Santa Monica FestivalSanta Monica cannot be missed when visiting the Los Angeles area. With beaches, great weather and culture, there is something for everyone. The Santa Monica Festival has celebrated the spirit of Santa Monica for the past 22 years. The festival’s whimsical and idealistic feel, combined with great food and fun booths is the perfect way to spend a Saturday. The festival focuses on green living and sustainability, with cool features like bike valets, fun activities like painting your own reusable bag, and a zero waste goal which it has maintained for years. And, by staying at the Elan, certified by the California Green Lodging Program, you will be doing your part too!
Most of the energy is solar, and the food truck waste is offset. Watch exotic music and dance performances while nibbling tasty treats, or head over to a free workout class. The festival is the perfect place to do some quirky shopping or attend a DIY workshop, and best of all everything is local. The event is pure Santa Monica, and it draws 10,000 people every year. The 22nd Annual Santa Monica Festival starts June 1 at Clover Park, and admission, bike valet and parking are all free.