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Santa Barbara Harbor, Seafood Festival to Mark 10th Anniversary

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The 10th annual Santa Barbara Harbor and Seafood Festival gets underway Oct. 8, 2011, and event organizers promise a variety of fresh regional seafood, plus live music, cooking demonstrations, maritime education, children's activities, free boat rides, and tall-ship tours.

santabarbaraharborHappening from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in California's historic coastal town of Santa Barbara, visitors can enjoy lobster and crab fresh from the boats, plus prawns, albacore, clam chowder, oysters, lobster bisque, seafood gumbo and seafood paella.

Food will be provided by local fishermen and waterfront restaurants such as The Endless Summer bar-café and Brophy Bros.

On the music stage, visitors can enjoy return performances by local favorites The Ride, Spencer the Gardener and San Diego-based Fish and the Seaweeds.

Free boat rides aboard the Double Dolphin (Santa Barbara Sailing Center) will offer harbor views from the water, while dozens of arts and crafts booths offer something for everyone, including limited-edition festival posters by local artist Janice Blair.

As part of the annual festival, visitors also caan enjoy a docent-led tour of the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum and tours of the Coast Guard Cutter Blackfin, a Harbor Patrol fireboat, the tall-ship Spirit of Dana Point and NOAA's research vessel Shearwater.

The Harbor & Seafood Festival is presented by the City of Santa Barbara Waterfront Department, Commercial Fishermen of Santa Barbara, Inc., Santa Barbara Harbor Merchants Association and the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum.

For complete details, visit
www.HarborFestival.org or call (805) 897-1962.

 
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