Festival and Parade Information



The 48th annual Solstice Parade will begin at Noon on June 25th at the intersection of Ortega and Santa Barbara Streets. The parade will travel on Santa Barbara Street and end at the Solstice Festival at Alameda park. (Sola Street). 


We are hopeful to return to our roots on State Street next year when outdoor dining becomes portable and we are able to safely accommodate parades. In the meantime, we are excited about the opportunities that Santa Barbara Street has opened up for us.  Parade spectators can expect to enjoy a different view of Santa Barbara, with the beautiful mountains in the background.  Along this route we have the Santa Barbara Courthouse, the SB Historical Museum and the Presidio, all steeped in the history of our community. We can't imagine a better place to renew our spirit, come together as a community and to SHINE.

VIP SEATING IS SOLD OUT. This is a totally fun way to see the Parade and support Solstice. Our shaded seating includes water and a snack. There are seats available on both sides of de La Guerra and Santa Barbara Streets. Seats can also be purchased as a group for a company or organization. All proceeds go to support the costs of the workshop and parade infrastructure.  Additional seats may become available.  To get on the waiting list contact Penny at artstaff@solsticeparade.com.

Click here for information on our workshop and how you can participate in the parade either helping with the building of floats or front and center!


This years festival will take place at Alameda Park on Friday June 24th from 4:00-9:00pm and Saturday June 25th from 12:00pm-9:00pm.  The festival is free and open to the public and will include a full musical line up both days as well as a variety of food and merchant vendors.  A beer and wine garden will be open both days to those 21 & over only.  ID's will be checked at the entrance.

Click here to see our musical line-up and information on the the bands.