Festivals in Santa Barbara celebrate everything from music to food and drink; from arts, crafts and culture, to nature. Best known of all Santa Barbara Music Festivals is the Live Oak Music Festival which features performances in many musical genres. The New Noise Music Festival and the Skaters Point Music Festival are examples of other Santa Barbara events dedicated to music.
Marvel at the pastel masterpieces created during the I Madonnari Street Painting Festival, held at the historic Santa Barbara Mission. Cultural festivals include the Santa Barbara French Festival and the Old Spanish Days Fiesta, featuring music, crafts, dancing, and plenty of food and drink. Kick back and relax at the California Wine Festival or the Santa Barbara Tequilla Harvest Festival. The Santa Barbara Harbor and Seafood Festival showcases fresh-off-the-boat seafood of every kind. And nature lovers will enjoy the Ocean Awareness Festival and the Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival.