The Santa Ynez Valley Earth Day Festival is growing in popularity by leaps and bounds.
Organized by Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden, participants from all corners of the Central Coast gathering one place to find solutions to climate change in a fun and festive event atmosphere. The global climate movement is growing rapidly. As communities, we have the same goal: to work together in protecting the one world we have. It begins right here in our own communities, and we believe our beautiful Valley and Central Coast will continue to flourish through this growing awareness.








  • Environmental Non-Profits: Meet our local heroes who are eager to share how easy it is to help protect our environment. We are lucky to have a wide variety of entrepreneurs with such incredible products and skillsets attending who are eager to share their message with the rest of us!
  • Water-Wise Landscaping: Create the perfect water wise garden through understanding the benefits of mulch, drought tolerant plants and compost alternatives. There is more than meets the eye to every aspect of landscaping!
  • Alternative Energy: Discover great alternatives, instead of using harmful fossil fuels, that benefit our environment and help it flourish - that also save you money in the long run!
  • Green Car Show: Learn about cutting-edge, climate-friendly electric vehicles. Get up close to the brand new 2017 Chevy Bolt EV and Chevy Spark EV presented by Rio Vista Chevrolet in Buellton. Discover other cutting-edge electric vehicles such as Tesla. Connect with locals who made the jump to low-carbon cars, see the clean vehicles they drive, and learn from their experience. There’s no better way to get first-hand insights about what it like to own and drive an electric vehicle than to get the inside scoop from the person driving!
  • Green Business: Join us as 3rd District Santa Barbara County Supervisor Joan Hartmann introduces and honors our green business of the year, REDUCE, REUSE. GROW Inc. from San Luis Obispo! They have been so generous to donate their product for us to use at our event this year.
  • Kids Green Zone: Horse back riding, rock climbing, bouncers, petting zoo, earth worm box making, composting, Earth Day Passports, Bee Bags, and countless other fun earth day educational classes.
  • Family Activities: Passport, Traveling Bee Bag, Solar Powered Derby Cars and more! We are a family event, and are delighted to have a wide range of activities for every age group.
  • Silent Auction:  It's a win-win: you get amazing deals on awesome products and experiences, and all proceeds go to benefiting the SYVBG's education program!
  • VIP Sponsors: Catered VIP Lounge Area adjacent to the Beer and Wine Garden and Main Stage entertainment!
  • Beer & Wine Garden: A delectable selection of Central Coast wine and beer varieties! 
  • Live Entertainment: The Ruben Lee Dalton Band and Grammy Nominee band CALICO.
  • Guest Speakers: James Heins and Marc McGinnes