Only in Santa Barbara can you find a New Year’s tradition as cool as the Hang Gliding and Paragliding Festival. Attendees set up at different beaches and parks across the region to enjoy picnics, music and the visual spectacle of gliders, pilots and flyers soaring across the sky. Hang gliders and paragliders take off from La Cumbre Peak in the Santa Ynez Mountains, cruising to Elings Park on the west side of Santa Barbara. Flyers also land on Arroyo Burro Beach.
Head out to Elings Park this New Year’s Day to take part in one of the more unique celebrations happening around the country. Delve into local Santa Barbara culture while taking in the visual spectacle of hang gliding and paragliding.
New Year’s Day Hang Gliding and Paragliding Festival
298 Las Positas Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
January 1, 2015