• Alan Gilbert conducts, photo by Chris Lee

    August Datebook and Cultural Calendar

    Seasonal events, happenings and things to do for August August 1–2 42nd Annual Greek Festival Baklava, gyros and moussaka galore! This delicious annual event showcases the best bounty from Greece, including the sights, sounds and tastes of the Mediterranean...

  • Photograph by Nell Campbell

    42nd Annual Greek Festival

    Baklava, gyros and moussaka galore! The 42nd Annual Greek Festival returns to showcase all the best sights, sounds and tastes of Greece. On August 1 and 2 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Oak Park will be abuzz with the notes of bouzouki, paired with amazing...

  • The Gainey Ranch Family Homestead Barn is now open for special tastings, courtesy photo.

    Gainey Vineyard Celebrates 30th Anniversary by Opening Family Ranch Homestead

    Help Gainey Vineyard celebrate 30 years as the Gainey Ranch Family Homestead Barn opens for special tastings! Originally built in the 1890’s, the Gainey barn offers a unique tasting experience full of fresh air, nature, and delicious wines. This...

  • Detail, unknown artist, 1948, mural on outside of Paradise Cafe, 702 Anacapa St. Photo by Fritz Olenberger.

    Rearview Mirror: If These Walls Could Speak | The Art of Santa Barbara...

    Story by Erin Graffy de Garcia, with photographs by Fritz Olenberger Santa Barbara is a community that fondly embraces its early Spanish history. It is celebrated every summer with the annual Old Spanish Days Fiesta and remembered by the community...

EAT & DRINK EAT & DRINK

Photograph by Nell Campbell

42nd Annual Greek Festival

Jul 26

Baklava, gyros and moussaka galore! The 42nd Annual Greek Festival returns to showcase all the best sights, sounds and tastes of Greece. On August 1 and 2 from 11 a.m....

Francis Dawson Living Mandala, photo courtesy Santa Barbara Public Market

Flower Power at the Santa Barbara Public Market!

The Santa Barbara Public Market is celebrating summer on July 25 and 26 with a Flow Power festival! This two-day event will be a floral...

Jul 24

EXPLORE & ENJOY EXPLORE & ENJOY

Robin Gowen painting, courtesy Sullivan Goss

Robin Gowen Landmark

Jul 30

Join Robin Gowen as she presents her eighth solo exhibition at Sullivan Goss gallery, Aug. 6–Oct. 4. Gowen celebrates her 17-year tenure with the gallery in this most...

Fiesta dancers, photo by Bill Zeldis

Editor’s Pick: La Fiesta Pequeña

One of Old Spanish Days’ most beautiful traditions is the official opening of Fiesta, which has taken place in front...

Jul 30