California Avocado Festival
Oct
4
to Oct 6

California Avocado Festival

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The California Avocado Festival is Carpinteria’s largest family friendly community celebration and one of the largest free festivals in the country. It’s expected to attract more than 100,00 people this year. With strong emphasis on maintaining a “Carp first” event, our success stems from the idea of celebrating everything that makes Carpinteria special: Delicious avocado inspired food, a wide variety of music, being a platform for local nonprofits and service organization to raise funds for their worthy causes, and most importantly, our dedication to raising scholarship funds for local youth in the areas of music, culinary arts, fine arts, and agriculture.

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Santa Barbara Old Spanish Days Fiesta
Jul
31
to Aug 3

Santa Barbara Old Spanish Days Fiesta

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Old Spanish Days Fiesta is a beloved Santa Barbara tradition that has continued for nearly 90 years. It fosters a unique spirit among locals as an important coming together which encourages community cooperation, celebration, and growth. The festival has grown due to the overwhelming interest of many different organizations to develop and maintain it as an extension and expression of their place in the community. Visitors are also able to experience this historical spirit of Santa Barbara when they watch and join the city and its residents in Fiesta celebrations.

Stroll through a colorful Mexican market (across from City Hall) to feast on Spanish and Mexican-American foods, shop for crafts and souvenirs, and enjoy live entertainment all day and into the early evening.

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Ventura Tequila & Taco Music Festival
Jul
20
to Jul 21

Ventura Tequila & Taco Music Festival

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The Tequila And Taco Music Festival is coming back to the beautiful beachside town of Ventura CA. T&T is a two day celebration of Tequila, Tacos, Award Winning Margaritas and great live music!

Saturday, Tequila takes center stage with a variety of Top Shelf Tequila and Mezcal Sampling, Live Music All Day, and of course, Gourmet Street Tacos! Award Winning Margaritas and Craft Beer will also be available for purchase.

It's Mas Margarita's and Sunday-Funday at beautiful Plaza Park in Downtown Ventura! Bring the family and enjoy a sunny summer afternoon, sipping on an assortment of Margaritas, eating delicious tacos, all while enjoying a great music lineup!

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Santa Barbara French Festival
Jul
13
to Jul 14

Santa Barbara French Festival

 Celebrate Bastille Day at the Annual Santa Barbara French Festival, at Oak Park.

One of Santa Barbara’s favorite festivals celebrates the exciting, rich and entertaining French culture. Get ready to enjoy great food, wine, mimosas, crepes, delicious pastries, music, dance and, of course, the infamous Canine Cavalcade. The Festival is fun & free for the entire family!

The Santa Barbara French Festival is a community event that draws people from corners near and far. It’s a Dance Festival, a Music Festival, an Arts & Crafts Festival and, of course, a Food Festival.

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Ventura 4th of July Street Fair
Jul
4
10:00 AM10:00

Ventura 4th of July Street Fair

Ventura's 4th of July Street Fair continues its proud 44-year-old tradition on Thursday, July 4, 2019, from 10 am to 5 pm in Ventura's Downtown Cultural District. "We have liftoff!" is this year's theme, in honor of the 50th anniversary of NASA's Apollo Program.

The Independence Day event regularly draws 50,000 residents and visitors. This showcase of handmade arts and crafts by more than 200 artisans stretches along six blocks of Main Street from Fir Street to Mission Park.

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Ojai Valley Lavender Festival
Jun
29
10:00 AM10:00

Ojai Valley Lavender Festival

FOR 16 YEARS A SMALL DEDICATED GROUP OF LOCALS HAS ORGANIZED, MANAGED, AND STAGED A WILDLY POPULAR ANNUAL EVENT TO CELEBRATE ALL THINGS LAVENDER IN THE OJAI VALLEY.

WE HAVE SUPPORTED THE COMMUNITY BY AWARDING DOZENS OF SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS, FULFILLING OUR MISSION TO “DEMONSTRATE AND PROMOTE THE MANY USES OF LAVENDER, AND TO EDUCATE POTENTIAL GROWERS/FARMERS ABOUT THE BENEFIT OF PLANTS THAT CELEBRATE THE OJAI VALLEY MEDITERRANEAN CLIMATE, AND TO PROMOTE OJAI AS A WELCOMING DESTINATION.”

