July 4th Fireworks at the Waterfront
updated: Jun 18, 2014, 8:50 AM
Source: City of Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara's 4th of July Fireworks Show Celebrates Another Brilliant Year - Fireworks Display Promises
Food and Fun Along West Beach
The City of Santa Barbara will again host a traditional Independence Day Fireworks Show on Friday, July
4th, beginning at 9pm. Celebrate with us, as Bay Fireworks, Inc. will produce another 25-minute
pyrotechnic display off of West Beach. Invite your family and friends down to the Waterfront to enjoy 11 am
to 9 pm offerings from local food vendors.
Social Media Updates:
Stay informed and join the City's Facebook Event to get the latest Fireworks Show details.
Transportation: Plan Ahead
Based on past years, the Waterfront is expected to be heavily impacted with spectators by early afternoon.
Typically, large crowds move downward from State Street to the beachfront once the 1pm Spirit of 76
Parade concludes. Downtown and Waterfront parking lots will certainly be challenging with local vehicular
traffic and pedestrian traffic competing to make their way to and from the waterfront.
Utilizing alternative forms of transportation will help make attending the fireworks more convenient: Santa
Barbara Metropolitan Transit District (MTD) will be running buses and shuttles during the July 4th festivities
(visit sbmtd.gov or call MTD at (805) 963-3364 for the latest schedule), while Bici Centro will provide bike
racks for up to 80 bicycles for those wishing to park along Cabrillo Boulevard between the Dolphin
Fountain and Chapala Street.
The City of Santa Barbara would like to remind spectators to be safe while enjoying the patriotic festivities;
no other fireworks are permitted, also alcohol, glass containers, pit digging, open fires, dogs on the beach,
and parking adjacent to the railroad tracks are prohibited. There will be no parking on either side of
Cabrillo Boulevard, from State Street to Castillo Street. We look forward to a fun, safe, and sane community
Accessibility information for the July 4th Fireworks Show is available online at santabarbaraca.gov.
Other Local Events
The City of Santa Barbara is pleased to provide additional information regarding two Fourth of July events
sponsored by local nonprofits; both of the following events are free to the public:
4th of July Parade
The 52nd annual 4th of July Parade down State Street, organized by local nonprofit the Spirit of '76
Association, will begin at 1pm, proceeding down State Street from Micheltorena to Cota Streets. Over 175
nonprofits will participate, with this year's parade theme focusing on safeguarding our nation's Bill of
Rights. For more information on the parade, please visit spiritof76sb.org.
Free Concert at the Courthouse Sunken Gardens
Another community favorite is the Free Annual July 4th Concert, which starts at 5pm in the County
Gardens. This year's concert will feature a one-hour show performed by the West Coast Symphony
Orchestra; the concert
is made possible by the support of the Cielo Foundation for the Performing Arts.
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