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!

ZOOFARI BALL

When: August 25,  Zoo closes at 3:30 PM

Where: Santa Barbara Zoo

                500 Niños Drive Santa Barbara, CA

The “wildest fundraiser in town” that has been running for 6 years, is back! With more than 500 guests dancing, dining and supporting the Zoo. Funds that will be gathered from the annual event will benefit the 500 animals representing 150 species who reside at the Zoo, at the same time, it will also help in supporting education and field research for conservation efforts to save endangered and threatened animals in the wild.


PACIFIC PRIDE FESTIVAL

When: August 25, 12:00pm - 7:00pm

Where: 323 E Cabrillo Blvd Santa Barbara, CA

Join the 2018 Pacific Pride Festival on Saturday, at Chase Palm Park. This festival attracts a diverse crowd of nearly 4,000  lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ+) and ally supporters and their families from the Central and South Coast. There will be live entertainment, activities, food, exhibitors and so much more!


TOAST TO THE COAST

When: August 25, 1:00PM - 4:00PM

Where: 8301 Hollister Avenue Santa Barbara, CA

A luxurious food and wine pairing experience await you at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara. Savor the view of the ocean as you listen to soothing music. Delight yourself with oysters and Sauvignon Blanc, cioppino and Pinot Noir. For something sweet, there will also be a dessert bar that will be made available.


CUPCAKE AND WINE PAIRING

When: August 25, 12:00PM - 6:00PM

Where: 28 Anacapa Street Unit C Santa Barbara, CA

The popular Cupcake and Wine pairing will be brought back to fulfill your cupcakes and wine pairing cravings. Cupcakes are the best that they ever had, exclusively from Food Network’s Cupcake Wars winner Alison Riede of Sugar Cat Studio. Come by early so you won't miss out!


THE HEALING WISDOM OF NATURE

When: August 26, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Where: 1511-B Mission Drive Solvang, CA

The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature will be featuring The Healing Wisdom of Nature by Dr. Chalquist.Dr. Chalquist will discuss how nature contact help heals us on many levels, and how ancient myths and folktales contain examples of this wisdom from the natural world. Gather your friends and bring them along.


SUMMER RAMBLE

When: August 26, 1:00PM - 5:00PM

Where: 517 Laguna St. Santa Barbara, CA

Stroll through the paintings of golden fields and green meadows and see the same view of a clearing that the artists captured during their favorite hike. Let your inner creativity relish its time to appreciate the beauty of summertime that will be featured in these paintings.


TASTE OF SANTA BARBARA TOUR

When: Recurring Daily from July 31, 2018 - September 2, 2018, 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Where: Exact meeting location provided upon ticket purchase

An intimate food walking tour that you should not miss! Have a personal and up-close look into the local food scene. Featuring six different shops and restaurants, where you get the opportunity to taste and experience the best dishes which makes Santa Barbara the great dining destination that it is.



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