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, free concerts, a bit of history and lots of fun, family-friendly activities. Wharf Wednesday on …

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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 plank park, will be honored by cannon battles with a tall ship, an Opera …

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Pianos On State

Discover the joy of live music on the street with Pianos on State, and now on Stearns Wharf; between October 4th and October 23rd. Go ahead! Tickle the keys… play a song, or clap for a random stranger playing a concerto on a colorful keyboard! Pianos on State Back to the 150th Anniversary page

150th Anniversary with the Mystic Whaler

  The Mystic Whaler will sail by Stearns Wharf at 11:00 AM and will proceed at 11:30 AM, and again at 12:00 PM with a series of ship-gun salutes from its tall ship.  The Mystic Whaler was built in 1967 in Tarpon Springs, Florida, and designed by V.B. Crockett.  She is a representation of a …

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150th Anniversary Fireworks

The day’s events will be capped off at 7pm with a brief but spectacular fireworks display which will include a special nod to the momentous occasion. Similar to July 4th, the fireworks will be fired from West Beach. Back to the 150th Anniversary page

Celebratory Convocation

The highlight of the daylong anniversary festivities on the wharf will be a Celebratory Convocation. In the afternoon, live music by the popular local band Doublewide Kings will set the stage.  At 5:30, elected officials, business and civic leaders will gather to formally mark the great occasion. Renowned local historian Neal Graffy will regale you with fun …

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Scavenger Hunt

The Sea Center will host a scavenger hunt from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Kids and adults are invited to enjoy the fun and search for answers in the history-themed hunt that will take you all over Stearns Wharf. A special ocean-related prize awaits those who complete the quest. Back to the 150th Anniversary page

Yacht Club Parade of Fleet

To celebrate this great day, the Santa Barbara Yacht Club will hold a Ceremonial Parade of Fleet starting at 1:00 PM. The SBYC invites our local fishing fleet and all other boats in the harbor that wish to participate to join in as well. Come out and watch the Parade of Fleet in the beautiful …

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Opera Santa Barbara – selection of crowd favorites

  Come out to listen to live Opera from Opera Santa Barbara with a selection of crowd favorites. The free Opera will rock the Wharf from 11:00 Am to 11:45 Am. Founded in 1994, Opera Santa Barbara contributes to the cultural enrichment of our community by celebrating and championing the breadth and beauty of opera …

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