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It's hard to believe it is already July! I hope you have a fantastic and safe Fourth of July, spent cherishing freedom, delicious food, family and friends.
As usual, summer in Santa Barbara is gorgeous and should really be on everyone's must do/see list. If you are looking for a gorgeous vacation spot, you'll find it here... Sunshine and waves, salty breezes and meandering trails and so much to experience, from fine dining to history, horticulture to art, and more!
Call me if you're in town and I will share with you my favorite local spots!
Be sure to review my July calendar for local activities and events. Happy Independence Day!
Santa Barbara July Calendar of Events
Wednesday, July 1 Conservation Expo & Animal Ambassador's Art Show, Santa Barbara Zoo, 3:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Don't miss opening night of the Conservation Expo & Animal Ambassador's Art Show. Learn about animal conservation and view the enchanting and whimsical multimedia prints of animals by local artist John Baran. Drinks and snacks are available for purchase.
Thursday, July 2 96th Annual Santa Barbara National Horse Show, Multi-breed, Earl Warren Showgrounds, July 2 to July 4, 2015.
The 96th SB National Horse show gallops into the Earl Warren Showgrounds from July 2 to 4. Be a part of the oldest horse show in the west and one of the most prestigious in the country still today. Tennessee Walkers,Rocky Mountain Horses, Welsh ponies, Cobs and more will delight horse lovers of all ages.
Friday, July 3 Jeremy Denk, Music Academy of the West, Lobero Theatre, 8 p.m.
Let classical music fill your Friday night. Music Academy of the West presents an all Mozart program at the Lobero Theatre led by Jeremy Denk. Denk, an award winning pianist and nationally acclaimed soloist.
Saturday, July 4 The Santa Barbara Fourth of July Celebration, West Beach,
3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
This Independence Day, join in wishing America a Happy Birthday at West Beach from 3 to 9 p.m. Afternoon activities feature face paintings for the kids, food vendors, musical entertainment, prizes and more. Waterfront views of a spectacular fireworks show will light up the skies on the waterfront starting around 9 p.m.
Sunday, July 5 Chocolate & Wine, It Will Get You Every Time, Riverbench Vineyard & Winery , 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wine lovers and chocolate lovers unite at Riverbench Winery for sweet pairings of decadent chocolate and samples of quality wines. Don't miss this chance to spoil yourself. You deserve it.
Monday, July 6 The African Queen at The Granada Theatre, 7 p.m.
Take in a showing of The African Queen at Santa Barbara's historic Granada Theatre. As part of the Summer Classic Film Series, The African Queen comes back to the big screen. Watch the sparks fly as Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart connect in this adventurous, wartime romantic flick.
Tuesday, July 7 Aerosmith at the Santa Barbara Bowl, 6:30 p.m.
It's a night you won't forget as Aerosmith storms the stage at the Santa Barbara Bowl with special guest Living Colour. Rock out with Steven Tyler and be a part of Aerosmith's 2015 Blue Army Tour. You don't want to miss this iconic band perform!
Wednesday, July 8 Santa Barbara Pub Quiz, Trivia Night at Old King's Road,
Trivia buffs head on down every Wednesday night to Old King's Road at 7 p.m. Put together at team of up to 6 trivia experts to compete. Free drinks are awarded to the winning team and then they have a chance to win a rolling jackpot as well! But be warned the Quiz master makes and breaks the rules. Ongoing on Wednesdays.
Thursday, July 9 Lost Dog Found, Concerts in the Park, Chase Palm Park, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Grab your lawn chair, picnic basket and blankets and get ready to enjoy music under the stars. Lost Dog Found perform as part of Santa Barbara's free Concerts in the Park summer series. A Santa Barbara tradition since 2000, concerts are every Thursday in July. Don't miss this opportunity for free family fun entertainment.
Friday, July 10 Teen Paranormal Romance Exhibit, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara. Runs through July 12.
