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Fourth of July Wishes and Reminders

Post Date:07/04/2020 11:29 AM

The City of Goleta wants to wish you a Happy Fourth of July!  We know this is a very different holiday with our beloved Goleta Fireworks Show cancelled and with beach closures/restrictions.  We hope you enjoy the day regardless and have a safe and joyful holiday.

As a reminder for the Fourth of July weekend, the Ellwood Mesa parking lot is closed as is the adjacent Ellwood School parking lot. The parking lot to Haskells Beach at Bacara/Ritz Carlton is closed as well.

Also, at the University of California Santa Barbara the parking lots are closed at Campus Point and Sands Beach. The Goleta Beach parking lot is closed except for restaurant access. The State has closed vehicular access to State Beaches. 

According to the Santa Barbara County Health Officer Order, throughout the 4th of July Holiday Weekend, activities on County Beaches are restricted to active recreation ONLY.  Residents and visitors are able to access the beach for walking, running, biking and water activities, but are not permitted to sunbathe, picnic, stand, lie down, sit, or any other non-exercise, passive or sedentary activities on the beach. Additionally, beach visitors are not to use items such as umbrellas, shade structures, tents, barbeques, coolers, sand or beach toys, chairs etc.

We want to remind the community of the following holiday weekend safety tips. 

  • Wear a face covering when not at home. This includes indoors at all businesses and outdoors when waiting for service and when interacting with anyone you don’t live with. 
  • Avoid crowded areas at parks, open spaces, streets and sidewalks.
  • Maintain a safe six-foot distance at all times with anyone outside your household.
  • Firework use is strictly prohibited at home or public areas. The Santa Barbara County Fire Department reminds the public that all fireworks, including the so-called “Safe and Sane” variety, are illegal in all unincorporated areas of Santa Barbara County, including the cities of Santa Barbara, Goleta, Carpinteria, Buellton and Solvang.

Happy Fourth Goleta!  Thanks for your ongoing support, cooperation and care for each other during this time.


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