Two Great July Events at Stow House

Summer is here and Rancho La Patera & Stow House have some great upcoming events that the whole family can enjoy. Make sure you take a moment to check out their programming this month:

Annual Old Fashioned 4th of July

Are you looking to celebrate Independence Day in the City of Goleta? The Goleta Valley Historical Society presents the 49th Annual Old-Fashioned 4th of July! Visit the Stow House this Tuesday, July 4th from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. for a wonderful family-friendly celebration for all ages. Visitors can enjoy tractor rides, face painting, goats and chickens, car exhibitions, live music from the Stray Herd as well as Donna Greene & The Roadside Daddies and much more! 

Mony’s Santa Barbara and AR Catering will be on site with fantastic food options, and delicious non-alcoholic drinks will be available at the USofE Coffee Truck! 

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children and will be sold at the door only. Proceeds benefit the Goleta Valley Historical Society.  More info:  

Tree Walk on July 11

Do you love trees or want to learn more about those nearby? Participate in the Rancho La Patera and Stow House Arboretum Tree Walk on Tuesday, July 11 at 9:00 a.m. (meet at the front steps of Stow House).

This FREE tree tour around Rancho La Patera & Stow House will be led by local certified arborist, Ken Knight, and Goleta Valley Historical Society volunteer Glean. Tree enthusiasts will be able to explore the history and beauty of Rancho La Patera’s historic arboretum, soon to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. RSVP to

Remember to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water!