Friday, June 24, 2011

Santa Barbara Solstice Parade, Saturday June 25th


Celebrate Summer!

The festival begins Friday, June 24th
in Alameda Park
Friday 4-9 pm
Saturday 12-8 pm
Sunday 12-6 pm

The Solstice Parade is this Saturday, June 25th
beginning at Noon at State and Cota Streets

The theme for 2011 is "Jungle".  The Summer Solstice Parade features more than 1,000 parade participants, complete with extravagant floats, whimsical costumes and creatively choreographed dancing ensembles. The Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Celebration has become the premier Santa Barbara County arts event, drawing crowds of over 100,000 spectators from around the world.

The parade winds up at Alameda Park a little past 1 pm with the final entry usually appearing ater 2 pm.  The Alameda Park Festival continues the celebration with live music by local and international artists; delicious foods and beverages, an arts and crafts boutique with more than 75 artisans and craftsmen; a large "drum circle" performed by the parade participants and anyone who cares to join in the beat.  The wonderful floats from the parade are on display.  A special children's area features a stage with story tellers, musicians, drama and mimes. (this information, including the photograps was obtained from the Solstice Parade website)

for maps and more information visit:  http://www.solsticeparade.com/index.php/parade
This is truly one of the most fun events of the year! 

for a slide show of the 2010 parade
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