Tag archives: Village Fourth Parade

Village 4th
By Joanne A Calitri   |   July 11, 2023

See the cars, colors, and smiling faces in this year’s July 4th celebration cruising the streets of Montecito! And make sure to scroll down and watch the video below!

Village 4th: Here Comes the Parade
By Sharon Byrne   |   July 4, 2023

It’s that time of year, when the sun finally breaks through the endless May-vember and the June Gloom. When American flags start unfurling, and people plan on getting together with family and friends to celebrate. Yes, it’s July 4th!  Because of the State Street promenade and other headaches, Santa Barbara will not be having a […]

Thank You for the Most Amazing Village 4th Ever!
By Sharon Byrne   |   July 12, 2022

If you came out and watched the Village 4th motorcade roll by, you know it was a smash hit. From the flyover of vintage planes that kicked it off, to a slew of historic autos in the Loudest, Proudest motorcade, all festooned with July 4th decorations, our terrific Grand Marshall Diane Pannkuk, the Sheriff’s Paddy […]

Village 4th Brings Festive Fun, But Also Honors Our Villagers
By Sharon Byrne   |   June 28, 2022

The Village 4th is coming! Yes, on July 4th, the Montecito community will be treated to the third annual Rolling Motorcade Parade. Entries are reflective of the community, so you’ll see the Montecito Community Foundation, Montecito Bank & Trust, Adam’s Angels, MERRAG, Montecito Fire, our sheriffs including Sheriff Brown, CHP, Bucket Brigade, and Friends of […]

Our Common Table
By James Buckley   |   July 19, 2018

Well, now, here’s a good idea, and it’s one we believe will receive a hugely positive response from Montecito residents. The recent Village Fourth Parade and Celebration – sponsored by the Montecito Association and financed by the Montecito Community Foundation – was an expression made up of equal parts of patriotism, community, joy, and relief, […]

Outlaw Sacramento Rent Mandates
By Montecito Journal   |   July 19, 2018

At a recent California State Senate hearing on how to help those adversely impacted by post-disaster emergencies and in need of temporary housing, representative Monique Limon called AB1919 to the attention of the Montecito audience. The #1 listed pending bill on the handout was this: “This bill prohibits price gouging of rental housing that was […]

Rebirth of a Village
By James Buckley   |   July 12, 2018

This year’s Montecito Association (MA) Village Fourth Parade & Celebration was the biggest, baddest, boldest parade in Montecito history. Everybody participated: from California Highway Patrol, SB County Sheriff, SB County Fire, Montecito Fire, Boy Scouts, to all the schools, all the organizations, all the groups that matter to Montecito and care about Montecito. Montecito’s Village […]

Rockin’ the Boat
By Richard Mineards   |   July 12, 2018

After “kinging” as George III for the sixth year in the village July 4 parade, with Dallas dynamo Charles Ward, Santa Barbara Polo Club promoter, as George Washington, in a $418,000 two-toned Rolls Royce Dawn convertible lent by the O’Gara Coach Company in Westlake, with former Miss Alabama Tara Gray and ex Miss California, Kerri […]

Montecito Association Meets
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   July 12, 2018

At this month’s Montecito Association (MA) Board meeting, board members thanked the co-chairs of the Village Fourth festivities for one of the best turnouts in event history. “Every year I say, ‘This is the best year yet,’ but this time I really mean it,” said board president Charlene Nagel. Mindy Denson, Trish Davis, and Kathi […]

Save the Date for Village Fourth
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   June 7, 2018

Mindy Denson and her dedicated team are once again planning an old-fashioned “country faire” and parade for the 4th of July. “This year is extra special, given what we’ve been through,” Denson said, adding that instead of choosing one or two grand marshals, those being honored this year include first responders who worked round the […]