It doesn’t really matter what time of year it is, there’s always something fun for all ages when you visit Santa Barbara. From musical performances and food festivals to film debuts and sensational wine tasting, there’s something for everyone.

It’s during the month of July that Santa Barbara really lights up with a calendar overflowing with summer adventures. Whether you sip delicious wines at a wine festival or chill out under the star-filled sky, Santa Barbara is a fabulous location to celebrate your next Independence Day in style. 

Not sure what to do? Here are a few top ideas for inspiration.

Rent a Bike

This one is for the whole family. Rent a bike and take an exhilarating ride from the mountains all the way to the shore.

Take a Day Trip

Book a day trip to the Channel Islands and have fun exploring sea caves from a kayak. You’ll still get back in time to enjoy a mouthwatering Independence Day dinner and the Santa Barbara fireworks.

Tour the Wine Country

A great way to kick start your festivities is with a tour through the wine country. Book a black car service or limousine and let an experienced driver get you from one wine tasting experience to the next. Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch as you celebrate in true style.

Catch the Parade

The 4th of July Parade usually starts around 1:00 p.m. and you can look forward to more than 100 agencies parading to a patriotic theme the entire audience will love. Afterward, plan a party bus for you and your gang to head out and explore the festivities in and around Santa Barbara for a vibrant, celebratory night out.

Check Out the Festivals

One of the most well-attended festivals around July 4 has got to be the Stearns Wharf Merchants Association Festival. You can get caught up in the live music from around lunchtime and hang around until the fireworks are set off later in the evening. There’s a lot more to see and do, too, including delicious foods, crafts, markets, palm reading, and much more.

Enjoy Independence Day in Santa Barbara without the worry of traffic jams. Book your Silk Road Transportation today.