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Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival 2014

April 26-27, Alameda Park

Presented by the Community Environmental Council


Earth Day 2013 was a blast!  More than 8,700 people came car free, and of those, more than 1,200 stopped by our booth and registered for our prize drawing!

Come to Earth Day 2014 car free, and enter to win prizes! We will be giving away pairs of Amtrak Pacific Surfliner tickets, and a Grand Prize, round-trip tickets for two including roomette accommodations from Santa Barbara to Portland or Seattle on the Amtrak Coast Starlight® - amazing views and meals included! 

Other prizes include: one-night's stay at the beautiful BEST WESTERN PLUS Pepper Tree Inn; a pair of free all-day rentals for beach cruisers or mountain bikes from Wheel Fun Rentals; passes to the Santa Barbara Zoo, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, and  Santa Barbara Maritime Museum; and 10-ride bus passes from Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District.

See Map below, and How to Come Car Free. And visit us at the Air Pollution Control District/Car Free booth near the bike valet!  

Earth Day Map 2013


How to Come Car Free


Find a bike route using Traffic Solutions new bike map app for your iPhone or Android phone, or use a PDF copy.  At the festival, you'll find FREE bike valet near the corner of Anacapa and Micheltorena Streets in Alameda Park, sponsored and run by SB Bike.  As you enter the Park, check in with an Earth Day volunteer to register to win prizes for being car free. Then, stop by the Car Free booth and enjoy the many offerings that are part of the Bike Zone this year.

Take the Bus

MTD buses and shuttles stop near the Festival location at Alameda Park, and buses from all over the South Coast, including UCSB, Goleta and Carpinteria, stop at the MTD transit center, only five blocks away. See or call 963-3366 (answered by MTD staff weekdays 6am-7pm, Saturdays 8am-6pm or Sundays 9am-6pm) for routes and schedules.


Earth Day’s location makes it easy to get to without a car. Alameda Park is only a 30 or 40 minute walk from the Mesa, Upper State Street, or Milpas Street, and can be easily reached from lower downtown and the harbor either entirely on foot or with help from the MTD Downtown/Waterfront shuttle. So lace up your walking shoes and get some exercise while you make this a car-free day!  

The South Coast Earth Day Festival is presented by the Community Environmental Council. We think of Santa Barbara as the birthplace of Earth Day. See the Earth Day website for more info, and to find out about all the events planned for the weeks before and the Festival Day!