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2023 Events and Press Releases

Annual Parade of Lights on December 10th

Fourth of July on Stearns Wharf
2023 Wharf Wednesday’s concert series

2023 Wharf Wednesday’s concert series

Wharf Wednesday Concert Series starts out with Out of the Blue on April 5th April 5th – Out Of The Blue There’s no better view of Santa Barbara than from Stearns Wharf and there’s no better time to experience it than on Wharf Wednesdays. As a ...
2022 Events and Press Releases
Stearns Wharf Holiday Tree Lighting

Stearns Wharf Holiday Tree Lighting

On December 11th, join us on Stearns Wharf to kick off the holiday season! At 5:00 PM , before the start of the Parade of Lights boat parade, they will switch on the lights of a beautiful 25-foot Green White Fir on Stearns Wharf to officially open the...
Wharf Wednesday Concert to feature the Hoodlum Friends

Wharf Wednesday Concert to feature the Hoodlum Friends

It may be moving into winter but things are heating up on Stearns Wharf! In honor of this iconic structure’s 150th anniversary, Stearns Wharf merchants are holding Wharf Wednesdays on the first Wednesday of each month. There are anniversary specials, f...
Wharf Wednesday Concert to feature The Paradise Kings is CANCELLED

Wharf Wednesday Concert to feature The Paradise Kings is CANCELLED

Wharf Wednesday November 2nd is CANCELLED due to inclement weather Wharf Wednesday on November 2nd will also feature live music by The Paradise Kings.  The free concert will rock the Wharf from 5pm to 7pm .  The Paradise Kings play a variety o...

STEARNS WHARF 150TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION October 8th

To celebrate the 150th  birthday of Stearns Wharf, a grand birthday bash is planned for Saturday, October 8 from 11:00 am to 7:15pm. This iconic structure, which has served as Santa Barbara’s front door, the birthplace of an industry, and the community’s plan...

Santa Barbara’s Iconic Stearns Wharf to Celebrate 150th Birthday

Celebrate the 150th birthday of Stearns Wharf, a grand birthday bash is planned for Saturday, October 8 from 11:00 am to 7:15pm . This iconic structure, which has served as Santa Barbara’s front door, the birthplace of an industry, and the community’s pla...
Wharf Wednesday Concert to feature Down Mountain Lights

Wharf Wednesday Concert to feature Down Mountain Lights

There’s no better view of Santa Barbara than from Stearns Wharf and there’s no better time to experience it than on Wharf Wednesdays. To celebrate Stearns Wharf’s 150th birthday, Wharf Merchants are offering specials on the first Wednesday of every month...
Wharf Wednesday Concert to feature The Academy

Wharf Wednesday Concert to feature The Academy

There’s no better view of Santa Barbara than from Stearns Wharf and there’s no better time to experience it than on Wharf Wednesdays. To celebrate Stearns Wharf’s 150th birthday, Wharf Merchants are offering specials on the first Wednesday of every month...
Wharf Wednesday Concert to feature Mariachi Real

Wharf Wednesday Concert to feature Mariachi Real

There’s no better view of Santa Barbara than from Stearns Wharf and there’s no better time to experience it than on Wharf Wednesdays. To celebrate Stearns Wharf’s 150th birthday, Wharf Merchants are offering specials on the first Wednesday of every month...
Wharf Wednesday Concert to feature Spencer the Gardener

Wharf Wednesday Concert to feature Spencer the Gardener

There’s no better view of Santa Barbara than from Stearns Wharf and there’s no better time to experience it than on Wharf Wednesdays. To celebrate Stearns Wharf’s 150th birthday, Wharf Merchants are offering specials on the first Wednesday of every month...
Yoga on the Wharf

Yoga on the Wharf

Yoga on the Wharf with Power of your Om on Sunday, June 12th  from 9:00-10:00 AM . Yoga with a view...the best one and the biggest feeling of gratitude ever! This is an all-levels, joy-filled yoga class. All money raised will go to support those ...
Fourth of July on Stearns Wharf

Fourth of July on Stearns Wharf

Fourth of July celebration and fireworks show from Stearns Wharf Monday, July 4, 2022 Face painting begins at 2:00 PM Live music begins at 4:00 PM Firework show begins at 9 PM Stearns Wharf and West Beach, Santa Barbara Stearns Wharf celebrates...
Saturday, October 8th Stearns Wharf to Celebrate 150th Anniversary

