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Date posted: 04/26/2012

Santa Monica Festival Works to Bring Earth and Community Together

If you’re staying in a Santa Monica beach hotel in May be sure to check out the Santa Monica Festival! It’s a unique event that highlights the city’s communities, businesses, arts and the environment. The festival’s goal is to offer solutions for a greener, healthier and more sustainable lifestyle. There will be live music, dance, food, art workshops with recycled and repurposed materials, earth-friendly shopping and information on local resources from environmental and local non-profit organizations.

The Santa Monica Festival will include a bazaar marketplace of local artists selling earth-friendly artistic clothing and merchandise. There will also be interactive art workshops, environmental demonstrations and information on upcoming city projects and initiatives. A food salon featuring over 15 Food Trucks and Carts including Border Grill, Coolhaus and Let’s Be Frank among others will provide nourishment for event-goers.  Live entertainment will be provided by Dustbowl Revival, La Santa Cecilia, Vaud & the Villains and Lux Aeterna.

Santa Monica Festival

The festival strives to be a zero waste event by using alternative energy and waste diversion. The stage is solar powered and all electricity used is renewable. All vehicles driven to and from the event are offset. Zero waste stations will be set up throughout the park. All utensils at the festival are either compostable or recyclable. You are encouraged to bike or take the bus to the festival to further this mission!

An average of 15,000 people attend the Santa Monica Festival every year.Admission to the festival, parking and bike valet are all free of charge. The Santa Monica Festival is committed to happen rain or shine on May 19. The Community Arts Resources produce the festival every year for the community’s enjoyment. Come out and celebrate Los Angeles’ favorite beach city and the earth!

Event Details

Dates: May 19, 2012

Times: 11am – 6pm

Location: Clover Park

2600 Ocean Park Blvd.

Santa Monica, CA

Admission: FREE

For more information, please visit www.smgov.net/Portals/Culture/content.aspx?id=15035.

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