Santa Barbara’s First Popup Gayborhood

Explore this constellation of community-created mental health spaces, arts & culture events, social meetups, and educational programming all across the Downtown Santa Barbara area — over the entire Pride & Joy weekend.
Ways to Participate
Display a Pride Flag during Pride & Joy weekend

It is simple and yet so very meaningful to LGBTQ+ people to hang a Pride Flag outside of your business, in a visible window, or at your entrance. Decals and displays are also welcome. It signals allyship, safety, and support. The more businesses that participate, the more joy we can create from that simple action. Here are some types of flags you might consider, and their history, via TeenVogue and the Human Rights Campaign.

Offer a special item or special time to celebrate Pride & Joy

For restaurants, retailers, tasting rooms, and more, this is an option that can help drive interest from local attendees and visitors from across the state. Some may create a drink special or menu items. You could even create a special “Pride & Joy Happy Hour” on Friday, October 6th.

Note: We have our own signature drink of Tito’s or higher quality vodka, pomegranate or cranberry juice, a splash of ginger ale, and a fresh lime — we call it, “The Teddy Bear.”

Feeling ambitious? Create your own programming!

For those with spaces and locations, you might consider hosting a panel, poetry reading, live music, demonstrations, workouts, or even a quiet space for folks to sit and decompress amid the activity. Host an art space, a talk space, or a healing and mental health space. Collect resources for donation to LGBTQ+ people in need.

Participate in our All-Access bracelets

It is simple and yet so very meaningful to LGBTQ+ people to hang a Pride Flag outside of your business, in a visible window, or at your entrance. Decals and displays are also welcome. It signals allyship, safety, and support. The more businesses that participate, the more joy we can create from that simple action. Here are some types of flags you might consider, and their history, via TeenVogue and the Human Rights Campaign.

Need ideas? Talk to us
Contact us at pride@colorbloq.org

Participating Establishments

Chill
Dune Coffee Roasters • 528 Anacapa St
Thursday - Saturday
6am - 5pm
Sunday
7am - 5pm
Chill out on the patio at this local favorite coffee spot.
View Them Online
Considered, Coffee Co • 633 Chapala St, at Pura Luna Apothecary
Saturday
1pm - 4pm
This popup coffee van is one of a kind—and very IG friendly. Get a truly “considered” cup of coffee here.
View Them Online
Healing
Pura Luna Apothecary • 633 Chapala St
Friday - Saturday
11am - 5pm
This Queer women/minority owned boutique has a plethora of beautiful things to smell, taste and touch. Locally sourced and made. This healing space has everything to nourish your soul.
View Them Online
Sunset Sound Bath • East Beach
Sunday
5:30pm
Sound healing on the beach! Bring your mats and blankets and enjoy hot tea while Vega, Dani, Kali and Anays lead an open flow session after the sound bath—bring your hula hoops, fans, or props to flow!
View Them Online
Arts & Literary
Main Public Library • 40 East Anapamu St
Thursday
5pm - 8pm
Friday
10am - 11:30am
Thursday: First Thursday Art Walk Reception
View Info Online
Friday: Join us for Books & Breakfast, a discussion of books that address racism and explore the lived experience of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, highlight LGBTQ+ experiences, and explore queer identities. Complimentary copies of books will be given away and coffee, tea, and pastries will be served.
View Them Online
Latinx Heritage Month Drag Show and Lecture • SBCC West Campus, Business/Communications Center, Room 102
Thursday
3pm - 5pm
Join us for a performance with Lady J, also known as Julio Acevedo the Vice President of the DC-based Drag Fashion Show at the Kennedy Center.
View Them Online
Vibe
Cutler’s Artisan Spirits • 137 Anacapa Street, Suite D
Thursday
12:30pm - 6pm
Friday - Sunday
12:30pm - 9pm
Join us for a drink at Santa Barbara’s first legal distillery of fine hand crafted spirit! Drink specials for SBPJ VIP bracelet holders.
View Them Online
Storytelling
Heart 2 Heart • 633 Chapala St, at Pura Luna Apothecary
Friday
5:30pm
This brave space is designed to celebrate joy that allows everyone to be seen and heard without judgment, or a need to "fix" each other. Vega & Kali lovingly facilitate the council process of sitting in a circle with community for heart-centered storytelling and active listening for collective healing!
View Them Online
Quiet
Crafter’s Library • 9 East Figueroa St
Thursday
1pm - 7pm
Friday - Saturday
9:30am - 7pm
Calling all makers! Crafter’s Library is a queer owned space for makers, builders, practitioners of mindfulness activities and everything in between.
View Them Online
Treat Yourself
Hook & Press Donuts • 15 East Figueroa St
Thursday - Sunday
8am - 4pm
Treat yourself to some donuts and coffee at this IG friendly breakfast nook.
View Them Online
Queer Placita• On State St between Ortega and Canon Perdido
Friday
12pm - 6pm
Share community and find one of a kind wares by Queer creators at SB Pride & Joy’s Queer Placita, an open air market in collaboration with Wild Goods Market.
View Them Online
Participating Establishments
9 East Figueroa St
Thursday, 1-7pm
Friday & Saturday, 930a-7pm
40 East Anapamu St
See website for times
15 East Figueroa
Thursday - Sunday 8am - 4pm
633 Chapala St
Friday & Saturday, 11am - 5pm
528 Anacapa St
Thursday - Saturday 6am - 5pm
Sunday 7am - 5pm
137 Anacapa Street, Suite D
Thursday 1230p - 6p
Friday - Sunday 1230p - 9p
Sunset Sound Bath (a community mental health space)
East Beach
Sunday October 8 530pm

