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2020 Festival: June 19, 20 & 21, Alameda Park | Parade: Noon, Saturday June 20th, State St.

Join us for the Solstice Parade and Festival June 19-21, 2020 at Alameda Park. The parade is Saturday, June 20 at noon starting at State and Cota Streets.

Check out some video and photos from 2019!


Katreece MontgomeryWe're excited to announce that Katreece Montgomery has been selected as the winner of the 2020 Santa Barbara Summer Solstice t-shirt and poster contest!

We had a great number of incredible submissions this year. Thank you to ALL the local artists who contributed. Your participation is vital to the energy of our event. And thanks to Katherine and Julian at Cafe Ana for giving us exhibit space for First Thursday and the entire month of March!

We had a great turnout and a record number of voters at the opening on March 5.

Please join us in thanking ALL the artists, and welcoming Katreece Montgomery as our 2020 Summer Solstice Celebration featured artist. And thank you everyone for coming to our March First Thursday opening, a memorable night out.

Katreece said "I have dabbled in various areas of art and design throughout my life, but my true passion has always been in illustration, I especially love drawing whimsical botanicals and food. Beautiful Earth was inspired by my parent's beautiful Santa Barbara garden. I am beyond thrilled and honored to be selected, thank you!"

Please stop by Cafe Ana next time you go downtown, to take a break and have another look at all the work, which is available for sale until March 31. Proceeds benefit the artists and the Summer Solstice Celebration.

Solstice 2020 Winning Poster Artwork

"A Solstice in Santa Barbara" a short documentary video by Justin Gunn

Featured in the Santa Barbara International Film Festival about the 2018 Solstice Parade. A Solstice in Santa Barbara from Justin Gunn on Vimeo.

Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Parade 2018 - Video by Brian Peddicord