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2020 Festival: June 19, 20 & 21, Alameda Park | Parade: Noon, Saturday June 20th, State St.

Cash Donations

As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Celebration depends on the community to help fund the largest creative arts event in Santa Barbara.

To make a tax deductible donation to Solstice, you can send a check to Summer Solstice Celebration, Inc., PO Box 21141, Santa Barbara, CA 93121-1141, or simply click the button below:


Solstice brings much prosperity to our city, with numerous out of town guests filling local hotels, restaurants and local business.  We also give our artists and technical staff salaries and local business is where we buy our supplies – our budget for the workshop supplies is $10,000 alone!

Material and Supplies Donations

The workshop is now open and able to accept material donations.  We are in need of the following items:

Cold & hot glue sticks, Feathers, Pipe Cleaners, Wire, Casting glue, Old metal frame              backpacks

Fabric scissors, Pinking shears, Ironing board in good condition, Ironing board covers, Fake    fur, Clear plastic storage boxes 15-18 gal, White board, Bulletin board

Lumber in following sizes (or longer):
  •  2”x2”x8’
  •  2”x6”x10’
  •  2”x4”x8’
Plywood in the following thicknesses:
  •  3/4”
  •  CDX 1/2 “ or 3/8”
PVC piping over 8”, Aluminum pool cleaning poles, Rosen paper,
250-300 lb. castors (fixed and spinning), Bamboo (lengths over 6’),
500’ rope (3/4” nylon or close to that)

Paint & foam brushes in various sizes (disposable), Light-weight spackle,
Wallpaper paste (5 gallon size )

Multi-temp glue guns, Cordless 18volt driver/drills & drill bit sets, Socket sets (basic) & Pallet bit sets, T50 staples, Aero T50 Staple guns, Small generator, Small compressor, Angle grinder

Cordless jigsaw 18 volt, Cordless skill saw 18 volt, 12” multi-angle chop saw, Saw blades 2-8-1/2, 7 –10”, 3-7-1/4”/skill type, Freud multi-material saw blade

Drywall screws (3”, 2-1/2” and 1-1/4” long), 1/2”x 2” bolts, Washers & nuts, Long bolts over 2” with washers & nuts, Lag screws over 3” (hex head 1/2” or 7/16”)

Back Pack Frames
New Mac Book Pro
Collapsible Dolly
Small step stool or folding ladder
Industrial shelving
Plastic bins with Lids
Metal Trunks

 If you have any questions about making material donations, please e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the Solstice Office at (805) 965-3396.

Pass the Hat

You can donate on parade day too!!  Each year there is a float that collects money for the parade. The float has a announcer and money collectors. Look for the giant sun in a top hat and make a contribution!

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Sponsorships are needed to help fund a professional artistic staff, the community workshop and supplies, and the Festival in Alameda Park. The following opportunities are available for corporate and personal sponsorships:

  • “Adopt-an-Artist” Sponsorships
  • Jethro Davis Memorial “Junior Artist” Scholarship Program
  • Festival Sponsorships
  • General Sponsorships

For more information about our sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Solstice Office at (805) 965-3396. or email Robin Elander, Executive Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.