In Santa Monica, there is a definite hint as to what time of the year it is.
I was in the grocery store today and the three kids in front of me had multi-colored paper bracelets all the way to their elbows. They represent entry into the Santa Monica Swim Center right down the street. Kids collect them and they're sort of bragging rights as to how many times you got to swim this summer.
Makes me smile every time. And also makes me wish I was collecting those bracelets instead of the very similar "I'm over 21 and went to a bar last night" bracelets.