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Picnic Sites

Host a Picnic, Party, Wedding, or Event


Welcome to the City of Santa Barbara, known for our vibrant arts community, unmatchable weather, extraordinary restaurants, exceptional shopping, and world class beaches. Santa Barbara is not only the perfect vacation destination but also the perfect location to host a wedding, corporate event, festival, concert, or party.

The Parks and Recreation Department offers a diverse range of indoor and outdoor rentals that meet the needs of community members hosting picnics and meetings to weddings and festivals. We are happy to help you pick the perfect location for your next event!

Tables and chairs inside the Cabrillo Pavilion
Indoor Rentals

Find an indoor venue perfect for a meeting, party, or wedding.

Party supplies on picnic tables at Alameda Park Main Picnic Site
Picnic Sites

Reserve your favorite picnic site for a birthday party or celebration in one of our parks.

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Popular Wedding Venues

Waterfront buildings, park and beach locations, and community centers.

Large crowd gathers for a free concert in Chase Palm Park
Festivals and Large Public Events

If you're planning a festival or other large-scale public event, learn more about the Special Events planning process.

Baseball field at Cabrillo Ball park
Sport Facility Rentals

Rent a Sports Field for team practices or games. (To host a community event, please see Special Events.)

Stock image of a group of people taking a yoga class on a beach.
Outdoor Fitness & Commercial Activity Permits

Host a fitness class or other commercial activity in a park or at the beach.