Solstice Parade Drum Contest Winner
Scroll through the above Solstice photos by Fritz Olenberger
Update by edhat staff
The Solstice Parade was full of wonder this year with fantastical pieces of art, disco dancing, and even mole people. Hundreds of people and colorful floats danced up State Street on Saturday for the 45th anniversary of Santa Barbara's summer celebration.
As every year, the dedicated staff of edhat.com was on hand to count the drums, or lackthereof, during this year's parade. Edhat readers submitted their guesses last week and we have the final tally.
Last year we counted just 68 drums, and this year we tallied just 47 drums, quite possibly the lowest number ever in a Solstice Parade. Congratulations to edhat reader 805JaneZ who was just 1 drum off guessing 46. In fact several edhat readers guessed within 10 drums. Congrats and get ready for our next counting contest: Fiesta horses!
By edhat staff
It's almost summer! The official first day of summer for 2018 will be on Friday, June 21. That means the Santa Barbara Summer Solstice parade is right around the corner for its 45th anniversary.
At noon on Saturday (June 22), the Solstice parade will begin on Cota Street followed by a number of fantastical performances and colorful floats.
To keep with the edhat tradition, the Dedicated Staff of edhat.com will lineup along State Street with hand counters to keep track of every drum in celebration. Enter your guess of how many drums will be in the parade below by Friday, June 21 at 5:00 p.m. and you could win a prize from a local business!
Guessing has closed.
- One entry per person
- Entry must be received by Friday, June 21 at 5:00 p.m.
- The contestant who follows all the rules and has the closest guess will win.
- If there is a tie, the winner will be selected at random by the edhat staff
- Contest is open to paid edhat subscribers only
Solstice Parade on State Street
Saturday, June 22, 2019
12:00 p.m. start time at State and Cota Streets
Parade ends at Alameda Park