Summer Solstice Blooming Gardens Guide is Now Available

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Santa Barbara’s 2021 Summer Solstice Celebration is a combination of Blooming Art Gardens at homes and businesses around town, Blooming Inflatable Gardens popping up in different locations at certain hours, free Blooming Art Classes, the Virtual Community Parade made of community photos and video submissions, the Virtual State Street Parade filmed and edited by TVSB that will be televised on KEYT on June 27th along with a special screening at the Arlington Theater on June 26th, and a Summer Solstice After Bloom Party!

Our community and Solstice Artists have been working hard on some marvelous creations to display throughout town in celebration of Summer Solstice 2021. Our recently released Blooming Gardens Guide highlights all the Solstice Art Installations and their locations, decorated homes and businesses in our town that are joining in on the fun, and special events and activities happening in celebration of Summer Solstice!

If you’ve been itching for some Solstice fun, play our Soul of Summer Solstice Playlist curated by DJ Darla Bea, view our Blooming Gardens Guide, and drive/bike/unicycle around town to view all of our Solstice & community Blooming Art Gardens!

View our Blooming Gardens Guide here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1z-Poz4MCh4zDBybHCJWvWAyOAVQcdLYt5-5g1ZRrGhE/edit?usp=sharing

Our State Street Parade Film Will Be Televised on KEYT with a Special Screening at the Arlington

Watch our community bloom with creativity!

Join us at the Arlington on Saturday June 26th from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm for a special screening of the Summer Solstice Virtual State Street Parade film! The wonderful, talented, and very hardworking TV Santa Barbara crew has been very busy filming many of Santa Barbara’s incredibly creative community groups, organizations, and individuals. Watch them Bloom in our Virtual State Street Parade!

Wear your best Solstice costume and meet the Solstice Virtual Parade participants and team at our free screening of the hour-long Summer Solstice Virtual State Street Parade Film.

You can also catch the Summer Solstice State Street Parade Film on KEYT on Sunday June 27th from 4:30 – 5:30 pm if you can’t make it to the Arlington screening!

Join Us for a Summer Solstice After-Bloom Party

We can’t have a festival this year, but we can still have a little party!

We invite you to an evening of fun and celebration on Saturday June 26th from 5:00 - 9:00 pm at the Community Arts Workshop. This is your chance to meet the artists who make the magic happen! Bring your Solstice spirit and let’s celebrate together!

There will be live music by Hippy Cholo & other special guests, a no-host beer bar provided by Firestone Brewing, and a rotating screening of the Virtual State Street Parade and the Virtual Community Parade. Masks will be required.

A ticket link will be provided soon on our website and on our Blooming Gardens Guide.


Learn more about Summer Solstice 2021:

Tune in to the Downtown Business Spotlight, hosted by the Independent & Downtown SB Organization, this Thursday June 17th from 3:00 - 4:00 pm to watch a live interview with Summer Solstice board president Stacie Bouffard and others involved with downtown festivals and events. Hear all the latest news on this year’s Solstice events and the vision for Summer Solstice in the future!

Look at some sneak peeks of the Virtual Parades, listen to our Soul of Summer Solstice Playlist, view our Blooming Gardens Guide, and learn more about this year’s festivities at www.solsticeparade.com.

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RockwellBAD2 Jun 20, 2021 07:27 AM
Summer Solstice Blooming Gardens Guide is Now Available

WOW.!!! This is as great as the annual celebration on State Street and in Alameda Park, if not better.!! Great community we are lucky to live in. Thanks to all that are making this happen. YAY.!! YAY.!!

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