Check out what's happening in Santa Barbara for the month of August!

New York Philharmonic & Music Academy Faculty Artists

August 1, 2017

Lobero Theatre, 33 East Canon Perdidio Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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Let the music of Beethoven and other classical artists fill your soul at the Lobero. As part of the Festival Artist Series audiences will surely be impressed.Festival Artist Series audiences will surely be impressed.

El Mercado Del Norte

August 2 - 5, 2017

Mackenzie Park

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For over 90 years Old Spanish Days has been celebrated in Santa Barbara. Mackenzie Park sets the scene for the ultimate fiesta. Family fun awaits with music, food, culture and dancing. The carnival will be in full swing with wristband sales for ultimate thrill rides.has been celebrated in Santa Barbara. Mackenzie Park sets the scene for the ultimate fiesta. Family fun awaits with music, food, culture and dancing. The carnival will be in full swing with wristband sales for ultimate thrill rides.

DIGS! (Celebración de los Dignatarios)

August 3, 2017

Santa Barbara Zoo

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Santa Barbara's wildest and most talked about party happens just once a year at the Santa Barbara Zoo.  Experience which wines and tequilas pair with a stunning sunset over the Pacific while you stroll the lush gardens of the beautiful Santa Barbara Zoo. Come hungry, food from the Central Coast's finest eateries is included in the price of the ticket and drinks are included as well.  Then party the night away to the best dance sounds of DJ Hecktik.

Santa Barbara Mariachi Festival

August 5, 2017

Santa Barbara Bowl

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It's Fiesta Time! Colorful costumed dancers sway with lively music at the Santa Barbara Mariachi Festival at the Bowl. Bands featured include Pedro Fernandez, Mariachi Herencia de Mexico, Mariachi Los Reyes and more. Spend the day dancing and soaking up culture.

Fiesta Pancake Breakfast

August 6, 2017

Veteran Memorial Building

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Rise and shine for all you can eat pancakes. Deliciousness is cooking up on the griddle and veterans are ready to enjoy the day with neighbors and friends.

Ferragosto Festival

August 11, 2017

Four Seasons Resort, The Biltmore

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Santa Barbara celebrates the Italian festival Ferragosto. At the ocean front, Cabana Club "Italian inspired fritto misto bar" guests indulge in fine white wines. Part of the acclaimed 2017 Summer Tasting Series.

James Vincent McMorrow

August 12, 2017

Lobero Theatre

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Ireland's best comes to Santa Barbara. The Lobero is filled with the folksy sound of critically acclaimed musician James Vincent McMorrow. Do not miss this incredibly talented performer.

Summer Twilight Tour

August 19, 2017


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Savor fine wines and appetizers on the geranium terrace during the Summer Twilight Tour at Lotusland. Guests walk through the scenic gardens with expert docents imparting insight. Members are welcome to freely roam about.

Old School Hip Hop Night

August 23, 2017

Velvet Jones

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It's a blast back to the past at Velvet Jones. Memories resurface during Old School Hip Hop Night. A lively night is in the works with DJ Joey D. Come have some fun!

Santa Barbara Dog Show Weekend

August 24, 2017

Earl Warren Showgrounds

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The dog days of summer are in full swing in Santa Barbara! Animal lovers head over to the showgrounds to see their favorite breeds in top form. Tails will be wagging and everyone will have a doggone good time!

Chapdelaine I McManus

August 25, 2017

Center Stage Theater

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Get ready for a sound sensation at Center Stage Theater. Classic guitar mixes with acoustic and adds a bit of Celtic touches. This amazing performance should not be missed.

Santa Barbara Triathlon

August 26 - 27

East Beach

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Swim, bike and run. Athletes from all over come to town for the Santa Barbara Triathlon. The Long Course takes place throughout some of the most spectacular scenery in the region. Swimmers jump into the surf from East Beach and then they're off. Crowds encourage along the course where various water stations are ready to help hydrate. A celebration awaits all at the finish line.


August 30, 2017

Santa Barbara Bowl

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See Khalid on his world tour. This incredible singer-songwriter has an amazing repertoire of songs to delight audiences with. In the spotlight will be songs on his latest endeavor American Teen.

For a complete list of events happening in Santa Barbara this August, check out our Event Calendar


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