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Santa Barbara August + September Upcoming Events

Santa Barbara Beer Tour

Throughout Aug & Sept

On this beer tour, you’ll stop at three amazing micro-breweries. Fill your day (and glass!) with beer and come along for an authentic Santa Barbara tasting experience. All tasting fees and transportation costs are included on this adventure. 

Surfing Lessons

Daily at 9am, 11am, 1pm, and 3pm

Book a private surfing lesson with Cal Coast Adventures for an experience you will never forget. Using code AUTOCAMPSB, you’ll receive 10% off your entire adventure. Your personalized 90 minute lesson with a local surfer includes a surfboard, wetsuit, and leash. Since these lessons are meant for first-timers, don’t worry if you’ve never surfed – Santa Barbara is the perfect place to try it! The talent and personalities of the instructors might make this lesson one of the top memories of your trip.

Sea Cave Kayaking

Throughout Aug & Sept, 10am-4pm daily

Experience the ocean on a whole new level by kayaking into sea caves. See amazing marine life and explore the coastline. This trip will lead you to breathtaking views and scenic caves that you won’t want to miss.

Bon Iver Concert

8/8 7pm

Come see the American indie folk band – Bon Iver – perform live at the Santa Barbara Bowl. You can expect to hear some of their classic hits “Skinny Love,” “Holocene,” and “Re: Stacks,” all in a beautiful outdoor setting.

Fork Fest

8/18 1pm

Come fork around at this foodie event filled with local food, drinks, and music, all supporting Autism Care and Treatment. Focusing on traditional Santa Barbara cuisine, these eateries compete against each other for your winning vote! Vendors include members from the finest restaurants, craft breweries, wineries, and more – specific vendors will be released closer to the event. Try a bite from each booth and cast your vote.

Brandi Carlile

8/18 8pm

Brandi Carlile – a well-known American folk artist – performs at the Arlington Theatre showcasing her new album By The Way, I Forgive You. Come see her live and listen to her new tunes.

Paint in the Vineyard at Sanford Winery

8/25 10:30am-12pm

Sanford Winery hosts a painting class, and all experience levels are welcome. The class includes a glass of Sanford reserve wine and all painting supplies. Come have a blast with a talented teacher leading every step of the painting process. Painting at a beautiful winery with a glass of wine, what more could you ask for?

Pacific Pride Festival

8/25 12pm-7pm

Located at Chase Palm Park, this family-friendly pride festival welcomes all. There will be food, beer, wine, entertainment, and many vendors to explore. Celebrate pride and equality in Santa Barbara with lots of color and fun. Be sure to wear your bright colors, rainbows, beads, and glitter!

Santa Barbara’s Open Studios Tour

8/31-9/3

Calling all art enthusiasts to the 17th Annual Open Studios Tour! View unique artwork and tour some amazing studios all on your own time and pace – it’s self-guided.

Curated Cocktails: Summer Nights With KCRW

9/6 7pm-9pm

Tonight’s feature includes signature cocktails based off of Barry McGee: Mid Summer Intensive (the current exhibition), live music from DJ Travis Holcombe, and an art-filled summer night.

Santa Barbara Polo & Wine Festival

9/8

Hosted at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, this festival uniquely combines music, local wine, and polo. Come for this traditional Santa Barbara experience and enjoy a day you’ll remember for years to come.

Santa Barbara Sea Glass & Ocean Arts Festival

9/8-9/9 10am-5pm

View and purchase a variety of artists’ handmade coastal-inspired jewelry creations. With all of the jewelry ocean-themed and made of sea glass, this festival beckons you to SEA if anything grabs your eye! Artists come from all over the country to participate in this event, so be sure to stop by and check out all the original items.

Boz Scaggs

9/11 7:30pm-10pm

The Granada Theatre welcomes rockstar Boz Scaggs to the stage to perform his favorites. From Silk Degrees to A Fool to Care, Boz is sure to rock your socks off.


Festival of Flavors

9/16 5-7pm

Sample tasty food, wine, and cocktails, all while listening to jazz music and participating in a silent auction – all supporting the great things that the Braille Institute does for the Santa Barbara community. This takes place in the Braille Institute courtyard with tastings from Santa Barbara’s finest restaurants. Come enjoy and support a worthwhile cause.

The Beach Boys

9/21 7:30pm

Live from Granada Theatre, The Beach Boys play their iconic rock music including “Surfin’ U.S.A.,” “Good Vibrations,” and “I Get Around.” You won’t want to miss their Santa Barbara appearance.

Celebration of Harvest

9/28-10/1 11am-9:30pm

Join us for a four-day celebration in Santa Barbara wine country for wine tastings and pairings, vineyard tours and outings, and winery open houses. Calling all wine lovers – there will be nothing to wine about here.

California Brew Festival

9/29 2pm-5:30pm

What’s better than beer, the beach, and music? This oceanfront festival offers samples from more than 50 different breweries, wineries, and cideries. Top Santa Barbara restaurants will be there to grill tri-tip steak and compete against each other for Best BBQ. Plus, local favorites One2Tree and The Neighborhood Thieves will be jamming all day long.

27th Annual California Lemon Festival

9/29-9/30

Paying tribute to the famous Goleta lemon, this family-friendly festival has everything for citrus lovers. The California Lemon Festival is one-of-a-kind, with amusement park rides, games, and everything lemon. Lemon sweets, arts and crafts, and beer are just a few of the inspired items.      

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