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Year of the Dragon Festival
February 10 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Come celebrate Santa Barbara’s diverse Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities at our Year of the Dragon Festival and be among the first to see SBTHP’s Year of the Dragon Mural by muralist and designer, DJ Javier!
Shop local at our outdoor Dragon Market and support AAPI artisans and small businesses such as Kaarem and Woven Handmade Crafts. Enjoy free activity booths, craft tables, and live cultural performances. Groove to DJ-duo, Hi-Jams, and swing by MindGarden’s live screen-printing station to wear DJ Javier’s dragon artwork home.
Grab delicious bites and desserts to-go from pop-ups by Your Choice Thai Restaurant and Creaminal. For those 21+, drop into Santa Barbara’s favorite neighborhood bar, The Pickle Room, for dragon-inspired drink and food specials. Discover the history of Santa Barbara’s Japanese and Chinese communities on a free walking tour of the Presidio Neighborhood and explore SBTHP’s Nihonmachi Revisited and Jimmy’s Oriental Gardens exhibits.
We hope you can join as we gather our community to embrace the strength, wisdom, vitality, resilience and hope that the Year of the Dragon represents!
Free parking will be available in the parking lot at 117 East Canon Perdido Street and also behind Panino at 834 Santa Barbara Street.