There are a number of classic cars that have gone down in the annals of time as legendary: the 1966 Shelby 427 Cobra, the 1964 Aston Martin DB5, and the classic 1963 Corvette Sting Ray, just to name a few. But here in Santa Barbara, there is a certain style of vehicle that we celebrate more than any other, one that truly defines the word legendary: the Woodie Wagon! One of the top things to do in Santa Barbara is this celebration culminates every single year with the Annual Woodies at the Beach Car Festival, and this year the festival returns for its 18th year and promises to be the biggest and best one yet!
What is a Woodie Wagon?
For those of you who may not know, a Woodie Wagon is a particular style of car that prominently features wood-paneling on the outside and is most typically known to be on classic station wagons!
Spend an Afternoon Right on the Beach with Delicious Food!
One of the number one reasons that the Annual Woodies at the Beach Car Festival has been popular for so long is that it’s simply a blast to attend! The festival takes place on the west lawn of Santa Barbara City College, which overlooks the Pacific Ocean and provides an incredible backdrop for the event. This year the award-winning gourmet food truck, HEAT Culinary, will also be on hand to provide some of their incredible offerings for both breakfast and lunch! There are few better ways to spend the day than with some delicious grub and cool cars right on the beach.
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The good people at the Woodies at the Beach Festival aren’t just interested in celebrating amazing cars, but they always love to use this event to help support some of the amazing local charities in our community. There are a number of different ways to help contribute if you attend the event, including raffles, a silent auction, event t-shirts, and more! Find out for yourself on why this one of the top fun things to do in Santa Barbara!
So if you’re looking for an amazing way to spend a Saturday right on the beach, have some fun, and support the local community, then look no further than the 18th Annual Woodies at the Beach Festival! This event has no entry fee and will be taking place this year on July 28th from 9am-3pm. So come out and see some legendary Woodies, chow down on delicious grub, and have some fun!