Flower decoration at the Summer Solstice in Santa Barbara

Why You Need to Celebrate the Summer Solstice in Santa Barbara

Over 100,000 people from around the world will flock to Santa Barbara for the 2019 Summer Solstice Celebration. Filled with artistic floats, drumming, dancing and the like, a celebration of life and renewal is at the core of this truly unforgettable jubilee. As spring comes to a close, there couldn’t be a more exciting way for friends, families, and couples to welcome in the new season! Here’s what to expect to see at the Summer Solstice Fiesta in Santa Barbara.

Experience the Summer Solstice in Santa Barbara

The Opening Ceremony

The first day of the Summer Solstice in Santa Barbara has historically kicked off with some of California’s most popular and well-known DJs and musicians. The opening ceremony is a wonderful time for music lovers, couples, and friends to gather and celebrate their way into the first weekend of the summer!

Don’t miss the amazing happy hour specials accompanied by fresh and delicious southern California cuisine. Start your summer on the right foot and dance your way into the first weekend of summer 2019. Live musical performances are a staple at the opening ceremony, and you won’t want to miss this year’s diverse lineup.

Time & Date: Friday afternoon, June 21.

The Parade

Throw on your most festive attire, because the Summer Solstice Parade begins on day two! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to go all out. You will find painting, drumming, dancing, masks and so much more! Art is intertwined in all aspects of this extravagant parade, from clothing to face painting to the belly dancers who seamlessly shake their way through the streets of Santa Barbara. Unforgettable artistic floats will inspire you for summers to come. Whether you are enjoying the parade as an adult or a child, there is something to capture everyone’s imagination.

Time & Date: Saturday afternoon, June 22.

The Festival

The Summer Solstice Festival is a two-day bash! Come check out the local vendors and some of southern California’s most delectable local cuisine. With beer and wine gardens, art exhibits, and creativity stations for kiddos (to name a few), this two-day bonanza will be one that you and yours won’t forget. Have an awesome time with authentic art, music, and all the things that make us love Santa Barbara in the summertime!

Time & Date: Begins Saturday afternoon on June 22 and will recommence on Sunday afternoon, June 23.

The annual summer solstice celebration began in 1974 and is just one example of how Santa Barbara reveres and treasures its diverse, historic, and ever-growing art scene. Santa Barbara continues to stir the hearts and imaginations of those with a creative spirit. And with awe-inspiring landscapes, rocky mountains, and pristine beaches, it’s no wonder why.

Book Your Stay at the Cheshire Cat Inn

Don’t worry about parking. The Cheshire Cat Inn is located only two blocks away from the 2018 Summer Solstice Celebration, making it the ideal location to welcome in the summer and experience southern California. Book the Bramhall Cottage, our most recent addition to the Cheshire Cat Inn. This cottage offers a private entrance and French doors which open up to a private, woodsy patio. You will love all of the modern conveniences of this newly updated getaway.

You will definitely work up an appetite at the three-day Summer Solstice Celebration, and we promise you won’t be hungry. During your stay, enjoy a European breakfast and fresh, local coffee from Santa Barbara Roasting Company. Wind down the evening at our social hour with wine and hors d’oeuvres.

 

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Santa Barbara, California
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