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, there was no railroad. When John Peck Stearns built the wharf in 1872 … Read more

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 in 2022. Wharf Wednesday on May 4th will also feature live music by the … Read more

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 in 2022. The next Wharf Wednesday on April 6th will also feature live music … Read more

Events


Wharf Wednesday Concert line up

Live music begins at 6:00 PM


Wharf Wednesday, July 6th, 2022

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...

Wharf Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022

Wharf Wednesday, September 7th, 2022


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HISTORY OF STEARNS WHARF

  Stearns Wharf, the oldest working wood wharf in California, was built in 1872 by John Peck Stearns to facilitate the transfer of cargo and people from ships to shore. In 1925, the State of California, conveyed the Tidelands and the Harbor area to the City to be held in trust for certain priority uses … Read more

Stearns Wharf Pet Policy

Dogs are allowed Stearns Wharf and there are rules/laws/regulations that govern animals and/or dogs. Most of the laws are common among municipalities. For example, dogs must be on a leash, less than 6′ in length, the dog must always be under the immediate control of the owner, you must clean up after your dog, and … Read more

Recreation

Check out Stearns Wharf 150th Anniversary for merchant specials! Celebration Cruises Celebration Cruises Santa Barbara located at Stearns Wharf is a luxury 42-Passenger yacht. Running daily, our schedule offers a variety of fun and romantic cruises to fit everyone’s needs including, sunset cruises, brunch and dinner cruises, whale watching, seasonal tours. 237 Stearns Wharf Santa … Read more

About Stearns Wharf

  In 1872 construction was completed on what had just become the longest deep-water pier between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Named for its builder, local lumberman John P. Stearns, the wharf served the passenger and freight shipping needs of California’s South Coast for over a quarter century. When the railroad finally reached Santa Barbara … Read more

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