Spring Festivals in Santa Barbara

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Spring Festivals in Santa Barbara

Enjoy the nice Santa Barbara spring weather this year by attending some great festivals. The Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour will be stopping at UCSB on Apr 8 for a rockin’ blues concert. The Santa Barbara Kite Festival on Apr 14 will blow you away, filling with sky with a rainbow of colorful kites. And on Apr 27, support Santa Barbara’s Earth Day Festival with their grand live performances, kids activities and unique eco-market. Continue reading for all things festive.


Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour

Get a sneak peek at one of the world’s largest jazz festivals with the Monterey Jazz Festival Tour concert. Held in late September, the Monterey Jazz Festival fills eight stages with nonstop performances. This month, artists from the festival are touring across the country to give locals a glimpse at what the festival will entail. One of their stops? The University of California Santa Barbara on Apr 8. Starting at 8 p.m., this concert will feature Cécile McLorin Salvant, Bria Skonberg and others. The Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour is a knockout show that showcases award-winning young jazz artists. The show will be at the University of California Santa Barbara’s Campbell Hall, with the price of tickets starting at $35 (regular admission). Don’t forget to look at Campbell Hall’s seating chart before you purchase your tickets!


Hotel Near Monterey Jazz Festival

After a night of smooth jazz, get some R&R at the nearby Inn at East Beach. It’s a beautiful property near the University of California Santa Barbara. And along with the property’s convenient location, it also offers an outdoor pool, stylish furniture and on-site bike rentals. At Inn at East Beach, you will stay well- and well within your budget!


Santa Barbara Kite Festival

Santa Barbara’s Kite Festival on Apr 14 is the perfect event for the whole family! Starting at 11 a.m., The Great Meadow – West Campus Lawn at Santa Barbara City College will host a fun-filled day of flying kites and enjoying the outdoors. Visitors are encouraged to bring their favorite kites for all to see. Don’t have a kite? No worries, you can purchase one at the festival. Visitors are also encouraged to make this a whole-day event by packing a picnic. Activities for the kids include a kite tail chase, highest flying kite contest and kite fighting.


49th Annual Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival

The 49th Annual Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival kicks off on Apr 27 at Alameda Park. Starting at 11 a.m., explore the eco marketplace’s vendors for green products, smart technology and organic clothing. Stop by the Green Car Show where the latest and greatest vehicles and e-bikes will be on display. An what’s a festival without some good eats? Try some delicious smoothies, vegan cuisine and tasty flatbreads while grabbing a glass or pint at the Earth Day Beer & Wine Garden. This family-friendly event also has its own Kids Corner. It’s a perfect spot for the kids to learn about the environment and have fun. Also expect two days of live entertainment (the 2019 acts will be released in late March, but until then look at the past performers). Before you attend, be sure to download your own festival map and mark all the things you’ll want to see.


Hotel Near Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival

Make your Santa Barbara trip a weekend adventure and stay at Spanish Garden Inn. Decorated with green foliage, it’s no surprise that this luxurious hotel is located near the Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival. In-room spa treatments, a glistening outdoor pool and fresh foliage are all things you can expect to enjoy at this property.


Experience all of the great festivals Santa Barbara has to offer this spring! And make it a weekend affair with a stay at a beautiful local hotel, like Inn at East Beach or Spanish Garden Inn.



Inn at East Beach
Whatever makes your ideal California weekend getaway, the Inn at East Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara is here to help you stay well- and well within your budget! 1029 Orilla Del Mar, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. 805.965.0546

Spanish Garden Inn
A stylish boutique hotel surrounded by fresh foliage and adorned with hand-painted art. 915 Garden St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. 805.564.4700