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Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Celebration
Jun
21
to Jun 23

Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Celebration

Summer Solstice Parade began in 1974, as a birthday celebration for a popular artist and mime named Michael Gonzales. In subsequent years, their parade joined forces with a Summer Solstice Music Festival coordinated by Michael Felcher, sponsored by The Santa Barbara Museum of Art, staged at the Sunken Gardens to celebrate the longest day of year.

The Parade and Festival is the largest arts event in Santa Barbara County, drawing crowds of over 100,000 spectators from around the world. From these humble beginnings arose a celebration of life which is like no other.

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33rd Annual Ojai Wine Festival
Jun
9
12:00 PM12:00

33rd Annual Ojai Wine Festival

Since 1987, the Ojai Wine Festival has earned over $1.3 Million for Rotarian Community Service and international projects. Locally the Rotary Club of Ojai West Foundation focuses their efforts on enriching the education and health of our local youth as well as aiding additional civic needs. Our International Projects promote peace, fight diseases, provide clean drinking water, save mothers and children in need, support education and help grow local economies.

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Old Santa Ynez Day
Jun
8
11:00 AM11:00

Old Santa Ynez Day

Hosted by the Santa Ynez Valley Elks Lodge #2640. Fun parade, games, vendor booths and lots of good food.

FUNraising for our schools! Parade, booths, food and FUN, all benefitting Valley schools by fulfilling their wish lists. Join us on June 10th for this annual day of fun in downtown Santa Ynez.

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Simi Cajun & Blues Music Festival
May
25
to May 26

Simi Cajun & Blues Music Festival

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Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival is an annual event hosted by The Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise to benefit both Cajun heritage and the people of Simi Valley and surrounding areas.

The Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival, now in its 30th year, has continually evolved since its humble beginnings. The Festival started out in 1988 as a New England Clambake fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise, and within two years the Cajun Creole music theme was adopted. The Cajun theme proved to be very popular as the Festival gained national attention and grew to be one of the largest festivals of its kind west of the Mississippi River. The Festival currently presents live Cajun, Creole, Zydeco and Blues entertainment on multiple stages, offers more than 150 food, beverage, craft and sponsor booths, and attracts approximately 20,000 attendees. One hundred percent of all Festival profits are donated in support of charitable, educational and humanitarian causes.

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Santa Barbara Earth Day 2019
Apr
27
to Apr 28

Santa Barbara Earth Day 2019

Highlights: CEC’s Earth Day Festival is broken into zones, each created around a specific theme. In addition, there will be two full days of live music performances, speakers, one of the largest Green Car Shows on the West Coast, family programming, 200+ exhibitors, and the presentation of Environmental Hero Awards.

History: Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival is an awareness-raising program of the Community Environmental Council, and has been for nearly 50 years. Learn more about the history of Earth Day, CEC, and the Santa Barbara environmental movement.

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Santa Barbara Holiday Market
Dec
1
9:00 AM09:00

Santa Barbara Holiday Market

With so many markets and holiday festivities happening around town, be sure to add The Presidio Holiday Market to your “To Do” list! From 10:00 a.m. until dark, peruse the perfectly niche pop-up stalls representing local Santa Barbara shops, boutiques, restaurants, spas, and studios at El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park. The wide range of choices will ensure you find something unique for every loved one in your life! Stop by the Pickle Room after you have gathered your wares for a special cocktail, and toast to the season of giving!

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Old Spanish Days Fiesta in Santa Barbara
Aug
1
to Aug 5

Old Spanish Days Fiesta in Santa Barbara

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This 90-year-old organization produces an annual eight day festival -- Fiesta -- that is widely regarded as Santa Barbara’s premier festival.  It fosters a unique spirit among locals as an important coming together which encourages community cooperation, celebration, and growth. The festival has grown due to the overwhelming interest of many different organizations to develop and maintain it as an extension and expression of their place in the community. Visitors are also able to experience this historical spirit of Santa Barbara when they watch and join the city and its residents in Fiesta celebrations.

