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Santa Barbara Harbor & Seafood Festival

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One day each October, from 10am to 5pm, the Santa Barbara Harbor & Seafood Festival draws seafood lovers of all ages to Santa Barbara's popular Harbor for one of the community's most unique and beloved events.

Harbor Festival photo album

Movie tour of the festival

Movie of live music from "DJB"

The festival is timed to celebrate the opening of commercial lobster season (early October), and showcases a variety of delicious regional seafood specialties. There is children's activities, boat rides, cooking demonstrations, and maritime education.

Enjoy live music, 30+ arts & crafts vendors and local environmental organizations such as Heal The Ocean and Santa Barbara Channelkeeper that offer education materials to the public. The Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary & National Park are also present with informational booths and displays.12th Annual Santa Barbara Harbor & Seafood Festival

Santa Barbara Harbor


The 12th Annual Santa Barbara Harbor & Seafood Festival date will be advertised soon. This signature event coincides with lobster season and features local commercial fishermen offering the Santa Barbara Channel's freshest seafood. Fishermen and seafood vendors will provide thousands of festival-goers with an abundance of live lobster, crab, prawns, BBQ albacore, clam chowder, fish tacos, seafood gumbo and other prepared dishes. Arts and crafts vendors will offer jewelry, clothing, art, photography and other hand-crafted items. Ocean-related agencies will provide information and history about local ocean resources. Other activities include Maritime Museum films & exhibits, touch tanks, tall ship tours and free boat rides & dockside tours. Santa Barbara Harbor Merchants Association will sponsor local live entertainment on the main stage.

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