2019 Festival Schedule

The 2019 schedule makes up the 82nd edition of Santa Barbara’s ultimate summer sports festival. This year’s festival is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, June 26th and runs through Thursday, July 11th.

All events are free for spectators and fans.

Competitor registrations are managed by the individual events. Please check with event directors regarding registration for any event listed below that doesn’t include a link for registration. 

WEDNESDAY – 6/26/2019


Wet Wednesday
Event Website • Santa Barbara Yacht Club & Harbor • 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

THURSDAY – 6/27/2019


Reef & Run Summer Series
On-Site Registration • Event Website • East Beach • 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Semana Nautica 5-Mile Biathlon
On-Site Registration • Event Info Coming Soon • East Beach • 6:15 p.m.

FRIDAY – 6/28/2019


Junior Lifeguards Competition
East Beach • TBA

SATURDAY – 6/29/2019


Mullen and Henzell One-Mile Ocean Swim
Event Info •  Registration Form • East Beach • 9:00 a.m. to completion

CBVA Men’s Open Volleyball Tournament
Register Here • East Beach • 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Reg Richardson Masters Swim Meet
Los Baños del Mar Pool • Noon

SUNDAY – 6/30/2019


Mullen and Henzell Three-Mile Ocean Swim
Event Info •  Registration Form • East Beach • 9:00 a.m. to completion

CBVA Women’s Open Volleyball Tournament
Register Here • East Beach • 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

MONDAY – 7/1/2019


No Events Scheduled

TUESDAY – 7/2/2019


No Events Scheduled

WEDNESDAY – 7/3/2019


Wet Wednesday
Event Website • Santa Barbara Yacht Club & Harbor • 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

THURSDAY – 7/4/2019


4th of July 15K & 5K Run
Event Info •  Event Registration Coming Soon •  Elings Park • 8:00 a.m. to completion

55th Annual 4th of July Parade:
State & Micheltorena •  Event Info • 12:00 p.m. to completion


FRIDAY – 7/5/2019


Ocean Water Polo
Exhibition • Stearns Wharf • 11 a.m.

SATURDAY – 7/6/2019


Krazy Kardboard Kayak Race – Hosted by Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
SBMM.org •  On-Site Registration Available at Noon (As space permits) •  West Beach •  1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Semana Nautica Age Group Swim Meet
Los Baños del Mar Pool • 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

83rd Santa Barbara Tennis Open – Hosted by Santa Barbara Tennis Patrons
Register Here • Municipal Tennis Courts & Pershing Park • 7:00 a.m. to completion

SUNDAY – 7/7/2019


Semana Nautica 6-Mile Ocean Swim
Registration Info Coming Soon • Goleta Beach to Hendry’s Beach • 9:00 a.m. to completion

Semana Nautica Age Group Swim Meet
 Los Baños del Mar Pool • 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

83rd Santa Barbara Tennis Open – Hosted by Santa Barbara Tennis Patrons
Register Here • Municipal Tennis Courts & Pershing Park • 7:00 a.m. to completion

MONDAY – 7/8/2019


No Events Scheduled

TUESDAY – 7/9/2019


No Events Scheduled

WEDNESDAY – 7/10/2019


Wet Wednesday
Event Website • Santa Barbara Yacht Club & Harbor • 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

THURSDAY – 7/11/2019

Reef & Run Summer Series:
On-Site Registration • Event Website • East Beach • 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.