Summer Solstice Workshop Open Houses Set June 1 & 8

Two events are planned prior to the June 23 to 25 Summer Solstice Celebration in Santa Barbara.

A 1st Thursday free open house at the Solstice Workshop, 631 Garden St. from 5 to 8 p.m. June 1. It will feature DJ Darla Bea, Drumming & Dance with Gueria Gaston and Friends, plus an opportunity to participate in Solstice float building on site. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.

And, a Santa Barbara Region Chamber of Commerce After Hours Event is planned from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 8 at the Solstice Workshop. Cost is $15. RSVP to the chamber at [email protected]

The chamber event is also an open house, with interactive art, live music, dance, food, beer and wine.

The 2017 Summer Solstice Celebration begins June 23 at 4 p.m. at Alameda Park with live music and vendor booths. The 43rd annual Solstice Parade begins at noon June 24 at State and Cota streets and winds up at Alameda Park where the celebration continues until 8 p.m. The celebration resumes at noon June 25 and continues until 6 p.m. at the park.

Solstice is a nonprofit organization that is always seeking volunteers. For more information, contact Executive Director Robin Elander at [email protected], or call (805) 965-3396  or see

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