Meet Me in Old Town July 18

Free Summer Events Celebrating Goleta’s Community Spirit

The “Meet Me in Old Town Goleta” free summer event series returns Thursday, July 18 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Grab your favorite fare from an Old Town eatery and head to Magnolia Avenue between Hollister Avenue and Gaviota Street for live music, performances, 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.

Here are the details for July 18:

Entertainment: Mezcal Martini, Fiesta Spirit and Junior Spirit will be dancing

Activities: Live music, local business specials, food trucks, refreshments, games, merchandise, community vendors.

Food Trucks: Dave’s Dogs and McConnell’s Ice Cream

Vendor Booths: City of Goleta, Megan’s Organic Market, CrossFit Santa Barbara, Wright & Feusier Orthodontics and Children’s Resources and Referral of Santa Barbara County

There are only three Meet Me in Old Town events total and the first one in May was a blast! Check out photos here. The last one is on August 18th.

Designed to enhance community engagement, boost local business visibility, and showcase the unique charm of Old Town Goleta, these events celebrate the lively atmosphere of an evening block party, featuring games, entertainment, and a variety of food and beverage 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 Mezcal Martini and performances by the Fiesta Spirit and Junior Spirit in July and Tequila Mockingbird in August.

The event is put on by the Santa Barbara South Coast Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of Goleta. For more information go to

Public parking for the event 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.

We hope to see you there!

Pictured: City of Goleta staff at the May 16 Meet Me in Old Town Event