Artists explore and represent the popularity of the teen paranormal romance literary genre in this eye opening exhibit. The overwhelming success of series such as The Hunger Games, True Blood and Twilight have brought increased awareness to this widely acclaimed genre. Artists elude to the thought provoking notions of escapism, and angst in this exhibit.
Saturday, July 11 Pacific Pride Festival, De la Guerra Plaza, 12 to 7 p.m.
The Pacific Pride Festival comes to downtown Santa Barbara in order to support and celebrate the diversity and individualism of the LGBTQ community. Headlining the Festival's performers at the 2015 festival is Belinda Carlisle, lead singer of the Go-Gos. Come and show your support!
Sunday, July 12 Studio Sundays on the Front Steps, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
The Santa Barbara Museum of Art is willing to help budding artists work on improving their skills with their Studio Sunday program. Teaching artists lead workshops designed for all ages on the front steps of the museum. Come every week as projects vary in different mediums including medal, clay, paper, wood, ink and more. Program runs through August 9.
Monday, July 13 Computer Coaching, Central Library, 1 to 5 p.m.
Conquer your computer literacy this summer. Experienced volunteers are waiting at the Central Library to provide one on one basic computer coaching for those in need. To better assist, it is recommended to bring your personal laptop, but not necessary. Call (805) 564-5604 to schedule an appointment. Computer coaching is available Mondays through Sundays.
Tuesday, July 14 Native Vibe, SoHo Restaurant & Music Club,
The highly eclectic Native Vibe instrumental musical group takes the stage at SoHo Restaurant & Music Club. This instrumental music group combines Latin, African, Funk and Jazz influences to create their unique sounds. Tickets are an affordable $10.
Wednesday, July, 15 The Wave Film Festival, The Riviera Theatre, July 15 to 19, 2015.
The Wave Film Festival begins at the historic Riviera celebrating French cinema. As part of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, The Wave will show 11 films in 5 days.
Thursday, July 16 Old Spanish Nights Tasting, California Wine Festival, De La Guerra Adobe Courtyard, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
The De La Guerra Adobe Courtyard is the perfect place for the 12th annual California Wine Festival. Many local wineries will gather at the courtyard, known as the home of the original Spanish Fiesta. Sample high quality wines while Latin music fills the air and vibrant Flamenco dancers twirl around the Courtyard. Spicy appetizers will be on hand, prepared by local eateries.The California Wine Festival runs through July 18.
Friday, July 17 Fish Tacos at Sunset, Sea Center, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
What better way to relax and start your weekend then Fish Tacos at sunset at the Sea Center. As part of Finn Fridays, the Sea Center welcomes you to enjoy delicious seafood tacos and wine on the deck with spectacular ocean views as your backdrop. Catering by Better Live Better Catering and wine provided by Lucky Dogg Winery. This is a Museum Members only event.
Saturday, July 18 Explore Ecology presents Summertime Gardening Workshop, 3 to 4 p.m.
If you are wondering on how to structure your summertime garden so that your plants are hardy and thriving during the drought then this is the workshop for you. Learn what to grow and when to plant. Oscar Carmona, owner of Healing Grounds Nursery, shares the secrets of his green thumb during this workshop. Your plants will thank you!
Sunday, July 19 The 27th Annual Santa Barbara French Festival, Oak Park, July 18 & 19, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Join in the celebration of Bastille Day and all things French at the annual Santa Barbara French Festival. The Santa Barbara community gets together for dancing, feasting, arts, crafts, music, wine and more at Oak Park. Three stages are set up throughout the park for entertainment venues. Don't forget to bring your poodle for the infamous Poodles and Pals parade at 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Monday, July 20 Santa Barbara Shellfish Company, Stearns Wharf
Experience fresh and seasonally local seafood at Santa Barbara Shellfish Company restaurant located at Stearns Wharf. The sounds and sights of the sea will surround you while you dine on quality dishes. Have a bowl of steamy New England Clam Chowder for lunch or indulge in a lobster dinner. This is the perfect scenic Santa Barbara spot to savor a summer meal.
