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Santa Barbara is special in many ways. Not only is it visually stunning but it has a lot to offer in terms of arts, food, theater, culture and activities. Below represents some of the best in SB. We have also included links to ongoing event calendars provided by 3rd party publications. Enjoy!
Hiking trails a-plenty in Santa Barbara. Due to the recent fires and floods many of our trails have been destroyed or significantly altered. Enjoy your time on the trails but be careful.
Santa Barbara is known across the globe for our eclectic festivals and parades. Just about any time of year there are multiple events happening outdoors.
Santa Barbara Bowl - An amazing outdoor venue where you can enjoy some of the best views of Santa Barbara and listen to some of the biggest names in music & comedy. See the full calendar of events here.
University of Santa Barbara Arts & Lectures - Founded in 1959, UCSB Arts & Lectures is the largest and most influential arts and lectures organization between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Arts & Lectures annually presents more than a hundred events, from critically acclaimed concerts and dance performances by world-renowned artists to talks by groundbreaking authors and film series at UCSB and Santa Barbara-area venues. See the full calendar of events here.
Arlington Theatre - A historic theater for movies, music, lectures and more. See the full calendar of events here.
Granada Theatre - A local landmark for almost a century, The Granada Theatre is the central coast’s premier performing arts venue. Located in the heart of Downtown Santa Barbara, The Granada is home to eight resident companies, and serves as a venue for regional and national touring productions. See the full calendar of events here.
Center Stage Theatre - An intimate black box theater with weekly performances by a variety of artists and companies, located in Paseo Nuevo in the heart of the downtown Santa Barbara cultural district. See full calendar of events here.
Marjorie Luke Theatre - Over 140 arts and educational organizations make their home at The Luke. A rich and diverse offering of dance, music, theatre, film and special events makes the Luke a hub of the arts in Santa Barbara. See the full calendar of events here.
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