About Our Organization
The Downtown Organization of Santa Barbara is dedicated to the promotion and enhancement of the business, cultural, community and environmental vitality of downtown Santa Barbara for the benefit of its members, Santa Barbara residents and visitors.
The City of Santa Barbara officially formed the Downtown Organization as a Business Improvement District in 1967 to meet the needs of businesses, professionals and property owners. Presently, there are over 1,400 members who benefit from the Downtown Organization’s commitment to excellence and its on-going efforts on their behalf.
The Downtown Organization is a membership driven, non-profit organization whose goal is to maintain and enhance the business and cultural activity in the downtown area bounded by Anacapa, Chapala, Micheltorena and Gutierrez Streets. Helping keep downtown Santa Barbara clean, attractive, safe and vibrant goes towards supporting this goal.
Many members, Santa Barbara residents and visitors take part in the activities and events sponsored by the Downtown Organization. These include the Annual Downtown Holiday Parade, the Downtown Art & Wine Tour, 1st Thursday, Shop Spree SB, the decorative State Street Flag Program, the Downtown Host Program, Downtown Safe Trick-or-Treat as well as epicure.sb and Film Feast – both unique collaborations between the Downtown Organization and the Santa Barbara Conference and Visitors Bureau.
We look forward to your visit to downtown Santa Barbara. Come experience it!
Do you own or work for a downtown business and what to learn more of the benefits of being a member of the Downtown Organization? Visit our Members Page.