Welcome to Santa Barbara, where the sunshine is plentiful, the beaches inviting, and the summer events are hot! June is a particularly exciting month in this coastal town, with a variety of can’t-miss events that are guaranteed to make a vacation unforgettable. No matter whether you’re a film buff, foodie, or an animal lover, there’s something for everyone in Santa Barbara in June. Here are details on some of the exciting events this June that’ll make you want to pack your bags and get to the coast.

The Zoo Brew, on June 3 from 4:00–7:00 pm at the Santa Barbara Zoo, is the first event on our list. Each year, beer enthusiasts and animal lovers from all over the area come together to drink a wide selection of specialty brews while taking in the breathtaking vistas. Zoo Brew is a must-attend event with a huge number of local and regional breweries participating and great live music to keep you entertained. So grab all your friends and get ready to enjoy some of the region’s best beers while being surrounded by some of the most amazing animals on the planet.

If you’re a foodie, the Santa Barbara Wine & Food Festival on June 24 is the perfect event for you. You can sample and taste dishes from more than 100 of the Central Coast’s top restaurants and wineries at this annual festival, which features some of the area’s most delectable wines and foods. The event has everything you need to titillate your taste senses, from seafood to cheese plates and from chardonnay to pinot noir. Savor your food and wine while surrounded by the splendor of nature, and the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History serving as the backdrop!

The celebration of the Summer Solstice, taking place on June 23–24, is another occasion that is sure to put you in a summer mood. For a weekend of parades, live music, and art, this yearly celebration is a favorite of both locals and visitors. The parade, which includes huge puppets, funny floats, and eye-catching costumes, is the main attraction of the weekend. Live music shows and food vendors follow the parade. Prepare to celebrate the longest day of the year in style by donning your brightest attire and joining in! 

Love to shred the waves?  The Santa Barbara Surf Film Festival is a must-attend occasion for avid surfers. This annual festival, which will be held at the Lobero Theatre on June 9-10, will feature some of the best surf movies, including documentaries, features, and shorts. The festival includes live music performances, art displays, a range of food and drink options, and more. The Block Party, Saturday from noon to 8:00 pm, includes live music, brand activations, vendors, artisanal beverages, and delicious foods, and is usually a highlight.  The Santa Barbara Surf Film Festival is the ideal way to celebrate the surfing culture that is so firmly engrained in Santa Barbara, whether you are an experienced surfer or just a fan of the coast.

June is a fantastic month to visit Santa Barbara, with many activities that are likely to appeal to everyone’s tastes. In this seaside town, you can enjoy a craft beer at Zoo Brew, indulge in mouthwatering food and wine at the Santa Barbara Wine & Food Festival, celebrate the Summer Solstice, and immerse yourself in the world of surfing at the Surf Film Festival, among other fun and exciting activities. So reserve your tickets, pack your bags, and get ready to enjoy all that Santa Barbara has to offer this June.  And don’t forget, Haller Coastal Homes has a diverse offering of exceptional vacation rental properties that will make the perfect home base for your getaway!