 

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2018 Annual Santa Barbara French Festival
Jul
14
to Jul 15

2018 Annual Santa Barbara French Festival

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Santa Barbara has a rich history of outdoor festivals celebrating various cultures.  Through the years, in addition to Old Spanish days there has been the Greek Festival, the Italian Festival, Jamaican Festival and so many more.  In 1988 long time Santa Barbara resident and Francophile, Steve Hogerman, turned his passion for all things French into the Santa Barbara French Festival.  Incorporating food, entertainment, arts and French themed vendors the Festival has grown to be one of the largest of the Santa Barbara cultural festivals.

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Fourth of July celebration - TWO locations!
Jul
4
10:00 AM10:00

Fourth of July celebration - TWO locations!

This year the parasol posse will have a presence at both the Santa Barbara Fourth of July celebration AND the Ventura Fourth of July Street Fair!

SANTA BARBARA: Stearns Wharf celebrates Independence Day with the best view of the annual fireworks show. While waiting for the fireworks show to begin, the wharf offers many attractions.  After dark, watch the fireworks from one of the best locations in the city with the display shooting off right next to Stearns Wharf.

Live music begins at 11:00 AM | Firework show begins at 9 PM

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Fourth of July celebration - TWO locations!
Jul
4
10:00 AM10:00

Fourth of July celebration - TWO locations!

This year the parasol posse will have a presence at both the Santa Barbara Fourth of July celebration AND the Ventura Fourth of July Street Fair!

VENTURA: Ventura's 4th of July Street Fair continues its proud 43-year-old tradition on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Ventura's Downtown Cultural District. "Ventura Strong" is this year's theme.

The Independence Day event regularly draws 50,000 residents and visitors. This showcase of handmade arts and crafts by more than 200 artisans stretches along six blocks of Main Street from Fir Street to Mission Park.

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Jun
22
to Jun 24

2018 Santa Barbara Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice Parade began in 1974, as a birthday celebration for a popular artist and mime named Michael Gonzales. In subsequent years, their parade joined forces with a Summer Solstice Music Festival coordinated by Michael Felcher, sponsored by The Santa Barbara Museum of Art, staged at the Sunken Gardens to celebrate the longest day of year.

The Parade and Festival is the largest arts event in Santa Barbara County, drawing crowds of over 100,000 spectators from around the world. From these humble beginnings arose a celebration of life which, is like no other.

Today, the Summer Solstice Celebration has evolved into creative and original display of floats, giant puppets, whimsical costumes and masks of more than 1,000 parade participants, of all ethnic and economic backgrounds. There is dancing, music, drumming and drama that enthralls the spectators

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Santa Barbara Home and Garden Show
Jun
9
to Jun 10

Santa Barbara Home and Garden Show

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The Santa Barbara Home Show event provides you the opportunity to SAVE TIME & MONEY on your next project as you'll see hundreds of the latest home products and services. You will meet with home improvement professionals, both large and small, who are eager to help you with your repairs, enhancements and upgrades to beautify your home.... all under one roof! Learn more about recycling, alternative energy and sustainable living options. Meet industry experts in building, remodeling and decorating. See the latest in kitchen and baths, windows & window coverings, garage doors, roofing, flooring and closet organization. And for outdoor makeovers, check out patios, sunrooms, spas, BBQ Islands, fireplaces, solar energy, architects in building and landscaping, stone pavers, exotic trees and plants, garden furniture and much more!

Hundreds of sustainable home and garden products and services will be displayed for two days, under one roof.

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Santa Barbara Earth Day 2018
Apr
21
to Apr 22

Santa Barbara Earth Day 2018

Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival began in 1970 as Community Environmental Council's first opportunity to educate the public about dirty energy fossil fuels, inspire our community to find solutions, and take action at the grass roots level. Now, 48 years later, the need for community activism to protect our environment is greater than ever.

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93rd Old Spanish Days Fiesta in Santa Barbara
Aug
2
to Aug 6

93rd Old Spanish Days Fiesta in Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbarans have long been proud of their city's heritage from Spanish founders and from the Spanish, Mexican and North American pioneers who first settled here and built the city. The tradition of colorful music, dance, and song together with a spirit of friendliness, hospitality and tolerance are part of this heritage which the Fiesta "Old Spanish Days In Santa Barbara" seeks to preserve and perpetuate.

