Fourth of July Parade
Find unity and community in all things patriotic at the annual Fourth of July Parade, painstakingly put together by the all-volunteer Spirit of ’76 nonprofit organization, which strives to promote the values extolled by the founding fathers of the United States of America. | 1 p.m. Parade begins at Micheltorena and State streets, concluding at Cota St. spiritof76sb.org.
After the parade, bring a picnic blanket and set up for a fun day at the beach. Finish the holiday with a night under the stars and dazzling fireworks displays, hosted by the City of Santa Barbara. | 9 p.m. At the end of State St. at West Beach. santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/waterfront/events/july4.asp.