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4th of July in Santa Barbara

4th of July at Santa Barbara

4th of July at Santa Barbara

It’s time once again for Santa Barbara to don its red, white and blue colors and celebrate Independence Day in style.  This year’s festivities promise to be a good time for young and old alike, and include a pancake breakfast, Spirit of 76 parade, arts and crafts show along Cabrillo Boulevard, Fourth of July concert at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse Sunken Gardens and a spectacular fireworks display that will launch off West Beach.

Start the day with a hearty breakfast at the Montecito Firemen’s Association pancake breakfast. Pancakes, eggs, sausage, juice, coffee, and milk will be served by your local firefighters from 7:30 am to 10:30 am at the Fire District Headquarters located at 595 San Ysidro Road in Montecito. Tickets are $8 each and can be purchased at the door.  Proceeds will benefit the Montecito Firefighter’s Benevolent Fund.

Next up is the Fourth of July parade which is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. at Micheltorena Street and will proceed down State Street to Old Town Santa Barbara, concluding at Cota Street. If you don’t wish to secure a spot to watch the parade ahead of time along the route and hate fighting crowds, the organizers offer reserved seating. (link: http://spiritof76sb.org/donations.php)

A free concert will take place at the Sunken Garden of the historic and picturesque Santa Barbara Courthouse.  Admission is free and the music is set to start at 4:30pm.  Bring a blanket and a picnic basket and enjoy a musical salute to American patriotism by the West Coast Symphony Orchestra.

After the concert, be sure to head down to West Beach for the fireworks display. Plan to get there early and enjoy the musical entertainment on the beach while securing the best “seat in the sand” from which to watch the fireworks.  The fireworks display is scheduled to start at 9pm and West Beach will be open for free public viewing.

And don’t miss the best parade of all, the post-firework walk up State Street. If you watched the fireworks on the beach, you’ll likely be walking back up State Street afterward to get to the remote place you had to park your car. Walking under the Highway 101 underpass in a huge crowd of people is quite a memorable experience in itself. 4th July fireworks

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Santa Barbara Bowl schedule 2013

Center Stage at the Bowl

Great Music Venue in Santa Barbara

The new 2013 schedule is out for the Santa Barbara Bowl and this year it is going to be another outstanding year of music. One of California’s best outdoor music venues is right in the middle of Santa Barbara located at the intersection of Milpas Street and Anapamu Street.  Enjoy the city and ocean views and come see all the new improvements they have made over the winter months. “The Bowl”, as locals refer to it, seats just over 4,500 making every seat an incredible concert experience. Due to the popularity and size restrictions the concerts sell out shortly after tickets go on sale so make sure you watch the Santa Barbara Bowl website for complete information as to when tickets go on sale.  For more information on the Santa Barbara Bowl go to their official site: www.sbbowl.com and you can purchase tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or visit the ticket office at 1122 North Milpas Street.  Enjoy all that Santa Barbara has to offer.

Continually check the website above for up to date announcements of any newly scheduled events. Attached is the seating chart for the Santa Barbara Bowl. Hope you enjoy on of the top 10 “best things to do” in Santa Barbara. 

Best place to enjoy a concert is in the front half close to center

Seating Chart

 

 

Kings Of The Mic: LL Cool J, Ice
Cube & Public Enemy
Sunday May 26, 2013 TBA

Sting
Monday Jun 3, 2013 7:30 PM

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo
Sunday Jun 9, 2013 6:30 PM

Steve Miller Band
Sunday Jun 16, 2013 6:30 PM

Barenaked Ladies, Ben Folds Five
& Guster
Saturday Jun 22, 2013 6:00 PM

Robert Plant And Sensational
Space Shifters & Grace Potter and
The Nocturnals
Friday Jun 28, 2013 7:00 PM

Damian Marley & Stephen Marley
Saturday Jun 29, 2013 6:00 PM

Slightly Stoopid & Atmosphere
Sunday Jul 14, 2013 5:30 PM

The Postal Service
Saturday Jul 20, 2013 TBA

Steely Dan
Tuesday Aug 20, 2013 TBA

Jason Mraz
Monday Sep 2, 2013 4:00 PM

Fun.
Saturday Sep 7, 2013 7:00 PM

Depeche Mode
Tuesday Sep 24, 2013 7:00 PM

Atoms For Peace
Thursday Oct 17, 2013 TBA

 

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Memorial Day I Madonnari Festival At The Santa Barbara Mission

The "Mona Lisa" of Santa Barbara!Dont’ miss this weekend’s        I MADONNARI Festival at the Old Santa Barbara Mission.  The 2012 Schedule of events begins on May 26 and lasts the entire three days of Memorial Day weekend. This year will mark the 26th anniversary of the local celebration which has it historic roots in our sister festival in Grazie de Curtatone, Italy.

Sponsor’s pay up to $650 to have local and international artists of all ages and abilities create beautiful artwork on the street at the base of the stairs of the Old Santa Barbara Mission.  The Money raised from the sponsor sales and food stands benefits the Children’s Creative Project which in turn serves 50,000 children in more than 100 local schools.

Admission is FREE and the event runs from 10:00-6:00. If you are visiting Santa Barbara and have never seen this before, you will not believe just how incredible chalk paintings can look on bare asphalt. The Historic Santa Barbara Old Mission is located a short distance from downtown on the corner of Laguna and Los Olivos Streets.  The best time to see the completed artwork is Sunday into Monday.

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Santa Barbara Bowl Schedule for 2012

Best place to enjoy a concert is in the front half close to center

Seating ChartConcert at the Bowl

There are so many places you should see when you visit or purchase a home in Santa Barbara.  Make sure you add the Santa Barbara County Bowl on to the list. One of the greatest outdoor music venues right in the middle of town.  Complete with city and ocean views, the Bowl, as locals refer to it, seats just over 4,500 for a very intimate up close concert experience. Most concerts sell out shortly after tickets go on sale, so make sure you watch the Santa Barbara Bowl website for complete information.  The link to the Santa Barbara Bowl is: www.sbbowl.com and you can purchase tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or visit the ticket office at 1122 North Milpas Street.  Enjoy all that Santa Barbara has to offer.

Please continually check the website above for up to date announcements of newly scheduled events. As of today this is the 2012 concert schedule for the Santa Barbara Bowl.

Radiohead

Thursday,
April 12 – 6:30 PM

Florence + The Machine

Saturday,
April 14 – 7:00 PM

Bon Iver

Sunday,
April 22 – 07:00PM

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Saturday,
May 5 – 07:00PM

Tenacious D

Wednesday,
May 23 – 07:00PM

Beck

Thursday,
May 24 – 07:00PM

Ben Harper

Saturday,
June 30 – 06:30PM

An Evening with Yanni Under the Stars

Saturday,
July 21 – 7:00PM

 

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