Activities in Santa Barbara - Summer 2022

Activities in Santa Barbara - Summer 2022 ☀️

→ Save this list for some ideas to sweeten your Santa Barbara summer  

Leadbetter Beach summer scene

Summer is here! I dropped off the kids for their last day of school - always a bittersweet moment for a Mom (if you know, you know ;)

As I am planning out summer fun for the family, I thought you'd like this information, too. We are all set up with Junior Lifeguard camps - a great way for kids to fill their earlier time of day with exercise California-style, beach time with friends, games, and valuable life lessons. If you are visiting or staying in town for most of the summer, here are a few things to put on your calendar. I might see you there ;)

Beach time at Hendry's Beach Cool

• Popular Santa Barbara Summer Festivals •

• Summer Solstice

This year's popular parade's theme will be "Shine" - enjoy the all-day festivities on June 25th. This fun, creative and colorful event will lift your spirits with dancing, eating local foods, and taking in all the costumes. The Night live music event is ticketed.  Update: Watch this short video for a quick impression of the 2022 parade.

• Old Spanish Days Fiesta 

This five-day festival is celebrating Spanish and Mexican culture and history with parades, art, authentic music, dance, and more. The beautiful costumes, decorations, and horse shows are such a unique Santa Barbara tradition to experience. For a quick impression watch this video - Viva la Fiesta!

 California Wine Festival

This is the perfect Beachside weekend festival for the wine lover with sun, sea, champagne & wine, food, and music.

• Popular Santa Barbara Summer Events •

• Summer Courthouse Film Series

The Summer Courthouse Film Series (by UCSB's Arts & Lectures) is set at the Court House Sunken Gardens and presents free outdoor movies on Friday evenings. Bring a picnic and enjoy family and friends with a film under the stars.

• Fourth of July Celebration

Explore Stearns Wharf for 4th of July festivities with coastal views, music, the firing of the historical canon, and fireworks on the waterfront, of course.

• Santa Barbara Polo Racquet Club

Don your finest hat and visit a Sunday polo match at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club. Mingle with your Santa Barbara friends while having a glass of champagne and watching the beautiful equine sport.

• 22nd Annual Woodies at the Beach

If you love vintage cars and surf culture, this is a must-see. You get to experience the best-of-the-best woodie wagons displayed on the west lawn of SB City College with views of the Pacific Ocean. Watch this short video for an impression

• Santa Barbara Bowl 

Live music and entertainment with some big names can be enjoyed at this intimate outdoor concert venue set in the Santa Barbara Riviera foothills with ocean views.

• Concerts in the Park

These free concerts at beautiful Chase Palm Park are a local's favorite during the summertime. Bring your family and friends to gather for a picnic and dance on the lawn. So much fun!


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