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Father's Day BBQ

When: June 17, 2018, 11 – 3pm | Where: The Bear and Star

Chef Cox’ smoky Father’s Day BBQ menu is perfect for honoring dads! Guests will enjoy an array of treats off the grill including a full plate of chicken, tender ribs, and Parker beef. BBQ Beans, Summer Pasta Salad, Garden Slaw, and Parker House Rolls round out the filling plate. Dad’s first beer is on us! Afterward, enjoy a game of cornhole in the Garden.

Father's Day Brunch at Les Marchands

When: June 17, 2018, 11AM - 9pm| WHere: Les Marchands

Les Marchands a beloved gathering place for locals and visitors and praised for its weekend brunch. Father’s Day is no exception with Chef Weston Richard’s delicious Father’s Day special – Open-Faced Lamb Meatball Sandwich with Moroccan Spiced Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella Cheese, Crispy French Fries & House-made Pickle. Les Marchands’ menu showcases local ingredients and hand-crafted breads from sister operation Helena Avenue Bakery.

Father's day special at Loquita

when: June 17, 2018 | Where: Loquita

Loquita celebrates Father’s Day with the colorful Costilla Paella with Iberian Ribs, Mushrooms, Artichokes, Mustard Aioli & Mustard Green. Loquita will also be serving their seasonal menu inspired by Spanish cuisine flavored by the Central Coast’s rich ingredients


Father's Day Special at THe LArk

When: June 17, 2018 | Where: The Lark

On Father’s Day, Dads are greeted with complimentary Pale Ale to start the evening. Chef Jason Paluska is offering many holiday specials to celebrate all dads this Sunday!

Father’s Day Special at Lucky Penny

When: June 17, 2018 | Where: Lucky Penny

Lucky Penny offers a Father’s Day Lamb Burger with Feta Cheese, Pickled Fresno Chiles, Preserved Lemon Aioli, Gem Lettuce & Brioche Bun prepared by Lucky Penny Chef Ron Batdorf. Specials are available throughout the day.


Family Friendly Events

Circus Vargas

When: June 22, 2018 – June 25, 2018 | Where: Earl Warren Showgrounds

Join us for a swashbuckling circus spectacular, “Dreaming of Pirates!” A fantastic voyage of nonstop action and adventure guaranteed to thrill and enchant children of all ages! There will be flying trapeze artists, clowns, daredevils, death-defying acrobats, jugglers, contortionists, comedians, motorcycles and much, much, more! 

4th Friday Ballroom Dancing

When: June 22, 2018, 7pm – 10pm | Where: The Carrillo Ballroom

Come to the second of this new series, and enjoy fun social dancing! People of all ages and of all abilities are welcome. Bring a partner or come on your own, and take this opportunity to make new dance friends! For the month of June, the class and music arrangements will be by Vasily Golovin.


Santa Barbara Wine + Food Festival

When: June 30, 2 – 5pm | Where: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

The Santa Barbara Wine + Food Festival™ takes place along the shaded banks of Mission Creek at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Swirl, sip, and savor tastings from 50 premier Central Coast wineries, complemented by savory and sweet bites from more than 30 top local food purveyors.100% of the net proceeds from the Santa Barbara Wine + Food Festival support the Museum’s nature and science education programs for all ages. 

 Sips + Eats: Events and Classes

Chefs table Dinner Series ft. Ted Walter

When: June 12, 2018, 6:30 – 10PM | Where: The Bear and Star

The Bear and Star continues their collaborative Chef’s Table Dinners with Chef Ted Walter of acclaimed Passionsfish.

Cheesemaking 101

When: June 14, 2018, 7 – 9pm | Where: Farmbelly

Learn the basic (and surprisingly simple) techniques for making fresh cheeses with Farmer + Chef Michelle Aronson! You'll walk away with awesome new skills, a detailed recipe packet, and bellies full of our freshly made cheeses.

Sip and Swirl

When: June 26, 5:30 – 7:30pm | Where: Finch and Fork

Sip & Swirl with us this summer for our tradition of sunset wine tastings on the rooftop featuring local winemakers, music, cheese tastings and views. 

“Cook the Farmers’ Market” Class

When: June 26, 2018, 5:30om – 7:30 pm | Where: Santa Barbara Wine Therapy

Join farmer + chef Michelle Aronson, of the Farmbelly Cooking School, for a farmers’ market tour and a hands-on cooking class at Santa Barbara Wine Therapy! We will begin at Wine Therapy and walk one block to the Tuesday Farmers’ Market on State Street – where we will meet local farmers and you’ll learn how to shop for the best local produce the Central Coast has to offer. After strolling the market, we will walk back to Santa Barbara Wine Therapy for a laid back + hands-on cooking class, where you’ll hone your knife skills and create a beautiful, seasonal dish inspired by our farmers’ market bounty.