Date and Time: Sun, October 1, 2017
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM PDT
Location: Downtown Santa Monica
Open streets events temporarily close streets to auto traffic to encourage walking, biking, and other car-free ways of getting around. The concept became popular in Colombia as a tradition on Sundays and was endearingly renamed “CicLAvia” for Los Angeles’ popular incarnation of the open streets event. Following the opening of Expo Light Rail in May of 2016, Santa Monica hosted its first-ever open streets event called COAST, drawing over 50,000 people to experience the new light rail and to safely explore Santa Monica. The City is excited to share that COAST will return to Santa Monica on October 1.
COAST invites you to enjoy approximately two miles of car-free streets, including Ocean from Wilshire south past City Hall and Tongva Park, as well as all of Main Street to Pier Avenue, on Sunday, October 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We encourage you to bike, walk, or take public transit to COAST. And remember, you don’t need a bike to participate – just your own two feet!
Ocean Avenue highlights: Camera Obscura Art Zone; temporary parklets; free bike valet, strolling performers; live music; Public Works vehicle showcase
Colorado Esplanade highlights: Public art; community booths; Bike Center rentals and repairs; free bike valet; easy access to Expo Line, Santa Monica Place, and Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica Pier highlights: COAST specials (deals and discounts) along the Pier
Santa Monica City Hall highlights: Sustainability Zone featuring artist Kiel Johnson’s cardboard architecture and workshop; environmental booths; elected officials meet and greet; live music; food trucks
Civic Center highlights: Mobility Zone with free bike valet and bike repair; Bike Rodeo for kids; live music
Main Street highlights: Temporary parklets; free bike valet; strolling performers; live music; community garden workshops; Sunday Farmers Market with extended hours; Ocean Park Library games on the lawn; Santa Monica Conservancy tours of Norman Place and Shotgun House
For this years COAST Festival, the city will be closing down 2 miles of city streets to vehicles, and opening them up exclusively for Pedestrian use!
Check out the map to see what parts of the city will be car-free on October 1st.
We are currently finalizing the Vendors, Local/Regional Organizations, and Non-profit Organizations that will participate in this years COAST Festival. There’s still time, you and your organization can register for the COAST Festival by clicking the button below or downloading the application.
Still unsure if your organization of business can participate in this years COAST Festival? Read through the COAST Criteria for Participation and clear your doubts!