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Winter 2018 Events in Santa Barbara

Looking for the perfect place to stay in Santa Barbara? Explore these upcoming events while staying at AutoCamp’s Santa Barbara Airstream hotel!

Santa Barbara Food Walking Tour

January 2 – January 31

11:00 am -2:30 pm

Walk and munch! Santa Barbara Tasting Tours offer walking tours in downtown Santa Barbara and give guests an exclusive look into the local food scene and the history of the area.   

Funk Zone Food Tour

January 5 – January 29

11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Get funky in the new year. Over the course of the tour, guests will learn about the history of Santa Barbara and the development of the Funk Zone, and will taste food at six different locations. Tasting menu items include handmade chocolates, freshly roasted coffee, seafood, tacos, wood-fired pizza, cupcakes and sparkling wine.

Sketching in the Galleries

January 18

5:30 pm -6:30 pm

Sketch in front of original works of art in the Museum’s galleries. Perfect for all ages and skill levels. Museum Teaching Artists provide general guidance and all materials. Each program is open to 10 participants.

An Evening of Standup with Trevor Noah

January 19


Trevor Noah is most notably recognized as Jon Stewart’s replacement on the The Daily Show. He has quickly become one of today’s favorite comics. Noah’s humor switches from jokes to sincere insights for a thought-provoking and hilarious experience.

An Evening with Condoleezza Rice

January 25, 2018


Former secretary of state and national security advisor Condoleezza Rice will share her unparalleled expertise on global affairs, national security, and education.

Jose Gonzalez with special guest Bedouine

January 31, 2018

8:00pm – 9:30pm

An Argentina native, González seamlessly integrates the sounds of his Latin American roots with sublime introspective folk and rock, yielding “one of the most recognizable sounds in indie rock” (Billboard).

33rd Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival

January 31-February 10

Recurring Daily

200+ films, filmmaker Q&As, celebrity tributes, industry panels, and dozens of community and educational events in downtown Santa Barbara. Don’t miss out on this town favorite event!

Cirque Éloize Saloon

February 7, 2018

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Cirque Éloize is a music-packed theatrical performance inspired by the Wild West. The Montreal-based circus troupe has been creating award-winning cirque shows for nearly 25 years and ranks among the world’s leading contemporary circuses. In this acrobatic adventure, 11 top-level cast members will perform amazing physical feats set to live music.


February 15

5:30 pm -6:30 pm

Sketch in front of the original works of art in the Museum’s galleries. Perfect for all ages and skill levels. Museum Teaching Artists provide general guidance and all materials. Each program is open to 10 participants.

Hidden Figures at Granada Theater

February 19

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

On Monday, February 19, the Granada Theatre presents Hidden Figures in collaboration with Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee of Santa Barbara. This movie focuses on the lives of three brilliant African-American women at NASA.

Danish String Quartet

February 23, 2018

7:00 pm

The Danish String Quartet is known for their “technically adroit and vibrant playing” (The New York Times) as much as the joy they bring to music-making.

Santa Barbara Restaurant Week

February 23 – March 4

During Restaurant Week, restaurants across Santa Barbara offer a prix-fixe menu at a reduced price for lunch and dinner. You’ll be given the opportunity to feast at restaurants you have been dreaming of.


We hope to see you soon for your Santa Barbara getaway!

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