Santa Barbara Fireworks

When: Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Live Music begins at 11:00 AM Fireworks show begins at 9 p.m.

Where: Stearns Wharf and West Beach, Santa Barbara, along Cabrillo Boulevard

Why: Stearns Wharf celebrates Independence Day with the best view of the annual fireworks show. While waiting for the fireworks show to begin, the wharf offers many attractions including:

  • Live Music provided by Santa Barbara Youth Music Academy and Notes for Notes® (11:00 AM – 3:00 PM)
  • Live music by Tequila Mockingbird (From 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM)
  • Face Painting
  • Ice cream, sherbet, candy, popcorn, fudge, and cotton candy
  • Jewelry, hats, leather goods, art, crafts, gifts, and Toys
  • Shells, mineral, and fossils
  • Wine tasting
  • Sportswear clothing
  • Bait and tackle where you can rent fishing gear
  • Palm reading
  • Fresh fish, shellfish, steaks, prime rib, fish and chips, burgers, cocktails, exotic tropical drinks, and more
  • Child-friendly water taxi and harbor tours
  • Interactive Sea Center museum

Cost: Free
Co-sponsored by the City of Santa Barbara.

Stearns Wharf is located in the harbor in Santa Barbara, California. When completed in 1872, it became the longest deep-water Wharf between San Pedro and San Francisco. Named for its builder, local lumberman John P. Stearns, the wharf served the passenger and freight shipping needs of California’s South Coast for over a century. Stearns Wharf, Your local destination - and where State Street Meets the Sea. Ninety minutes free parking, and always dog-on-a-leash friendly.

Santa Barbara Youth Music Academy is a non-profit music school started in 2009 to inspire and nurture the next generation of musicians. Executive Directors William Fiedtkou and Barbara Moseley and amazing staff coupled with their beautiful new location provides a one of a kind learning environment.

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Notes for Notes® is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that designs, equips, and staffs after-school recording studios inside Boys & Girls Clubs offering youth the opportunity to explore, create, and record music for FREE. Notes for Notes Studios are packed with professional instruments – guitars, basses, drums, keyboards/synths – and equipment – DJ gear, digital music workstations – and full recording facilities. Beyond providing access to equipment and resources, we educate youth about careers both on the stage and behind the scenes.

Notes for Notes was founded on the core belief that music is the universal language of humankind, with the power to transcend virtually any cultural, racial, or socioeconomic barrier. At the heart of the organization is a dedication to the relationships formed through music. Music inspires connection and collaboration, and it is through these relationships that we can make the most impact.

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Contact: Neil Bruskin, Stearns Wharf Merchants Association President Phone: 805.962.6010 Email:

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