Tuesday, July 21 Swazzle Puppets Super Conductor, Central Library, 3:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Friends of the Library and part of the Summer Reading program's 2015 special performances, Swazzle Puppets Super Conductor is a live puppet show designed to delight audiences of all ages. Dedicated to the art of puppetry this particular show is dedicated to adventure through music.
Wednesday, July 22 Willie Nelson & Family and Alison Krauss & Union Station at the Santa Barbara Bowl, 7 p.m.
You don't want to miss this legend perform! Willie Nelson is synonymous with country music and a good time, so get those boots stomping on over to the Santa Barbara Bowl!
Thursday July 23 Poetry Class, Bronfman Family Jewish Community Center, 2 to 4 p.m.
Expand your literary mind with this intriguing poetry class. Works are read and discussed. For more information please call (805) 597-1115.
Friday, July 24 Over the Rainbow: Great American Movie Musicals Free Summer Series presents West Side Story, Santa Barbara County Courthouse Sunken Garden 8:30 p.m.
Spend the evening watching classical American musical cinema under the stars at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse Sunken Garden? Over the Rainbow Free Summer Series presents the unforgettable West Side Story. Bring your blankets and a picnic dinner and some tissues as West Side Story is the tragic retelling of a Romeo and Juliet themed story set in the 1950's as New York's street are filled with gang violence. Movie screenings are ongoing through August 21.
Saturday, July 25 Colossal Fossil Festival, Santa Barbara Museum of National History, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Expand your scientific knowledge of Santa Barbara 23 million years ago. This family oriented festival celebrates creatures of the Miocene Epoch period. Touch real fossils, engage with paleontologists, complete scavenger hunts to win a prize and tour Megalodon the largest shark that ever lived exhibit.
Sunday, July 26 Zookeeper's Week Celebration, Santa Barbara Zoo, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Help recognize the important role of the zookeeper at the Santa Barbara Zoo during National Zookeeper's Week. Throughout the week informal activities are led by keepers. More detailed information will be available at the entry kiosk. Free with zoo admission.
Monday, July 27 Widows & Widowers Grief Support for Spouses & Partners, Hospice of Santa Barbara.
Hospice of Santa Barbara offers support groups for those in need. Be embraced by those who have shared similar experiences as you move through your journey of grief. Groups are co-facilitated by licensed professional counselors. New additions must be pre-screened. Call (805) 563-8820 for a group that meets your needs.
Tuesday, July 28 The Brandenburgs with Nicholas McGegan & Academy Faculty & Fellows, Lobero Theatre, 8 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of Bach at the Lobero Theatre. Baroque specialist Nicholas McGegan joins the Brandenburgs during this chamber ensemble concert presented as part of the Music Academy Festival Artist's Series. For pre-concert dining perks, show your ticket stubs to downtown restaurant Seagrass.
Wednesday, July 29 Happy Hour at The Brewhouse, Santa Barbara Daily, 4 to 6 p.m.
Conquer Hump Day with Happy Hour at The Brewhouse. Slowly unwind while sipping a handcrafted pint of select brews. Favorites include Saint Barb Ale and Montecito Street Wheat. The Brewhouse also houses live music Wednesday through Saturday. Happy Hour specials include $3.50 pints and discounted menu items. Happy Hour specials are offered daily from 4 to 6 p.m.
Thursday, July 30 Rosseni's Opera Cinderella, The Granada Theatre, 7:30 p.m.
Presented by the Music Academy of the West, Rosseni's Opera Cinderella is a variation of the traditional and best loved fairy tale. An evil step-father replaces the wicked step-mother in this story which is performed in Italian with English subtitles. Jayce Ogren conducts.
Friday, July 31 Gem Faire, Earl Warren Showgrounds, July 31 - August 2, 12 to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday
Buy from the source at the Earl Warren Showgrounds. The Gem Faire, one of the largest gem and jewelry shows in the United States, provides the opportunity for you to shop great deals on high quality merchandise. The Gem Faire showcases fine jewelry, costume jewelry, gemstones, beads, crystals, supplies and more. Don't forget to enter the raffle for wonderful prizes. Hours vary each day.
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