Seafood enthusiasts can find an early morning ‘can’t miss’ destination each and every Saturday throughout the year at the Santa Barbara Fisherman's Market. A handful of fishermen gather on the City Pier (opposite Brophy's), year round, selling crab, rockfish, ling cod, black cod, halibut, urchin, abalone (sustainably farmed), and other catch of the day items – all with unbeatable prices and unsurpassed freshness and quality.
John Ummel, a long-time, retired local resident of Santa Barbara, will take you back in time during the upcoming Waterfront Walking Tour, as he relates stories of Santa Barbara’s past with a particular focus on events occurring in or near the ocean. Learn about the city’s rich and intriguing history, from the early Native Americans to the new chic Funk Zone that is transforming SB’s warehouse district.
Dr. Jennifer Freed and fellow psychotherapist and educator Renny Freedman founded AHA! in Santa Barbara in 1999 as a life-affirming response to the Columbine tragedy. Their objective was to create a program that would help vulnerable teens feel connected and safe.
April is National Kite Month in the United States and it’s all about flying kites and sharing them with others!
Kites can be as small as a postage-stamp or as large as a building and are usually made of paper and bamboo or rip-stop nylon and graphite. There are many types from single kites and single string kites (that fly multiple kites all at once), to large, complex creations that require a whole team just get them up in the air and flying. The variety of kites is endless and so is the fun you can experience and share with others at a kite flying festival.
Every 3rd Friday of the month, the Westmont Observatory in conjunction with the Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit opens its doors to the public. In addition to providing an opportunity for visitors to use the Observatory telescope, SBAU members also bring their own telescopes for the public to gaze through. The event begins at sunset and lasts for several hours.
As summer draws to a close, try not to miss the last two FREE movie nights offered in the beautiful Sunken Garden at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse on Friday nights.
What brings 5,000 people down to Chase Palm Park on Thursday nights during the month of July?? FREE Concerts in the Park! Don’t miss out on the fun. Bring a picnic basket, dance or just relax and listen to a different local band perform each week.
Thirty years after recording their first duet together, Lyle Lovett and Emmylou Harris are set to share the stage at the Santa Barbara Bowl on Friday night, July 8th.
While Lyle Lovett may be best known for his tall mop of hair and his short-lived marriage to actress Julia Roberts (1993–95), he is an award-winning musician with a successful acting career.
California has the highest number of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the United States. (scdd.ca.gov/res/docs) Scientists in California have also discovered clusters of autism, largely in the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas, where children are twice as likely to have autism as children in surrounding areas. (scientificamerican.com)