MARCH 2019
Here's What's Happening in  
Downtown Santa Barbara

De la Guerra Plaza Revitalization Project
De La Guerra Plaza was designated a Public Square in 1853 and has since served as Santa Barbara's center of town. In addition to serving as a civic center, it has provided the location for the original Police and Fire Stations. It is the venue for political activism and events including Old Spanish Days.  
Should the Cota Commuter Lot be selected as the site for the new Police Station, the Saturday Farmer's Market would require relocation. De La Guerra Plaza presents an opportunity for the City to revitalize and reactivate its center of town. A revitalized Plaza will involve expanding the available space by making structural and aesthetic improvements to better serve the community's arts and cultural events throughout the year. 

Please plan to attend the De la Guerra Community Workshop to learn more about the Plaza's rich history and to share your ideas about revitalizing this community gathering space.
Date: Saturday, March 9th
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Location: Casa de la Guerra (directly across form the Plaza)
For more info, contact Brad Hess (
Congrats to Award Winners: 
2019 Downtown SB Annual Awards Breakfast
 2018 George Gerth Volunteer of the Year: David de L'Arbre
Harriet Miller Youth Leadership
HMYL Awardees Anjali Thakrar, Mason Lender with Mayor Cathy Murillo.
Scholarship Winners: Anja Thakrar (DPHS) and Mason Lender (SBHS)  
(Sponsor: Pacific Premier Bank)

Business Champion of the Year: Impact Hub (sponsor: American Riviera Bank)

Entrepreneur of the Year: Glen Broomberg, SB Night Market (sponsor: Paseo Nuevo Shops & Restaurants)
Tom Reed of Unity Shoppe accepts the Citizen of the Year Award,  sponsored by Consumer Fire Products Inc.

*DSB Members: pick up your "I Love Downtown Santa Barbara" window decal (see above) at the DSB office (27-B East De la Guerra) - FREE!

1st Thursday - March 7, 2019 

"Blue Notes" by Wendy Brewer at Glenn Dallas Gallery. 
1stThursday provides an opportunity to indulge in local culture, mingle with neighbors 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 also 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.  
Date: Thursday, March 7th
Time: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: Various, click here for March venues   
Amber & Smoke perform at SBMA Corner, State & Anapamu 
Florence + the Machine at the Santa Barbara Bowl

Florence + Machine with special guest Perfume Genius are coming to the
Santa Barbara Bowl for two shows, for their ONLY SoCal show this year.

Tickets are still available for Sunday, May 12th & Monday, May 13th

Downtown Santa Barbara will give away TWO tickets (for May 13th show)! Follow @DowntownSantaBarbara on Instagram now, and be on the lookout for the giveaway that will go live in a few weeks. 
Save the Date:
2019 Downtown LIVE Art & Wine Tour
Thursday, May 23, 2019

Date: Thursday, May 23, 2019
Time: 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Locations: Various galleries north of Carrillo
Final Party: Arlington Theatre
Entertainment: DJ Darla Bea
More Info: Stay tuned! Venues, wineries, restaurants participants coming soon!
Now seeking Silent Auction donation items. Contact April (805-962-2098) for pickup.
DSB Restaurants/Breweries/Wineries:
You are invited to participate  in the 2019
Taste of UCSB Presented by Hotel Californian as part of the All Gaucho Reunion! Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to participate as a vendor. You'll be sampling for 600-800 ticket holders at this popular event and there is no fee to participate! 
The Taste of UCSB Beer, Food, and Wine Festival is the premier event of the annual All Gaucho Reunion, with more than 50 Gaucho chefs, brewers, caterers, and vintners bring the best of the Central Coast cuisine and beverages.  

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location: Lawn behind UCSB Library
To Participate: click for: Catering Permit; Taste Required Documents 
Contact Kelsie Grau for more into or questions: 805-893-2947

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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