“Fantasy” is the theme for this year’s Summer Solstice Celebration, which began in 1974 and continues to be one of Santa Barbara’s most colorful and anticipated events. Drawing nearly 100,000 spectators and participants, the three day celebration begins with the Festival Opening on Friday, June 22nd at Alameda Park, followed by the Summer Solstice Parade kicking off at noon on Saturday. Starting at State and Cota Streets, the parade winds, dances, rolls and bounces up State Street and takes a right on Micheltorena, leading a variety of imaginative” people-powered” floats, giant puppets, dancers, drummers, bands and wildly costumed and masked revelers back to Alameda Park for the second of three days of festival fun.
Summer Solstice Festival at Alameda Park offers non-stop theatrical and musical performances, Friday June 22nd, Saturday, June 23rd and Sunday, June 24th, with live music and entertainment on the Main Stage. The celebration boasts a variety of arts and crafts booths and delicious food as well as a beer and wine garden for the duration of the Festival.
Visit www.solsticeparade.com for more details and a complete schedule of Summer Solstice events.