Celebrate half a century of local creativity at the Santa Barbara Arts & Craft Show. In fact, the next show becomes the longest-running event of its kind anywhere in the world. Each year for the past 50, artisans and crafters have filled the beachfront along Cabrillo Boulevard, amazing and delighting locals with their skill and dedication to their art. This year will be no different, and is the perfect opportunity for the whole family to come out and see hundreds of local artisans promoting, selling, and creating their wares. This year’s concept draws from the tradition of European sidewalk art shows and the Jardin del Arte in Mexico City, and will feature more than 200 displays, a free concert, and anniversary celebrations all weekend.
Cabrillo Boulevard from Stearns Wharf to Calle Cesar Chavez
May 16-17, 10 a.m. to dusk