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October 2016
October 1 - October 31


In the Santa Barbara South Coast, eleven months out of the year will lead you to that one special month that makes us whole. That time when we indulge in the fourth course, and we celebrate life’s abundant harvest with reckless abandon. Every October, locals and visitors alike, sip that savored, sought-after libation to cap the perfect day, that gives way to a flawless night. For 31 days during epicure.sb, Santa Barbara serves up the best in local cuisine, libations,…

October 1 - October 31

Cambria Scarecrow Festival

Now in its eighth year, the Cambria Scarecrow Festival has grown into a community-wide event with hundreds of scarecrows bowling, bathing, painting, pedaling, fishing and flying through Cambria, San Simeon and Harmony as residents and businesses join in to build these hand-crafted works of art. Over the years, the festival has grown into one of the most artful and unique scarecrow festivals in the U.S., drawing thousands of visitors from across the country. And 2016 will be no exception! In…

October 1 - October 31

Boccali Ranch Pumpkin Patch

Enjoy a day in the country, and choose from a farm fresh collection of pumpkins, squash and corn! Open seven days a week, with daytime hayrides offered on Saturdays and Sundays.

October 14 - October 29

Boccali’s Haunted Hayrides

The pumpkin patch goes haunted after dark on Fridays & Saturdays October 14-29th! Come early for an authentic Italian buffet on the lawn!

October 15, 2016 - March 14, 2017

Pismo Beach Monarch Butterfly Grove

Each year thousands of vibrant orange and black Monarch Butterflies flock to Pismo Beach, seeking shelter from the freezing northern winters. From late October to February, the butterflies cluster in the limbs of a grove of Eucalyptus trees at Pismo State Beach. The grove is easily accessible. It is located on State Highway 1 at the south boundary of the city limits of Pismo Beach.

November 2016
November 3 - November 13

Ojai Film Festival

The Ojai Film Festival is annually dedicated to presenting a wide array of distinguished motion pictures of filmmakers throughout the world. Come join the fun for this multi-day festival!

November 12 - November 13

Holiday Home Look In

Sponsored by the Ojai Festival Women’s Committee, this timeless holiday tradition offers an exclusive tour of stunning Ojai homes to celebrate the art of living.

November 24 - December 31

Serenity Season

Thanksgiving weekend officially kicks off the holiday season at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa. The entire Ojai community joins in for the annual tree lighting followed by five weeks of festive events!

November 25 - December 23

Cambria Christmas Market

Join us for the 5th Annual Cambria Christmas Market, a festive ongoing gathering in the style of Germany's Christmas Markets with nightly entertainment. 5pm to 9pm nightly. Admission prices are $5, $10, or $15 depending on the night. Kids 5 and under are always free. Please view our calendar of events for pricing. The last shuttle to the Market is at 8:00pm, ticket sales close at 8:15pm, and the last shuttle from the Market leaves at 9:15pm. Please allow at least one…

December 2016
December 1

Christmas Tree Lane

In 1992, the nearby City of Ventura’s residents of Candy Cane Lane (Teloma Drive) decided to pass the torch of the well-known Ventura County tradition to Oxnard's ‘F’ street. Donated decorations and lights, including no less than 3 scaled-down animated merry-go-rounds, were trucked to Oxnard and a new tradition began. The event was organized and renamed Christmas Tree Lane by past neighboorhood Chair, ‘F’ Street resident Steve Buratti. The holiday spectacle grew when local resident, Harris Berger, added another 5 blocks of adjacent ‘G’ Street…

December 1 - December 31

Solvang Julefest

Solvang sparkles with lights and events during Solvang’s annual Julefest (Yule-Fest) Celebration in December. With Christmas Parade, Tree Lighting Ceremony, Live Nativity Pageant, Julefest Holiday Wine & Beer Walk, Shop, Mingle Jingle and much more! Solvang Julefest is one of the top ten most Christmassy small towns in America.

December 2

Annual Downtown Santa Barbara Holiday Parade

More than 65,000 spectators line State Street in Downtown Santa Barbara each year in anticipation of Santa Barbara’s only nighttime parade, the 64th Annual Downtown Santa Barbara Holiday Parade. The parade begins at 6:30 PM at State and Sola Streets and concludes at Cota Street. Officially kicking off the holiday season, this signature Downtown Santa Barbara event brings a colossal contingent of high-stepping marching bands, fabulous holiday-themed floats, spectacular performance groups, local personalities, and a celebrity Grand Marshal.

December 10

Parade of Lights

Channel Islands Harbor will hold its 50th annual Parade of Lights noon – 8 p.m., Dec. 12, with the parade beginning at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to enjoy a full day of holiday activities, including a snowplay area, Santa and Mrs. Claus, holiday artists’ market, exhibitors, live music, children’s activities, and much more.