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!
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.
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.
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!