Santa Barbara County Veterans Stand Down

**Events may have been canceled or postponed. Please contact the venue to confirm the event.

Date & Time

Sat, Oct 16 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Address (map)

937 S Thornburg St. Santa Maria

Venue (website)

Santa Maria Fairpark

During the Santa Barbara County’s Veterans Stand Down event on Oct. 16, homeless and at-risk veterans will receive food, clothing, hygiene products, medical and vision screening, haircuts, showers, and learn about opportunities and programs including veterans treatment court, California ID Cards, housing, employment and training, mental health, legal assistance, social services, and more.

The Stand Down will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Santa Maria Fairpark.

Applications for veterans who want to attend the Stand Down are available at the Santa Barbara County Veterans Stand Down website: or by calling Supervisor Steve Lavagnino’s Office at (805) 346-8402.

There is no charge to veterans and their families who attend Stand Down. 

Donors may select much needed items at and have them delivered directly to Stand Down. Follow the directions at New items, such as towels, underwear, socks and shirts, are greatly needed. Stand Down organizers are also in need of volunteer barbers and stylists for the event.

Please email for more information.

Free transportation courtesy of the Chumash Casino will be provided for veterans, with bus pick-ups in Santa Barbara, Isla Vista, Solvang, Buellton and Lompoc.

Schedules are online at

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department will provide veterans with free COVID-19 vaccinations and testing, as well as flu shots.

For Volunteer opportunities, please email



Please note this login is to submit events or press releases. Use this page here to login for your Independent subscription

Not a member? Sign up here.