Santa Barbara’s Summer Solstice Celebration is a beloved annual tradition that kicks off the summer season with a dazzling parade and lineup of live performances. This year’s festivities will take place on June 23-24, 2023, with a brilliant display of creative energy, just following the longest day of the year. Locals and visitors alike are can join in on the fun and dress to impress with this year’s theme of ROOTS.
SOLSTICE PARADE & FESTIVAL
Drawing visitors from all around the world, The Summer Solstice Parade and Festival is one of the largest art events in Santa Barbara County. Spectators can expect to see vibrant displays of artwork, costumes, performances and more. The festival will begin on Friday, June 23, 2023, with a special ticketed concert event with delicious foods and merchants. The excitement will continue on Saturday, June 24th at noon as the 49th Annual Solstice Parade begins on the corner of Santa Barbara Street and Ortega and will proceed to Alameda Park, where the festivities will last all afternoon long.
TICKETS & ADMISSION
The Solstice Parade and Festival is free to attend and will include a full musical lineup of local and visiting artists. Food vendors and area merchants will be selling local goods, so be sure to bring your wallet if you’d like to have a bite or take home a Santa Barbara souvenir. Beer and wine will also be available for purchase in the designated wine and beer garden.
Check the Summer Solstice Celebration’s website for more information, updates and the full schedule of events and gatherings.