For over three-quarters of a century, Santa Barbara has celebrated the Semana Nautica Festival surrounding the 4th of July holiday. The festival originated in 1933 when the local populace challenged the crew of five U.S. Navy battleships, moored outside the harbor, to a series of contests along the beach. Dubbed Fleet … Read More...
About Semana Nautica
The Santa Barbara Semana Nautica Association is a non-profit organization that seeks to promote athletic and recreational activity in Santa Barbara by holding a series of mostly athletic events every summer. We expect thousands of participants this year from Santa Barbara and other communities in California and neighboring states. We encourage participants and spectators to be a part of what we believe is the largest and longest running festival of its kind in the U.S.
Santa Barbara's annual sports festival includes activities such as … [Read More...]