13 Mar Your Guide to the 50th Annual Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival (Postponed Until July 10-12)
Did you know, 2020 marks not only the 50th anniversary of the environmental movement, but ALSO the creation of Earth Day? We think that’s reason to celebrate! In order to support the safety and health of the community, this year the annual Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival will be held a little later from July 10 through July 12. Keep reading for everything you need to know about the festival!
It’s the 50th Annual Earth Day Festival
The Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival is a two-day event that celebrates the Earth, while also educating visitors on the climate crisis. This year, the event will celebrate its 50th year and will be held at Alameda Park, July 10-12. Families are friends are invited shop the numerous local vendors, enjoy full lineups of live music and speakers, enjoy delicious local eats and so much more. For updates on all festival details, visit the official Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival website.
Shop Local Sustainable Vendors
While at the festival, make sure to explore the Eco Marketplace featuring a variety of local vendors. The marketplace is filled with green items, like organic clothing and sustainable household products. On the nearby eMarket Stage, visitors can watch demonstrations and presentations on the newest eco products. After shopping, head to Food Court & Truck area where you’ll find even more local vendors, this time serving up all sorts of eco-friendly eats.
Explore the Green Car Show
The Santa Barbara Earth Day’s Green Car Show is an annual showcase and test-drive event featuring the latest eco-friendly and electric vehicles. This show displays the largest collection of clean vehicles on the Central Coast, including plug-in electric, hybrid and fuel cell vehicles. At the festival, make sure to take some time to explore the different cars!
Take the Kids to Kids Corner
While the entire event is family-friendly, the festival’s Kids Corner is especially designed for little visitors to have fun! This corner has plenty of kid-friendly activities as well as a Kid Stage, featuring entertainment. Older ones can also venture to the Great Outdoors section of the festival where they’ll find things like an archery arcade and climbing tower.
Another Earth Event to Look Forward To
If Earth Day Festival just isn’t enough celebrating for you (it’s okay, we get it), then join the entire state of California on Sep 26 for the annual California Coast Cleanup Day. Although not directly tied to Earth Day, this event is the largest volunteer effort in the state. Last year, over 650 pounds of recyclables and 5,600 pounds of trash were removed from area beaches. Visit the Coast Cleanup website for more details.
Stay at Nearby Inn at East Beach
As you plan your trip to the Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival, consider staying at the nearby Inn at East Beach. At Inn at East Beach, guests can enjoy a first-class experience, without the first-class cost. Choose from 33 spacious guest rooms, each equipped with comfortable amenities and stylish décor. Inn at East Beach also gives guests the chance to rent on-site bicycles – perfect for traveling to and from the festival!
This summer, celebrate Earth Day at the 50th Annual Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival! And as you’re planning your trip, consider booking a night or two at the nearby Inn at East Beach.
WHERE TO STAY
Inn at East Beach
Whatever makes your ideal California weekend getaway, the Inn at East Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara is here to help you stay well- and well within your budget! 1029 Orilla Del Mar, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. 805.965.0546 www.innateastbeach.com