Looking for the perfect summer vacation destination? Look no further than Santa Barbara, California! This coastal city is home to a wide range of exciting events and activities that are perfect for summer fun. In addition to experiencing the beach and the ocean, here are some of the top upcoming events that you won’t want to miss. Discover our Santa Barbara Summer Guide and all of the fun coming up.
Film Festival Fun
First up is the Santa Barbara Surf Film Festival, taking place on June 9-10 this year. This annual event celebrates the art of surf filmmaking and features screenings of some of the most exciting and innovative surf films from around the world. Plus enjoy live music, vendors, tasty treats and drinks at the Block Party, as well. Whether you’re a dedicated surfer or just a fan of the sport, this festival is a must-see.
A Must-See Parade
Next up is the Santa Barbara Solstice Festival & Parade, which takes place June 23-24 and is free and open to the public. This colorful and lively event celebrates the summer solstice with music, dancing, and a parade featuring giant puppets, stilt walkers, and other whimsical creations. From its humble beginnings, the event has grown to be the largest arts event in Santa Barbara County, drawing crowds of over 100,000 spectators and participants from around the world. Join the locals in the streets for a truly unforgettable celebration of the season whose mission is to bring the community together through the arts.
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