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  September
  20
 8:00 AM

Tour - Wine Tasting
(Solvang)
Solvang Wine Tours
Artisan Excursion Wine Tours, 430 Alisal Road, Solvang, CA
Your journey lies a head..the endless romantic vines and rolling hills. You will discover the hidden gems of Solvang wine country has to offer. Come taste rare vintage and new bridles. At Artisan ........ Presented by Artisan Excursion
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 734-7565
 9:00 AM

Nature
(Santa Barbara)
Water Wise Home Garden
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara, CA
Originally the Home Demonstration Garden designed by landscape architect Ron Lutsko, the Water Wise Home Garden features our Easy California Native Plants in a variety of landscape applications: sunny mixed borders, shady understory of a mature oak tree, ground covers, and decorative potted plants. These plans are easy to grow, readily available (a .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 682-4726
 
 

Flying
(Santa Barbara)
Paragliding Flights - You Can Fly!
Featuring ... Eagle Paragliding
Eagle Paragliding
, 2650 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA
There is no prior experience necessary for a tandem flight, or a 1 Day Introductory Paragliding Lesson. Age is not a factor on flight park or mountain tandems, and we can get kids 12 and older up fly solo. Elings Flight Park and the Santa Barbara Mountains have an amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, and the Channel Islands. Experience the advent .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 968-0980
 
 9:30 AM

Kayaking / Canoing
(Santa Barbara)
Heaven on Earth Kayak/Horseback Ride Tour-- Kim Kardashian rode this ride!
Captain Jack's Tours
, Santa Barbara, CA
This may well be the closest to "heaven" you will ever get...in this lifetime. Captain Jack's Santa Barbara Tours is proud to offer our most breathtaking tour ever. This tour combines an ocean kayak tour at the beautiful and famous "smugglers cove" (Refugio Beach) in the morning, where chances are good that the locals will show .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
 
 10:00 AM

Photography
(Solvang)
Annual Nature Photography Competition: Trees of the Tri-County
Wildling Museum
, 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
From their bark and leaves to their ecosystems and inhabitants, each tree is unique. The tri-counties (Santa Barbara County, San Luis Obispo County and Ventura County) are home to a diverse range of tree species that make our landscape beautiful. For our 2017 Nature Photography Competition we asked photographers to explore the life cycle of trees, .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 688-1082
 
 

Whale Watching
(Santa Barbara)
Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching
Condor Express - SEA Landing
, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA
From spring until fall is when our channel plays host to giant Blue & Humpback Whales along with Dolphins and a variety of other sea life. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel to feed, mate and frolic ... making Santa Barbara one of the best year 'round whale watching areas in the world. Trips depart daily at 10am .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 882-0088
 

Tour - Other
(Santa Barbara)
Sailing Cruises (Various Times)
Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor)
, Sail Center, Santa Barbara, CA
The perfect way to spend your day in Santa Barbara. You'll experience a fun and exciting cruise while enjoying beautiful views of the coast and the channel islands. You'll find plenty of room for you and your guest or a large party. On board you'll find a beer, wine and a soda bar. Light snacks and ........ Presented by Captain Jack's Tours
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
 

Historic
(Carpinteria)
Proud of Our Past
Carpinteria Valley Museum of History
, 956 Maple Avenue, Carpinteria, CA
Museum exhibits include Chumash artifacts from the hunting and gathering culture of these industrious Native Americans; a Californio adobe rancho scene reflecting the great Mexican cattle-ranching period; and Victorian home furnishings; a farm house kitchen; farming and blacksmith implements and saddles; a one-room schoolhouse; early oil developmen .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 684-3112
 

Zoological
(Santa Barbara)
California Condors
Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
, 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara, CA
With the opening of California Trails on Earth Day 2009, the Santa Barbara Zoo became one of a handful of zoos to exhibit these highly endangered scavengers – the largest land birds in North America, with wingspans topping 9½ feet. The Santa Barbara Zoo’s condors are still part of the recovery program and wear wing tags that identify them as indivi .....
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  Website
  (805) 962-5339
 

Flora
(Santa Barbara)
Topiary Garden
Ganna Walska Lotusland
, Cold Springs Road, Santa Barbara, CA
The topiary garden’s centerpiece is a working clock, 25 feet in diameter, that dates from 1955. Renovated in 1998, the clock face now features three different low-growing succulents and copper zodiac signs that were crafted to replicate earlier ones. The clock is bordered by a ring of chalk sticks (Senecio mandraliscae).
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 969-9990
 
