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Santa Barbara July 2018 Events Calendar

Maureen McDermut

Having sold residential real estate in Santa Barbara for over 20 years, initiating her career in Los Angeles selling commercial real estate, and daugh...

Having sold residential real estate in Santa Barbara for over 20 years, initiating her career in Los Angeles selling commercial real estate, and daugh...

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Sundown Sundays

Recurring every Sunday starting on July 1st, 2018

Santa Barbara Wine Collective

Mark your calendars for Sundown Sundays at Santa Barbara Wine Collective. Join us every Sunday this July from 3pm-6pm for live music on the patio. Sip wine and savor the sounds of new and returning local artists. Don’t miss #sundownsundays!

Free Summer Composition Workshop for Students with Ted Nash

July 2nd - 7th, 2018

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Join Ted Nash, Grammy Award-winning musician, and composer, for a free summer workshop, inspired by works in the Museum’s exhibition “Summer Nocturne.” Class meets daily from Monday, July 2 through Saturday, July 7 (no class on July 4) at the Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House. The workshop culminates in a performance at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art on July 7, featuring compositions created by Mr. Nash and the workshop attendees.

Music Academy of the West Festival Artists Series Presents Mozart Serenade

July 3rd, 2018

Music Academy of the West

The Academy’s chamber music series featuring faculty and guest artists along with fellows draws sold-out crowds to the Lobero Theatre. Each program features a unique combination of ensembles. A complimentary and energetic reception with the artists follows each concert – an opportunity to discuss the music and performance.

Fourth of July 2018

July 4th, 2018

Stearns Wharf

Welcome July with the biggest celebration of the month! The Santa Barbara Fourth of July returns to the Santa Barbara waterfront with a day of fun, great music and tons of beachfront festivities. From 11 a. m. to 9 p.m. enjoy Independence Day activities along West Beach, including a wide array of food, a musical variety show, face painting, local vendors, live music by Tequila Mockingbird, and fun for all ages. End the day with a spectacular fireworks show and music at West Beach.

4th of July Art Show at the Old Mission Santa Barbara

July 4th, 2018

Old Mission Santa Barbara

Come on up to the Mission on the hill overlooking the beautiful pacific ocean and enjoy so one of a kind art, music and food! The 4th of July Art Show at the Old Mission Santa Barbara started in the 1960’s and is one of the most awesome art shows in all of California! Free admission and free parking!

Family 1st Thursday

July 5th, 2018

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Celebrate Family 1st Thursday in SBMA’s Family Resource Center! This session, create a tar paper and silver collage, inspired by Richard Dunlap’s “Summer Nocturne.” Free! Afterward, enjoy the galleries until 8 pm.

Canary and Core Power Yoga

July 6th, 2018

Canary Hotel

Summer is the perfect time to get fit and fab and for some rooftop yoga! Join Cara G. and DJ Dan Dubinsky for an all-levels rooftop vinyasa yoga flow and house beats at the Canary Hotel on July 6th.

SBIFF The Wave Film Festival France

July 6th - 12th, 2018

Riviera Theatre

To jumpstart the upcoming Santa Barbara French Festival, take a 7 day cinematic trip to France at the Riviera Theatre presented by Santa Barbara International Film Festival. 11 exciting new French films will play from July 6 to 12. Check out the film schedule by downloading the SBIFF app available on both iOS and Android devices.  All access passes available now with individual tickets at the theatre box office.

Movies in the Sunken Garden

Every Friday starting July 6th, 2018

Santa Barbara County Courthouse

They say that the best things in life are free, and while watching movies in the cinema is always a great way to relax, nothing beats *free* Summer Outdoor movies at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse. Starting July 6th, UCSB Arts and Lectures will be hosting a series of movies in the Courthouse Sunken Gardens titled, ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS. Each Friday, bring the family and set up a blanket to watch a movie under the stars and in the heart of Downtown Santa Barbara. Tip: Claim your spot early by setting up a blanket starting at noon and make a day out of it!

