Touch-A-Truck is an affordable and unique family community event where kids of all ages have the opportunity to see, touch, get behind the wheel, honk horns, learn about and safely explore trucks, construction equipment and public safety vehicles.  Meet the men and women who protect, serve, work and build in our community. Have more fun in the “Fun Zone”. Visit community vendors & exhibitors on “Truck Alley”. Food and refreshments available for purchase at the “Truck Stop”. Come for lunch with the entire family.

All proceeds from the event go to support the services of Postpartum Education for Parents (PEP).

Please visit here to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, truck provider opportunities, and stay up to date as event details unfold.




PEP’s 7th Annual Touch-A-Truck (2017) is scheduled for Sunday, September 24, 2017.

Gates open at 9:30am and close at 2:00pm.  This year, a special quiet hour (no horns/sirens) is scheduled from 1:00pm-2:00pm.

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PEP’s 7th Annual Touch-A-Truck (2017) will be held again at Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) West Campus parking lots (Lot 4 & 5) at 721 Cliff Drive. SBCC West Campus is located on Cliff Drive between Loma Alta Drive and Oceano Avenue.

This centralized location provided  ample free, on-site parking, coastal breezes and much needed shade to beat the heat.


Admission: $20/family and $5/individual.

A family ticket includes 2 adults and children in the same immediate family.

Free admission for children 1 and under.


We are pleased to offer a variety of food & refreshments for the entire family at the “Truck Stop”.  Our menu is in development, if you have suggestions please contact us and let us know.


The “Fun Zone” includes bounce houses, face painting, splash zone, and interactive activities.  Fun for all ages!

Great event merchandise is also available; construction helmets, hammers, trucker hats and event t-shirts.


In addition to the trucks, vehicles and equipment, community vendors and exhibitors will be in attendance. Learn about family friendly businesses, organizations and services along “Truck Alley”.


Free on-site parking is available in the parking garage on the West Campus of Santa Barbara City College (SBCC). Additional overflow parking will be available at this year’s event.