The "sacred spaces" theme usually conjures up images either of solid and enduring structures, like stone churches and retreat centers, or of particularly sublime natural environments. But there are numerous exceptional occasions when the citizens of Santa Barbara get together for spirit-filled celebrations. Such events, transitory rather than permanent, say a lot about the spirit of the city and the tenure of the times in which we live. We acknowledge them here for the performative sacred spaces and times that they create, the way they bring the community together, and for the lasting memories that they leave us with.