LotusFest 2018

July 8th, 2018

Ganna Walska Lotusland

On Sunday, July 8, Lotusland celebrates the spectacular flower that gives them their namesake, the lotus. To honor this special flower, LotusFest 2018 will give visitors a unique opportunity to spend an afternoon exploring the exquisite gardens, while sampling over 20 of the area’s finest wine and beer, from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. Step into the fantastical world of Ganna Walska Lotusland, where your imagination can soar and daydreams become reality.

Arroyo BurroBeach Clean Up

July 8th, 2018

Arroyo Burro Beach

Nothing spells like Summer than spending time at the beach. And if you love being on the beach, taking care of the ocean and environment, and making a positive difference, join Explore Ecology for their Monthly Beach Cleanups at Arroyo Burro Beach, one of Santa Barbara’s most beautiful beaches. The Beach Cleanups are a wonderful way for families, businesses, and groups to volunteer together. Cleanups are on the 2nd Sunday of the Month from 10 am to 12 pm.

Sketching in the Galleries

July 12th, 2018

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Artist Marie Schoeff will be featured in Summer Nocturne on July 12th between 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM for a brief ten-minute talk about her process. Afterward, you will be provided with Marie’s suggestions and assistance. Sketch a work of your choice in the exhibition while looking out for inspiration in the pieces of work that surrounds you.

Summer Tasting Series: Red, White, and Brew

July 13th, 2018

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara

Commemorate America’s Anniversary at a Tequila bar along with a mug of cold beer from one of Santa Barbara’s award-winning local microbreweries. With a selection of ceviche, barbecue suckling pig, Ensenada mussels and chorizo, lime coconut black beans and corn avocado salad masterfully produced by Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore’s creative culinary team, your drink will never run out of a  pair.

30th Annual Santa Barbara French Festival

July 14th - 15th, 2018

Oak Park

From July 14th to 15th, Santa Barbara will fête all things French with free festivities in Oak Park. The popular festival celebrates French culture offering French food (including delicious crepes), wine, art, photography and of course, French conversation. Entertainment includes live music and dance performances on three stages, including gypsy jazz, tango, and the crowd-pleasing Femmes Fatales Drag Revue. The popular Canine Cavalcade costume contest for dogs finishes the festival.

Wine Country Tour By Bike

Recurring Daily starting July 16th, 2018

Wine Country Tour by Bike

The opportunity to scan through Santa Barbara’s beautiful wine country on an all-day guided wine tour is here. Tastings, bikes, lunch, and transportation are all included.

15th Annual California Wine Festival

July 19th - 21st, 2018

Santa Barbara, CA

Don't miss out on this festival favorite among Californians and visitors as they indulge in a getaway of laid-back luxury with the 15th Annual California Wine Festival from July 19 to 21. There is definitely no shortage of fun (and wine!) starting with two intimate evening tastings on Thursday and Friday, sample local cuisine and taste ridiculously good wine in two historic Santa Barbara locations, to kick off the weekend.  And the festival's event highlight at the Beachside Wine Festival, over 2,500 wine-happy guests will sip and savor nearly 300 wines and dozens of gourmet food samplings at Santa Barbara’s palm-lined park, East Beach.

Spring/Summer Islands Cruise

Recurring Daily starting July 22nd, 2018

Sea Landing dock In the Santa Barbara Harbor

Whale watching at its finest! Santa Barbara Channel and Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary offer one of the richest and most diverse locations to view marine mammals anywhere in the World. Trips depart at 10 AM and will be returning at 2:30 PM on the Condor Express, which is one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.

18th Annual "Woodies at the Beach"

July 28th, 2018

Santa Barbara City College

The “Best of the Best” Woodie Wagons from all over the western United States will gather together on the west lawn of Santa Barbara City College overlooking the blue Pacific Ocean. Come and enjoy the artistry and craftsmanship that made the Woodie legendary. Bring a picnic and enjoy friendly people and the cool beach vibe.

La Reception Del Presidente

July 29th, 2018

Old Spanish Days Fiesta

Celebrate the history and excitement of Fiesta 2018 while immersing yourself in this year’s theme: Celebrate Traditions. Savor a delicious dinner among friends and get treated to stunning performances by the 2018 Spirit and Junior Spirit of Fiesta.

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