With the launch of Expo in 2016, the City is hosting Coast in lieu of the Santa Monica Festival for this one year to celebrate the arrival of the train.
This year’s signature event is called Coast. Please join on June 5!
Coast, Santa Monica's Open Streets Event - Sunday, June 5
Residents and visitors are invited to enjoy approximately 2 miles of car-free streets around the Downtown Santa Monica Expo Station on Sunday, June 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Coast, Santa Monica's Open Streets Event presented by Metro encourages Santa Monicans to walk or bike to this event where they'll have a chance to discover local arts and culture, learn about sustainability, and explore new mobility options. The event commemorates the beginning of Expo, and gives Santa Monicans an opportunity to experience our multi-modal city with rail, bus, bike share and car share (Zipcar will become available this spring). Pedestrian and bicycle access will be provided along Main Street from Marine to Colorado, Colorado from Ocean Avenue to 5th Street, and along Ocean Avenue from Colorado to Wilshire. Local businesses, organizations, community groups, and City departments will be actively involved in this citywide event, including producing interactive, engaging activity hubs along the route. This event is being held in lieu of the Santa Monica Festival for 2016. Metro awarded the City a $200,000 open streets grant which partially funds the event.