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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!


On March 12th Governor Gavin Newsom announced that California public health officials issued an updated policy on gatherings to protect public health and slow the spread of COVID-19. The state's public health experts have determined that gatherings should be postponed or canceled across the state until at least the end of March. Non-essential gatherings must be limited to no more than 250 people, while smaller events can proceed only if the organizers can implement social distancing of 6 feet per person. Today, on March 16th the CDC has updated the recommendation to limit gatherings to no more than 50 persons for the next 8 weeks. These dates puts us into challenging and uncertain territory.

Currently, our community workshop is on schedule to open in May and the Santa Barbara Solstice Festival is planned for June 19-21, 2020. Although, at the current time, this is outside of the public health advisory, we, as one of the largest arts festivals in Santa Barbara County, are taking this very seriously. We are closely monitoring the situation and due to the uncertainty of this rapidly evolving public health issue, putting plans in place should a postponement or modification to the scope of our event be necessary. The health and safety of our community is our number one priority. We will continue to provide updates.

Wash your hands, eat healthily, get some movement in and call, text and video chat with your friends in lieu of gatherings and in-person meetings. There are tons of ways to connect and we need each other now more than ever. Certainly stay home if you're feeling sick, or see a health professional.

For the most up-to-date and accurate Covid-19 information, please visit the California Department of Public Health's website at cdph.ca.gov/covid19.

Our community means the world to us and we thank you for your incredible 45 years of support. We look forward to all members of our community joining us, when it is safe to do so, in our joyous celebration of "Beautiful Earth".

For now, please join us in celebrating Katreece's "Beautiful Earth" artwork and in sending our Solstice spirit and positive energy into the world during this challenging time.

Our office is not regularly staffed during this emergency but our team is working remotely. For additional questions reach out via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

"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