The Summer Solstice Parade began in 1974 and has evolved to be the biggest event in Santa Barbara County, often drawing crowds of over 100,000 spectators from all over the world.
It is comprised of very creative and original floats, giant puppets, fantastic costumes and masks of more than 1,000 parade participants of all ethnic and economic backgrounds. There is dancing, music, drumming and drama that is sure to please the spectators.
The floats are all created at the Community Arts Workshop (CAW) in the Downtown Santa Barbara building pictured here. It is quite a production and a lot of fun to attend. The crow in the metal gate sculpture is the symbol for CAW.
It is quite a production and a lot of fun to attend. Check out more about the Solstice Parade in Santa Barbara. It is a real crowd pleaser. https://www.solsticeparade.com. Great fun in a great town.