It's happening here! The City of Santa Barbara's traditional Fourth of July celebration is back again and ready to build upon the fabulous events in years past!
Join us at the beautiful Santa Barbara waterfront along West Beach on Independence Day for an afternoon of food, music, fireworks, and fun for all ages.
3PM to 9PM
Festivities at the Santa Barbara waterfront and Stearns Wharf, including favorite food vendors, and a music variety show featuring local musicians hosted by John Palminteri, as well as local shops, face painting, and live band, Tequila Mockingbird, on the wharf.
Fireworks and music at West Beach, plus the return of the radio simulcast, courtesy of 92.9 KjEE.
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Waterfront parking lots will be open on the Fourth of July, with Stearns Wharf closing to vehicular traffic from 3PM - 9:30PM. Find a map of the beachfront lots here.
Riding a bike is a great way to attend the festivities! The City provides additional bike racks during the event. Find a map of the bike rack locations here.
Use local buses and downtown and waterfront shuttles to make transportation easy.
9 - 10AM
|1 - 3PM||
3 - 11PM
Enjoy live Music beginning at 4:00 p.m. and hang out and enjoy the festivities until the City's fireworks show begins at 9 p.m. where visitors will have one of the best views in Santa Barbara. While waiting for the fireworks show to begin, the wharf offers many attractions including live music by Tequila Mockingbird along with face painting; ice cream, sherbet, candy, popcorn, fudge, and cotton candy; jewelry, hats, leather goods, art, crafts, gifts, toys, shells, mineral, and fossils; wine tasting; bait and tackle along with fishing gear rentals; palm reading; fresh fish, shellfish, steaks, prime rib, fish and chips, burgers, cocktails, exotic tropical drinks, and more! You can even enjoy a child-friendly water taxi ride and interactive Sea Center museum. There's something for everyone!
The Annual Spirit of ’76 Parade begins at 1:00 p.m. at Micheltorena Street and proceeds down State Street to Old Town Santa Barbara, concluding at Cota Street. Over 175 agencies will parade to a patriotic theme for the community to enjoy. Visit www.spiritof76sb.org for more information.
Another community favorite is the Free Annual July 4th Concert held at the Santa Barbara Courthouse Sunken Gardens starting at 5:00 p.m. The Sunken Garden Concert will feature a one-hour show performed by the West Coast Symphony Orchestra and sponsored by the Cielo Foundation for the Performing Arts. More information may be found at cieloperformingarts.org.
The Santa Barbara Arts and Crafts Show held a special Saturday show on July 4, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to dusk. Please visit SantaBarbaraCA.gov/ArtsAndCrafts for more information on the show.
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