Sunday, September 20, 2015

4th of July Family Activities in Goleta CA

Looking for the best place to spend 4th of July in Goleta, CA?

The 4th of July is always a great time for celebrating. With the 4th falling on a Friday this year, there is no better way to celebrate than by planning a family weekend in Goleta, CA. has everything you need to plan a great family weekend, from hotels in Goleta to restaurants in Goleta. For many years Goleta has been a favorite place to celebrate the 4th of July. Below is a list of 4th of July family activities in Goleta you don’t want to miss this year:
  • Rancho La Patera & Stow House: The Goleta Valley Historical Society presents its 40th Annual Old-Fashioned 4th of July Celebration on July 4 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Festival features live music, hayrides, delicious BBQ, games, local artists, the old engine show, and much more. $7 per adults, Children under 12 are free. Experience a historic ranch preserved for the community.
  • Fireworks: The 17th Annual Goleta Fireworks Festival will be launched on the 4th of July from Girsh Park. Join Goleta Rotary Clubs at the park for an afternoon of fun-filled entertainment for all ages, capped by a spectacular fireworks display. This family friendly, alcohol-free event takes place on Friday, July 4, from 4:00 to 9:30 p.m. at Girsh Park, which is located on the south side of the Camino Real Market Place. Tickets are $6 per person to enter; children 12 and under are free. Proceeds will benefit the Goleta Rotary Clubs’ Foundation providing support to local youth programs and other community activities. Kids’ activities include a Watermelon and Pie Eating Contest, John Deere Cars, Interactive Games, Hula Hoop Contest, Jumpers and Rock Climbing. Entertainment includes dancing and live music from Bushwood and Area 51.
  • Farmers’ Market: Find a little piece of Goleta to take home with your at the weekly Farmer’s Market. Each week the farmers in the marketplace display a colorful bounty of agricultural products grown right in our backyard. Seasonal diversity is available year round, rain or shine. Come. Shop. Socialize. Sundays: 10:00am – 2:00pm and Thursdays: 3:00pm – 6:00pm at the Camino Real Shopping Center, 7004 Marketplace Drive in Goleta.
  • Horse Show at Earl Warren Showgrounds (July 3-5): Experience the Santa Barbara National Horse Show, Multi Breed. Hours are 8:00am until the End of Classes. Admission and parking are free. Contact: Show office (805)687-8711.

Goleta Fireworks
There is so much to do in Goleta and just one weekend won’t be enough. Rely on for all your Goleta info – from biking and bowling, to movies and historical sites, you will find something to suit every taste in Goleta, CA.  From all of us at, have a safe and happy 4th of July weekend!
Fourth of July in Goleta
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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Goleta’s Annual Dam Dinner – 2015

Over 230 people have signed up. Are you one of them? 

Don't Miss Goleta's Dam Dinner

The Dam Dinner is coming up on August 22nd. Have you RSVPd?  This year’s Dam Dinner will take place on Saturday, August 22 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Lake Los Carneros. You are invited to share a meal together while enjoying music and our beautiful natural surroundings. Bring your own dinner, or purchase one from the food truck that will be available. If you are so inclined, feel free to bring a dessert to share. Water, beer and wine will be sold. You will be able to purchase a Dam Dinner t-shirt in advance at City Hall or at the event for only $10. The event itself is free, but reservations are requested so that plenty of tables and chairs can be provided. Parking is available in the Stow House/Goleta Depot parking lot. Handicapped spots will be available along La Patera Lane.
To get to Lake Los Carneros from Santa Barbara, drive northbound on Highway 101 to the Los Carneros exit in Goleta. Turn right and drive 0.4 miles north to the parking lot for Stow House and the South Coast Railroad Museum. Follow the paved path past Stow House to the trails that lead around the lake.
The event is inspired by the Love of Goleta and is sponsored by the City of GoletaGoleta Valley Chamber of CommerceGoleta Valley Community CenterGoleta Valley Historical Society, and the Goleta Valley Senior CenterVisit the website and Facebook page or call 805-961-7500 for more information.
Goleta's Annual Dam Dinner - 2015
Goleta's Annual Dam Dinner - 2015
Share a meal together while enjoying music and our beautiful surroundings. Bring your dinner or purchase one from the food truck. If you’re so inclined, bring a dessert to share. Water, beer & wine will be sold.
Parking available in the Stow House/Goleta Depot parking lot.  Handicapped spots available along La Patera Lane.
Your registration helps us plan for setting up enough tables and chairs.
Restyled shirts (crew neck and vneck) are in the works!  Like our Facebook page tp be the first to see the new design!
Earn community service credit or just get involved because it’s fun.  Contact Dacia at
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Limited edition Dam Dinner shirts are available. The light blue V neck (these are sized very small. So go up at least one size from your usual size.) Crewneck shirts in olive are more standard in their sizing. $10 each. Buy in advance at City Hall Monday-Thursday from 8am-5pm.

Goleta Dam Dinner T-Shirts

Goleta Dam Dinner T-Shirts
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