Free Friday Night Movies Under the Stars at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse - July/August 2019

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UCSB presents a free Summer Movie Series on Friday nights outdoors at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse during July and August 2019. Movies start at approximately 8:30pm. Bring blankets, low-backed beach chairs, picnic and your friends. More info at artsandlectures.ucsb.edu/Free.aspx.

The Lineup:

  • 7/5: Roman Holiday

  • 7/12: North by Northwest

  • 7/19: Rebel Without a Cause

  • 7/26: Some Like It Hot

  • 8/9: On the Waterfront

  • 8/16: High Noon

  • 8/23: Sunset Boulevard

31st Annual Santa Barbara French Festival July 13-14, 2019

The Santa Barbara French Festival returns to Oak Park July 13-14, 2019 to celebrate Bastille Day and all the things that make the French cultural history so rich. Great food, wine, mimosas, crepes, delicious pastries, music, dance, -- and, of course, the infamous Pooch Parade!

For two days Santa Barbara truly is the American Riviera as the French influences take over Oak Park. Each day the fun starts at 11:00 am when the entertainment kicks off on three different stages and continues non-stop until 7:00. The stages will be filled with dance and music from more than 30 different acts including performances, audience participation and instruction. And every minute of entertainment is all free!

The entertainment is only part of what the Festival has to offer -- more than 50 booths will be offering everything from crepes and delicious French pastries to face painting and henna tattoos. You can grab a mimosa or a beer, as you peruse some beautiful paintings and photography. Enjoy a delicious crepe while shopping for your French Festival t-shirt and beret. Take a moment for a quick massage and before you settle in for the next performance and a sinfully delicious croissant. All in the beautiful setting of Santa Barbara's Oak Park.

The French Festival takes place in Oak Park, which is located at the corner of W. Junipero Street and Alamar Avenue in Santa Barbara. Admission is free. Festival is a non-smoking event. For more information visit FrenchFestival.com.

8th Annual She.Is.Beautiful, The Pinkest 5k, 10k and 10 Miler in Santa Barbara on Saturday, September 14, 2019

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The 8th Annual She.Is.Beautiful The Pinkest 5k, 10k and 10 Miler (NEW) is coming back to Santa Barbara on Saturday, September 14, 2019.

This women's only race is known for it's sass, inspirational quotes, fun, and course flair. She.is.beautiful welcomes women of all ages and encourages everyone to strut their sassiest pinkest outfits! We have had everyone from moms with strollers to professionals racing for prize money. In addition to promoting self-esteem, camaraderie and health among women, our proceeds benefit Girls Incorporated in Santa Barbara.

Visit runsheisbeautiful.com/santa-barbara-ca/ to learn more and to register.

2nd Annual 5K Walk Strong in Santa Barbara on Saturday, August 10, 2019

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Organic Soup Kitchen, a decade-old nonprofit, is hosting their 2nd Annual 5k Walk Strong at Leadbetter Beach in Santa Barbara California on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 8:30 am. The fun walk and run will feature a Finish Line Festival, where participants will enjoy organic foods, juices, and a beer garden. All proceeds will go towards supporting their soup delivery to cancer patients program.

The 5k Walk Strong is Organic Soup Kitchen's benefit walk to raise money for cancer patients and to raise cancer awareness. The event will be a “fun” walk and run, as participants are not required to have bibs.

Create a team with your coworkers, friends, or family and walk strong for the cause. Themed runs and costumes are not required, but are optional. There will be an official t-shirt for all registrants. Tier 2 tickets are on sale now.

Register now on Race Roster: raceroster.com/events/2019/21905/5k-walk-strong-festival-2019

Organic Soup Kitchen makes organic, non-GMO, plant-based, nutrient-dense soups for populations with compromised immune systems. The program is a weekly soup delivery service for cancer patients and for those with degenerative diseases.

Location: Leadbetter Beach, Shoreline Dr, Santa Barbara

2019 Free Concerts in the Park in Santa Barbara, Thursday Nights in July, August

Free concerts at Chase Palm Park in Santa Barbara on Thursday nights from 6-8:30pm during the month of July! All concerts are free to the public and held in the grassy meadow at Chase Palm Park on Cabrillo Blvd. between Garden and Calle Cesar Chavez Streets.

2019 Series Schedule

7/11: Area 51 - Rock, pop, fun and soul

7/18: Pop Gun Rerun - 80s music

7/25: Captain Cardiac and the Coronries - 50s/60s Rock n’ Roll

8/8: Lightnin’ Willie and the Poorboys - Blues Band

8/15: The Blue Breeze Band - Motown/R&B

www.SantaBarbaraCA.gov/concerts

46th Annual Santa Barbara Greek Festival the Weekend of July 27-28, 2019

Santa Barbara's 46th Annual Greek Festival is taking place from on July 27-28, 2019 from 11 am to 7 pm in beautiful Oak Park, 600 West Junipero Street. The festival evokes the sights, sounds and tastes that define the traditional Greek way of life. Stroll through Santa Barbara's beautiful Oak Park and experience the simple pleasures of life in a Greek village. Admission and parking is free.

Dozens of volunteers enthusiastically staff their booths, creating a convivial, welcoming atmosphere. Festival-goers return year after year for the food. — Delectable festival favorites like gyros and moussaka. And no Greek village would be complete without homemade pastries like baklava, melomakarona, and kataifi.

Listen to the distinctive sounds of the bouzouki and other exotic instruments played by authentic Greek musicians who perform traditional and popular songs. Delight in the beauty of the elaborate costumes worn by performers as they share their carefully practiced steps and intricate dances with the enthusiastic audience.

Take advantage of a free Greek dance lesson, and enjoy participating in the same dances you would perform in the traditional villages of Greece. Dance the afternoon away, eat a little (or a lot), shop in the Greek marketplace, relax and enjoy yourself under the oaks in the warm embrace of the best Greek culture has to offer.

More information at www.santabarbaragreekfestival.org.

2019 Independence Day Fireworks Display in Santa Barbara on Thursday, July 4th

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The City of Santa Barbara will once again co-host the annual Independence Day fireworks display beginning at 9pm on Thursday, July 4, 2019.

Festivities at the Santa Barbara waterfront and Stearns Wharf (11AM - 9PM), including favorite food vendors, and a music variety show featuring local musicians hosted by John Palminteri and Drew Wakefield, as well as local shops, face painting, and live band, Tequila Mockingbird, on the wharf. End the day with a 9 p.m. fireworks show and music at West Beach, plus the return of the radio simulcast, courtesy of 92.9 KjEE. The show is approximately 20 minutes long and choreographed to classic and current fun and patriotic tunes.

More details at www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/waterfront/events/july4.asp.