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Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Celebration

  • Summer Solstice 2019 Alameda Park Santa Barbara, CA (map)

Summer Solstice Parade began in 1974, as a birthday celebration for a popular artist and mime named Michael Gonzales. In subsequent years, their parade joined forces with a Summer Solstice Music Festival coordinated by Michael Felcher, sponsored by The Santa Barbara Museum of Art, staged at the Sunken Gardens to celebrate the longest day of year.

The Parade and Festival is the largest arts event in Santa Barbara County, drawing crowds of over 100,000 spectators from around the world. From these humble beginnings arose a celebration of life which is like no other.

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33rd Annual Ojai Wine Festival
Later Event: June 29
Ojai Valley Lavender Festival