5. Summer Solstice Celebration: Celebrating Unity

When:        June 23 - 25

Time:          Click here for the schedule

Where:      Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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The largest arts event in Santa Barbara County, the Solstice Parade is an over-the-top fun fest. Exuberantly decorated non-motorized floats, and more than 1,000 imaginatively costumed participants, bands, dance, and drum ensembles parade up State Street from the waterfront to Alameda Park. The festivities continue on Saturday through Sunday, following the parade at Alameda Park. Enjoy live music, delicious food and beverages, arts and much more fun for the entire family.

4. Santa Barbara Wine and Food Festival

When:       Saturday, June 24

Time:         3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Where:     2559 Puesta Del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

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The 2017 Santa Barbara Wine and Food Festival™ will take place along the banks of Mission Creek at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Mingle with winemakers, bakers, and chefs in the sunshine, under the oak trees. Guests will enjoy the best of Central Coast Wine and food.

3. Charlie Faye & The Fayettes + Eric Ambel

When:        Saturday, June 24

Time:          8:00 PM

Where:      33 East Canon Perdidio Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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Charlie Faye & the Fayettes weren’t around in the 60’s, but this Austin trio is so good at building a groove rooted in that rich time, it’s as if they’re channelers. Actually, they are, but don’t think “nostalgia act”; both onstage and on their self-titled release, Charlie Faye & the Fayettes (2016), they craft smart soul-pop that merges the swinging, swaying sound and style of ‘60s girl groups with a modern vibe that’s so current, they’re dancing to the forefront of a retro revival.

Eric Ambel, the veteran singer/guitarist/songwriter/producer — known to his friends, associates and bandmates as Roscoe — has spent the past three and a half decades building a powerful body of raw, personally-charged music that’s earned him a far-reaching reputation as a rock ‘n’ roll original, while keeping him busy in his parallel careers as producer, sideman and collaborator.

2. Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure in Santa Barbara

When:       Recurring Daily

Time:         10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Where:     1 Garden Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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Turn Santa Barbara into a giant game board this summer with this fun Scavenger Hunt adventure. Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with an exploration of the waterfront and city. Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well-known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history and having fun. The Event Route starts near the waterfront and makes its way on a well-designed course from the wharf and through the streets of Santa Barbara to discover the history and culture of this great seaside city. Available 365 days a year, sunrise to sunset. Teams can race for the best score or enjoy at a leisurely pace, the choice is yours. You set the start time and determine the pace.

1. You Are Going On A Trip: Modern and Contemporary Prints from the Permanent Collection

When:       Recurring Daily

Time:         11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Where:     1130 State St, Santa Barbara CA 93101

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"You Are Going On A Trip" brings together a selection of highlights from the Museum’s wide-ranging collection of Modern and Contemporary prints. Focusing on works produced between the 1940s and 1970s, the exhibition presents an eclectic array of works on paper created by artists from the United States and other countries around the world. Coinciding with the summer—a season typically designated for travel—the exhibition offers the viewer a metaphoric venture to various new destinations.

And be sure to check our open house this weekend!

When:        Sunday, June 25

Time:          1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Where:      2224 E Valley Rd, Santa Barbara, California 93108

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