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Walking Wednesdays

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Walking Wednesdays is a series of free, local walking tours around Santa Barbara during the Spring and Summer months.  COAST organizes these walks to promote safe, fun and educational walking in Santa Barbara, as part of our Santa Barbara Walks initiative. Each Walking Wednesday explores a different area and theme.

Walking Wednesdays are on the fourth Wednesday of the month from March thru September, starting at 5:30

Locations vary, and walks last until around 7:00 PM. Docents in 2017 included former S.B. City Planning Director Dave Davis, architect Jeff Shelton, Goleta Historian Fermina Murray, Riviera expert Karen Feeney, Sansum Nutritionist Gerri French, SB Arts Fund Director Marcello Ricci and SB Trust for Historic Preservation Executive Director Anne Peterson.

We thank all our docents and our generous sponsors for enabling us to continue our popular Walking Wednesdays program for our seventh year in 2018:

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2018 Walking Wednesdays Schedule


July 25 – “1920’s Campus of the School of the Arts,” The Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation

Join the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation for a walk in the heart of El Pueblo Viejo.  Tour the original 1920’s campus of the Santa Barbara School of the Arts and related sites in the Presidio Neighborhood including the nearby El Caserio collection of homes.

Starting location will be the Alhecama Theatre (914 Santa Barbara St, Santa Barbara)

August 22 – AIA State Street Charrette Theater District Team

September 26 – Dave Davis

For more information contact Joanna Kaufman, our Program Director at

Check our Facebook page or here monthly for updates, and contact us at if you have a suggestion for a walk or would like to lead one.