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The Summer Solstice Celebration Presents:

The 2022 Summer Solstice Parade and Workshop

The Solstice Workshop will open to the public on May 11 at the Community Arts Workshop

Plans for the return of The Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Celebration parade and festival are a “go” for 2022!


Summer Solstice is excited to announce the theme for the 2022 Solstice Parade: SHINE! 


This year, the 48th annual Solstice Parade will begin at Noon on June 25th at the intersection of Ortega and Santa Barbara Streets. The parade will travel on Santa Barbara Street and end at the Solstice Festival at Alameda park. (Sola Street). 


We expect to be back at our usual route next year when outdoor dining along State Street becomes portable to accommodate parades. We are excited about the creativity that the community will bring to this new route. Parade spectators can also see the mountains, the Santa Barbara Courthouse and the Presidio along the route. 


The Solstice Workshop will open to the public on May 11 at the Community Arts Workshop (CAW). The Solstice Festival will take place in Alameda Park, June 24th & 25th. 

Use the CAW

The CAW collaborates to empower and provide affordable space for art projects of all kinds. Have an idea? Use the CAW.

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The Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative works to maintain the CAW as a "blank canvas" for as wide a diversity of arts uses and users as possible, providing space and collaborating with project initiators to make their ideas a success for the benefit of the broader community, and supporting and cultivating collaborations between artists and arts organizations, community groups, the business community, non-profit organizations and the entire community.

During COVID, we have been used for many film and photography projects, and as well as small workshops. As COVID restrictions open up we look forward to a return to many performances, community discussions, classes, and many other uses.

Find out more about how you can use the CAW here: