This Fourth of July, celebrate beneath the Santa Barbara sun! Whether you prefer a relaxing day at the beach or summer drinks in the city, your day is guaranteed to be bursting with fun.

Fun in the Sun


West Beach

Located next to Stearns Wharf, West Beach is the go-to spot for oceanfront activities. Enjoy a thrilling game of beach volleyball, sandcastle building with the kids, or simply watching the surfers catch some waves.

Butterfly Beach

If crowds aren’t your thing, try Butterfly Beach. Located across the road from The Biltmore, this beach offers a relaxing space to sip a cocktail and soak up some summer sun.

City Celebrations


Santa Barbara City Parade

Nothing screams Fourth of July like a community parade. Starting at 1pm, dress in your favorite red, white, and blue attire and join locals at Micheltorena Street. From there, the parade will proceed down State Street to Old Town Santa Barbara, finally concluding at Cota Street. Hundreds of locals and tourists join the fun, so arrive early to claim the best viewing spot!.

Fireworks Show

One of the best locations in the city, Stearns Wharf will offer you a dazzling view when the fireworks light up the sky. Grab your family, friends, and a bottle of wine to toast to a great summer ahead!

Fireworks Cruise

Sip local wine or beer and enjoy appetizers abroad the Double Dolphin on their magical Fourth of July fireworks cruise. Make unforgettable memories watching colors light up the sky and dazzle atop ocean waves.

Wine & Dine


The Lark

The Lark is a five-star dining experience that offers a blend of artisanal and seasonal ingredients celebrating the abundance of the Central Coast. All ingredients are locally sourced, responsibly grown, and are served family style, perfect for the Fourth of July weekend.


The Good Lion

Stop by The Good Lion on State Street for some pre-fireworks cocktails. Featuring a weekly rotating cocktail menu, you’ll be sure to find something for everyone.