Looking for the perfect summer vacation destination? Look no further than Santa Barbara, California! This coastal city is home to a wide range of exciting events and activities that are perfect for summer fun. In addition to experiencing the beach and the ocean, here are some of the top upcoming events that you won’t want to miss. Discover our Santa Barbara Summer Guide and all of the fun coming up.

Film Festival Fun

First up is the Santa Barbara Surf Film Festival, taking place on June 9-10 this year. This annual event celebrates the art of surf filmmaking and features screenings of some of the most exciting and innovative surf films from around the world. Plus enjoy live music, vendors, tasty treats and drinks at the Block Party, as well.  Whether you’re a dedicated surfer or just a fan of the sport, this festival is a must-see.

A Must-See Parade

Next up is the Santa Barbara Solstice Festival & Parade, which takes place June 23-24 and is free and open to the public. This colorful and lively event celebrates the summer solstice with music, dancing, and a parade featuring giant puppets, stilt walkers, and other whimsical creations. From its humble beginnings, the event has grown to be the largest arts event in Santa Barbara County, drawing crowds of over 100,000 spectators and participants from around the world.  Join the locals in the streets for a truly unforgettable celebration of the season whose mission is to bring the community together through the arts.  

Music for Everyone

If you’re a music fan, the Santa Barbara Bowl is a popular outdoor venue that is the perfect place to enjoy a summer concert. With its stunning views and intimate atmosphere, you’ll be able to sing along to all of your favorite songs while enjoying the warm Pacific breeze.  Food & Fun

Finally, foodies won’t want to miss the Santa Barbara Wine & Food Festival, taking place on June 24. This annual event brings together some of the top wineries and restaurants in the region for a day of delicious tastings and pairings. Sample some of the best wines and foods that Santa Barbara has to offer while enjoying the beautiful summer weather along Mission Creek.

With so many exciting events happening throughout the summer, Santa Barbara is the perfect destination. And no vacation is complete without the perfect accommodations. Haller Coastal Homes has been helping create exceptional vacations and lifelong memories in the Santa Barbara area for years.  Browse our inventory of homes and condos and find the perfect fit for your summer getaway!