The No Sky July curse was temporarily dispelled this Independence Day as the sun made a rare appearance along Santa Barbara’s waterfront, where thousands flocked to stock up on summery vibes while enjoying a day full of family-friendly festivities, including live music on the West Beach bandstand and Stearns Wharf, as well as tri-tip, hot dogs, kettle corn, and more Fourth of July fare served along Cabrillo Boulevard’s sidewalk. The day ended with a bang around 9 p.m., when the sky was illuminated for roughly 20 minutes by a dazzling fireworks display.

Photographer Carl Perry was there to capture much of the Fourth of July fun, which you can check out below.

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