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4th of July in Santa Barbara 2012

Santa Barbara is an incredible place to spend 4th of July. The fireworks display at the beach is amazing – guests can view it from vistas all across town. If you are a local or just in town for the day, here is a list of fun activities happening this 4th of July. Have a fun holiday!

Spirit of ’76 Parade – The theme for Santa Barbara’s 50th Annual July 4th Parade is The Gift of Individual Liberty. The grand march begins at 1:00 p.m. at Micheltorena Street and proceeds down State Street to Old Town Santa Barbara, concluding at Cota Street.

Concert in the Sunken Garden – Classical concert featuring pianist Bryan Tari at the S.B. Courthouse Sunken Gardens. The concert will take place Wednesday July 4th, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. after the parade.

4th of July Refugio Kayak Trip – This amazing day trip departs from Refugio State Beach at 10am. Includes a fun day of paddling and a deli style lunch on the beach. Guests often see marine life on this section of coastline, including whales, dolphins and sea lions. Come explore the ocean with us! $112 per person.

Santa Ynez Wine Country by Bike – Come explore Santa Barbara’s wine region on a fun and exciting tour by bike. Enjoy shuttle pick-up, van support, wine tasting and a picnic lunch. $162 per person.

Santa Barbara Waterfront Fireworks – Look for the BOOMS in the sky to start at 9:00pm. Make this a safe and fun event for everyone. Please be kind to your pets and leave them at home for their safety. Co-sponsored by SPARKLE and the city of Santa Barbara.

If you know of more events happening in Santa Barbara this 4th of July, please add them in the comment section below.

Photo Credit: bayasaa/Flickr Commons

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