Slideshow: Summer Solstice transforms Santa Barbara

Crowd estimates hit 100,000 mark

Sherri Paysinger, NewsChannel 3 Reporter, spaysinger@keyt.com
POSTED: 06:33 PM PDT Jun 22, 2013    UPDATED: 10:16 AM PDT Jun 25, 2013 
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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

It's estimated close to 100,000 spectators were into town Saturday for the annual Summer Solstice celebration in Santa Barbara.

The traditional summer parade started from lower State Street and streamed all the way to Alameda Park.

The clever float concepts along with the stunning costumes and dancing made the entire event a feast for the eyes.

The actual summer solstice day was Friday, June 21, which is understood to be the longest day in the year. Many revelers say the Saturday  parade in Santa Barbara the perfect way to celebrate.

Slideshow: Summer Solstice 2013

POSTED: 01:27 PM PDT Jun 24, 2013    UPDATED: 09:31 AM PDT Jun 25, 2013 

Take a look at this slideshow of images from Summer Solstice 2013, taken through the eyes and lens of KEYT NewsChannel 3's very own John Palminteri!

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