Now that the evenings are warming up, it’s time to rediscover “1st Thursday.” If you have yet to experience 1st Thursday in Santa Barbara, it’s one of the best opportunities to take an evening stroll down State Street and experience a taste of what makes Santa Barbara so delightful.

Wine and Cheese and Art, Oh my!

On the first Thursday of every month, between 5-8 p.m., art galleries, museums and art-related venues open their doors to welcome the public in for free access to art exhibits, lectures, and of course, wine and snacks. Local merchants also join in, staying open a bit later to accommodate browsing patrons who are enjoying their stroll down State Street, which is alive with music, culture, twinkling lights and family vibes.

It’s a time for residents to mingle with neighbors and visitors to Santa Barbara to experience the charm of this warm, and very artistic, oceanside community. Don’t miss this once-a-month evening to indulge in the eminent, as well as bourgeoning art, theater and music scene of Santa Barbara.

Where to stay in Santa Barbara during 1st Thursday’s

Take this opportunity to browse through properties within walking distance to popular activities, such as 1st Thursday, and the heart of Downtown Santa Barbara.

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