July Observances

This July, the City of Goleta wants to note a couple of the holidays and cultural observances that take place this month.

4th of July: Independence Day marks the anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, which declared the United States as a free and independent nation. Celebrate the 4th of July at the Goleta Valley Library with a red, white and blue crafternoon! Children can visit the Library on July 3rd to make patriotic crafts, decor and more! And on July 4th, head over to the Stow House (304 N. Los Carneros Road) for Goleta Valley Historical Society’s 50th Annual Old Fashioned 4th of July celebration or to the Goleta Train Depot’s Independence Day Celebration (300 N. Los Carneros Road).

Disability Independence Day: National Disability Independence Day is celebrated annually on July 26th to recognize the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990. The legislation prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including employment, education, transportation, and public accommodations. This day recognizes the importance of inclusion for all individuals with both seen, and unseen, disabilities.

The City of Goleta invites you to join us in learning, embracing, and celebrating diverse holidays and observations that contribute to the fabric of our community throughout the year.