Water Festival

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Free day of fun and learning for the entire family!

Each year, Santa Margarita Water District hosts its Water Awareness Festival, a family-friendly event where adults and children are able to learn more about water use efficiency and local supply reliability. Residents are invited to enjoy a day of fun and learning with a hands-on tide pool exhibit, water efficient irrigation and native plant displays, water presentations, games and crafts, and music and face painting. Tour the construction of OC's largest recycled water reservoir, Trampas Dam & Reservoir. The event is held in the spring to celebrate the state of California’s recognition of May as “Water Awareness Month.”

  • Leak Detection & Rebate Programs

  • Special giveaway: water saber

  • Special guest: Darth Vader & Ricki the Raindrop

  • Tour the constriction of OC’s largest recycled water reservoir

  • Trampas Canyon Dam & Reservoir

  • Native plant experts and displays

  • Tour construction of OC's largest recycled H20 reservoir

  • Reptiles

  • Crafts & Face painting

  • Historic fire truck rides

  • Refreshments

  • ...and more!

Learn about rebates & programs for a water-wise lifestyle

  • Walk through a 5.5 foot pipeline

  • Climb aboard equipment

  • Ride a historic fire truck

  • Play with animals that don’t need a lot of water

  • Enjoy refreshments

Parking: View a parking map (PDF) of the event.

Event Map: View a map (PDF) of last year's event below.

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Questions about the event? Please contact Nicole Stanfield at nicoless@smwd.com.