The 2016 Parade Theme “Legends”

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2016 Parade Date: Noon Saturday June 25, State & Cota - Festival: June 24, 25 & 26, Alameda Park

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VIP Seating for Parade 2016 - Tickets Now Available

The Parade begins at Cota & State Streets on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at noon and ends in Alameda park between 1 PM and 2 PM.

VIP Seats are $50 / person.  Choose from Canon Perdido & State Street or De La Guerra and State.
Additional Information:
A Seating Area Monitor is available in each seating area to assist guests
Each seat comes with some parade bubbles, a snack and water, available on arrival
Printed tickets will not be mailed to guests this year. A voucher will be sent via email for the tickets purchased. This will serve as your ticket for parade day VIP access.
VIP Seats help us to cover production costs of the Parade
For more information, email or call the Solstice Celebration office at 805-965-3396.

You can also purchase tickets though Event Brite at this Link.

2016 Parade Theme: LEGENDS


The theme for the 2016 parade is “Legends”.  All over the world there are extraordinary and fantastical stories that were once believed to be true but have been relegated to the realm of legend.  These legends often involve magical, mysterious creatures such as “Nessie” and “Big Foot”, or super human beings such as Robin Hood and King Arthur or mystical lands such as Atlantis, El Dorado, Camelot and Shangri-La. And of course, there are urban legends, musical legends and Hollywood legends.  This is sure to be a legendary parade that will reignite your imagination and wonder.

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2016 VIP Seats

VIP Seating for Parade 2016
Tickets Now Available

VIP Seats are $50 / person. 
Choose from Canon Perdido & State Street or
De La Guerra and State.

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