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

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 … Read more

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 plank park, will be honored by cannon battles with a tall ship, an opera … Read more

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 in 2022. Wharf Wednesday on August 3rd will also feature a live Mariachi Band. … Read more

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 Independence Day with the best view of the annual fireworks show. The wharf … Read more

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

Specialty Shops

Listed in Alphabetical Order Deep Sea Wine Tasting Room 217 G Stearns Wharf Wine Tasting and Views Open Every Day for Wine Tasting and Bottles To Go! Hours Open 7 days a week: Sunday through Thursday 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM Friday and Saturday 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM Devil and the Deep Blue Sea … Read more

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

Travel Directions to Stearns Wharf

Loading… Free parking in the 90 minute areas are available in several lots along the waterfront on Cabrillo Blvd. View the Stearns Wharf parking lot diagram   Parking Fees on Stearns Wharf: First 90-minutes Free for Single vehicle 20-feet and under: $2.50 per additional hour or part of an hour, $20 maximum per day. Vehicles over … Read more

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