Events at the Park
Elings Terrain Running Festival
Saturday, December 8
Get your running shoes out for a great day of running, food, panoramic ocean and mountain views, and one of Santa Barbara’s premier trail running venues. The Elings Terrain Festival has one simple goal…bring parents, students, and the running community together to raise money for student athletes (cross country) at San Marcos, Dos Pueblos, and Santa Barbara high schools. And the school with the most paid race entries wins the Elings Terrain Cup! Whether you’re fast, slow, or somewhere in between, there’s a trail run for every member of the family:
- 5K (open to everyone); We got it all…dirt, sand, hills, switchbacks, grass. See that hill with the ocean view? Yeah, that’ll be you up there. Race time 11:30 a.m.
- 3K kids (Ages 8-13, parents can register to run with their child); Some grass, some hills…still plenty of dirt. Race time 10:45 a.m.
- 3K dog (your pooch will love running with you). Owner optional, just kidding about the owner optional thing. Same course as the kids 3K run. Joint start with the 3K kids race. Race time 10:45.
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Floyd’s Memorial Wall and Garden
Floyd’s Memorial is located next to the restrooms above the soccer fields. The Memorial features a garden, with a remarkable statue of Floyd, sculpted by Bud Bottoms; a drinking fountain that serves dogs and people; and, an artistic ceramic tile wall created by local artist, Sheryl Wheeler from donations by individuals who purchase tiles embellished with their dog’s paw prints.
Michele Morrow had an idea of building a memorial to honor Floyd, an adorable seven-pound local chihuahua, who was tortured and killed by his owner in a tragic senseless act of violence in June 2016. Since then, Michele has devoted her time working with our staff to dedicate an area at the Park that will cultivate community compassion for our animals and strive to raise awareness to prevent animal abuse.
You can contribute to the Memorial by purchasing a 6×6 ceramic tile, which will display your dog’s paw and name. The cost of a tile is $50. Only one dog paw can be printed per tile. Your tile will be placed at Floyd’s Memorial behind the water fountain, creating a beautiful tile wall, displaying your commitment to this special cause. Your tile purchase is tax deductible.
Please help us send a message of community support and commitment to kindness for all animals. Our hope is to grow this vision long into the future.
Summit for Danny
Sunday, October 28th
Join the Climb and help our kids rise above drug abuse!
All funds raised go the Daniel Bryant Youth and Family Center, helping teens overcome early addiction.
Don’t miss this fun event for hikers of all ages. You can even bring your canine friends! Fun for the whole family with live music, the famous Kiwanis Club barbecue, prizes, and more.
Santa Barbara Beer Festival 2018
Saturday, October 20 2018
Join us from, for some phenomenal brews, food, and tunes as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Santa Barbara Beer Festival!
Your ticket gets you a tasting glass and the opportunity to cruise the grounds of beautiful Elings Park for an afternoon, sampling the best brewers in the west.
Remember, only people over 21 will be permitted inside the beer festival. No pets, please. And as always, please stay safe by drinking responsibly.
Mesa Music Nite 2018
Thursday, April 12 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Singleton Pavilion
Upcoming dates: May 10 | June 14 | July 12 | August 9
Bring family, friends, lawn chairs, and blankets for a fun locals evening. Enjoy live music while enjoying some of the best views in all of Santa Barbara! Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
All proceeds will benefit future Mesa area safety and beautification projects. Our big focus is on adding new crosswalks along Cliff Drive. Please join us to learn more about who you can help make a positive difference in our community!
Great family fun! Admission is free!
April 12 – The Hoodlum Friends
May 10 – Mr Friendly
June 14 – Rick Reeves
July 12 – Acre(s) & Friends
August 9 – The Other Woman
For more information visit: www.mesabusinessassociation.org
The 14th Annual Great Egg Hunt!
Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 10 AM to noon.
Please join us for our Annual Great Egg Hunt on Saturday March 31, 2018 from 10:00am-12pm. The fun will include bounce houses, face painting, music, snacks available for purchase, lots of eggs, photo ops and of course, the Easter Bunny! All activities take place on the Softball Fields.
The Great Egg Hunt starts promptly at 10:30 AM. Don’t be late! The Egg Hunt is divided into three groups by age to ensure that every child has fun on their egg hunt:
Baby Bunnies (ages 0-3) followed by
Daring Ducks (Ages 4-6) and then
Jack Rabbits (ages 7+).
Admission is free and parking cost is $5.00 per car. Bring your baskets and enjoy Elings Park on the hoppiest day of the year! We will transform the softball field into a colorful sea of candy filled eggs. Make sure to check your eggs for a special Summer Camp Gift Certificate. For more information please call 805-569-5611.
Bring your baskets for a fun day at the Park!
Admission is free. Parking fee $5 per car.
Volunteers needed! Do you have community service hours to complete? We need your help during the Great Egg Hunt Celebration. Please contact Marinella Baker at email@example.com.
For more information contact the park office at 805-569-5611 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
5:00 – 6:00 PM: VIP Reception
A pre-event reception for sponsors and hosts.
6:00 – 7:30 PM: Dinner & Balloon Glow
Gourmet field dinner, live auction, and the illumination of hot air balloons at sunset.
7:30 – 9:30 PM: AfterGlow Champagne, Dance & Dessert Party
Following the Glow dinner, the AfterGlow dance party begins with Los Angeles based Tariqh Akoni and his One Night Only Band, with a tribute to Stevie Wonder.
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Aloha Spirit Bash
Saturday, August 2017
Bring everyone because the Aloha Spirit Bash is coming to you. You don’t have to fly and pack your bags, just hop in the car with family and friends and enjoy the music and food.
$25 Advance / $35 at the Door
- Hawaiian Entertainment
- Hawaiian Plate Lunch
- Raffle / Silent Auction
- Beer / Wine / Mai Tai Garden