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The 50th annual Solstice Parade 2024 will begin at Noon on June 22nd 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 excited about the opportunities that Santa Barbara Street has opened up for us.  Parade spectators will 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 explore our FLIGHTS OF FANCY (This year's theme).

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!


VIP Seating is a totally fun way to see the Parade and support Solstice. Our shaded seating includes water, snacks, and a parade swag bag. 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 support the costs of the workshop and parade infrastructure.


To reserve your seats today, click button below. 

VIP SEATING RATES - Check back in 2024

  • Single VIP Seat:  $60.00

  • Group VIP Seats:  Save $10 off each seat when you reserve 2 or more seats. (Discount automatically applied.)


Questions? Please contact the Parade Seating Coordinator at


This year's festival will take place at Alameda Park on Friday, June 21st thru Sunday, June 23rd.  The festival is free and open to the public and will include a full musical lineup on 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. Strict security will be enforce.


Friday, June 21: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Saturday, June 22: 12:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Sunday, June 23:  12:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Click here to see our last year's musical line-up and information on the the bands.

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