Join the Santa Barbara 4th of July Celebration!

Independence Day is quickly approaching and that means celebrations! Join the Santa Barbara 4th of July festivities to celebrate America’s independence with a focus on fun! There will be a parade, food, music, and of course: fireworks. You don’t want to miss all of these fun activities.

Stearns Wharf celebrations

Join us on Stearns Wharf for a day-long Santa Barbara 4th of July celebration! Hang out and spend your day participating in the fun activities while you wait for the nighttime fireworks celebration.

Enjoy live music, face painting, wine tasting, palm reading, and shopping. Festive treats will be available such as ice cream, sherbet, candy, popcorn, fudge, and cotton candy. If you’re looking for more of a meal, choose from fresh fish, shellfish, steaks, prime rib, fish and chips, burgers, and more! You can also rent fishing gear to try your hand, explore the interactive Sea Center museum, and take child friendly water taxi and harbor tours.


11:00 am – 9:00 pm

West Beach festivities

If you want to hang out on the beach, head over to West Beach for music, food, and fun! There will be plenty of local vendors at the beach for you to walk by and explore. You can also get your face painted to commemorate the holiday. Let the live music set the tone for the day as you enjoy the talented performers. And at the end of the night, you’ll be in a prime spot to see the fireworks show!


11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Santa Barbara 4th of July fireworks

Multicolored fireworks over the ocean in the big city, silhouettes of people on the beach, modern buildings on the background, glowing and reflecting lights of the salute on the water

At the end of the night, relax and look to the sky for the Santa Barbara 4th of July celebration finale! Watch the incredible fireworks display that will be set off at West Beach.

This incredible fireworks display will be 20 minutes long. Enjoy the show set to classic and contemporary music that’s both fun and patriotic.

Will you be joining the Santa Barbara 4th of July fireworks this year?

We’d love to have you! This year, stay at Marina Beach Motel for the holiday and enjoy premium comfort and relaxation. We have wonderful amenities, including a complimentary breakfast and free bike rentals so you can explore Santa Barbara! Plus, at Marina Beach you’re only 37 steps from the beach, so you’ll always be close to a sandy paradise.

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