A perfect weekend getaway is what we are all looking forward to. Whether it is something like a quick escape from the hustle and bustle of the city or a well planned one, nothing beats the fun and activities that Santa Barbara has to offer! Here's our Top 7 for this week. Have a blast!

1. Fork Fest

When: August 18, 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Where: 115 E. Canon Perdido St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101

A fun lifestyle event with music food and drink! The goal is to bring the community together and most importantly to highlight the culinary culture in Santa Barbara. There will be 20+ restaurants who will have a friendly competition to win the attendees votes of their favorite.


2. El Capitan Canyon Summer Concert Series

When: August 18,  7:00pm - 9:00pm

Where: 11560 Calle Real Santa Barbara, CA 93117

Dance and sing along while you enjoy a Canyon BBQ that is available between 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. It is a Summertime long concert to be held every Saturday. Take note that all dates and bands are subject to change without notice.


3. Nature Regenerated

When: August 18, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Where:  1511-B Mission Drive Solvang, CA 93463

The annual photography competition of The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature is celebrating its 10th year! Featuring an exhibit of the works from junior photographers. Photographs are for sale, and prices start at $50. Proceeds from the sales of the photos will benefit the artists and Wildling.


4. Landscape Painting Weekend Workshop

When: August 18 - 19,  8:00am - 5:00pm

Where: 597 Ave of the Flags, Ste 103 Buellton, CA 93427

Looking to expand your landscape painting abilities? Know more about how landscape artists layout their compositions, the importance of shade, color, and tint in expressing planes stroke to communicate different foliage, simplify what the eye sees, use a variety of brushes and so much more.


5. Lotusland Summer Twilight Tour

When: August 18, 3:30 - 6:00 PM

Where: Cold Springs Road Santa Barbara, CA  93108

An invitation to savor the long days of the season. This event will let you find the beauty in looking through the garden under the magical light of late summer afternoon with blooms and colors that are unique to the season.


6. Pop-Up Pairing: Sparkling Wine + Oysters

When: August 19, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Where: Riverbench Santa Barbara Tasting Room

               137 Anacapa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101

What's to pair up with a sparkling wine? You can never go wrong with having a crisp, cool and briny oysters! Find out more as you join this event.


7. PIPE ORGAN CONCERT WITH SILENT FILM

When: August 19, 3:00 PM

Where: 1317 State St. Santa Barbara, CA

A unique way to enjoy your weekend would be to watch the live theatre pipe organ accompaniment to one of the most revered comedies of the silent era. Don't miss out on this one head on to the state st this Sunday.


If you would like to set up a private showing, click below

If you're on the hunt for homes here is the full list of 

OPEN HOUSES 

around Santa Barbara and Montecito.