Top 7 Things To Do this Weekend in Santa Barbara

A perfect weekend getaway is what we are all looking forward to. Whether it is something like a quick escape from the hustle and bustle of the city or a well planned one, nothing beats the fun and activities that Santa Barbara has to offer! Here's our Top 7 for this very special week. Have a blast!

1. Cincuenta Fiesta 

When:   Aug 16, 2019 | 4 pm

Where:  Santa Barbara

Spend Two nights of music and revelry in Santa Barbara. On Friday, August 16th, it would be happening at The Uptown Lounge, and Saturday, August 17th at The Alcazar Theater in Carpinteria. Get entertained by Big 50 Celebration for Kimba, Donna B., Lara, Hilary M. & Hillary D.   


2. Seaside Bike Tour 

When: August 16, 2019 | 10 am 

Where:  Santa Barbara Sailing Center

An enjoyable Santa Barbara bike tour that is designed to show the beauty of coastal Santa Barbara. Ride along on the coastal bluffs amongst Eucalyptus groves, watch the surf, and see quaint neighborhoods and orchards.


3.   Santa Barbara Gem Fair

When: August 16, 2019 |  12 am 

Where: 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara

Time to shop and find. The largest gem, jewelry & bead shows in the United States and has over 50 shows a year. Gem Faire brings to the west coast, and some areas of the Midwest, quality gems, beads, crystals, minerals, findings and earth treasures directly to your town. Gem Faire vendors offer quality merchandise at absolutely none other than manufacturers’ prices.


4. Safari Sleepover

When: August 17, 2019 | 6:30 pm

Where: 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara

Experience safari without having to spend a lot of money, packing a lot of gear, or traveling internationally. The  Safari Sleepover lets you enjoy adventure, exotic animals, and lots of fun right here in Santa Barbara. Kids and the whole family will get to enjoy behind-the-scenes tours, animal encounters, train rides, movies, games, a pizza dinner, and a pancake breakfast after you’ve spent the night at the Zoo.


5. Cat Power Wanderer Tour 2019

When: August 17, 2019, | 8 pm

Where:  33 East Canon Perdidio Street

A very well known songwriter, producer, and most notably—singer— who has only grown more influential with time, will be performing at the Lobero Theater. Wanderer is a collection of winding, wondering narratives all perfectly imbued with the kind of yearning and warmth that has made her one of the most distinctive and beloved artists of her generation.


6. Vespa Scooter Taco Crawl 2019 

When: August 18, 2019 | 10 am

Where: 132 Harbor Way A, Santa Barbara 

 Chew on different taquerias for some delicious tacos. Their first stop will be in Carpinteria at Taqueria Rincon Alteno and is expected to arrive in Carpinteria around 11:00 am.  Taqueria Rincon’s address is 4414 Via Real - Carpinteria 93013.  Daniel Dreifuss will be leading the ride from Carpinteria down through classy Montecito and on to Santa Barbara for some more tacos.  


7.  Sea Glass and Ocean Arts Festival

When: August 18, 2019, | 10 am

Where:  Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

The Festival is bound to happen on September 14-15, 2019 but you don't need to wait for that long. The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) in the Harbor will be hosting a Sea Glass PopUp and “sneak preview” on August 18, between 10:0am-5:00 pm. Have a small taste of what September’s Santa Barbara Sea Glass & Ocean Arts Festival is like and get ready for a fun day of beautiful sea glass collections, learn information about the Festival, and watch out for a new sea glass educational display in the Museum.


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