decorations, and cuisine. It’s fun for people of all ages and offers a look into the culture that Santa Barbara was founded on mingling with the one it has become. Plus the colorful costumes and delicious food offer a pretty big draw to visitors!

Pacific Pride Festival – August 27, 2016

Join in this uproarious celebration of pride in identity, taking place on Santa Barbara’s beautiful coast at Chase Palm Park. There will be live entertainment, numerous food vendors, and endless activities all directed at celebrating and supporting LGBTQ+ communities. Be sure to check out this fun event if you’re in town!

There are always fun things to do in Santa Barbara, but these events are worth going out of your way for. Book your stay at Marina Beach Motel today and check out one of these 5 fun events in Santa Barbara this summer!