Free Seniors Day: Music in the Garden

Date: Monday, June 19, 2017

Time: 9:00AM - 6:00PM


Location: Entire Garden

Join us for two special musical performances today overlooking the Meadow! 

9:30 - 11am - Leslee Sipress, flutist extraordinaire, plays a selection of classical and Broadway compositions perfectly paired with the rhythms of the meadow in the morning.

3 - 5pm - The Long Gone Daddies, an acoustic trio composed of long-time Central Coast musicians Fred Nadis (clarinet), Jon Brady (ukulele/accordion), and Robert Perales (vocals, ukulele, guitar) who will charm you with their foot-stomping medleys of traditional jazz tunes, gypsy swing, Tex-Mex and Americana.

2017 Senior Photography Contest: Call for Entries Continues through August 31st.

Enter our second photography contest open to senior amateur photographers, ages 60 years old and better. Sponsored by Welch-Ryce-Haider in conjunction with Senior Free Days, this competition seeks submissions that highlight Santa Barbara County's renowned landscapes, native plants, and animals as subject matter. Deadline for entries is August 31, 2017.

View contest rules and online application here

Download printed contest rules and application form here


A Destination for Seniors All Year Round:  For the third year in a row our generous sponsor,  Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels is providing six free admission days to seniors 60 years of age and better between February 27 and December 18, 2017.  Generally held on the third Monday of every other month, these unique days often will include programming just for seniors and their guests. Watch this page for updates.

No reservations are required unless you have a group of 10 or more. For group reservations, please call 805-682-4726, ext. 161 or send e-mail to [email protected] (link sends e-mail). Remember to wear comfortable walking shoes and don't forget to stop by the Garden Shop for a free packet of California Poppy seeds!

Save these 2017 Free Senior Days on your calendar: February 27, April 17, June 19, August 21, October 16, and December 18

Our Sponsor

Welch-Ryce-Haider logo"Since 1924 Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels have been helping Santa Barbara area families celebrate life. We hope you will celebrate these special days in the Garden with your own family and friends." Steve Gibson