Santa Barbara’s First Popup Gayborhood

Explore this constellation of community-created mental health spaces, arts & culture events, social meetups, and educational programming all across the Downtown Santa Barbara area — over the entire Pride & Joy weekend.
Ways to Participate
Display a Pride Flag during Pride & Joy weekend

It is simple and yet so very meaningful to LGBTQ+ people to hang a Pride Flag outside of your business, in a visible window, or at your entrance. Decals and displays are also welcome. It signals allyship, safety, and support. The more businesses that participate, the more joy we can create from that simple action. Here are some types of flags you might consider, and their history, via TeenVogue and the Human Rights Campaign.

Offer a special item or special time to celebrate Pride & Joy

For restaurants, retailers, tasting rooms, and more, this is an option that can help drive interest from local attendees and visitors from across the state. Some may create a drink special or menu items. You could even create a special “Pride & Joy Happy Hour” on Friday, October 6th.

Note: We have our own signature drink of Tito’s or higher quality vodka, pomegranate or cranberry juice, a splash of ginger ale, and a fresh lime — we call it, “The Teddy Bear.”

Feeling ambitious? Create your own programming!

For those with spaces and locations, you might consider hosting a panel, poetry reading, live music, demonstrations, workouts, or even a quiet space for folks to sit and decompress amid the activity. Host an art space, a talk space, or a healing and mental health space. Collect resources for donation to LGBTQ+ people in need.

Participate in our All-Access bracelets

It is simple and yet so very meaningful to LGBTQ+ people to hang a Pride Flag outside of your business, in a visible window, or at your entrance. Decals and displays are also welcome. It signals allyship, safety, and support. The more businesses that participate, the more joy we can create from that simple action. Here are some types of flags you might consider, and their history, via TeenVogue and the Human Rights Campaign.