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29th Annual Santa Barbara French Festival
Jul
15
to Jul 16

29th Annual Santa Barbara French Festival

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Santa Barbara has a rich history of outdoor festivals celebrating various cultures.  Through the years, in addition to Old Spanish days there has been the Greek Festival, the Italian Festival, Jamaican Festival and so many more.  In 1988 long time Santa Barbara resident and Francophile, Steve Hogerman, turned his passion for all things French into the Santa Barbara French Festival.  Incorporating food, entertainment, arts and French themed vendors the Festival has grown to be one of the largest of the Santa Barbara cultural festivals.

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2017 Fiesta Costume Sale
Jul
8
9:00 AM09:00

2017 Fiesta Costume Sale

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Don't miss out on this perfect opportunity to find your fiesta costumes! This special event features Spanish and Mexican clothing and accessories for men, women and children; everything you need to dance, dine and show your style.

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Live Oak Music Festival 2017
Jun
16
to Jun 18

Live Oak Music Festival 2017

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The Live Oak Music Festival is held at Live Oak Camp, about twenty minutes northwest of Santa Barbara. Nestled in the river valley that feeds Cachuma Lake, the site is filled with old oaks that provide restful shade and pristine beauty.

The temperate climate, the shady oaks, the early summer setting, and the slow-moving pace create a pastoral backdrop for relaxing and listening to great music with family and friends. It's hard to imagine a better way to kick off the lazy days of summer.

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Santa Barbara Earth Day 2017
Apr
22
to Apr 23

Santa Barbara Earth Day 2017

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Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival began in 1970 as Community Environmental Council's first opportunity to educate the public about dirty energy fossil fuels, inspire our community to find solutions, and take action at the grass roots level. Now, 47 years later, the need for community activism to protect our environment is greater than ever.

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Starry Nites Music Festival
Mar
18
to Mar 19

Starry Nites Music Festival

We will have a booth at the Starry Nites Music Festival at the beautiful 42 acre ranch located in the mountains of Santa Barbara at Live Oak Campground (4600 Highway 154).  This new festival has an impressive lineup of artists and includes optional overnight camping! 

See the lineup here: http://www.starrynitesfestival.com/lineup

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21st Annual Chumash Inter-Tribal Pow-Wow
Oct
2
10:00 AM10:00

21st Annual Chumash Inter-Tribal Pow-Wow

Enjoy the excitement of Native American dance and drum competitions between tribes from across the nation at Live Oak Campground. Enjoy great food from a variety of vendors, arts and crafts, jewelry, pottery, baskets and much more.  Admission is free, and parking is just $5.  Bring a blanket or lawn chair—all are welcome!  Live Oak Campground, October 1 - 2, 2016 from 10am - 10pm.

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21st Annual Chumash Inter-Tribal Pow-Wow
Oct
1
10:00 AM10:00

21st Annual Chumash Inter-Tribal Pow-Wow

Enjoy the excitement of Native American dance and drum competitions between tribes from across the nation at Live Oak Campground. Enjoy great food from a variety of vendors, arts and crafts, jewelry, pottery, baskets and much more.  Admission is free, and parking is just $5.  Bring a blanket or lawn chair—all are welcome!  Live Oak Campground, October 1 - 2, 2016 from 10am - 10pm.

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92nd Old Spanish Day’s Fiesta in Santa Barbara
Aug
5
11:00 AM11:00

92nd Old Spanish Day’s Fiesta in Santa Barbara

This year marks the 92nd anniversary of the Fiesta Historical Parade. It is unique to Santa Barbara and features floats depicting episodes from the history of the state and city. Descendants of local Native Americans, Spanish Pioneers, the Native Sons and Daughters of the Golden West, and local service clubs and organizations all reenact historical scenes. It is one of the nation’s largest equestrian parades, featuring over 600 horses, as well as many antique carriages, coaches and wagons. The parade starts at the west end of Cabrillo Boulevard, proceeds east along the beach to State Street, then up State Street to Sola Street.

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