Countdown to the Return of Goleta’s Dam Dinner on August 20th

#BestDamDinner at Lake Los Carneros from 5-7 p.m.

Goleta’s Dam Dinner is coming up fast on Saturday, August 20 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Lake Los Carneros Dam! If you have been before you know how special this event is and if you have not, now is the time for the #bestdamdinner you have ever had. Bring your own picnic and beverages or purchase Dam Pupusas, Dam Tamales, and/or Dam Tacos from Elubia’s Kitchen. Water will be provided but alcohol will not be sold as in years past.  Here is a video invitation from Mayor Paula Perotte with all the details:

Goleta’s Dam Dinner, which is returning after a three-year hiatus, is a free community event bringing together friends and neighbors in a beautiful setting. Tables and chairs are set-up by the dam with breathtaking views of Lake Los Carneros and the mountains.

There will be live music courtesy of the Salt Martians and a few kid-friendly activities, including face-painting and the Kona Ice Truck.

Dam Dinner t-shirts, along with the City of Goleta’s 20-Year merchandise (t-shirts and mugs), will be available for purchase.

You can enter the event off N. La Patera Lane or Stow House at 304 N. Los Carneros Road and bring a jacket in case it gets windy.

Please do not bring pets, service animals are allowed.

Goleta’s Dam Dinner is organized by the City of Goleta and Goleta Valley Historical Society with special thanks to Big Hammer Lures, Devereux, MarBorg and Santa Cruz Market.

Let’s make some dam memories. We hope to see you there!

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