 

Historic
(Santa Barbara)
The Story of Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Historical Museum
, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara, CA
We invite you to experience the Museum’s signature permanent exhibit, The Story of Santa Barbara. Stroll through exquisite galleries which trace the compelling history of “The American Riviera” from the days of the Chumash to the twentieth century.
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 966-1601
 

Nature
(Santa Barbara)
BaseCamp
Featuring ... (Outdoor Nature Exploration Zone)
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA
A new outdoor nature engagement area, BaseCamp will be located on the south side of Mission Creek and will be open between September 5, 2017 through mid-2018. BaseCamp will be in operation while key areas of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History are undergoing an amazing revitalization. This includes the Museum’s highly popular Backyard and N .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
 
 

Sale
(Santa Barbara)
The Mary Jane McCord Planned Parenthood Book Sale
Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA
This is the largest used book sale in the tri-counties. We have thousands of carefully curated and cleaned titles in categories that range from American History to War and Military. We have a HUGE sel .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 722-1517
 10:30 AM

Wine Tasting
(Santa Barbara)
$70 Wine Tour
Captain Jack's Tours
, Santa Barbara, CA
We'll escort you to 3 wine tasting destinations in one of our comfortable SUVs or vans. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the following locations: Summerland Winery tasting room, Carr Winery, Oreana Winery,Fox tasting room, Santa Barbara Winery, Kunin/Westerly or LaFond Winery. You will also enjoy an olive oil and vinegar tasting. The tour includes a s .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
 

Historic
(Santa Barbara)
El Presidio de Santa Bárbara
El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park
, 123 East Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Located in downtown Santa Barbara, El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park (El Presidio SHP) is a 5 1/2-acre park that preserves the site of the last Spanish fortress, or presidio, founded in Alta (Upper) California in 1782. Two of the fort‘s original adobe buildings still exist and are open to the public—El Cuartel and the Cañedo Adobe. .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 965-0093
 

Other Misc. Event
(Santa Barbara)
Santa Barbara County Courthouse Tours
Santa Barbara County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara, CA
Free tours of this National Historic Landmark. Completed in 1929, this Moorish "castle" is one of the to attractions in Santa Barbara, both for residents and visitors. See the beautiful Mu .....
  Event Details
  Website
 11:00 AM

Animals
(Solvang)
Animals A to Z
Wildling Museum
, 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
The Wildling Museum is pleased to announce its newest exhibition, Animals: A-Z on view from June 10 to October 9, 2017. Travel through the alphabet as the Wildling showcases a diverse artistic representation of animal species from African saddlebills to zebras and everything in between. The artworks range from realistic to abstract and represent .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 688-1082
 
 

Fine Art & Sculpture
(Santa Barbara)
Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
September 17 – December 31, 2017 ..... "Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now" brings together 49 artworks, consisting of installation, sculpture, photography, and video, dating from the early 1990s to the present. A distinctive figure in the international legacy of installation art, Soares interweaves themes of love, desire, memory, and time in .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 963-4364
 
 
 11:30 AM

Tour - Other
(Santa Barbara)
Horseback Riding Tours (VARIOUS TIMES)
Captain Jacks Tours
, Santa Barbara, CA
Our $90 trail ride is Kim Kardashian's favorite ride!. This coastal ride is 1.5 hours long and is a 30 minute drive from Santa Barbara. Transportation to the ranch is not included. During this ride you will wind through a forest, past a seasonal waterfall, and up to the top of a mountain where you w ........ Presented by Captain Jack's Tours
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
 
 12:00 PM

Public Forum
(Santa Barbara)
How Can We Protect Voting Rights?
Faulkner Gallery, central Library, 40 East Anapamu, , Santa Barbara, CA
Today, voting rights are under attack like never before. The gutting of the landmark Voting Rights Act by the Supreme Court in the Shelby v. Holder case has opened the floodgates of voter suppression ........ Presented by League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 965-2422
 12:30 PM

Meditation
(Santa Barbara)
Lunchtime Meditations
Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave., Santa Barbara, CA
Tuesdays: Simply Breathe: During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple breathing meditation. This type of meditation is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators. By focusing on .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 563-6000
 1:30 PM

