Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2022

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival returns for its 37th year in 2022! Over the years, this has become an iconic festival, bringing many Oscar-worthy films to the Santa Barbara area. Learn all about this year’s festival, how you can attend, and what to expect.

Explore Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara

Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara is an iconic location. It’s been around for nearly 150 years, and throughout that time has been through a lot. As natural disasters have affected it throughout the years, the Wharf has been repaired and partially rebuilt. And now, this location is a must-see for any visitor to Santa Barbara. […]

Take Santa Barbara Winter Surf Lessons

Santa Barbara winter surf lessons are the perfect opportunity for beginners to learn to surf or for experienced surfers to hone their skills. If you’ve been looking for the right time to start your surf lessons, there’s no time better than winter in Santa Barbara. Check out why this is the best time to learn […]

Celebrate with Santa Barbara New Year’s Eve Events

This December 31st, ring in the new year in style! When you celebrate the new year in Santa Barbara, you’ll be able to party away 2021 with whatever event suits you best! Whether you want a family-friendly party, a champagne-filled celebration, or a symphonic soiree, Santa Barbara will deliver. Learn more about our favorite ways […]

Festive Santa Barbara Holiday Events

As the holidays draw near, Santa Barbara has plenty of ways to celebrate the season! Get into the spirit with these Santa Barbara holiday events and have fun with family and friends. While you’re here, you can enjoy our holiday events and beautiful weather, plus plenty of beach views!

Our Guide to Winter Beach Day Activities

As the weather gets cooler (well, cooler for Santa Barbara), you might not want to spend your beach days jumping in the waves. But it’s still a great idea to enjoy the beach whenever you’re here, so we put together our guide to winter beach day activities. These activities are the perfect way to have […]

Experience Santa Barbara Whale Watching

Expand your horizons with a Santa Barbara whale watching tour! Experience breathtaking views of whales during this one-of-a-kind experience as you cruise around the waters of Santa Barbara. And while you’re in town, you can experience all the other amazing experiences Santa Barbara has to offer. Read on to learn how you can find the […]

Frightfully Fun Santa Barbara Halloween Activities!

These Santa Barbara Halloween events are frightfully fun! These spooky celebrations give you several opportunities to celebrate this haunted holiday. But don’t be afraid–these events aren’t too scary! Choose from pub crawls, dance parties, and more when you celebrate Halloween with us in Santa Barbara.

Santa Barbara Spooky Zoo Days are Full of Festive Fun

The Santa Barbara Spooky Zoo is one of SB’s best Halloween traditions! Visit the zoo in your best costume and experience their outdoor “spell-ebration.” This event offers not-too-spooky fun for both kids and adults, Learn more about what the Spooky Zoo has to offer and how you can enjoy it all!

Santa Barbara Oktoberfest 2021

This year, you can have your own Oktoberfest! While the city of Santa Barbara isn’t hosting an Oktoberfest this year, the city’s website has put up a guide to creating your own! We review the breweries on this guide so you can decide what you should include in your DIY Santa Barbara Oktoberfest 2021.