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Travel Outlook Promising for Santa Barbara in 2017

February 17, 2017

The tourism industry is looking promising for Santa Barbara in the coming year, said speakers at the 2017 Travel Outlook, a tourism and hospitality industry event on Friday, January 20, 2017 at the Cabrillo Arts Pavilion.

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The 32nd Annual Santa Barbara Kite festival

March 16, 2017

“It’s time to fly!” As fleeting as time can be, this year’s theme for the 32nd annual Santa Barbara Kite Festival is “It’s time to fly!” Festival organizers grabbed hold of today’s time change to announce the theme for the 2017 Santa Barbara Kite Festival, coming 11am-5pm Sunday April 9th to the Great Meadow (the west campus lawn) at Santa Barbara City College’s west campus, 973 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, California.

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Santa Barbara Nominated for World’s Best City

February 23, 2017

Santa Barbara, Calif. (February 21, 2016) — Santa Barbara has been nominated for “World’s Best City” in Travel + Leisure’s prestigious “World’s Best Awards.

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Details On the Upcoming “Happiness Retreat” in Santa Barbara This March!

February 17, 2017


Searching for an opportunity to recharge your creative juices alongside other like-minded people who all want to know what truly makes them happy?  Look no further than “The Happiness Retreat” at the Kimpton Goodland hotel which promises to deliver unique workshops to help you improve your romantic and platonic relationships, quiet your negative internal chatter, reduce your stress level, and learn how to meditate - for real this time!

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‘The Good Catholic,’ ‘My Hero Brother’ Win Top Awards at Santa Barbara International Film Festival

February 17, 2017

“The Good Catholic,” director Paul Shoulberg’s film about a priest experiencing a crisis of faith, has won the top jury award at the 2017 Santa Barbara Film Festival, SBIFF organizers announced last Saturday.

“My Hero Brother,” Yonatan Nir’s film about a group of young men and women with Down syndrome traveling through the Himalayas, won the audience award, as well as the jury prize for best documentary.

Other Santa Barbara awards went to the documentary “Angry Inuk” and the international film “The Constitution.”

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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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