|Santa Barbara festivals and special events||Other festivals and special events recommended by Santa Barbara dancers; follow links for details|
January: Contra Carnivale weekend in San Luis Obispo, Martin Luther King Birthday weekend
January: Jane Austen Evening (L.A.)
February or March: Fiddling Frog Dance Festival (L.A.)
March: "Spring Fever" Spring Dance Weekend at Monte Toyon (near Santa Cruz). Contra and English Country dancing.
March or April: BACDS Playford Ball
April: Queer Contra Dance Camp at Monte Toyon (near Santa Cruz)
May Madness (Prescott, AZ)
May: Annual Dancing Bears Dance Camp (Wasilla, Alaska)
Memorial Day Weekend: Camp Sturtevant Contra Dance Weekend
All Summer: American Week, English Week, American-English Week, and many other CDSS camps (East coast)
June, Father's Day weekend: KCBX Live Oak Music Festival (just up 154 from here)
July: BACDS American Week
July: BACDS Family Week in the Sierras
August: BACDS San Francisco Contra WeekendBalance the Bay
August: BACDS Hey Days, BACDS English Dance and Music Week (Sonoma County)
Labor Day Dance Away in the San Bernardino mountains
September or October: Southern California Playford Ball
October: Old Time Fiddlers' Convention and Festival in Goleta
October: Fall Frolick: Fall Dance Weekend at Monte Toyon (near Santa Cruz). English Country Dancing.
November: Dance in the Desert (Oracle, AZ)
Note: the above is not a comprehensive list nor does it wish to be one. Nevertheless, if you're a Santa Barbara dancer, feel free to recommend additional events to list here. All are welcome to send corrections.
Festivals All Over
|See the comprehensive festival reference: The Dance Gypsy|