2019 Summer Solstice parade theme announced

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Organizers of the annual Summer Solstice parade in Santa Barbara have announced this year's theme as: WONDER.

The 45th year of the parade is scheduled to take place on State Street in Santa Barbara on June 22. The Summer Solstice festival in Alameda Park will be held June 21-23.

The yearly poster and t-shirt contest deadline is March 6 at 5 p.m. Artists are tasked with submitting artwork that best illustrates this year's theme. 

The public can vote on their favorites on Thursday, March 7 at Distinctive Art and Framing at 1333 State Street.  The winner will receive $500 and their image will appear on posters and t-shirts.

Summer Solstice events bring in thousands of people every year to Santa Barbara. The Festival itself attracts over 80,000 people over the 3-day weekend. All proceeds from the festival support the Community Arts Workshop.

For information about careers, volunteer opportunities, art information and more, visit the Solstice website.

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