Summer Solstice Parade

The Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Parade began in 1974 and now features more than 1,000 parade participants, complete with extravagant floats, whimsical costumes and creatively choreographed dancing ensembles. This parade event transforms downtown Santa Barbara into a vibrant splash of color, music and dance. All Solstice Parade floats are people-powered and reignite the creative spirit of Santa Barbara each year. From its beginnings as a small parade featuring street artists, the Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Celebration is now the premier Santa Barbara County arts event, drawing crowds of over 100,000 spectators from around the world. Viewers of this video might also enjoy Santa Barbara Fiesta.