After you’ve taken in the wonders of the 45th annual parade (beginning at 1pm on State Street), head down to SPARKLE’s 2008 Freedom Celebration at West Beach, featuring food, beverages, and craft vendors all day from 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m., and live music from the likes of Becca Solodon (7pm), Ike Jenkins and the Monday Madness Jazz Band (7:30pm), and Lisa Lavie (8:30pm).

Then, snap, crackle, and pop with the City of Santa Barbara and SPARKLE, co-hosts of the annual 4th of July fireworks display. The fireworks show, lasting about 20 minutes, will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m. Bring your radio down to the beach and listen to the official July 4th radio station K-Lite 101.7, broadcasting patriotic music during the fireworks display. Check out the city’s Web site at for information about MTD bus and shuttle service and city street closures.


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