Fourth of July Events in Goleta

50th Annual Old-Fashioned 4th of July at Stow House

Join the Goleta Valley Historical Society for a spectacular event – the 50th Annual Old-Fashioned 4th of July celebration! This annual event takes place at Rancho La Patera & Stow House (304 N. Los Carneros Road) from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Enjoy fun family-friendly activities including tractor rides and face painting, listen to live music by The Cliffhangers and The Down Yonder Collective, browse the wares of local vendors, and dine on delicious eats and drinks from Mony’s Santa Barbara, AR Catering, and Considered Curbside Coffee!

The Central Coast Vintage Machinery Association, the Model A Club of Santa Barbara, and the Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society will also be returning this year. And don’t forget to stop by Granny’s Attic, where you’ll find all the vintage items and antiques of your dreams! All sales proceeds benefit the Goleta Valley Historical Society.

Tickets cost $5 for children and $10 for adults and can be purchased in advance. For more info and to purchase tickets go to

See you on the 4th for an old-fashioned extravaganza!

Goleta Depot Independence Day Celebration

Celebrate the 4th of July at the Goleta Depot (300 N. Los Carneros Road) from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. with a variety of activities planned to keep guests of all ages entertained. Children will have a blast bouncing in the bounce house, playing lawn games, and taking tours of the Museum, which includes the Freight Office and Depot Master quarters. Train rides and hand car rides will be offered, as well as miniature steam engine rides, taking families on a nostalgic journey through Goleta’s rich history. There will also be a craft station and unclaimed freight market, filled with miniature trains and tracks for sale.

Pack a picnic lunch, enjoy the designated picnic areas, and make it a perfect day trip for the whole family. Wristbands are $4 for kids of all ages 0-100!