Spring Fling on Coast Village Road
This Saturday, April 28, merchants along Coast Village Road will welcome shoppers to a special shopping event: Coast Village Association’s Spring Fling. “This is a fabulous opportunity to support locally owned businesses with many offering great discounts and specials,” said Sharon Byrne, the association’s executive director.
Many of the CVR merchants will offer discounts and refreshments to shoppers, encouraging locals and tourists to patronize the shops and eateries. While it’s been difficult for many businesses after the Thomas Fire and January 9 debris flow, Coast Village remains resilient, Byrne says. Many of the merchants have committed to donating a portion of the proceeds of their sales from the event to the Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade.
Specials along the street include drink samples from Pressed Juicery and Los Arroyos, champagne and sales at Allora by Laura, 50 percent off specialty oils at Viva Oliva, Prosecco and cookies, and a raffle at Legacy, free introductory dance classes at Dance Fever Studio, the opening of Letter Perfect’s floral shop (free card and ribbon with purchase of a bouquet), refreshments at J.McLaughlin, and significant discounts at Civilianaire, Whisky & Leather, Angel, The Tennis Shop, Kathryne Designs, and many others.
At the Montecito Country Mart, several kid-friendly activities are offered to families as part of the Spring Fling: pony rides and face painting in the morning from 10 am to 1 pm; a petting zoo and free Rori’s ice cream cones for the kids from 1 to 4; and lemonade stand all day – donation only – “tips” will be donated to Montecito Union School and Cold Springs School.
The Four Seasons Resort, The Biltmore will have a team out in front of Calcagno & Hamilton in the 1200 block of Coast Village for the Spring Fling. They will be selling raffle tickets for a chance to win exclusive spa treatments, wine dinner events, Sunday brunch, and more that will be available upon their re-opening. Portico Fine Art Gallery has invited their gallery artists to demonstrate and paint in front at 1235 Coast Village Road, and will have a free drawing for a six-week series of art classes that are offered weekly at the gallery. Patrons can also visit the gallery for their special exhibition “Spring is in the Air.”
“We hope shoppers will come out to discover or revisit our delightful locally owned boutiques and delectable cuisine,” said Byrne. The Spring Fling event is this Saturday, April 28, from 10 am to 6 pm.