California News: Santa Barbara, Goleta, Carpinteria, Santa Ynez Valley, Solvang

43rd Annual Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Festival

June 02, 2017

“Celebrating Unity” is the theme of the 43rd Annual Summer Solstice festival in Santa Barbara, and it takes place from June 23 through June 25 in Alameda Park. More than 1,000 participants will take part in the 2017 Summer Solstice Parade which will begin on Saturday, June 24 at 12 p.m. on State and Cota Streets.

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Celebrate Independence Day in Santa Barbara!

June 02, 2017

It’s happening here! The City of Santa Barbara’s traditional Fourth of July beachfront celebration is back again and ready to build upon the fabulous events in years past.

Join us at the beautiful Santa Barbara waterfront along West Beach on Independence Day for an afternoon and evening of food, music, fireworks, and fun for all ages.  Festivities at the Santa Barbara waterfront and Stearns Wharf include favorite food vendors, a music variety show featuring local musicians, local shops, face painting, and live band, Tequila Mockingbird, on the wharf. End the day with fireworks and music at West Beach

 

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The 14th Annual California Wine Festival

June 02, 2017

Don’t miss the 14th Annual California Wine Festival in beautiful Santa Barbara, CA, one of the largest outdoor wine festivals in the state! Santa Barbara is the original home of the CWF, a spectacular gathering of wine, food, music and fun at the beach. A true world-class resort city, Santa Barbara attracts sophisticated visitors from around the world, many of whom spend a few days by the beach tasting great California wines. A hip crowd of thousands of wine lovers flock to the three-day festival, making this one of the most desirable consumer wine events of the year.

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2017 Fiesta Poster and Pin unveiled at La Primavera

June 02, 2017

SANTA BARBARA – On a perfect spring evening and at a lively La Primavera celebration transformed into an “Evening in Spain”, this year’s Fiesta La Presidente Rhonda Ledson Henderson unveiled the 2017 Fiesta Poster and Pin before a throng of local dignitaries, community leaders and supporters of Old Spanish Days Fiesta.

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Spirit and Junior Spirit of Old Spanish Days 2017 Crowned in Santa Barbara

April 17, 2017

The Spirit and Junior Spirit of Fiesta represent the charm and beauty of the culture of Old Spanish Days, a beloved annual Santa Barbara festival that takes place every early August celebrating the traditions of the American Indian, Spanish, Mexican, and early American settlers that comprise the rich cultural heritage of our community.

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HALF-PRICED WHALE WATCHING!

March 16, 2017

If you would like to enjoy spectacular whale watching aboard the award-winning Condor Express in beautiful Santa Barbara, we have a limited number of $100 & $50 certificates available at 50% of their face value.

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