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Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival 2018

Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 11:00 AM
Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 06:00 PM
Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival 2018

The ​Community Environmental Council (CEC) ​will host its 2018 Earth Day Festival at Alameda Park Saturday, April 21 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 22 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Event registration for vendors and musicians opens soon. Details to come

In the days leading up to the festival, CEC and its partners will host a series of Earth Month events, including the annual Earth Day Green Drinks hosted by LoaTree in March​. ​Details for ​Earth Month events will be announced in upcoming weeks.

Festival highlights will include:

  • The annual Green Car Show ​– featuring ​the largest collection of efficient and alternative fueled vehicles in Southern California. Festival-goers can get a first-hand feel for the latest electric vehicles and hybrids by participating in the free Ride & Drive ​experience.
  • A Public Square​ that offers the opportunity to speak one-on-one with public officials.
  • A free Bike Valet​, with complimentary bike tune-ups and secure all-day parking. (Over 1,100 bikes were valeted and another 500 self-parked in 2017).
  • A Homegrown Roots​ zone that connects attendees with local farmers, food and beverage artisans, and organizations working to promote sustainable food systems in the Central Coast.
  • Two full days of music on the Main Stage​, organized by New Noise, as well as music and speakers on two mini stages.
  • A tasty assortment of local, sustainable, and organic menus at the Food Court.
  • A Beer & Wine Garden, ​located in the middle of the festival near the Main Stage, with beer on tap from Firestone Brewery and local wines.
  • A Kids Corner​ organized by LearningDen Preschool, with arts & crafts, musical performances, storytelling, face painting, and eco-activities, along with a Family Passport​ that promotes kid-friendly activities throughout the park.
  • A Great Outdoors ​zone where attendees can take part in fitness activities and discover regional businesses advocating healthy, eco-friendly lifestyles.
  • Celebrity appearances​. Recent festivals have included stage appearances by activist Van Jones, scientist and TV host Bill Nye, Director James Cameron, actress Daryl Hannah, ocean activist Marcus Eriksen,​ and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk – all of whom were awarded the annual Environmental Hero Award.

Now celebrating its 48th year, the community-organized festival is one of the longest-running Earth Day celebrations in the country – and is believed to be one of the largest Earth Day festivals on the West Coast.​ Santa Barbara’s environmental reputation attracts national media, celebrity attention, and local crowds; the 2017 festival drew over 30,000 visitors.

Location

Alameda Park, 1400 Santa Barbara St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101