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Santa Claus Beach, photo by Donna Greene

Beachin’ it

Santa Claus Beach

My broth­er and sis­ter-in-law came to San­ta Bar­bara to drop off their ‘baby,’ Sarah, who is attend­ing UCSB. While they were here, we got some good time in at the beach, one of the things they miss most about mov­ing away many years ago. Here are a few cap­tures of the day.


Solstice float


Santa Barbara’s Wacky and Wild Summer Solstice Parade

Solstice flower girlfishman scary dancer
There are many who’s favorite sea­son is sum­mer. The warm lan­guid evenings, play­ing at the beach, walks with your dog, get­ting togeth­er with friends… what’s not to like?

One thing that San­ta Bar­bara is known for is cel­e­brat­ing sum­mer with the Sum­mer Sol­stice Parade. It’s wacky, it’s wild, it’s fun! And peo­ple come from miles around to ‘expe­ri­ence’ it.

I was in the parade the past two years (danc­ing, then singing), but this year I was a spec­ta­tor and able to get some fun shots of the parade and after par­ty at Alame­da Park, where there was food, live music and ven­dors sell­ing their wares long after the parade was over.

The theme for this year was “Crea­tures.” There were many great entries in the parade once again and it was a joy­ful way to greet sum­mer.