excitement on the menu from appetizing carnival rides to delicious fair treats to farmanimals and livestock. Details at: www.sbfairandexpo.com.
April 29 - May 2, 2010 - 2010 AVP Tour Santa Barbara Open:
The world's best menand women volleyball players will compete in Santa Barbara. Tickets will go fast. Detailsat: www.avp.com.
May 1, 2010 - 5th Annual Women’s Literary Festival:
Located at the beautiful FessParker's DoubleTree Resort, Santa Barbara's Women's Literary Festival celebratesreaders and women writers with a day of interactive presentations and booksignings. The mission of the Women’s Literary Festival is to present the work of contemporary female authors from a variety of backgrounds and life experiences at ayearly conference. The Festival celebrates diversity, literacy and social justice. Detailsat: womensliteraryfestival.com
May 1, 2010 - May 15, 2010 - 10th Annual Santa Barbara Sea Festival:
Make plansnow to celebrate Santa Barbara's beautiful ocean. Festival founder the Santa BarbaraMaritime Museum launches an expanded festival, this year running two full weeks. Thecelebration kicks off May 1-2 with the Santa Barbara Choral Society and Orchestraperforming Ralph Vaughan-Williams' stirring A Sea Symphony at the beautifully restoredGranada Theater (performances Saturday May 1 at 8 pm and Sunday May 2 at 3 pm),and ends with the SB Maritime Museum's hands-on Sea Festival events on May 15 atthe Harbor. (Rumor has it that there may even be a visit by a tall ship!) In between, thecalendar is packed with two-weeks of sea-themed family fun around town, include TyWarner Sea Center's Sensational Seafood event, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art'sspecial 'find the seascape' family activities, and the Downtown Organization's sea-themed First Thursday with participating business and restaurants all joining in the fun!Details at: sbseafestival.com
May 1-2, 2010 - Cinco De Mayo:
The Nineteenth Annual Cinco de Mayo celebration willtake place in Plaza de la Guerra and at the Casa de la Guerra. This year's celebrationwill be Santa Barbara's biggest and best event yet. There will be even more great music,dance, savory food, and a kids' corner full of activities. Detailsat: www.cincodemayosb.com
May 15, 2010 - Buttonwood Farm Vineyard Crawfish Boil:
Laissez les bons tempsrouler! It's spring and that means the crawfish boil is back. Treat yourself to a uniquewine country event in this vineyard by the pond. Don't miss this true Louisiana-stylecrawfish boil complete with all the trimmings, live Zydeco music, and award-winningestate grown wines. Details at: www.sbcountywines.com
May 16, 2010 - Wheels & Waves: 11th Annual Classic Car And Hot Rod Show:
400hot rods and classic cars from across America will be on display for one day only at the11th Annual Wheels & Waves car show. Over 40,000 people jammed State Street lastyear and 2010 promises to be just as spectacular. There will be live music, raffles,awards and tons of the coolest cars you’ve ever seen. Details at:www.wheelsandwaves.com
May 27, 2010 - Downtown Art & Wine Tour:
Eat, drink and be merry at the DowntownArt & Wine Tour. The tour offers participants an opportunity for leisurely strolling