While the International Women's Day begins on Saturday, a celebration of women is already underway.
The Annual Women's Festival kicked off Friday at the Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara.
It's a multi-cultural conference and expo that recognizes the accomplishments and potential of women.
Special guests include celebrities Ron Barrett and Kelly LeBrock.
Women and men are welcome to register at the door.
The event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.