Here's What's Happening in  
Downtown Santa Barbara

Common Table: 
"The Art of Community" 
Saturday, September 28th

A long table will stretch down the  
middle of the closed-off 500 block of State Street (between Cota and Hale y). Peop le of all ages from across the community are invited to bring their ow n food and beverages (non-alcoholic) to the table, and engage in conversation and fellowship.
What makes this particular Common Table event unique is the inclusion of live music, dance, and poetry from a diversity of artists in our community -- thus "The Art of Community."   
Date: Saturday, September 28th 
Time: 5pm to 9pm  
Location: 500 block of State Street (between Haley & Cota
The Plan: Bring a dish from home or visit one of Downtown Santa Barbara's many fabulous restaurants to pick up something to go - and enjoy!  
More Info: Click here 
SB Acoustic  
A Fall of International Acoustic Music
SB Acoustic presents a series of live international acoustic music concerts and guitar workshops, continuing through December 14, 2019.  
October appearances include: Jim Messina (Oct 1st at Lobero Theatre), Leo Kottke (Oct 8th at Lobero), Ken Emerson & Kimo West (Oct 14th at SOhO), Tom Ball & Kenny Sultan (Oct 26th at Lobero).  
Dates: September 14 - December 14, 2019 
Time: varies
Locations: various
For More Info: click here.  
1st Thursday
Thursday, October 3rd 
Meet artist Jennifer LaPierre at Celadon House.
1st Thursday
provides an opportunity to indulge in local culture and participate in the arts community. Look for theater, music, dance, lectures, readings and more, 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.   
For more information about October
1 st  Thursday , click here .
OutOfTheBlue, a classic rock 'n' roll band, performs unplugged at Storke Placita (700 State).

ART Santa Barbara 
Immerse Yourself in a Celebration of Art
(Saturday, October 12, 2019) 
ART Santa Barbara is a newly created festival of fine art designed as a self-guided walking tour of the Santa Barbara Art District. More than 15 galleries are participating, featuring live painting, live music, live artist talks and of course, original artwork. 
Santa Barbara Art District
galleries exhibit the works of Santa Barbara and regional artists as well as internationally known, collectible works. More than 100 artists will be represented.  
Friday, October 11th (5-8pm): Kick-off Reception at State Gallery (1219 State, $10 at the door)
Saturday, October 12th (11am-6pm): Walking tour of galleries in Downtown Santa Barbara's Art District (free)
Saturday, October 12th (6-8pm): After hours print fair at Glenn Dallas Gallery (927 State, free) 
Time: varies
Locations: The galleries of the Santa Barbara Art District .  
For More Info: click here.   
Cruise Ship Arrivals
 Cruise Ship Arrival Schedule, Fall 2019:
No. Date* Ship Day Arrival Departure
1 9/21/19 Island Princess Saturday 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
2 9/27/19 Crystal Symphony Friday 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
3 9/29/19 ms Amsterdam Sunday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
4 10/5/19 ms Oosterdam Saturday 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
5 10/15/19 Seabourn Sojourn Tuesday 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
6 10/18/19 ms Eurodam Friday 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
7 10/19/19 Celebrity Eclipse Saturday 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
8 10/27/19 Star Princess  Sunday 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
9 10/29/19 Grand Princess Tuesday 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
10  11/12/19 Celebrity Eclipse Tuesday 7:00 AM  5:00 PM 
11 12/13/19  ms Sirena Friday 7:00 AM  3:00 PM
12 12/15/19  ms Sirena Sunday 7:00 AM  3:00 PM
  Downtown Santa Barbara members: bring your brochures, coupons or other handouts for cruise ship passengers to the DSB office (27-B East De la Guerra St) - we'll take them to the Cruise Ship Welcome Tent at Sea Landing.
Cruise Ship photo originally appeared in Noozhawk. 
Opera Santa Barbara Open Rehearsal 
  See how opera magic is made - FREE to the community!  
Opera SB hosts its first Free Open Rehearsal for 
Madama Butterfly at the Santa Barbara Courthouse's Sunken Gardens, just days before the classic opera's opening date. This event is FREE and open to the Santa Barbara community.

Featuring the OSB Orchestra, the singers of Madama Butterfly, and the artistic team of Opera SB, this open rehearsal gives insight on how it all comes together before the big show. Bring down the
kids , the pups, or
come in costume (for a chance at free tickets!) and meet the people behind the magic. Click here for more info.

Tell your friends - you won't want to miss this!
Date: Sunday, October 27th  
Time: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location: Santa Barbara County Sunken Gardens  
Fee: FREE to the public  
For More Info: click here.  
Downtown Trick or Treat! 
Ghouls and Goblins and Ghosts - Oh, My!  
I t's a spookiest tradition on State Street! Bring your costumed kids to Downtown SB for treats from participating businesses on State, Anacapa, Chapala and side streets. Your Super Heroes, athletes or Elsa's must have their own goody bag.
For the perfect costume, c heck out World of Magic - This is Halloween! now open at 701 State Street.
Look for the balloons on doorways - and start practicing your best
"Trick or Treat!" now!
Date: Thursday, October 31st 
Time: 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Locations: State, Chapala, Anacapa and side Streets - look for the balloons!
For More Info: click here.  
Downtown SB Businesses - to participate in Downtown Trick or Treat or the Halloween Window Decor Contest (judging on October 23rd), please CLICK HERE for the form (fill out and return by October 18th). 

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?  
Click here for Parade application.

Interested in becoming a Parade Sponsor? 
Contact Kate Schwab or April Lee.

Call for Holiday Prince & Fairy!  
Prince & Fairy Art Contest
Sponsored by Paseo Nuevo Shops & Restaurants
Enter for a chance to be the 2019 Holiday Prince or Fairy! If chosen, you'll lead the 67th Annual Downtown Santa Barbara Holiday Parade, Presented by Consumer Fire Products Inc. (December 6th), in a special vehicle, dressed in festive attire compliments of Nordstrom, and have the honor of lighting the Christmas Tree!! Winning artwork will be professionally framed. Four runners-up (with their parent or guardian) will carry the official parade banner or ride with Santa Claus.
Click here to learn more; Click here for
Prince & Fairy art contest application form.
(Children must be between the ages of 6 and 10, available to participate in the Parade on
Friday, December 6th and available for radio interviews (dates TBD).


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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