Source: Juneteenth Santa Barbara

In honor of Black History Month, Santa Barbara County Black/African Americans invite all to celebrate the historical achievements that Black/African Americans have made in our region. Although the national theme is “African Americans and the Arts” at the County level, the community chose the theme of “Black History: More Than A Month” to celebrate and educate our region on the local and magnanimous achievements of Black/African Americans.  

“Learning our history, especially local history, is important to the strength and development of our region,” shared local entertainer Vivian Storm. “This year’s events help to bridge that understanding and honoring our past while nurturing our future.”

Events in 2024 will be in person and virtual (online). Santa Barbara County Community organizations providing events include Gateway Educational Services, Healing Justice Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Black Culture House, NAACP Santa Maria – Lompoc, and more. Check out the calendar of events at