Santa Barbara PEP Touch-A-Truck Event

What Is Touch-A-Truck?

"Touch-A-Truck" is an affordable, family-friendly event presented annually by Postpartum Education for Parents (PEP), with the help of local businesses and community members.

Kids (and adults!) can explore the many different trucks, emergency and public safety vehicles, construction equipment and meet the men and women who protect, serve and build in our community. After you’ve climbed and honked to your heart’s content, listen to live music, visit our generous sponsors’ exhibitor tables and check out the face painting, games and crafts in "Truck Alley." Refreshments available for purchase from food trucks, of course!

PEP is an all-volunteer-run 501(c)(3) non-profit, and all event proceeds support PEP’s mission to and services to promote parental mental health in the greater Santa Barbara area.

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When is Touch-A-Truck?

This year, PEP will be hosting the 9th Annual Touch-A-Truck event on Sunday, September 22nd, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM. The last hour, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM is set aside as a "No Honking" period so that very young children and other persons who might have an adverse reaction to sudden, loud noises may participate undisturbed.

The event will be held at Santa Barbara City College’s West Campus Parking Lot 4 in Santa Barbara, CA. This activity is not part of, nor endorsed by, SBCC.

Tickets will be sold online beginning in August.