Here's What's Happening in  
Downtown Santa Barbara

Old Spanish Days Fiesta  
"Spirit of Community" 
July 31 - August 4, 2019 
Join La Presidenta Barbara Carroll for the annual celebration that includes sampling delicious foods at El Mercado de la Guerra,  the thrilling
El Desfile Historico, the colorful El Desfile de los Ninos, rocking through the evenings in the Casa Cantina or Crazy Horse Cantina and enjoying music, dance, fun and so much more of Old Spanish Days Fiesta! 

The poster is an original graphic design by local Santa Barbara artist Victor Sigismondi, and features a classic parade scene in bright vivid colors. It showcases the children, dancers and horses in the parade in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara.  
Dates: Wednesday, July 31 to Saturday, August 3
Varies, depending on specific event.  
Locations: Varies
More Info: Click here for the entire Fiesta events calendar*.  
Click here for Fiesta Road Closure info; Click here for Fiesta Maps. 
*For an Official Guide to Fiesta 2019, come to Downtown SB office at 27-B East De la Guerra Street (Mon-Fri, 9am to 5pm; closed on Friday, August 2nd). DSB Members: we have plenty  of guides for you to take for your customers and employees! 
2015 Fiesta Parade, photo credit: Fritz Olenberger
Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures:
FREE Summer Cinema: Those Fabulous Fifties!!    
Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Free Summer Cinema with FREE weekly film screenings under the stars featuring seven classic films from Hollywood's golden era.
High Noon, with Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly, August 16. 
Dates: Fridays, August 9th - August 23rd.
Times: Movies begin at 8:30 pm, lawn set up at NOON on film day.
More Info: Filmgoers are asked to respect the lawn and fellow attendees. Please bring blankets that are permeable (no plastic, nylon, tarps) and chairs that are low-backed and low to the ground.
Film Lineup:
On the Waterfront (August 9)
High Noon (August 16)
Sunset Boulevard (August 23)
For more info: click here or call 805-896-3535.  
On the Waterfront, starring Marlon Brando and Eva Marie Saint, August 9. 

Rock Around the Block! 
Downtown Santa Barbara Pop-Up Concert Series 
Downtown Santa Barbara is adding to your Free Summer Cinema Series fun on Friday nights! Rock Aro und the Block, a pop-up concert series, will enhance your summer evenings and help kick your weekend off with the right vibe!
Dates: Fridays, July 27 - August 23 (no music on August 2 - Viva la Fiesta!).  
Time: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Locations: Vary, along the 1100-1200 block of State Street, near the Courthouse .
For More Info: click here .  
Dinner & a Movie  
Participating Downtown SB Restaurants
For those eager to feed the body along with the mind, DSB restaurants are offering "Dinner & a Movie" selections, such as special pricing at Los Arroyos Mexican Restaurant & Take Out and 20% off everything at Sushi Tyme
(with a mention of the Movies series)!  
Roman Holiday, starring Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn - cheers! 
Click here to see more participating restaurants - and enjoy the show!
Date: Fridays, July 26 to August 23
Time: In time to find a great seat for the Sunken Garden movies!
Locations: various
For More Info: click here
1st Thursday
Thursday, August 1st 
Painter Nathan Huff, exhibiting at Sullivan Goss. 
provides an opportunity to indulge in local culture and participate in the arts community. Look for previews of forthcoming plays, symphony performances, concerts and dance productions, as well as local up-and-coming artists and performers. 
The program offers visitors the chance to experience, in one evening, the diversity of Downtown Santa Barbara's visual and performing arts scene, and is aimed at developing a lively atmosphere downtown as well as showcasing the cultural variety that Santa Barbara has to offer.
The 1st Thursday Passport is a printed guide to all of the 1st Thursday attractions, available at participating galleries and venues, MTD shuttles, the Visitors Center and hotel concierge desks.  

  "The Whimsical World of Kyle Allan Designs" at Santa Barbara Art Works.

For more information about August 1st Thursday, click here.
There is no music performance for August 1st Thursday - Viva la Fiesta!
Join us on September 5th for Salt Martians Bluegrass Band.

Coming Soon: 
67th Annual Downtown Santa Barbara Holiday Parade
Presented by Consumer Fire Products Inc.
Friday, December 6, 2019
More than 65,000 spectators will line State Street in anticipation of Santa Barbara's only nighttime parade, the 67th Annual Downtown Santa Barbara Holiday Parade, Presented by Consumer Fire Products Inc! Officially kicking off the holiday season, this signature Downtown Santa Barbara event brings a colossal contingent of high-stepping marching bands, fabulous holiday-themed floats, spectacular performance groups, local personalities, and our soon-to-be-announced Grand Marshal! The Holiday Prince and Fairy, selected from winning artwork best capturing the parade theme, will lead the parade and light up the community Christmas tree on their way down the parade route.
Dates: Friday, December 6, 2019 
Time: Step-off at 6:30 pm 
Route: State Street, Sola to Cota
For More Info: click here 

Interested in participating in the Holiday Parade?  
Registration starts in August.
Stay tuned for more information on how to apply!

For information on more upcoming Downtown Santa Barbara events, click here.

 Be sure to visit Downtown Santa Barbara's unique shops and galleries, fabulous restaurants, live music venues and delightful tasting rooms!
For more info, click here
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