Above: California Wine Festival at Chase Palm Park
Special Events in Santa Barbara
Festivals, charity walks and runs, and other public events are part of what makes Santa Barbara a vibrant, fun, connected community.
On this page, you'll find everything you need to get started with planning and permitting your special event.
If you missed the webinar presented on December 9, 2020, you can view a recording here:
Uncheck everything except the "Featured" box to see special events
Special Events Coordinator(805) 897-1926SpecialEvents@SantaBarbaraCA.gov
Looking for wedding venues or planning another type of private event? Please visit our venues page.
Submit a Special Event Inquiry Form (First-Time Public Events)
Notify the City about a First-Amendment Event
Submit a Special Event Application (Returning Public Events)
View PDF of permitting process flowchart