Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival 2016
Saturday, April 16, 11am-7pm and Sunday April 17 11am-6pm
Presented by the Community Environmental Council
See www.sbearthday.org for more information on the Festival, see below for our video on getting there car free.
How to Get to Santa Barbara Earth Day #CarFree
How to Come Car Free
See below for an interactive Google Map. Click on the menu icon at the top left corner to view the location of Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival 2016 (Alameda Park, outlined in green), MTD transit center, Amtrak Train Station, and the Downtown Shuttle!
Earth Day Facts
- The event attracted more than 29,000 people last year!
- Almost 8,000 of them came car free!
- Santa Barbara Car Free and the Air Pollution Control District booths were the first stop for more than 800 people who registered to receive prizes donated by Car Free partners.
- They came using all varieties of transportation, like the pooch riding in his owner’s bicycle sidecar.
- Kids lined up to answer trivia questions about air pollution and transportation from our Wheel of Change.
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.
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 www.sbmtd.gov 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 Santa Barbara Amtrak train station is conveniently located in the heart of Downtown Santa Barbara, making it easy to travel to the festival, hotels, and restaurants without a car. Simply jump on the electric Downtown shuttle which will take you straight from the train station to Alameda Park where the festival is located. Click here to read about discounts on the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner® and Amtrak Coast Starlight®. Once in town, you can also show your Amtrak ticket for a #SBCarFreeExperience!
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!