The City of Goleta regrets to announce a favorite Goleta tradition is cancelled. For the past seven years, community members have gathered for a fun evening at the Goleta Dam Dinner held at Lake Los Carneros. The event which has grown in popularity each year is typically held in mid-August right before the school year begins. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we have made the decision to cancel this year’s event, in accordance with public health guidelines that require limiting social contact and avoiding gatherings.
Mayor Paula Perotte said, “Although we cancelled the dinner this year it’s wonderful spirit lives on, and I look forward to seeing you all at the Dam Dinner next year!”
The Annual Goleta Dam Dinner is organized by: City of Goleta, Goleta Chamber of Commerce, Goleta Valley Historical Society, and Big Hammer Lures. It began as a community event in 2012 for residents to get to know one another, listen to live music, and enjoy dinner outside in a beautiful setting. Every year it has become more and more popular, with close to 400 people attending in 2019. We are hopeful that the event will be able to return in August 2021.