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BEST TIME TO VISIT SANTA BARBARA (Updated 2023)

Best time to visit Santa Barbara

RhwSanta Barbara has experienced some of the best population growth in the 19th century between the 1950s and 1960s. And it all happened after world war 2, In the ‘Gold Rush’ Times.

Santa Barbara is famous for so many things and it is one of the best places to visit in the USA. The most famous things about this place are good food, it is heaven for food lover and does not miss Julia Child’s favourites.

In this blog, we will share with you the best time to visit Santa Barbara with our personal experience. According to the events and whether of every month.

You can also decide by yourself that what will be the best time for you to visit Santa Barbara with the help of whether of every month which is below.

Best time to visit Santa Barbara

The best and cool month is September – November and in this period you will find less crowd and tourist which will be convenient for you. Although in these months all the activities and events run in a good way.

You can also visit at the start of the year between March and May but you will find many tourists at this time and for that reason try to visit at the end of the year. And whether is also good compare to March and May.

Best time to visit Santa Barbara (In detail)

1, January

Temperature: The highest temperature in this month is about 65°F and the lowest is 46°F and on daily basis, it stays in between 53°F – 59°F.

Events: There are a total of 10 popular events this month and all of them are listed below according to the date of the particular event.

  1. On Jan 8 – Heal Attachment Wounds & Learn Trauma 
  2. On Jan 2 – Santa Barbara Sunday Farmers Market
  3. On Jan 21 – The Brubeck Brothers Quartet
  4. On Jan 13 – Santa Barbara Painting
  5. On Jan 16 – Santa Barbara Sunday Farmers Market
  6. On Jan 9 – Santa Barbara 5K Cancer Schlep
  7. On Jan 7 – Members Meeting – Fun and Entertainment
  8. On Jan 18 – Waitress at The Granada Theatre
  9. On Jan 16 – UC San Diego Tritons at UC Santa Barbara Gauchos Basketball
  10. On Jan 9 – SB 5K Schlep

2, February

Temperature: The highest temperature is seen the same in this months that is 65°F and the lowest is about 48°F and in a daily basis, it stays near 56°F.

Events: There are a total of 6 events in this months and all others are listed according to their dates.

  1. On Feb 26 – Santa Barbara Old School Saturday Nights
  2. On Feb 18 – Ladysmith Black Mambazo
  3. On Feb 5 – The Brubeck Brothers Quartet
  4. On Feb 10 – Yellowstone Lamar Valley — Muench Workshops
  5. On Feb 6 – Long Beach State Beach at UC Santa Barbara Gauchos Basketball
  6. On Feb 4 – A Very Special Evening with Karla Bonoff

3, March

Temperature: The highest temperature in this month is seen at 67°F and the lowest seen is 50°F and daily it is near 59°F.

Events: There are a total of 7 in this month and all of them are listed below according to their dates.

  1. On March 9 – Fruit Bats
  2. On March 12 – St. Patrick’s Day In Ireland
  3. On March 17 – Kathleen Madigan
  4. On March 11 – 2022 Santa Barbara International Orchid Show
  5. On March 16 – Gorillas, Chimps, Kenya Safari — Muench Workshops
  6. On March 23 – Santa Barbara, CA – Kidding Around Yoga Teacher
  7. On March 5 – It’s Magic!

4 April

Temperature: The highest temperature in this month is about 69°F and the lowest is around 52°F.

Events: There are a total of 6 events this month and all are listed below according to their date.

  1. On April 8 – Santa Barbara: Lucidity Festival 2022 
  2. On April 22 – VIRTUAL Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival
  3. On April 7 – The Children (Kirkwood) at Ensemble Theatre Company
  4. On April 7 – Lucidity Festival
  5. On April 8 – TROPO
  6. On April 8 – Divasonic

5, May

Temperature: In this month the highest temperature is 70°F and lowers is 55°F and on daily basis, it is around 66°F.

Events: There are only 4 events in this month and all of them are listed below with the details.

  1. On May 7 – Miles for Moms 5K Walk/Run
  2. On May 5 – 5th Annual Metabolic Health Summit -101
  3. On May 12 – Galápagos Photo Workshop — Muench Workshops
  4. On May 5 – Metabolic Health Summit – 2022

6, June

Temperature: The highest and lowest temperature this month is between 71° – 58° and this month is very hot and on daily basis it is near 69°F.

Events: There are a total of 8 events this month and all of them are listed below with the details.

  1. On June 19 – FESTIVAL DE BANDAS ★ BANDA FEST 
  2. On June 4 – Opera Santa Barbara presents La Traviata
  3. On June 17 – Region 2 Arabian Championship Show — I.E.A.H.C
  4. On June 27 – Southern Culture on the Skids Tickets
  5. On June 5 – Home And Garden Lifestyle Expo
  6. On June 11 – Music on the Water 2021 – Chris Fossek
  7. On June 28 – Cielo Fest
  8. On June 19 – Joystix playing at Draughtsmen Aleworks

7, July

Temperature: The highest temperature is about 75°F and the lowest is about 60°F and on daily basis, it is near 70°F.