Saturday, October 8th Stearns Wharf to Celebrate 150th Anniversary

Stearns Wharf is more than a nice place to watch boats or fish, it’s a structure that changed the face of Santa Barbara-literally. 150 years ago, Santa Barbara, being surrounded by mountains, was an isolated pueblo. There were no roads into town, t...
Wharf Wednesday Concert to feature Tequila Mockingbird

Wharf Wednesday Concert to feature Tequila Mockingbird

There’s no better view of Santa Barbara than from Stearns Wharf and there’s no better time to experience it than on Wharf Wednesdays. To celebrate Stearns Wharf’s 150th birthday, Wharf Merchants are offering specials on the first Wednesday of every month...
Wharf Wednesday Concert to feature Out Of The Blue

Wharf Wednesday Concert to feature Out Of The Blue

There’s no better view of Santa Barbara than from Stearns Wharf and there’s no better time to experience it than on Wharf Wednesdays. To celebrate Stearns Wharf’s 150th birthday, Wharf Merchants are offering specials on the first Wednesday of every month...
Wharf Wednesday Concert to feature The Do No Harm Band

Wharf Wednesday Concert to feature The Do No Harm Band

There’s no better view of Santa Barbara than from Stearns Wharf and there’s no better time to experience it than on Wharf Wednesdays. To celebrate Stearns Wharf’s 150th birthday, Wharf Merchants are offering specials on the first Wednesday of every month...
Wharf Wednesday Concert line up

Wharf Wednesday Concert line up

Who: Stearns Wharf Merchants Association What: Wharf Wednesdays on Stearns Wharf When: Live music begins at 6:00 PM April 6th – Do No Harm Band   May 4th – Out Of The Blue   June 1st - Tequila Mockingbird   J...
Santa Barbara Yacht Club Turns 150 Years Old

Santa Barbara Yacht Club Turns 150 Years Old

Santa Barbara Yacht Club Turns 150 Years Old And Blessing of the Fleet Ceremony   Blessing of the Fleet What:  This year marks the 150th Anniversary of the Santa Barbara Yacht Club (and Stearns Wharf). The Santa Barbara Yacht Club would ...
Seeping Into History:  Oil Touches Everything

Seeping Into History: Oil Touches Everything

Seeping Into History: Oil Touches Everything is a UCSB student exhibition that explores our contemporary and historical relationships to fossil fuels, with a focus on the local Santa Barbara area. As the site of the historic 1969 oil spill, which catalyzed...
Stearns Wharf to Celebrate 150th Anniversary

Stearns Wharf to Celebrate 150th Anniversary

Saturday, October 8th , 2022 11:00 am to 7:15pm Schedule of Events All Day Pianos on Stearns Wharf (Starting October 4th thru October 23rd ) 10:15 AM – 4:15 PM Free rides for children 12 and under, Little Toot 11:00 A...
2021 Events and Press Releases
Stearns Wharf Kicks Off the Holidays

Stearns Wharf Kicks Off the Holidays

Every year Stearns Wharf kicks off the holiday season on the Waterfront with a 25-foot Green White Fir. If you are looking to get out and get some fresh air, plan to come out anytime and see this beautiful Christmas tree. At 5:00 PM on December 12th...

Summer Solstice on Stearns Wharf

Solstice Artist Kenny Galindo  will be displaying the Solar System - with each planet scaled down in size and spinning at an accurate speed. Each planet will be distanced from each other according to a scaled down version of our solar system. You might e...

Stearns Wharf 148th Anniversary

This year is the 148th Anniversary of Stearns Wharf. Watch the video to see a bit of history, recent updates, and all the Wharf has to offer.
Nature's Own Celebrates 40 years

Nature's Own Celebrates 40 years

Family-owned and – operated on Stearns Wharf since 1981, Nature’s Own Gallery is featuring a Labradorite Ganesha this month.   After almost 40 years on Stearns Wharf, Nature’s Own features shells, fossils, minerals, jewelry and gifts from around the wor...
2020 Events and Press Releases
Nature's Own Celebrates 40 years

Nature's Own Celebrates 40 years

Family-owned and – operated on Stearns Wharf since 1981, Nature’s Own Gallery is featuring a Labradorite Ganesha this month.   After almost 40 years on Stearns Wharf, Nature’s Own features shells, fossils, minerals, jewelry and gifts from around the wor...
Stearns Wharf Kicks Off the Holidays

Stearns Wharf Kicks Off the Holidays

  Every year Stearns Wharf kicks off the holiday season on the Waterfront with a 25-foot Green White Fir. If you are looking to get out and get some fresh air, plan to come out and see this beautiful Christmas tree. The Stearns Wharf Merchants ...
Stearns Wharf is Open!

Stearns Wharf is Open!

