Downtown Fridays

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Fridays from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (March 29 to September 27, 2019)

weather permitting


DF crowd


Downtown Fridays is the place to be for families, fun, and community camaraderie. The weekly event features live music, food booths, food trucks, kids’ activities, and a beer tent. Admission and parking are free.


Check out the Downtown Fridays Facebook page


Overflow parking will be available at the parking structure at Town Center East by Macy’s, with access across the Broadway pedestrian bridge.


The event is a partnership among the City and local event promoter and radio personality Ed Carcarey and local news media owner and event promoter Sofia Lariz. Downtown Fridays is a direct result and outgrowth of the City’s Downtown Specific Plan, a strategy formulated and approved by City leaders to pump new life into Santa Maria’s downtown core.

If you are interested in participating in the Downtown Fridays event as a vendor, performance, or musical guest, please contact Ed Carcarey at or (805) 331-4744. All food vendors will need permits through the County of Santa Barbara Health Department and be an already established business. 

If you are interested in participating in the Wednesday Farmers' Market in Town Center West - a certified farmers market and a different event - please contact manager Kathy McNay at (805) 305-9829.