DOWNTOWN FRIDAYS SANTA MARIA

Santa Maria’s popular Downtown Fridays will kick off its third year on Friday, March 30th, 2018. A family-friendly festival with rows of food vendors, live music from local bands, and lots of stuff for kids too! This season will bring new and expanded attractions.

This family-friendly event in Santa Maria’s downtown will occur every Friday from 5:30pm-8:30pm at the Town Center West parking lot, through September 28th, 2018, weather permitting. Admission and parking are free. Live music will include both Spanish and English entertainment.

The event is a result of the City’s “Downtown Plan” which focuses on ways to help draw in more visitors to the downtown area. Downtown Fridays was started not only to give residents and visitors something to do but also to benefit nearby businesses.

Downtown Fridays quickly proved to be a great success with its launch in 2016. Attracting over 2,000 people every week, it made a positive impact by generating more customers for nearby businesses.

While keeping popular features, organizers this year also added new ones. Once a month, the beer and wine tent will feature local breweries and wineries. There is an option to have private parties for businesses or organizations, with tents near the stage.

Overflow parking will be available at the nearby parking structure at Town Center East by Macy’s, with pedestrian access across the Broadway pedestrian bridge. Traffic patrol officers and the Downtown Trolley will assist event-goers crossing Broadway.

The community event is a partnership among the City of Santa Maria and local event promoters Ed Carcarey and Sofia Lariz. Questions may be directed to Neda Zayer  at nzayer@cityofsantamaria.org or Ed Carcarey at edcarcarey@yahoo.com or (805) 331-4744.

Booth Information!  Vendors Here

Booth Information!  Vendors Here
1. Please make sure to clean your area before you leave. 

2. EVERY Booth MUST have: Pop Up, Table, Table cloths, WEIGHTS for POP Up (IT WILL BE WINDY) and CLEAN up area when done.

3. NON FOOD BOOTHS: Make sure that IF you want to attract people: Give aways, Games, Fun, Contests -if you stand/sit and watch the crowd you will NOT DO WELL!

4. ALL VEHICLES MUST BE OUT OF THE EVENT AREA BY 4:45PM.

5. SMILE & HAVE FUN!!