2017 Events

Over There: WWI 100 Years On -- Luncheon ~ Wednesday, April 12 • 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
The Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation and Channel City Club bring you this fascinating look back at the Great World War. Belgium, Canadian, French and British embassy representatives will be speaking. And, we are pleased to present German, British, French and American WWI re-enactors. Join us at the Fess Parker.

Memorial Day Ceremony ~ Monday, May 29 • 10 – 11 am • Free
Our motto is “Never Forgotten” and the one-hour Memorial Day Ceremony featuring the Santa Barbara Choral Society at the Santa Barbara Cemetery is a moving tribute to remember the brave men and woman who have served our country. 

4th of July Parade ~ Tuesday, July 4 • 1:00 pm • Free
54th Annual 4th of July Parade! The parade will begin at 1 p.m. at Micheltorena Street, proceeding down State Street to Old Town Santa Barbara, ending at Cota Street.  

4th of July Concert ~ Tuesday, July 4 • 5:00 pm • Free     
The 4th of July Concert in Santa Barbara’s historic Courthouse Sunken Garden has become a true Santa Barbara tradition! Enjoy American song favorites with the West Coast Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Christopher Story VI and Dr. Michael Shasberger.

Annual Military Ball ~ Saturday, November 4 • 5 pm - 10 pm • By invitation

This annual Ball brings together honored guests, veterans, and active duty military for an unforgettable evening of dinner, dancing, moving tributes, and live music at the Fess Parker.

Veterans Day Ceremony ~ Saturday, November 11 • 10 – 11 am • Free

This one-hour ceremony at the Santa Barbara Cemetery with the Santa Barbara Choral Society is a poignant tribute to all veterans. This event is co-hosted with VFW Post 1649.

Veterans Parade ~ Sunday, November 12 • Noon - 1 pm • Free

The Santa Barbara Veterans Day Parade is a star spangled salute to all veterans complete with WWII vehicles and re-enactors, heroes from all branches of the military, a Huey helicopter, and historic military aircraft flyovers! Come cheer on our heroes past and present as the parade makes its way down State Street. (from Sola to the Veterans Memorial Building)

Parachute Landing ~ Sunday, November 12 • 1:30 pm • Free

Follow the parade down state street to the Veterans Memorial Building, 112 W. Cabrillo Boulevard, to watch in awe as skydiving members of the Patriot Parachute Team perform in the sky above the waterfront and land spectacularly on Cabrillo Boulevard.