Spring is here!

Let's celebrate all that this season has to offer, Santa Barbara style.

family-friendly festivals

Founding Day Festival

Where: El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park | When: April 28th

Commemorate 236 years of history at the birthplace of Santa Barbara. Celebrate the history of Santa Barbara at the Founding Day Festival, featuring Presidio Neighborhood businesses and local entertainment in the heart of downtown. Enjoy a reenactment of the original Founding Ceremony held in 1782 and other family activities across the Presidio grounds.

Santa Barbara Fair & Expo

Where: Earl Warren Showgrounds | When: April 25th – April 29th

Greetings Earthlings! Set your laser on FUN and beam your family to the intergalactic Santa Barbara Fair and Expo, where you can always expect the unexpected!


Screaming carnival rides, Robocars, alien stilt walkers, racing pigs, funnel cake, heavenly fair food, cosmic entertainment and family style enjoyment are ready for your visit.

48th annual Santa Barbara earth day festival

Where: Alameda park | when: april 21st - april 22nd

The Mission: The Global Climate Movement is Growing.

As individuals, communities, and nations, we must work together to protect the only world we’ve got. Take one step now and join us at Santa Barbara Earth Day.

SB's spring sips

Happy Hour Benefiting Direct Relief International and the Montecito Mudslide

Where: Jane Restaurant, state street | When: April 12th, 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Jane restaurant is partnering with Coppola Wines to benefit Direct Relief international and the recent Mudslides in Montecito.  Jane on State Street is hosting a “Happy Hour” with passed appetizers from our new spring menu and wine by the glass from Coppola Wines. Coppola

Wines will be sold by the glass for the months of April & May and in turn Coppola Wines will donate $1 per every glass we sell to Direct Releif International.

Come join us for Happy Hour on our Patio and support a local cause on all of our hearts.

Winemaker Dinner Series - CHÂTEAU DESCLANS

Where: Belmond El Encanto | When: April 26th, 6:30pm – 10:30pm

Presenting regionally inspired cuisine of Executive Chef Johan Denizot in an exclusive wine dinner event which offers a multi-course menu — each course paired with a Château d’Esclans variety of rosé — meticulously selected to complement each course. Hosted by Alain Riviere, Chateau d’Esclans Ambassador

36th Annual Santa Barbara Vintners Festival

Where: Santa Barbara Wine Country | When: April 19th – April 23rd, 1pm – 4pm

Taste from over 100 wineries, savor our best local fare from farmers to foragers, and meet the chefs who make it magical.  
Drink in the sparkling Bubble Lounge, listen to live music, learn from our cooking demos and let our landscape soothe your soul.

Vintners Winemaker Dinner with Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards

Where: First & Oak at the Mirabelle | When: April 21st, 6:30pm – 9pm

Executive Chef Steven Snook of First & Oak at the Mirabelle invites you to celebrate the Santa Barbara County Vintners’ Festival weekend with an exquisite menu paired to a flight of Lucas & Lewellen wines.

This special winemaker dinner has limited availability and will sell out so reserve early.

charity events

Hope Awards

Where: Santa Barbara Historical Museum | When: April 26th, 5:30pm – 8pm

The evening will begin with a silent auction and reception featuring fine food and drinks from local restaurants, wineries, and breweries at the beautiful Santa Barbara Historical Museum. Our host, Fannie Flagg will help us honor the Santa Barbara Public Library, as well as celebrate the work of the Santa Barbara Education Foundation.


Riskin Partners Montecito Real Estate

Activities for everyone

Carpinteria Flower Farm Tours

Where: Carpinteria Greenhouse and Nursery | When: April 14th, 11am – 4pm

Come visit your local flower farmer and the beautiful blooms in Carpinteria on Saturday, April 14th 2018! Nestled in the mountains of the Central Coast between Santa Barbara and Ventura – just 90 miles north of Los Angeles, the town of Carpinteria offers a perfect day trip for anyone in the Southern California area!


Where: Santa Barbara Zoo | When: April 14th and 15th, 10am – 3pm

Meet Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, and other princesses in person as they help celebrate frogs. There are also frog-inspired crafts, games, and special animal appearances. Learn how zoos and aquariums are working to save the world’s threatened amphibians.

Cost: free with Zoo admission