Who:       Stearns Wharf businesses What:     Stearns Wharf is Open! When:     Now Where:   Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA   The Shops, Restaurants, Cruises, and Winery are all up and running. If you are l...
Stearns Wharf 148th Anniversary

Stearns Wharf 148th Anniversary

Come join as we celebrate Stearns Wharf 148th Anniversary Join us on Stearns Wharf to celebrate the 148th Anniversary during the Month of October. Come out and support the merchants in celebration of the Wharf’s Anniversary. Stearns Wharf is t...
The businesses on Stearns Wharf are reopening - Phase three

The businesses on Stearns Wharf are reopening - Phase three

Who:       Stearns Wharf businesses What:     The businesses on Stearns Wharf are Reopening When:     Now Where:   Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA Why:       Covid-19 Phase 3 implementation   Stearns Wharf has been open ...
Businesses on Stearns Wharf are reopening

Businesses on Stearns Wharf are reopening

Who:       Stearns Wharf businesses What:     The businesses on Stearns Wharf are Reopening When:     Now Where:   Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA Why:       Covid-19 Phase 2 implementation Stearns Wharf has been open during the Pandemic ...
Sea Center "Lights It Blue"

Sea Center "Lights It Blue"

On Thursday, May 14, several Santa Barbara buildings will become beacons of blue light in visual support of COVID-19 frontline workers. “#LightItBlue,” as the movement is called, began in the U.K. on March 26 with the illumination of landmarks and...
Julia Child’s Guide to Santa Barbara County – Santa Barbara Culinary Experience

Julia Child’s Guide to Santa Barbara County – Santa Barbara Culinary Experience

Stearns Wharf is featured as one of Julia Child's favorite destinations in Santa Barbara County on SBCE Events - Julia Child's Guide to Santa Barbara County . Photo Credit: Photo Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University ...
2019 Events and Press Releases
Stearns Wharf 147th Anniversary

Stearns Wharf 147th Anniversary

Come join as we celebrate Stearns Wharf 147th Anniversary Join us on Stearns Wharf to celebrate the 147th  Anniversary during the Month of October.  Visit the merchants and see what specials they have in celebration of the Wharf’s Anniversary. S...

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Video including Stearns Wharf by Lilli Montes
Fourth of July on Stearns Wharf

Fourth of July on Stearns Wharf

PRESS RELEASE & CALENDAR LISTING Fourth of July on Stearns Wharf Who:     Stearns Wharf Merchants Association What:      Fourth  of July celebration and fireworks show from Stearns Wharf When:     Thursday, July 4, 2019           Live music...
Nature’s Own Gallery features new rare Fossil Specimens and Jewelry lines on Stearns Wharf

Nature’s Own Gallery features new rare Fossil Specimens and Jewelry lines on Stearns Wharf

Family-owned and – operated on Stearns Wharf since 1981, Nature’s Own Gallery is featuring a Crinoid fossil plate this month.  After almost 38 years on Stearns Wharf, Nature’s Own features shells, fossils, minerals, jewelry and gifts from around the wo...
Must Sea Landmark

Must Sea Landmark

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2018 Events and Press Releases
Stearns Wharf Kicks Off the Holidays with Tree Lighting Ceremony

Stearns Wharf Kicks Off the Holidays with Tree Lighting Ceremony

Join us on Stearns Wharf, December 9 th  to kick off the holiday season! Before the start of the Parade of Lights boat parade, Santa Barbara Mayor Cathy Murillo will switch on the lights of a beautiful 25-foot Green White Fir on Stearns Wharf ...
Tales & Scales

Tales & Scales

When: Saturday, October 27, 2018, 10:00 AM—3:00 PM Where: Sea Center, Stearns Wharf Creep and slither around the Sea Center in your Halloween costume while enjoying thrilling and chilling activities! Gasp for breath as you watch Sea...
Fourth of July 2018

Fourth of July 2018

Press release & CALENDAR LISTING Fourth of July on Stearns Wharf Who:       Stearns Wharf Merchants Association What:      Fourth of July celebration and fireworks show from Stearns Wharf When:     Wednesday, July 4, 2018 Live music begins...
2017 Events and Press Releases
Fourth of July 2017

Fourth of July 2017

Who: Stearns Wharf Merchants Association What: Fourth of July celebration and fireworks show from Stearns Wharf When: Tuesday, July 4, 2017 Live music begins at 11:00 AM Fireworks show begins at 9 p.m. Where: Stearns Wharf and West Beach,...
MCASB Opens Groundbreaking Exhibition on Stearns Wharf

