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Experiment Weekend

Experiment Weekend

APRIL 19-20, 2019

A New Way to Experience Downtown

Come downtown to check out a series of demonstration projects to re-energize the street. Experiments include: expansive outdoor dining areas, interactive art installations in open space, an features pop-ups from local start-up companies. This even is an opportunity for the community to learn and experience a new design for one weekend only. We want to hear your thoughts so don't miss the first Experiment Weekend!

Special thanks to:


6:00-11:00 p.m.

  • State Street Underpass
  • Hotel Santa Barbara
  • Parking Lot 9 Paseo
  • Ortega Building
  • Storke Placita

Local artists light up dark areas with FLOW, a path of creative interactive art installations from the underpass into downtown.

Presented by The Arts Fund

B(eats) on the Street

12:00 Noon-10:00 p.m.

  • 400-500 Blocks of
    State Street

Enjoy lunch, dinner, and a drink under the canopy of trees on State Street. Try a new restaurant or visit your favorite with your choice of indoor or outdoor dining. Must be 21+ to enter outdoor areas serving alcohol. Music and surprises await.

Presented by Downtown Santa Barbara

Pop-Up Showcase

1:00-3:00 p.m.

  • Various locations

Starting a business on State Street? This is an opportunity to tour vacant spaces on the street.

Presented by PopUp Enterprise and the SANDBOX

Last Updated: Mar 13, 2019
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