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Solvang Danish Days

August 28, 2017

California’s premier Danish heritage festival, “Solvang Danish Days” (, returns in 2017 to celebrate its 81st anniversary with an event weekend line-up set for Friday through Sunday, September 15 through 17, 2017. Solvang Danish Days 2017 will once again provide attendees with a total Danish immersion experience, while helping to preserve Solvang’s authentic Danish heritage, and will offer a “Dane For A Day” ticket bundle package for guests looking to “live like Vikings” throughout the event weekend.

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The Santa Barbara Sea Glass & Oceans Art Festival 2017

August 28, 2017

The Santa Barbara Sea Glass & Ocean Arts Festival (formerly known as the Carpinteria Sea Glass Festival) occurs annually on the second weekend in September and is held at the Earl Warren Showgrounds in the renowned coastal jewel of Santa Barbara, California. Featuring handmade, ocean-themed art and genuine sea glass jewelry by dozens of talented artists from across the country, this festival is the only one of its kind in Southern California, and one of three on the west coast.

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After Triumphant Tour in France ‘Anaïs, a Dance Opera’ to Open at the New Vic

August 22, 2017

‘Anaïs, A Dance Opera’ is a theatrical presentation that incorporates dance, music and visual projections into a cutting-edge stage production that explores and illuminates the riveting life of famed diarist and literary figure Anaïs Nin and her world of words, sex, passion and creativity.

French audiences and critics were wild with praise at the Festival Off D’Avignon ‘17.  “A vibrant and bold portrait of Anaïs Nin” says Avignon “The energy and amazing dynamics of the dancers, the gorgeous voice of the singer, the beautiful projections and the music take the audience in to a dreamlike universe.” says MPA Communications. ” The audience will get great pleasure in the quality, beauty and brimming enthusiasm at the heart of this stunning show.” says

Created by composer-lyricist Cindy Shapiro and director-choreographer Janet Roston, this mesmerizing hybrid stage production, produced by Mixed eMotion Theatrix and co-producer Diana Raab, will be performed at The New Vic Theater in Santa Barbara.

The New Vic Theater is located at 33 W. Victoria Street, Santa Barbara CA. 93101. Anaïs, a Dance Opera, will be performed for two nights only. Friday and Saturday, September 8 and 9, 2017 at 8pm. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 805-965-5400,online at Youth prices (29 and under) are $22.00 and Regular admission $35.00.

The 26th Annual California Lemon Festival

February 17, 2017

Come join us for a weekend of family fun, food, and entertainment in Goleta, CA!

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Goleta Named A Safe City For Fourth Year In A Row

June 02, 2017

GOLETA, CA, June 21, 2017 – The City of Goleta received its second award this year for being one of the top safest cities to live in California. This is the 4th year in a row Goleta earned this honor from SafeWise, a community-focused security organization committed to increasing safety education, awareness, and preparedness.

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Who Will Be the Next Santa Barbara Poet Laureate?

February 17, 2017

Perhaps it could be you!

The Santa Barbara County Office of Arts & Culture and the Santa Barbara City Arts Advisory Committee announced this week that nominations are being sought for Santa Barbara’s next Poet Laureate. Information and nomination guidelines are available here.

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