Cultural festivals are great for trying something out of the ordinary. Food, music, entertainment, shopping, and activities fill these days up. You will feel like you’re traveling abroad!

French Fusion
July 17-18: Santa Barbara French Festival attracts over 20,000 Francophiles for two days of French food, music, dance, libations and more at Oak Park with free admission and parking.

Mediterranean Medley
July 31-August 1: The Greek Festival dishes out the sights, sounds, aromas and flavors of Greece. Greek pastries too, my favorite! The raffle is a free trip to Greece, so don’t miss it.

Spanish Celebration
August 4-8: A community tradition since 1924, Old Spanish Days Fiesta is a lively and colorful five-day, city-wide celebration featuring food, drink, music, dance, rodeo and more. Also featuring Mexican-American food, which means sangria AND margaritas!

Dance with the Danish
September 17-19: Solvang celebrates its 74th annual Danish Days with plentiful folk dancing, entertainment, shopping, traditional foods and more Scandinavian flavored fun. Try entering the Aebleskiver Eating Contest!