SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - A cast of colorful characters were serving food and drink Wednesday night at Pascucci restaurant.
It was part of a special night to raise money for the Summer Solstice events coming up the weekend of June 23.
Solstice staff members and local celebrities took on a creative and sometimes wacky look to bring dishes of pasta and trays of drinks to tables throughout the downtown restaurant.
All of the proceeds from the night will go to the Solstice event as a donation by owner Laura Knight.
For those attending, they were also able to by the first t-shirts and other promotional material for the event. This years theme is "Celebrating Unity."
The Summer Solstice Parade can draw about 75,000 spectators to State Street and is considered one of the main events of the year for local residents and visitors in Santa Barbara.