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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 ocean swimming, age group and masters swimming, fishing, water polo, volleyball, beach biathlon, 15k road race, cycling, sailing, lawn bowling, speafishing, adaptive paddling, tennis, water polo, inline hockey, basketball, gymnastics, softball, semipro baseball, tug-of-war and the perennial favorite, the Krazy Kardboard Kayak Race!

We also sponsor an annual Summer Art Show, which is exhibited at the Cabrillo Pavilion Arts Center, 1118 East Cabrillo Boulevard.

Participants of all ages and abilities are welcome and admission is always free for spectators.

Semana Nautica, Santa Barbara, California

Semana Nautica participants exit the water at Santa Barbara's scenic Leadbetter Beach