Events in Santa Barbara

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From the sport of kings to fiery flamenco dancing, and from wine and food to film and live music, the Riviera Beach House is your home base to enjoy some of the best events in Santa Barbara.

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Santa Barbara Surf Film Festival

Dive into the world of surf culture at the 2024 Santa Barbara Surf Film Festival! Enjoy a weekend of stunning films, inspiring stories, and vibrant community vibes right on the picturesque California coast. Whether you're a surf enthusiast or a cinema lover, this event promises an unforgettable experience.

Dates: June 7th – 8th

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Santa Barbara Surf Film Festival

50th Annual Summer Solstice Celebration

Join us for the 50th Annual Summer Solstice Celebration in Santa Barbara, a vibrant festival featuring dazzling parades, live music, and captivating art. Experience the magic of this beloved community event, perfect for all ages, as we celebrate the longest day of the year in style.

Dates: June 21st  23rd

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50th Annual Summer Solstice Celebration

Santa Barbara Wine & Food Festival

Experience the best of California's culinary delights at the Santa Barbara Wine & Food Festival! Enjoy exquisite tastings from top local wineries and gourmet food artisans in the stunning natural setting of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Don't miss this unforgettable celebration of flavor and craftsmanship.

Date: June 29th

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Santa Barbara Wine & Food Festival

Santo Mezcal Happy Hour

Stop by Santo Mezcal every Monday through Friday, from 2pm to 5pm for special-price Margaritas (tequila or mezcal), as well as creative cocktails, select wines and beers, and a tasty appetizer menu to share…or not.

Date: Every monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday Time: 02:00pm - 05:00pm

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Santo Mezcal Happy Hour

DJ Serenade

Now introducing, Sunset Sounds with DJ Serenade. Starting May 17, grab a cocktail from Santo Mezcal and join us in the lobby every Friday.

Date: Every Friday
Time: 5pm-8pm

DJ Serenade

First Thursday

First Thursday is an evening of art and culture in downtown Santa Barbara. On the first Thursday of each month, participating galleries and venues offer free access to visual and performing arts in a fun and social environment. Venues feature attractions such as art openings, live music, artists' receptions, lectures, wine tastings, and hands-on activities. We hope you will join us to enjoy our beautiful downtown and all that it has to offer!

Location: State Street, Downtown Santa Barbara

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First Thursday

Funk Zone Live

Santa Barbara Funk Zone Live is a series of bimonthly arts, wine, dine and shop events taking place on the last Friday of every other month.

Dates: 
May 31, 2024
July 26, 2024
September 27, 2024
December 6, 2024

Participating venues will be open 5:00 - 8:00 pm

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Funk Zone Live