The 47th annual Summer Solstice Celebration is budding with the very first indications of this year’s digital parade and festivities — together with a new activity: house decorations.

The Summer time Solstice board is encouraging corporations and homes to embellish exteriors with garden ornaments and other decor related to this year’s concept of “bloom.”

“This yr, simply because we simply cannot bring folks together, this is a new way we can carry men and women jointly for the whole month of June,” Solstice Government Director Robin Elander explained to the News-Push.

Artist Claudia Bratton, who formerly served as Solstice government director was the to start with to beautify her property. She, together with artist Carlos Cuellar, adorned the house’s facade with a massive pinwheel, sunflowers and colourful fish built of palm fronds and pods from nearby trees.

Community users can employ the service of Solstice artists, like Mr. Cuellar, to spruce up their dwelling or small business.

The celebration will contain a information that maps out the spots decked out for the solstice. Any individual can take part, but the deadline to be included in the information is Monday. To get in on this portion of the celebration, go to

Like past year, the 2021 parade will be held pretty much. Neighborhood users can post their very own shots and videos or signal up for a time this weekend to film with the Summer Solstice staff.

“Last year was a challenging year, but what came out of the community submissions had been just incredible,” Ms. Elander explained. “It was so heartwarming with all of the methods folks submitted. It was extremely exclusive.”

The staff members and TVSB are filming groups (beneath 10 people today) at the Neighborhood Arts Workshop, located at 631 Backyard garden St. in Santa Barbara, nowadays and Friday by appointment.

Groups more than 10 can indicator up for a time slot for filming at Chase Palm Park Wonderful Meadow Saturday. Appointments are at

People who desire to post their own movie can deliver it to [email protected] pursuing the formatting recommendations stated at

The virtual parade will be launched June 27 on the Solstice Celebration’s YouTube channel, at

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