Spring in Santa Barbara, California, is one of the most exciting times of the year. The weather is warm and sunny, making it perfect for outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and beach-going. Plus, there are several exciting events and festivals happening throughout the season that make for great new memories and experiences.  Here are tips for some great events to enjoy on a spring trip to Santa Barbara.

The Santa Barbara Fair & Expo, held April 26-30, is one of the feature events of the Spring season.  With over 30 rides and attractions on the Midway, plus magic, music, carnival games, and more it offers something for everyone. It is a great way to spend the day.  In addition, you’ll find livestock exhibits, great food and drink options, and tons of vendors.  You’re guaranteed to find thrills, excitement, entertainment, and memories that will last a lifetime here.

The Earth Day Festival is another highlight of Spring.  Taking place on Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30, this event is the longest-running and most consistently held public Earth Day celebration in the country!  And Santa Barbara was home to the first Earth Day event in 1970.  You’ll have a chance to hear climate leaders, enjoy some great musical performances and art contests, and more.  Connect with other eco-minded exhibitors and community members, and find out how you can play your part in climate action.

Ready to embrace your Irish roots and get your party on?  The St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl is a local favorite and not to be missed!  Bar-hop along State Street with hundreds of your newfound friends, enjoying cocktails and libations from 10+ different venues.  You can grab drink coupons and get more info HERE, as well as a map of participating locations. 

Ready to experience some arts, music, and culture?  Then Santa Barbara is the perfect place for a springtime getaway.  The Lobero Theatre is an iconic and beautiful venue, featuring a wide variety of performers, from symphonies and operas to musicians.  You can check out their Calendar of Events and find your favorite!   Some of the other notable concerts in the spring include Tyler Childers, The Black Keys, and Billy Currington, all at the Santa Barbara Bowl.

The toughest part about planning a springtime vacation to Santa Barbara is choosing when to come.  There are so many festivals and events to experience, it’s not an easy thing to do!  But rest assured, when you do have your dates and events picked out there is one thing that is very easy:  selecting the perfect place to stay.  Haller Coastal Homes is proud to have a broad offering of vacation rentals that are guaranteed to suit your travel needs.  Our properties provide the comforts of home, and so much more than your typical hotel rental.  Browse all of our properties and get your Spring Santa Barbara vacation on the books!