MCASB Opens Groundbreaking Exhibition on Stearns Wharf

MCASB Opens Groundbreaking Exhibition on Stearns Wharf with Community Celebration and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony   Sunday, March 26, 2017 Sea Center at Stearns Wharf
Rock The Wharf

Rock The Wharf

Stearns Wharf Press Releases   Rock the Wharf Rock the Wharf Series 2016—2017 View the following Press Releases spanning over a four months of four "Rock The Wharf" events held on Stearns Wharf. Rock The Wharf,...
Tree Lighting Ceremony

Tree Lighting Ceremony

Stearns Wharf Press Releases   Stearns Wharf Kicks Off the Holidays with Tree Lighting Ceremony Sunday, December 11, 2016   The Honorable Mayor Helene Schneider will turn on the lights of a beautiful 25-foot Green White...
Old Wharf Trading Company

Old Wharf Trading Company

Stearns Wharf Press Releases Old Wharf Trading Company Noozhawk Article Old Wharf Trading Company , a clothing and souvenir shop on Stearns Wharf, recently hired a new manager. Rina Mitchell brings a wealth of managerial experience to...

Miguel Flores – general manager at Moby Dick

Stearns Wharf Press Releases Miguel Flores – general manager at Moby Dick, a family–friendly restaurant on Stearns Wharf – celebrates 10 years at the oceanfront restaurant this year. NoozHawk Article     Casa Magazine Flores grew up i...
Nature’s Own Gallery features new rare specimens

Nature’s Own Gallery features new rare specimens

Stearns Wharf Press Releases   Nature’s Own Gallery features new rare specimens and jewelry lines on Stearns Wharf Family–owned and –operated on Stearns Wharf since 1981, Nature’s Own Gallery is featuring a 500 million-year-old Trilobi...
Harbor Restaurant on Stearns Wharf Receives National Wine List Award of Excellence

Harbor Restaurant on Stearns Wharf Receives National Wine List Award of Excellence

Stearns Wharf Press Releases   Harbor Restaurant on Stearns Wharf Receives National Wine List Award of Excellence The Harbor Restaurant received the magazine’s 2013 Wine List Award of Excellence for its wine list. This marks the 12th y...
Conway Family Wines premieres three new spring wines

Conway Family Wines premieres three new spring wines

Stearns Wharf Press Releases Conway Family Wines premieres three new spring wines Conway Family Wines, a local family-owned and operated winery, will premiere three new white wines this spring. In July 2011, the Conway Family opened the Deep...
Madame Rosinka celebrates 50 years

Madame Rosinka celebrates 50 years

Stearns Wharf Press Releases   Madame Rosinka celebrates 50 years as longest Stearns Wharf merchant The iconic Madame Rosinka has been offering spiritual advice on Stearns Wharf for 50 years. Sonia Rosinka’s parents, both of Yugoslavian d...
Stearns Wharf Merchants Association announces officers

Stearns Wharf Merchants Association announces officers

Stearns Wharf Press Releases   Stearns Wharf Merchants Association announces officers The Stearns Wharf Merchants Association, a group dedicated to ensuring Santa Barbara’s iconic Stearns Wharf remains economically viable, has announced i...
Stearns Wharf Lil’ Toot water taxi announces private charter service

Stearns Wharf Lil’ Toot water taxi announces private charter service

Stearns Wharf Press Releases   Stearns Wharf Lil’ Toot water taxi announces private charter service Santa Barbara’s iconic Lil’ Toot water taxi, operated by Santa Barbara Water Taxi located on Stearns Wharf, can now be rented out for p...
Stearns Wharf offers hand-made Fudge

Stearns Wharf offers hand-made Fudge

Stearns Wharf Press Releases   Stearns Wharf offers hand-made Fudge At least twice a week, Judi Bruskin makes home-made fudge in Mother Stearns Candy Company’s small kitchen on Stearns Wharf. The labor of love is worth every minute. “People com...
Stearns Wharf Bait & Tackle offers new lure

Stearns Wharf Bait & Tackle offers new lure

Stearns Wharf Press Releases   Stearns Wharf Bait & Tackle offers new lure: same results, half the price The owner of Stearns Wharf Bait & Tackle—the furthest store off shore at the end of the wharf, first visited the store w...
Shellfish Co. offers limited-time Ridgeback Shrimp

Shellfish Co. offers limited-time Ridgeback Shrimp

Stearns Wharf Press Releases   SB Shellfish Co. offers limited-time Ridgeback Shrimp The local Ridgeback Shrimp season is open now through the end of May and that means these large shrimp are served at the Santa Barbara Shellfish Company,...
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