Let’s Get Nautical: Santa Barbara’s Annual Marine-Themed Swap Meet Returns

SANTA BARBARA — You never know what you’re going to find at the swap meet, but the annual Nautical Swap Meet in Santa Barbara is sure to make for an exciting family outing. The Nautical Swap Meet, returning for its 9th year, will be taking place the day before Mother’s Day on May 12 from 8 a.m. to noon.

In addition to the dozens of vendors that will be displaying their wares for sale, there will be a couple of other notable inclusions such as a 12-volt testing station and a Hazardous Materials turn-in container. While the container will be available to dispose of waste and other junk, staff asks that vendors and attendees keep the trash limited to what is found on their boats or dock boxes.

Complimentary donuts, fruit and coffee, provided by the Santa Barbara Harbor Merchants Association, will be on offer so that attendees can have a bite to eat while they are browsing some of the finds available at the swap meet.

Items that may be found at the swap meet include various fishing gear, tackle, inflatable boats, boat motors, surfboards and other marine-themed pieces. Admission to the event is free.

The swap meet will take place at the Harbor’s Main Parking Lot near Marina 3. For more information about the event or to learn about how to sign up as a vendor, visit the website at santabarbaraca.gov or call 805-897-1962.

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