Stearns Wharf 150th Celebration This Saturday
By the Stearns Wharf Merchant Association
To celebrate the 150th birthday of Stearns Wharf, a grand birthday bash is planned for Saturday, October 8 from 11:00 am to 7:15pm.
This iconic structure, which has served as Santa Barbara’s front door, the birthplace of an industry, and the community’s plank park, will be honored by cannon battles with a tall ship, an Opera performance, live music by Tequila Mockingbird and they Double Wide Kings, Santa Barbara’s Yacht Club Parade of Fleet, Clam Chowder tastings by all the restaurants, a little history, fireworks, and a lot of fun.
In addition to the recreation, restaurants, and shops on the wharf, the day’s events include:
10:15 AM – 4:15 PM Free rides for children 12 and under, Little Toot
11:00 AM – 11:30, & 12:00 PM Tall Ship Mystic Whaler and Cannon fire
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Scavenger hunt
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Face painting
11:00 AM – 11:45 PM Free concert: Opera Santa Barbara – selection of crowd favorites
12:00 – 4:00 PM Chowder tasting
1:00 PM Yacht Club Parade of Fleet
2:00 – 3:30 PM Free concert: Tequila Mockingbird
4:30 – 7:00 PM Free concert: Double Wide Kings
5:30 – 6:30 PM Celebratory Convocation
7:00 PM Fireworks
For the details for the day’s events check the Wharfs website: https://stearnswharf.org/stearns-wharf-to-celebrate-150th-anniversary/
All activities are free and open to the public thanks in part to generous sponsors: Visit Santa Barbara, Jordanos , Montecito Bank and Trust, and the Condor Express.
The Stearns Wharf Merchants Association represents the merchants and business owners on Stearns Wharf. Stearns Wharf is located at the end of State Street between East Beach and the Santa Barbara Harbor. For more information, visit www.stearnswharf.org
Wharf under construction circa 1878 (Photo: Edson Smith Photo Collection)