The Puppets are Coming!

For four days puppets will take over the city of Santa Barbara. The Santa Barbara International PuppetPalooza is a family-centric event (with plenty of night time fun for adults, too!) that includes two park celebrations and over twenty performances and events at venues throughout Santa Barbara. This multicultural, bilingual festival will bring children, families, visitors and artists from all over the globe together for an unforgettable experience!

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February 17-28, 2018

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Featured Events

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Huber Marionettes “Suspended Animation”

America’s premiere, Emmy award-winning marionettist from Being John Malkovich puts on a performance to wow the whole family with incredible, complex marionettes.

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Meet The Muppets and the Performers that Make Them Great!

The Muppets—and the remarkable performers who bring them to life—will enthrall audiences with an evening of story-telling, interviews, exclusive footage, musical puppetry madness and improvised mayhem! Come see Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Rowlf, Walter & more! A VIP meet and greet will follow! 

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Tarish "Jeghetto" Pipkins “Time Machine”

Join the puppeteer from the Missy Elliot & Pharrell music video, WTF, as he entertains with a breakdancing robot, a dinosaur, and so much more!

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