2016 Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival
What better way to celebrate Earth Day than with food, drinks, and live entertainment under the California sun? Located less than 1 mile from the festival in Alameda Park, Broughton’s boutique Spanish Garden Inn is the perfect place to stay for the weekend of April 16-17th!
About Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival
Since the devastating oil spill of 1969, Santa Barbara has dedicated itself to environmental sustainability and a healthier future. In 1970 the city celebrated its first Earth Day and the creation of the Community Environmental Council– one of the most established governmental organizations in the region and the host of the annual Earth Day Festival. The Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival is one of the cleanest, greenest, and most sustainably minded events in the area, getting better each year. The 2016 festival is jam-packed with fun activities for everyone to enjoy! Don’t forget to check out:
- One March– Community leaders, along with 7-foot tall environmental advocate Snook the Eco-Sloth, will lead the Kids Monarch March from the main Stage to Kids Corner, where speakers and activities will engage all present in taking steps for the climate. Anytime before the march, participants can go to the Explore Ecology booth to make signs and the Learningden Preschool booth to make butterfly wings. Sunday, 4/17 @ 2:10pm
- One Climb– Festival-goers of all ages can reach for the summit of climate change at UCSB’s 26-foot tall Adventure Tower at the Sports & Recreation zone. $5/climb.
- One Ride– Our annual Ride & Drive event at the Green Car Show allows attendees to experience clean-fuel cars for themselves, taking a free test drive and learning how they can minimize their transportation footprint. Last year over 300 people took advantage of this opportunity.
- One Microbiome– Presented by the Santa Barbara Fermentation Festival, the Kraut Mob will activate dozens of festival attendees to make their own sauerkraut as a community- and learn how to feed their microbiome with beneficial bacteria found in fermented foods like sauerkraut, kimchi, sourdough bread, kombucha, and more. Saturday & Sunday, 4/16-17 @ 2pm
- One Vote– Many booths throughout the park will offer attendees the chance to register to vote in preparation for the November election. Attendees are encouraged to vote for earth-friendly legislation, like the California plastic bag ban initiative.
- One Dollar– Individuals can donate to the festival’s $10,000 matching donation campaign, helping the Community Environmental Council continue to work to protect the climate throughout the year.
The festival will be divided into zones, each one focused on a specific theme. Zones for this year’s festival include:
- Bike Valet
- Food & Drink
- Green Car Show
- Homegrown Roots
- Kids Corner
- Public Square
- Sports & Recreation
Live entertainment will be playing all day at the festival; entertainers are to be announced. Festival-goers are encouraged to travel by foot, bike, bus, shuttle, or train- cars are a major source of smog pollution and greenhouse gases contributing to the global climate change. Get in the spirit and enjoy car “free-dom” on Earth Day! Admission to the 2016 Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival is free, so be sure to gather all your family and friends and come celebrate earth’s beauty with us.
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Where: Alameda Park-Santa Barbara, CA
When: Saturday, April 16th 11am-7pm- Sunday, April 17th 11am-6pm
Where to Stay
Spanish Garden Inn
Santa Barbara’s finest luxury boutique hotel, located downtown. The Spanish Garden Inn is your perfect summer festival basecamp. Enjoy its unique atmosphere and luxurious accommodations while planning out your days itinerary! 915 Garden Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101. 805.564.4700.