The origins of this enchanting and dazzling celebration lie in the community spirit and appreciation of artistic expression; there is nothing like it anywhere else. Artist and mime Michael Gonzales, to celebrate his birthday, conceived the Parade in 1974. From its humble beginnings as a group of street artists, the Summer Solstice Celebration has evolved into a street carnival of more than 1,000 parade participants, complete with extravagant floats, whimsical costumes and creatively choreographed dancing ensembles. It is the largest single-day event in Santa Barbara County, drawing crowds from near and far of 100,000 spectators.
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