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Goleta is located in Santa Barbara County on the northwestern city limits of Santa Barbara between Buellton and Santa Barbara along US Highway 101 near the Santa Barbara Channel and the Pacific Ocean.

Goleta is part of the Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Lompoc metro area.

Its name derives from Spanish for "small ship" or "schooner". The Southern Pacific Railroad reached here in 1887 and it was also the filming location for 1981 movie, "The Postman Always Rings Twice".

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11/19 Coming to The area
OC Greek Food Fest Anaheim CA May17-19 The OC Greek Food Festival celebrates the best of Greek food, music, dancing and culture. Experience authentic Greek foods and homemade Greek pastries; traditional Greek dancing and Greek music.
Baroque Music Festival Corona del Mar CA June16-23 We strive for historically stylistic interpretations of the great masterpieces of the Baroque period.
Festival Mosaic San Lui Obispo CA July16-28 Five centuries of music on the central California coast.
Santa Barbara Greek Festival Santa Barbara CA July27-28 Enjoy delectable festival favorites like gyros and moussaka. And no Greek village would be complete without homemade pastries from Yiayia's traditional recipes: baklava, melomakarona, and kataifi are just a few of the sweet treats to delight you.
Antique And Garden Show Bakersfield CA August12-13 =The show features 200 dealer spaces, located on five tree covered acres, 30 historic buildings, a variety of great food, and live blues and jazz music.