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Special EventsParks & Recreation

The City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department proudly hosts numerous public special events throughout the year for residents and visitors alike. Our beautiful parks and beaches serve as the backdrop for the 100+ events that occur here annually. From community festivals to walks and runs benefitting nonprofit organizations, you’re sure to find something that appeals to you just about every weekend of the year!

Please visit for a the new, improved special events permitting process, developed in 2020-21 by a collaborative team of City of Santa Barbara departments.

Last Updated: Dec 14, 2020
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