Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Celebration
I try to make sure I’m in Santa Barbara for the Summer Solstice Celebration every year.
It runs for 3 days in Alameda Park, and is one of my favorite festivals. It’s also the largest art event in Santa Barbara County, and pulls in a crowd of over 100,000 people.
The festival includes live music, drum circles, a DJ area for dancing, food booths, craft vendors and a beer garden.
If you’re lucky, maybe you can even dance with a Unicorn!
On Day 2 of the Summer Solstice Celebration, the Parade is a must see. Every year has a theme… This year it was Legends.
The parade has a lot of fun, whimsical floats and puppets, music, dancing, drumming and fantastic costumes!