Tour - Other
(Santa Barbara)
Harbor Kayak Tour
Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor)
, Between Sea Landing & Sail Center, Santa Barbara, CA
Captain Jacks Santa Barbara Tours conducts guided 1.5 - 2 hour kayak tours of the Santa Barbara Harbor at 10:30 & 1:30 daily. Experience California's most beautiful harbor on this fun and easy tour. Our professionally guided tour includes a kayak lesson/briefing, all kayak gear and paddles. This tou ........ Presented by Captain Jack's Tours
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 564-1819
 

Theatre
(Santa Maria)
Fences
Marian Theatre
, Allan Hancock College Campus, Santa Maria, CA
August Wilson’s Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning masterpiece will swing onto the Marian Theatre stage. A gripping family drama about Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro baseball leagues who now works as a garbage man in 1957 Pittsburgh. As a black man excluded from the major leagues during his pr ........ Presented by PCPA Conservatory Theatre
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 922-8313
 

Flora
(Santa Barbara)
Topiary Garden
Ganna Walska Lotusland
, Cold Springs Road, Santa Barbara, CA
The topiary garden’s centerpiece is a working clock, 25 feet in diameter, that dates from 1955. Renovated in 1998, the clock face now features three different low-growing succulents and copper zodiac signs that were crafted to replicate earlier ones. The clock is bordered by a ring of chalk sticks (Senecio mandraliscae).
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 969-9990
 
 
 2:00 PM

Other Misc. Event
(Santa Barbara)
Santa Barbara County Courthouse Tours
Santa Barbara County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara, CA
Free tours of this National Historic Landmark. Completed in 1929, this Moorish "castle" is one of the to attractions in Santa Barbara, both for residents and visitors. See the beautiful Mu .....
  Event Details
  Website
 3:00 PM

Sky Show
(Santa Barbara)
Your Cosmic Quest (en espanol los domingos, in Spanish on Sundays)
Featuring ... Planetarium Show
Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA
Have you ever looked up at the sky and wondered what you were actually seeing?   ($0 - $4)... Presented by Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x 173
 
 
 3:30 PM

Other Misc. Event
(Santa Maria)
Brain Builders
Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum, 705 S McClelland St, Santa Maria, CA
Join Brain Builders! Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Explore science, technology, engineering, arts, and math with hands-on experiments and activities!
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 928-8414
 4:00 PM

Other Misc. Event
(Santa Barbara)
Family Night at SBMM
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA
Family Night is an opportunity to view the Maritime Museum from an entirely different perspective. Our goal for the evening is to present interactive learning activities for the entire family.

Premiering SBMM’s LEGO® Shipbuilding Program. Support for this program was provided by the Santa Barbara Foundation.

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  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 962-8404
 
 
 4:30 PM

Workshop
(Santa Barbara)
Mindfulness in Grief - a meditation group
Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care, 512 E. Gutierrez St, Santa Barbara, CA
This meditation group is open to both new and experienced meditators. This group will provide time for instruction in meditation as well as sharing experiences.
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 617-7755
 6:30 PM

Meditation
(Santa Barbara)
Meditation for Health & Well Being
Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave., Santa Barbara, CA
How does the state of our mind affect our health and well-being? Perhaps we believe that a positive attitude is generally beneficial. Perhaps we recognize that some lifestyle choices are more harmful .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 563-6000

Health - Other
(Lompoc)
Meditation for Health & Well Being (in Lompoc)
Mahakankala Buddhist Center North, 701 E. North Ave., Suite F, Lompoc, CA
How does the state of our mind affect our health and well-being? Perhaps we believe that a positive attitude is generally beneficial. Perhaps we recognize that some lifestyle choices are more harmful ........ Presented by Mahakankala Buddhist Center
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 563-6000
 8:00 PM

Music - Indie Folk
(Santa Barbara)
Fleet Foxes
Featuring ... Fleet Foxes
Arlington Theatre
, 1317 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Fleet Foxes have also released a one minute 37 second album teaser featuring footage shot during the band’s recent Seattle rehearsals paired with snippets from select album tracks including “Third of May / Ōdaigahara,” the first track released from the band’s long awaited, third album Crack-Up ........ Presented by Metropolitan Theatres - Arlington Theatre
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 963-4408
 
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