Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Celebration, June 24-26
It is officially summer at The Santa Barbara Lifestyle! As residents of Santa Barbara, our valued clients often feel like it’s summer all year-round. As one of our clients who was originally from the east coast mentioned, “Living in Santa Barbara is like living in paradise in being on vacation all year long.” We feel very fortunate to live in such a beautiful city and enjoy all that is has to offer its residents. We wanted to showcase all of the exciting events of the season so we are introducing our first ever SB Summer Guide! This guide will feature fun and informative blog posts on the latest happenings, festivals, and events going on locally. With the annual Summer Solstice Celebration fast approaching, we wanted to promote this famously fun celebration! Read on to find out all of the details and information about the festival and parade below.
Summer celebrations are very special in the Santa Barbara community, from the Solstice Celebration, Concerts in the Parks, to Fiesta & Old Spanish Days, the summer is filled with historical traditions and fun. Kicking the season off is the annual Summer Solstice Celebration. The festival spans three days, beginning on Friday, June 24th at 4pm at Alameda Park, followed by the parade on State Street on Saturday June 25th at 12pm. More fun and live music continue on Sunday June 26th at Alameda Park.
This festival is loved by the community and surrounding areas and it attracts many visitors each year. In the past, the parade has had as many as 100,000 spectators. This year, with the theme being “Legends” they are expecting an even greater “legendary” turnout. As Noozhawk reports, “Festival Executive Director Robin Elander said the creativity seen so far has been diverse, adding that “the parade will be legendary.” (DeVries, Noozhawk) Some other exciting news is the inaugural Children’s Parade, which will take place at 2:30 p.m. Sunday near the Kids World part of Alameda park.
FESTIVAL AND PARADE SCHEDULE FOR 2016
Friday June 24, 2016 Festival 4 – 9 pm, Alameda Park
Saturday June 25, 2016 Parade – Noon, State and Cota
Saturday June 25, 2016 Festival – Noon – 8 pm, Alameda Park
Sunday June 26, 2015 Festival – Noon – 6 pm, Alameda Park
The festival has many volunteer positions still available and donations can also be made through the festival’s website. For more detailed information about the Summer Solstice Celebration, including solstice’s history, the festival’s activities, live music lineups, the parade course and more.
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