Meet Me in Old Town Goleta

Free Summer Events Celebrating Goleta’s Vibrant Community Spirit

Old Town Goleta is the happening place to be this summer. Join us for “Meet Me in Old Town,” a free summer series put on by the Santa Barbara South Coast Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of Goleta. Mark your calendars for 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on May 16, July 18 and August 15. The events take place on Magnolia Avenue between Hollister Avenue and Gaviota Street. Parking is available in the Yardi parking lot at 430 S. Fairview Avenue or the public parking lot next to Community West Bank at 5827 Hollister Avenue.

Designed to enhance community engagement, boost local business visibility, and showcase the unique charm of Old Town Goleta, these events will imitate the lively atmosphere of an evening block party, featuring shaded tables, games, and a variety of food and music options. Local businesses will host specials and participate in ways that highlight their unique offerings, from tastings to promotions. This initiative not only promotes visiting local businesses but also encourages them to engage directly with the community and their neighbors in the heart of Old Town.

Residents are invited to join their neighbors in interactive and family-friendly activities. Visitors from neighboring areas can explore the distinctive attractions that Old Town Goleta has to offer and enjoy a lineup of performers such as The Goodlanders, Mezcal Martini, and Tequila Mockingbird.

Grab your favorite fare from an Old Town eatery and head to Magnolia Avenue for live music, games and refreshments, including beer and wine. Community organizations and local vendors will be on-site and Goleta shirts and sweatshirts along with commemorative merchandise will be available for purchase.

Kristen Miller, President and CEO of the Santa Barbara South Coast Chamber of Commerce, stated, “This initiative is a direct response to the City of Goleta’s strategic goal to return Old Town to its status as the vital center of the city, as outlined in the Goleta Strategic Plan. This partnership aims to activate local businesses and bring the Goleta community together in celebration of its rich heritage. Come for the fun, stay for the community!”

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We hope to see you there!