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Semana Nautica Event Application
Semana Nautica Waiver

City of Santa Barbara Special Event Permit Application
Certificate of Insurance Example

Do you have questions about putting on a Semana Nautica event? We’ve got answers! There are several steps to putting on an event with Semana Nautica. Below are links to forms that all event organizers will have to complete. Feel free to contact us with any questions.

Who may put on a Semana Nautica event?

Anyone with a sporting event that occurs during our festival dates each summer. Please use our contact form to inform us of the type of event and the date(s). We will then get in touch with you about how to apply

What’s the cost to organize an event?

Our fee is $50.00. There are many benefits to connecting your event to Semana Nautica, including free promotion and select permits being waved.

What’s the deadline to submit an event?

Our promotional materials, including several weeks of advertising in the Santa Barbara Independent, are finalized in May. All events that wish to benefit from this promotion must apply by May 15th.

What insurance do I need?

Event directors are required to obtain a special event permit from the City of Santa Barbara and meet the city’s insurance requirements. Semana Nautica must be included as an additionally insured (no extra cost) on the policy. Please submit your Proof of Insurance certificate to the Semana Nautica Association by May 15.

Where do events take place?

Events take place at local Santa Barbara beaches, pools, parks, recreation areas, and sporting fields. Check with each event to see where it will be held.