Museum Events

History at your Home!
Join us for these free Zoom talks about local history.  Presentations are streamed on Facebook Live and recorded.

History Happy Hour at the Museum
Join us for lively talks about local history (with wine!).

Watch past talks on TVSB or online HERE.

De La Guerra Street Open House

Open House

Tuesday, July 9
4:00 - 7:00 PM
Location:  Museum and other venues in the De la Guerra Plaza area during the Farmers Market

Get to know our neighborhook!  Stop by the Museum to enjoy a glass of wine and learn about our upcoming events and exhibits. Grab a passport and visit us and four other DLG merchants to become eligible to win prizes.

JDLG Portrait Bill Dewey website

Fiesta Centennial Celebration

Exhibition debut + tacos + dance party

Friday, July 12
6:30 PM
Location:  Museum

Celebrate the centennial of Old Spanish Days Fiesta history as we honor Santa Barbara's largest civic celebration with our exhibition debut, taco and dance party.

Guests will enjoy our latest and largest "Project Fiesta!" with cultural performances, and dancing under the stars with local band, Area 51.

Tickets for the special evening are available HERE.


Tablao del Museo

Tapas + Wine + Flamenco

Thursday, July 18
6:30 PM
Location:  Museum

In celebration of the Old Spanish Days Fiesta centennial, join us for an outdoor flamenco tablao with artists from Santa Barbara to Spain in collaboration with Flamenco! Santa Barbara.

Tables of two and four are available HERE.

(Note that this sold-out event was last held in 2021 and is not our traditional fundraising dinner.  See below.)


Una Fiesta de los Adobes

History + Dinner + Dancing
Join us for a special centennial fundraiser in support of our historic adobes and our Fiesta history exhibition

Friday, July 26
6:30 PM
Location:  Museum

In the spirit of La Fiesta del Museo, the elegant evening in our adobe courtyard that will pay homage to our treasured two-hundred-year-old adobes, which have played host to Fiesta celebrations since 1924.

Limited to one hundred guests, the evening will include dinner, performances by world-renowned artists Manuel Guiterrez, Timo Nuñez, Maria Bermudez and friends.  The evening will conclude with dancing in our Covarrubias adobe, a historic landmark that was a nightclub in the 1920s.

Patron tickets are $1,000.  For more information contact

1924 OSD Fiesta poster web

1st Thursday

Join us after hours

Thursday, August 1
5-8:00 PM
Location:  Museum

Enjoy access after hours with wine and music while you explore our galleries, including our latest exhibitions.  From 5:30-6:30 pm enjoy performances by local dancers.   Free. No RSVP required.

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Concierto Íntimo

Join us for an intimate show by Seffarine

Thursday, August 22
Location:  Covarrubias Adobe

The sounds that stir the dry winds of Southern Spain and Morocco, two countries separated by only a whisper of the Mediterranean, are the musical DNA of a beautifully complex extended family linking North Africa and Europe.

The musicians of Seffarine, soulful Moroccan singer Lamiae Naki and flamenco guitarist Nat Hulskamp embrace and extend this rich legacy. These diverse backgrounds meld, creating what SoundRoots describes as "an ear-caressing blend of sounds from Spain and North Africa, spiced with a bit of fiery instrumentation and percussion."

Tickets available HERE.


1st Thursday

Join us after hours 

Thursday, September 5
5-8:00 PM
Location:  Museum

Enjoy access after hours with wine and music while you explore our galleries, including our latest exhibition, Project Fiesta! Celebrating a Centennial of Old Spanish Days Fiesta.

Join Latin Jazz band Mezcal Martini for music and dancing in our courtyard from 6-7:30 pm.

Free. No RSVP required.

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