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GET ON BOARD NOW AS WE CELEBRATE OUR 50th ANNIVERSARY

PARADE & FESTIVAL June 21 - 23, 2024

Donate to Our 50 for the 50th Campaign!

The Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Celebration has received  a $7500 grant award from the Towbes Fund for the Performing Arts, a field of interest fund of the Santa Barbara Foundation.  This award gives programmatic support to assist in the creation of several performing arts pieces for the Parade and Festival to honor the 50th anniversary of the Solstice Parade.

“We are so grateful that the Towbes Foundation has recognized the importance of the Solstice Celebration as a cornerstone of Santa Barbara’s artistic culture.  This generous grant will help with the successful transfer of skills to new artists, ensuring the continuity of the Solstice Celebration as a uniquely creative and joyous event for our community.”  - Justin Gunn, President, Solstice Board of Directors
 

The 2-month Workshop at the CAW (Collaborative Arts Workshop) is the heart of Solstice where the community comes together to create the Parade alongside our experts in the celebration arts.  The grant will provide honorariums for aspiring artists in residence to incorporate dance, movement, mime and theatre pieces in the Parade and Festival.  Artists with a focus on dance, movement, mime, theater, performance arts may apply by submitting a proposal online. Artists may submit their proposals online at https://www.solsticeparade.com/work 

The Towbes Fund for the Performing Arts, a field of interest fund of the Santa Barbara Foundation established by Mr. Michael Towbes, significantly augments the foundation’s capacity to support performing art

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Watch this space for updates on our 50-50 Campaign!

POSTER ART CONTEST

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Online voting has closed.  The decision will be announced shortly.  View the Top Contenders.

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.

Check out some of the fabulous photos

from more Solstice Photographers 

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You can still get your 2023 SOLSTICE T-SHIRTS TODAY!


Order your t-shirts now and share your Solstice pride! Shirts are available in a variety of sizes, colors, and styles. 


Don't wait! Order today!

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         A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

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Michael Bishop •  American Silkscreen •  Gary Atkins Sound  •   A Litter Free Event   

Support our ability to bring Solstice to the community year after year.Make a donation to Summer Solstice Celebration, a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization and support the artists who make it possible. 

In our 49th year, the Solstice Parade and Festival is the largest arts event in Santa Barbara County, drawing crowds of over 100,000 spectators and participants from around the world. 

 

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