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Featured Event

Asian American Neighborhood Festival

Sunday, Oct 16 

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM | El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park

The Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation presents the 13th-annual Asian American Neighborhood Festival; a free, family-friendly event celebrating the Asian American communities that once thrived in and around the Santa Barbara Presidio neighborhood. Come see an array of cultural performances featuring dancing, drumming, and more. Shop at local Asian American artisan booths, participate in cultural arts and crafts, and learn about Santa Barbara’s Asian American history at educational booths. 

Point of Pride

The Department of Asian American Studies at UCSB was the very first academic department dedicated to the study of Asian Americans at a major research university, and the first department in the United States to offer a Bachelor of Arts degree in Asian American Studies.