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June 21 - 23, 2024


Build a float. Create a mask. Make friends. Have fun!

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Santa Barbara Historical Museum presents

a 50th Anniversary Exhibition

Open thru June 27

136 E. De la Guerra St.

Santa Barbara, CA


Join our team!

Be part of making the parade and festival a success while having fun!

2024 Celebration

at the Community Arts Workshop (CAW)

OPEN May 1 - June 21

631 Garden St.

  • MON-FRI 3-8 PM

  • SAT-SUN 12 to 6 PM

Saturday, June 22, 12 PM

Santa Barbara St.

between Ortega & Sola Streets

Alameda Park

June 21 - 23

  • FRI 4 - 9 PM

  • SAT 12 - 8 PM

  • SUN 12 - 6 PM


Flights of Fancy Art Crawl

Thu. June 20, 5-8 PM

Download Celebration Guide

Donate to our 50th Anniversary Campaign

Feel the Vibe! Join the Fun!

Join us on our mission to Bringing the Community Together Through the Arts. People from all walks of life come together to make the Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Celebration each year and we couldn't do it without each and every one of you! Get involved as a Volunteer, Workshop and Admin Staff,  Festival Gig Worker, Vendor, Sponsor, Artist (music or visual),  Supporter, Press/Media, or just be your fabulous self at our 50th Anniversary Celebration, June 21-23, 2024. This year's theme is "FLIGHTS OF FANCY"!

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Why Join Our
50-50 Club!


It takes a lot to put on a free parade and festival, the largest arts-oriented event in three counties! 


Every donation counts, and if you are in the first 50 you will be eligible for the 50/50 VIP Club, ($50 or more ) or the 50/50 Jubilee Club (Donating more than $1,000). You will receive a commemorative Button which gives you fast entry into our Beer & Wine Garden in the Festival June 21-23, 2024.   You can also opt out of the 50/50 Club and simply make a donation.

Solstice initiated the "50/50" Campaign" to raise $50,000 by May 31st. With the rising costs of production, we need to meet that goal to continue to produce this amazing people-powered, people-created event! To-date, we've raised $23,000 and appreciate your support to help us reach our goal!

VIP Club Commemorative Button

The VIP 50/50 Club is for the first 50 supporters who donate $50 or more. You can get a Commemorative Button for $20 which will be exchanged for a Special Ticket which gives speedy entry into the Beer & Wine Garden with a designated shaded seating area. Purchase below.

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Highlights from 2023

Click on the image to the right to see images from the colorful and fun 2023 celebration, filmed by Board Member Ron Burd.  You can also check out some more past Solstice Parades on his YouTube Channel.

You can also check out more fabulous photos from some of our finest Solstice Photographers!


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