Palm Park Festival

Welcome to the NEW Palm Park Festival on Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2 kicking off Santa Barbara Half Marathon presented by HOKA + SB Independent 5K weekend! 
The Festival is FREE & OPEN to the community, so whether you’re a participant picking up your race day packet or coming down to enjoy live music or the kids zone, we can’t wait to see you!

Due to construction at Palm Park Great Meadow, the 2024 festival will be located at the Carousel House on Garden St. & Cabrillo Blvd. 

Festival Hours & Location

Welcome to the Palm Park Festival located in 2024 at the Carousel House. Two City of Santa Barbara waterfront parking lots are available nearby off of Garden St & Cabrillo Blvd.

Please adhere to all parking fees and restrictions in downtown Santa Barbara. There is no special event parking throughout race weekend. On Race Day, Sunday, Nov. 3 Waze as well as your favorite map apps will also provide street closure information.

Get Directions: Google Maps | Apple Maps

The below information is from 2023. The 2024 lineup will be announced in the fall!


We’re kicking off race weekend with two, epic local bands on the Great Meadow band stage. Grab your blankets, bring your friends & family, and enjoy! 

Jackson Gillies

Jackson Gillies is a 24-year-old singer/songwriter/musician residing in Santa Barbara, California. Jackson’s notables include highlights like co-producing and playing in the Emmy Award-winning Concert “Teens Sing for Santa Barbara” which raised over 75,000 dollars for Unity Shoppe’s wildfire and mudslide survivor fund, being featured on a Kenny Loggins Compilation album called CALIAMERICANA ll, placing top 69 on American Idol, of which the FB audition has over 28 million views, giving the first ever TEDx Talk about HS (Hidradenitis Suppurativa), producing and playing in the first ever HS Awareness Concert, winning the title of Teen Star USA in 2016, and independently co-producing/writing and producing singles that were received with wonderful acclaim.  Jackson attended the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in London and produces music for clients and will be releasing his debut album on March 24, 2024. To date Jackson has used his music to help raise funds for Unity Shoppe, One Thread Collective, Sansum Diabetes Research Institute, Adam’s Angels and others.


From the Californian gold coast of reggae, Santa Barbara based Cornerstone, has created and cultivated a unique reggae sound of their own.

Since 2005 Cornerstone has had the honor to play with many of the Jamaican musicians who paved the way for reggae in the US and beyond. Legends such as Burning Spear, Toots & The Maytals and Gregory Issacs to name a few.

Staying true to the conscious message and the rudimentary sounds of the music, Cornerstone reggae is a sharp edged rhythmical vessel on a forward destination.

Follow @cornerstonereggae on instagram for information and upcoming performances.


Warm-up for race day with activities for all ages! Kick-off your morning with a group shakeout run or yoga. Then beginning at 10am, kids can enjoy the Santa Barbara Bubble Guy, Face Painting, tunes by Santa Barbara’s BEST DJ, Darla Bea, and more! Stay tuned for complete details and schedule.

Calling all UCSB Alumni!

Be one of the first 500 alumni to stop by the UCSB Gauchos Athletics tent in the Park to claim your exclusive race day pin to add to your Finisher’s Medal Ribbon! These pins will be provided on a first-come-first-serve basis. 

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