Events: There are total 5 events in this month and all of them are listed below with the details.

  1. On July 17 – REGGAETÓN FEST 2021-2022
  2. On July 16 – California Wine Festival – Santa Barbara 
  3. On July 17 – Santa Barbara French Festival
  4. On July 24 – Groovin in the Grove Classic Car & Vintage
  5. On July 16 – Music on the Water 2021 – 2022 Konrad Kono

8, August

Temperature: The highest temperature in this month 76° and the lowest temperature is 60°, this is the hottest month of the year.

Events: There are a total of 7 events in this month and all of them are mentioned below with the details.

  1. On August 21 – AUGSUMMER DRESSAGE IN SANTA BARBARA
  2. On August 12 – Kathleen Madigan
  3. On August 2 – Adult (Ages 11+) – Santa Barbara, CA 2021
  4. On August 28 – Sebastian Maniscalco: Nobody Does This Your
  5. On August 13 – Gem Faire
  6. On August 27 – Music on the Water 2021 – Ross Harper
  7. On August 30 – Iration Tribal Seeds

9, September

Temperature: The highest in this month is 75° and the lowers is 60° and from this month the temperature starts decreasing and it has very pleasant weather.

Events: There are a total of 14 events in this month and it is the highest in the year, all of them are listed below with details.

  1. On Sep 16 – John Legend: Bigger Love Tour – Santa Barbara
  2. On Sep 28 – Lord Huron
  3. On Sep 24 – California Wine Festival – Santa Barbara
  4. On Sep 17 – Whose Live Anyway?
  5. On Sep 17 – David Crosby with The Sky Trails Band
  6. On Sep 25 – California Lemon Festival
  7. On Sep 12 – Adam Ant Concert in Santa Ynez
  8. On Sep 17 – VIP CULINARY WORKSHOP HARVEST MENU
  9. On Sep 25 – Wilderness First Aid – WFA — 4 Points Guides
  10. On Sep 25 – AMBASSADOR WORKSHOP
  11. On Sep 11 – Wisdom Of The Heart, Opening The Flow Of Love
  12. On Sep 16 – Sipping on the Sea 2021 – Melville Winery
  13. On Sep 24 – Weekend Cruise
  14. On Sep 14 – Montecito Certified Farmers’ Market

10, October

Temperature: The highest temperature is about 73° and the lowest is 56°. And on daily basis, it is around 63°.

Events: There are a total of 11 events this month and all of them are mention below with the details.

  1. On Oct 28 – Glass Animals
  2. On Oct 8 – Los Lobos
  3. On Oct 13 – Brothers Osborne
  4. On Oct 22 – Elderbrook
  5. On Oct 10 – Montecito Motor Classic Car Show At The Santa
  6. On Oct 30 – Santa Barbara “Old School” Saturday Nights
  7. On Oct 26 – Phish
  8. On Oct 16 – SBYC Tower Race #2 — Anacapa Yacht Club
  9. On Oct 23 – Ride Santa Barbara 100
  10. On Oct 10 – Montecito Motor Classic | Oct 10th, 2021
  11. On Oct 25 – Smoky Mountains Photo Workshop 

11, November

Temperature: The highest temperature is about 69° and the lowest is 50° and on daily basis it is near 55°.

Events: There are a total of 9 events this month and all of them are listed below with the date.

  1. On Nov 6 – JMSN
  2. On Nov 27 – St. Vincent’s Fashion Show & Luncheon
  3. On Nov 30 – Hairspray at The Granada Theatre
  4. On Nov 19 – CALM Antiques Show
  5. On Nov 6 – Embodied Presence, Expand Relational Capacities
  6. On Nov 20 – Double-Handed Race — U.S. Melges 24 
  7. On Nov 5 – Montecito Certified Farmers’ Market
  8. On Nov 27 – Carpinteria Holiday Faire
  9. On Nov 28 – Bloody Mary Crawl

12, December

Temperature: The highest is 65° and the lowest is 47° and on daily basis, it stays near 50°F.

Events: There are only 3 events and all of them are listed below with the details.

  1. On Dec 31 – New Year’s Eve
  2. On Dec 2 – The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley at Ensemble
  3. On Dec 15 – Book Publishing Workshop – Santa Barbara

Now, with the help of this data, you can easily decide what will be the best time for you to visit Santa Barbara but it is recommended that you should visit between September and November.

I hope this blog will help you to find out the best time for you to visit Santa Barbara and if you have any query drop them down in the comments section.

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