Open Streets

More than a street festival · Biking, walking, playing, and dancing

Next Event:

Santa Maria Open Streets

Sunday March 29, 2020 · 11am - 5pm

Main Street from Broadway to Blosser will become a public park for the day.

Future Events:

Bike Days on State Street: May 7-10, 2020
Buellton: October 4, 2020
Guadalupe: September 13, 2020

Santa Maria 2019

Want a booth? Register first.

Start by registering at SB Open Streets. You will be directed back to this page for payment.

Santa Maria 2019

Open Streets around the world

It all started three decades ago in Bogotá, Colombia.

The community wanted an escape from the usual congestion and traffic and decided to close nearly 60 miles of roadways each week to cars and open the streets up for biking and other forms of human movement.

These ‘Ciclovias‘ (“see-klo-vee-as”), Spanish for ‘bike ways‘, paved the way for what has now become a growing international movement to allow communities to temporarily transform our streets and use them as a public space for all sorts of exercise and social interaction, making communities stronger and healthier.

The Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition is proud to be the fiscal sponsor for Santa Maria Open Streets, where for one day, a prominent street is closed to automobile traffic, so people can enjoy the space and rethink the use of streets in City planning. Open Streets events are coordinated with marketing and outreach support from SBCAG Traffic Solutions. See past Open Streets events.