The 2016 Parade Theme “Legends”

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2016 Parade Date: Noon Saturday June 25, State & Cota - Festival: June 24, 25 & 26, Alameda Park

Upcoming Solstice Events

Emerald Ball

Saturday, March 19th, 7:00pm-12

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Poster and T-shirt Contest - DEADLINE EXTENDED

Not enough time to create your art for the Poster and T-Shirt Contest?  We just gave you an extra three weeks!!!!  New deadline is FEBRUARY 21st!!  We can’t wait to see your artwork so we thought a little extra time might help!

2016 Poster and T-Shirt Contest



Submit your artwork for our 2016 Poster and T-Shirt Contest. E-mail a digital picture of your artwork, 72 dpi, jpg format to
Include your name, title, medium, size and retail price.  Please include LEGENDS in the subject line. 

Entry Deadline:  February 21st
Awards:  Winning entry will receive $500 in cash and be featured on our 2016 Poster and T-Shirt

We will contact you with the reception and ingathering information.

Check out these videos and photos from the 2015 Solstice Parade!

Video of the 2015 Parade by Kevin Lynn

Photos by Robert Bernstein
Photos by “Hutch”  Hutchison
Photos by Fritz Olenberger
Photos by Kevin Lynn
Photos by Scott London
Photos by Ray Laser
Photos by Ronald Williams

2016 Parade Theme: LEGENDS

The theme for the 2016 parade is “Legends”.  All over the world there are extraordinary and fantastical stories that were once believed to be true but have been relegated to the realm of legend.  These legends often involve magical, mysterious creatures such as “Nessie” and “Big Foot”, or super human beings such as Robin Hood and King Arthur or mystical lands such as Atlantis, El Dorado, Camelot and Shangri-La. And of course, there are urban legends, musical legends and Hollywood legends.  This is sure to be a legendary parade that will reignite your imagination and wonder.

A Sense of Place: Public Art in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara’s Summer Solstice is featured in the video about art in public places.  It includes clips from Solstice Parade, including Michael Gonzales.

Solstice Specials and Promotions


Solstice Book by Art Fisher

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give Solstice $10 for every Solstice Book purchased via this link.  You will need to enable cookies in your browser.

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Solar Circle

The Solar Circle of Solstice is an inner circle of friends who are committed to supporting the Summer Solstice Celebration.

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Summer Solstice Inflatable Art for Rent

Summer Solstice has Inflatable Art for rent!  Artist, Pali Ex’s magical creations are available to make your next event a sensation. For more information call Claudia Bratton at the Solstice Office at 965-3396

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2015 Solstice Parade Route

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