The 2014 Parade Theme is GAMES

Festival Date: Friday, Saturday, Sunday

2014 Parade Date: Saturday June 21- Festival: June 20, 21 & 22, 2014

Upcoming Solstice Events

VIP Seats for 2014 Parade Now Available Online

June 21, 2014, Noon

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Call for Applicants! Jethro Davis Junior Artist Scholarship Program

Designed as an artistic mentor program with a limited number of positions, this scholarship is open to teenagers and young adults 14-21 years of age to work directly Solstice Staff artists on the creation of ensembles for the parade in our community arts workshop.

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Support Solstice when you go to Lazy Acres

Solstice is delighted to announce we will participating in the eScrip program with Lazy Acres.  This program will help us fund raise all year long.  Up to 4% of your grocery purchases at Lazy Acres will go to Solstice.

All you have to do is go to their customer service desk and ask for the “community card” Write in the name Summer Solstice as we are not listed on their form yet, and they will give you a card to use which is similar to other grocery store cards.

It’s similar to other grocery rewards cards, except that a portion of your purchase helps Solstice.

Lazy Acres Market is at 302 Meigs Road on the Mesa.This a great way to help support Solstice while you shop and keep it a free event for everyone.

Solstice announces 2014 Parade Theme

Solstice Theme for the 40th Annual Solstice Parade… GAMES!

We think it gives lots of opportunities for fun floats and costumes. We hope it inspires you! The date of the 2014 parade will be June 21, 2014 and the festival will run the 20th, 21st, and 22nd.
For the artists out there:
Artists are encouraged to submit artwork for the t-shirt and poster design competition. The artists whose artwork is selected receives product with their design on it and some money from the profits of the sales of the product with their design on it.  Entries for the competition must be ready to hang Work no larger than 30” X 40” 30lbs. Maximum weight It is suggested that the artwork be graphic, colorful, simple rather than too complex.  More info will be available soon on our website.

Photo’s and Videos from 2013 Parade!!!

We’re beginning to get some of the wonderful and colorful photos from photographers.  If you have a link to your gallery, or can send us some of your best photos in an email, please .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Photos of 2013 Parade from Fritz Olenberger

Photos of 2013 Parade from Scott London

Photos of 2013 Parade from Rob Hoffman

Photos of 2013 Parade from Ron Williams

Photos of 2013 Parade from George “Hutch” Hutchison

Photos of 2013 Parade from Ray Laser

Photos of 2013 Parade by the Laughing Mermaid.

Animated Photos of Solstice Parade from Paul Cook

Photos of 2013 Solstice Workshop by Karen Gustavson

Video from Kevin Lynn

Video of 2013 Parade

Noozhawk Photos of Solstice Parade

Zoë Nathan FaceBook Gallery

Solstice Specials and Promotions


VIP seats 2014

A great way to watch the Parade, in a canopied, shaded area of reserved seating at Canon Perdido and De La Guerra.  Please call the office at 965-3396 to reserve your place, as this fills up every year.  You can also order online with our Secure PayPal Server below.


Special Pricing for Three Solstice People Books!

All three year’s of photographer Kevin Steele’s wonderful pictures of parade participants from 2010 to 2012.  You can purchase all three using the secure paypal button below


Solar Circle

The Solar Circle of Solstice is an inner circle of friends who are committed to supporting the Summer Solstice Celebration.

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Summer Solstice Inflatable Art for Rent

Summer Solstice has Inflatable Art for rent!  Artist, Pali Ex’s magical creations are available to make your next event a sensation. For more information call Claudia Bratton at the Solstice Office at 965-3396

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Bread for Bread

Pascucci Restaurant “Bread for Bread” $5.00 coupons, available only through Solstice.  Your coupons will be mailed to you and you pick up your loaves at Pascucci Restaurant. 

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2013 Solstice Parade Route

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