Need ideas? Talk to us
Contact us at pride@colorbloq.org

Participating Establishments

Chill
Dune Coffee Roasters • 528 Anacapa St
Thursday - Saturday
6am - 5pm
Sunday
7am - 5pm
Chill out on the patio at this local favorite coffee spot.
View Them Online
Considered, Coffee Co • 633 Chapala St, at Pura Luna Apothecary
Saturday
1pm - 4pm
This popup coffee van is one of a kind—and very IG friendly. Get a truly “considered” cup of coffee here.
View Them Online
Healing
Pura Luna Apothecary • 633 Chapala St
Friday - Saturday
11am - 5pm
This Queer women/minority owned boutique has a plethora of beautiful things to smell, taste and touch. Locally sourced and made. This healing space has everything to nourish your soul.
View Them Online
Sunset Sound Bath • East Beach
Sunday
5:30pm
Sound healing on the beach! Bring your mats and blankets and enjoy hot tea while Vega, Dani, Kali and Anays lead an open flow session after the sound bath—bring your hula hoops, fans, or props to flow!
View Them Online
Arts & Literary
Main Public Library • 40 East Anapamu St
Thursday
5pm - 8pm
Friday
10am - 11:30am
Thursday: First Thursday Art Walk Reception
View Info Online
Friday: Join us for Books & Breakfast, a discussion of books that address racism and explore the lived experience of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, highlight LGBTQ+ experiences, and explore queer identities. Complimentary copies of books will be given away and coffee, tea, and pastries will be served.
View Info Online
Latinx Heritage Month Drag Show and Lecture • SBCC West Campus, Business/Communications Center, Room 102
Thursday
3pm - 5pm
Join us for a performance with Lady J, also known as Julio Acevedo the Vice President of the DC-based Drag Fashion Show at the Kennedy Center.
View Info Online
Vibe
Cutler’s Artisan Spirits • 137 Anacapa Street, Suite D
Thursday
12:30pm - 6pm
Friday - Sunday
12:30pm - 9pm
Join us for a drink at Santa Barbara’s first legal distillery of fine hand crafted spirit! Drink specials for SBPJ VIP bracelet holders.
View Them Online
Storytelling
Heart 2 Heart • 633 Chapala St, at Pura Luna Apothecary
Friday
5:30pm
This brave space is designed to celebrate joy that allows everyone to be seen and heard without judgment, or a need to "fix" each other. Vega & Kali lovingly facilitate the council process of sitting in a circle with community for heart-centered storytelling and active listening for collective healing!
View Them Online
Quiet
Crafter’s Library • 9 East Figueroa St
Thursday
1pm - 7pm
Friday - Saturday
9:30am - 7pm
Calling all makers! Crafter’s Library is a queer owned space for makers, builders, practitioners of mindfulness activities and everything in between.
View Them Online
Treat Yourself
Hook & Press Donuts • 15 East Figueroa St
Thursday - Sunday
8am - 4pm
Treat yourself to some donuts and coffee at this IG friendly breakfast nook.
View Them Online
Queer Placita • On State St between Ortega and Canon Perdido
Friday
12pm - 6pm
Share community and find one of a kind wares by Queer creators at SB Pride & Joy’s Queer Placita, an open air market in collaboration with Wild Goods Market.
View Them Online
Participating Establishments
9 East Figueroa St
Thursday, 1-7pm
Friday & Saturday, 930a-7pm
40 East Anapamu St
See website for times
15 East Figueroa
Thursday - Sunday 8am - 4pm
633 Chapala St
Friday & Saturday, 11am - 5pm
528 Anacapa St
Thursday - Saturday 6am - 5pm
Sunday 7am - 5pm
137 Anacapa Street, Suite D
Thursday 1230p - 6p
Friday - Sunday 1230p - 9p
Sunset Sound Bath (a community mental health space)
East Beach
Sunday October 8 530pm
Participating Establishments
9 East Figueroa St
Thursday, 1-7pm
Friday & Saturday, 930a-7pm
40 East Anapamu St
See website for times
15 East Figueroa
Thursday - Sunday 8am - 4pm
633 Chapala St
Friday & Saturday, 11am - 5pm
528 Anacapa St
Thursday - Saturday 6am - 5pm
Sunday 7am - 5pm
137 Anacapa Street, Suite D
Thursday 1230p - 6p
Friday - Sunday 1230p - 9p
Sunset Sound Bath (a community mental health space)
East Beach
Sunday October 8 530pm