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Fun Things to Do in Santa Barbara: May 2022

There is so much fun to be had during this beautiful spring month in Santa Barbara. Here’s a curated list of ideas from our team on how to make the most of your visit:

Cupcake & Wine Tour
WHEN: Every day in May
TIME: ~10AM to ~4PM
Have trouble deciding whether you love wine or treats more? Wine not treat yourself to both! Savor a yummy cupcake and wine pairing on this tour that features wine tasting in Santa Ynez Valley, a delicious locally-sourced lunch (weekdays only), and a friendly guide for the day. — BOOK NOW

Santa Barbara Arts & Crafts Show
Every Sunday in May
TIME: 10am to 6PM
Where: Cabrillo Boulevard from Stearns Wharf to Calle Cesar Chavez
Approximately 150 Santa Barbara County resident artists display their own original work in an informal atmosphere that encourages visitors to the show to talk with the artists about their work (and in some cases even to see them in action!). This show is unique in that every artist lives in Santa Barbara County and personally produces each piece that is for sale.

sea cave kayaking in channel islands

Sea Cave Kayak Tour at Channel Islands National Park
WHEN: Every day in May
WHERE: Scorpion Anchorage on Santa Cruz Island
Channel Islands National Park is home to abundant wildlife, flourishing flora, and world-class sea caves. Our experienced guides love to take guests on incredible island kayak excursions and share fun facts about the area’s history and ecology. — BOOK NOW

Downtown Santa Barbara Farmers Market
Every Saturday and Tuesday in May
WHERE: Downtown Santa Barbara, 119 Cota St. (Saturdays from 8am-1pm) / 600-800 blocks of State Street (Tuesdays from 3-7pm)
Shop local fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers, small plants and specialty items.

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