4th of July Fireworks Display

This year's Independence day highlight(s) are set to launch at 9pm

When: Thursday, July 4, 2013, 9 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Where: West Beach, 306 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara

Cost: Free

Age limit: Not available

Categories: Community Events, Special Events


The City of Santa Barbara and non-profit Santa Barbara SPARKLE will present the July 4th Fireworks Show beginning at 9pm, Thursday, July 4th. Fireworks produced by Bay Fireworks and funded by the Waterfront Department will launch from West Beach and last approximately 18-20 minutes.

Tune your radios to AM 1290 for the simulcast of this year's celebration.

Open for free public viewing, the public is encouraged to arrive early and enjoy the many planned activities. There will be food and beverage vendors along Cabrillo Boulevard (between State and Castillo streets) beginning at 11am through the start of the fireworks display.

The public is strongly encouraged to use mass transit, walk or bike to the Waterfront. Santa Barbara MTD bus and shuttle services will be available. Contact SB MTD by visiting or by calling (805) 963-3364 for the latest information.

Make this a Safe and Sane Event:
The following regulations will be observed from 12:01am to 12 midnight on July 4th. Prohibited items include no fireworks, no alcohol, no glass, no pit digging, no open fires, no dogs on the beach, and no parking adjacent to the railroad tracks. There will be no parking allowed on either side of Cabrillo Boulevard, from State Street to Castillo. Remember, be kind to your pets and leave them at home for their safety.

4th of July Accessibility Information:
Accessibility information for the July 4th Santa Barbara Sparkle Freedom Celebration at the Waterfront is available online at Get the latest on general celebration information, transportation, restrooms, portable toilets, parking, sand wheelchairs, and telephone numbers to arrange for accommodations.

Phone: 805-564-5531

Event posted June 27, 2013
Last updated July 3, 2013


Independent Discussion Guidelines

9 PM???

byronsnake (anonymous profile)
July 3, 2013 at 7:48 a.m. (Suggest removal)

We're taking our bikes this time. Cool to see peds, bikes, and little kids on razors taking advantage of the closed-off parts of Cabrillo. Totally different vibes west and east of Stearns, its all good. Skaters Point is pretty chill too.

EastBeach (anonymous profile)
July 4, 2013 at 8:19 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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