Supporters of the Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts (SBCPA) Annual Fund were welcomed to “Parades at The Granada Theatre,” where approximately 100 guests enjoyed special front-row seating for the “Creature”-themed parade.

“We had such a wonderful time opening our doors so that our generous supporters could enjoy and delight in the fantastical Solstice Parade,” shared Craig Springer, the SBCPA’s Chrisman Executive Director. “Our ‘Parades at The Granada Theatre’ are a wonderful opportunity to welcome the community to the theater, and invite new Santa Barbara performing arts audiences to become familiar with and support the SBCPA.”

In addition to enjoying the best views of the parade, contributors of any level (be it $5 or $50,000) were welcomed inside the theater for festive sips and bites, and to enjoy a bit of cooling shade. This special treat will again be available to SBCPA supporters for the Fiesta and Downtown Holiday Parades in August and December, respectively. “Parades at The Granada Theatre” begins a new SBCPA tradition that brings families and supporters together to celebrate Santa Barbara culture. This family-friendly opportunity is part of the Jurkowitz Center for Community Engagement’s goal of building a broader base of support within the community and engaging supporters with the not-for-profit Granada Theatre in a fun, new way.

To learn more about The Granada Theatre’s Jurkowitz Center for Community Engagement, and about “Parades at The Granada Theatre,” please visit The Granada Theatre’s website,, or call (805) 899-3000. For more information on supporting The Jurkowitz Center for Community Engagement, please contact Kristi Newton, Director of Development, at (805) 451-2932 or at


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