SHOPTEMBER, the Downtown Organization of Santa Barbara’s week-long retail campaign, will be Sept. 18-24. The event is an initiative to highlight retail businesses in the downtown district, inviting shoppers to explore deals offered by mentioning code “SHOPTEMBER ” at check-out.

Special edition Downtown Santa Barbara tote bags will be available for the first 250 shoppers of the campaign. Participants can further enhance their shopping experience by redeeming their receipts ($50 minimum value) for special BOGO (buy-one-get-one) offers at Night Lizard, The Bobcat Room, and The Cruisery.

There will be a SHOPTEMBER Launch Party, 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18 at Frequency Wines, 804 Anacapa St., offering attendees the chance to enjoy a glass of wine, savor small bites, and learn about local boutique owners. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite.

SHOPTEMBER will culminate in a Shop and Stroll event, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, when shoppers can sip and nosh at participating retailers, then stroll from one shop to another.

A directory of participating retailers will be available online at or at retailers.

For more about the Downtown Organization’s programs and events, and a directory of downtown businesses, visit