Submit an Event

Give us as much information as you can, and we'll do our best to post the event pronto. Prior to submitting, please be sure to check that your event isn't already listed on our calendar.

For Event Submission Frequently Asked Questions, (CLICK HERE - FAQ).

To appear in the printed edition of The Independent, your submission must be received by Monday, noon, ten days before publication. Online listings must be submitted five days prior to the event.

Please notice that fields listed in *BOLD TYPE must have an entry, otherwise your submission will produce an error and not be submitted. Also, we now require you to have an account in order to submit events. We send out a confirming email once your event has been approved and processed by our staff.

If the event schedule is complicated or covers multiple days, please describe it in this box (for example: The event is February 8 at 2pm and 4pm, and February 13 at 10am and 7pm). Any information you wish to provide which does not fit in the form may go in this Description box; a few examples: website links for an organization, or a contact number which should not be published, or a complicated price like "free -- donation requested."
You may write as much as you wish, but we will edit all submissions as to accommodate our publication style.

Please try to find your venue from our drop-down list

(if not in our drop-down list)
$ - $
(If event is Free, please enter "0". If it is one price, enter the same number in both boxes.)
(Enter "0" for all ages.)
Enter in (YYYY-MM-DD) format.
Enter in HH:MM format,
24 hour time [military style]. For example 9am is 09:00 and 9pm is 21:00)
(This may be left blank)

(Phone numbers must be in XXX-XXX-XXXX format. ex.805-965-5205)

Important Information about Events Submission:
Events received by filling out this form are put online the quickest, and are most likely to make it into the newspaper. However, if you have difficulty filling out this form, please check our Event Submission FAQ page.

If you still have trouble please email it to and it will be edited at our earliest opportunity. You may also send photos or updates / changes for your events to that mailbox.

Of the various ways to submit your important information, this online form is the most efficient, accurate, and least likely method to experience editorial interpretation.

You may also mail your event to:
The Santa Barbara Independent -- Listings
122 West Figueroa St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Or fax it to 805-965-5518.
Or, visit our Figueroa Street office and fill it out by hand!