• Dancers perform on stage for the Santa Monica Festival.
  • Two kids learn how to properly ride a bike at the bike station.
  • Event goers participate in a zumba class.
  • Kids parade through Clover Park.
  • A zero waste station teaches event goers the do's and don't's of disposing trash.
  • Spectators enjoy a fireworks show above the main stage.

Santa Monica Festival


Client: City of Santa Monica

Project Time Frame: 1992 – Present

Event Dates: Annual Community Festival in June / May

Since 1992, Community Arts Resources (CARS) has produced and developed the Santa Monica Festival into what has become Santa Monica's largest celebration of its civic identity. The annual jubilee expresses the city's persona through a two-pronged approach: culture and the environment. Now one of the greenest festivals in the Los Angeles area, the event employs solar-powered stages, carbon offsets, waste diversion and product replacement to be as sustainable as possible. The festival, located in Clover Park, also celebrates the amazing diversity of Santa Monica through programming performances on two stages, a “Town Square” of local non-profits and government agencies, a Global Café and a Marketplace of diverse vendors. In addition to programming the event, CARS is responsible for marketing and outreach, including promotion at community meetings, distribution of flyers and postcards throughout the greater Santa Monica area and grassroots outreach to local, community organizations. The Santa Monica Festival is presented by the City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division and the City's Office of Sustainability and the Environment. 

Santa Monica Festival
2600 Ocean Park Blvd.
Santa Monica,CA 90405