Fourth of July on Stearns Wharf

Fourth of July


Fourth of July on Stearns Wharf

Who:    Stearns Wharf Merchants Association

What:     Fourth  of July celebration and fireworks show from Stearns Wharf

When:    Thursday, July 4, 2019

          Live music begins at 12:00 PM |Firework show begins at 9 PM

Where:    Stearns Wharf and West Beach, Santa Barbara

Why:     Stearns Wharf celebrates Independence Day with the best view of the annual fireworks show.,

The wharf offers many attractions while you are waiting for the fireworks show to begin including:

  • Live music provided by Unknown Daze (From 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM)
  • Live music by Tequila Mockingbird (From 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM)
  • Face painting
  • Festive treats including ice cream, sherbet, candy, popcorn, fudge, and cotton candy
  • Jewelry, art, crafts, gifts, and toys
  • Shells, minerals, and fossils
  • Wine tasting
  • Sportswear clothing
  • Fishing gear rental and bait and tackle
  • 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

Watch the fireworks after dark from one of the best locations in the city with the display shooting off right next to Stearns Wharf.

Cost:        Free!


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 Californias 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. 

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Tequila MockingbirdTequila Mockingbird is a Santa Barbara-based rock band that has been performing around the area for many years.  They specialize in dishing up their own signature interpretation of the best classic and modern rock, blues, funk and groove to the delight of all who enjoy high-energy live music.

The vocal styling of lead singer Bob McDermott is a constant, as well as the thumping groove of bass player Jim Giles. With drummer Steve (Stevie Thunder) Timm, and the extraordinary guitar work of Pete Wolf, they have settled into a rock solid group that locals can count on for a good time to be had by all.

Unknown DazeUnknown Daze is another local original rock band with a wide-ranging style powered by a driving beat, thickly textured guitar work and multi-part vocal harmonies.

Brothers Greg Wolf and Pete Wolf handle the guitars with Jim Giles on bass, Steve Timm on drums, and all four of the boys sing. Influences range from classic to modern rock and back again with flavors of progressive, blues, heartfelt ballads and high-energy rockers both familiar and original woven throughout their live performances.


Santa Barbara Face Painting and Henna

Complementary Face Painting by Santa Barbara Face Painting, Courtesy of the Stearns Wharf Business Association! Also available are Henna Tattoo’s.

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Contact: Neil Bruskin, Stearns Wharf Merchants Association President
Phone: 805.698.5600

Stearns Wharf