By Houghton Hyatt   |   July 2, 2024
Grand Marshall David Boyd with the MA’s Mindy Denson, Trish Davis, and Houghton Hyatt

We are excited to announce the return of our traditional 4th of July celebration, co-sponsored by the Montecito Community Foundation and Rosewood Miramar, featuring the “Biggest Little Parade” down San Ysidro Road and ending in a grand picnic in the park! 

Your 4th of July Committee – spearheaded by board member, Mindy Denson – has been hard at work, making sure this is the best Village 4th celebration yet! 

The Village 4th crew are getting ready for another fun year of festivities

This year, we are thrilled to honor David Boyd as our Grand Marshall, a true gem of our community! For more than two decades, David has generously dedicated his time and energy to a variety of organizations, including Montecito Emergency Response and Recovery (MERRAG), Peoples’ Self-Help Housing, the Food Bank of Santa Barbara, and Transition House.

David and his wife Alyce have been cherished members of All-Saints-by-the-Sea for over 20 years. David finds immense joy in helping others, always ready to lend a hand wherever it’s needed.

Join us in celebrating David Boyd as he takes his place as Grand Marshall on a 1928 Chandler Dual Cowl Phaeton in the world’s “shortest parade!”

But before the parade starts, join us and Montecito Fire Department for their annual pancake breakfast! They will be serving pancakes from 7 am to 11 am. From there (and now with a belly full of pancakes), get your bikes, scooters or vehicles ready for the parade… or scout out a spot from which to watch the parade along San Ysidro Road – between Upper Manning Park and Montecito Union School. 

The parade will kick off at 11:30 am at Upper Manning Park and will include walkers, riders, animals, and vehicles, all decked out in festive 4th of July decorations. The parade ends at Lower Manning Park where participants and spectators will gather for an afternoon filled with live music, pie-eating contests, games, and more! Some delectable bites will be available from Rosewood Miramar, Lindsay’s Little Bakery, Coastal Doggz, and Sazon Latino Restaurant.

We will also be judging the parade entries and dishing out some fabulous prizes for the Most Patriotic, Most Entertaining, and Best Community Spirit participants. Think you’ve got what it takes to win? We still have room for more parade entries!  

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A hearty thank you goes to our co-sponsors, the Montecito Community Foundation and Rosewood Miramar, as well as for the support from Esbee, Duran Capital Management, Montecito Water District, Riskin Partners, Puretec Industrial Water, Mission Linen Supply, Leslie & Phil Bernstein, and
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