Events at the Park


Help Our Kids Rise Above Drug Abuse

Join us Sunday, October 27th at Elings Park for CADA’s 19th Annual Summit for Danny Community Climb! Every year, hundreds of hikers unite to raise scholarships funds for substance abuse treatment for teens at the Daniel Bryant Youth and Family Center. Operated by CADA and founded in 2001, the Center provides safe, effective outpatient treatment for young people ages 12-18 who are struggling with alcohol and other drug problems.

Families and friends enjoy great company and the choice of three different hiking trails from easy to advanced. This year’s event features a mini obstacle course from Titan Fitness in the center of the grove for kids to play on during the hike, as well as chair massage stations for our hikers. Live entertainment, a BBQ and awards presentation will follow the hike. This is your opportunity to support our area youth to rise above drug abuse!

Click here for more information and to register

Pints for the Park – Santa Barbara Beer Festival

October 12th from 11:30am to 4:30pm

We are going big this year, and bringing back a ton of your favorite breweries, adding ciders, wine and kombucha! Over 50 of them will join us at the beautiful Elings Park along with live music, and vendors! 


We are the ORIGINAL craft beer festival in Santa Barbara and have decided to add a NEW VIP Early Entry at 11:30 a.m. VIP tickets are $60 and will allow you to enter an hour early at 11:30 a.m. and sample craft beer that won’t be available during the General Admission Session.

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General Admission is $45 and begins at 12:30 p.m. Every guest will get a souvenir glass and get to sample from any of the craft breweries, ciders, wineries and kombucha on site!

We are also introducing Shuttle Pickups in Santa Barbara (Figueroa Mountain Brewing), Goleta (M Special) and Carpinteria (Island Brewing Co.) for just $10! This includes a ride to the event, and a ride back after the event is over.

A free bicycle valet will be available as well this year, so make sure you get to Santa Barbara Beer Festival safely!

We have brought in our friends En Fuego Events to manage this years festival. They manage the Surf ‘n’ Suds Beer Festival, Buellton Brew Fest, Buckles ‘n’ Brews Invitational, Central Coast Craft Beer Festival, Brew Year’s Eve Santa Barbara, and now proudly, they are managing the Santa Barbara Beer Festival!

100% of the proceeds benefits the Santa Barbara Rugby Association and the Elings Park Foundation!

Shakespeare Unscripted

Shakespeare in the Park at Godric Grove, Sunday, September 22 at 5:00PM

A completely improvised play in the style of William Shakespeare

Directed by Brian Lohmann & Dan O’Connor

Paying homage to the genius of William Shakespeare, Impro Theatres company spontaneously creates a brand new play in The Bards unmistakable style. Using language that sizzles with poetry, colorful imagery and bawdy innuendo, Shakespeare UnScripted starts with audience suggestions and brings to life the monarchs, spirits, lovers and fools that make up Shakespeares world.

“Impro Theatre has evolved into a powerhouse improvisational company in full-length shows that are off-the-cuff and consistently hilarious. An indigenous Los Angeles treasure, the company should be seen  and reseen!” – Los Angeles Times

Please note this show replaces Lit Moon Theater’s Midsummer Night’s Dream.  All tickets previously purchased for Midsummer Night’s Dream will be honored for Shakespeare UnScripted.

Balloon & Wine Festival

Join us for the inaugural Elings Park Balloon & Wine Festival

Saturday, September 14th,  6:00pm to 9:00pm

An unforgettable evening of friends, sunset views, illuminated hot-air balloons (with rides), picturesque oak groves, large-scale light sculpture projections, featuring the world-class wineries of California’s Central Coast all benefitting Santa Barbara’s treasure … Elings Park.


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Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 9 AM to noon

Please join us for our Annual Great Egg Hunt on Saturday April 20, 2019 from 9:00AM-12PM. The fun will include bounce houses, face painting available for purchase, music, 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 10:00AM. Arrive early to get parking! 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 $10.00 per car. Bring your baskets and enjoy Elings Park on the Hoppiest day of the year! We 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 $10 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

For more information contact the park office at 805-569-5611 or email

Elings Terrain Running Festival

Saturday, December 8, 2018

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:

Race Schedule:

  • 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.

For more information click here

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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.

Download a form here to purchase a tile at the Park office.

Mesa Music Nites 2019

Thursdays, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Singleton Pavilion

Upcoming dates: May 9 | June 13 | July 11 | August 8

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!

Music by:

May 9 – Mr Friendly
June 13 – Next Exit
July 11 – Moneluv
August 8 – Acre(s)

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