Rec Fest

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 1-4pm

This Department of Recreation showcase event is FREE and open to all UCSB students, staff, and faculty! Come see all that Recreation has to offer, sign up for class, join a team, make friends, and have some fun. Whether you are new to campus, a returning student who hasn't explored all that Recreation has to offer, or a curious staff or faculty member, we invite you to "Find Your Fit" and join in on the fun! 

Rec Fest (formerly Fun & Fitness Festival) is the UCSB Department of Recreation's annual showcase event that takes place during UCSB's Week of Welcome every Fall quarter of the new academic year. The festival showcases the variety of classes and activities that Recreation offers including FREE fitness, sport, and adventure demos. Information and sign-ups are available for Intramural Sports, Sports Clubs, Athletic Training, Get Up Gauchos, GauchoREC, and more! Participants also enjoy live performances, games, giveaways from our sponsors, and more!


Rec Fest (formerly Fun & Fitness Festival) has been one of the most popular events on campus since the first time it was held in 1993. Over 6,000 students, faculty, and community members attend each year! Join us this year for the fun!


2021 Rec Fest Demo & Activity Schedule


Group Fitness

Time Class Instructor
1:30 - 2 pm Dynamic Strength & Flexibility Jill Martin
2:15 - 2:45 pm Bootcamp Ben Oler
3 - 3:30 pm Barre Above® Cathleen Clarke

Location: Outdoor Group Fitness Studio behind the Pottery Studio next to North Gate

Group Cycle

Time Class Instructor
1:30 - 2 pm Rhythm Ride Brenda Lear
2:15 - 2:45 pm
Rhythm Ride
Lara Mack
3 - 3:30 pm
Rhythm Ride

Lara Mack

Location: Outdoor Group Cycle Studio in front of the MAC Entrance

Ongoing Activities

Aerial Silks, Canoe Battleship, Climbing Tower, Inflatable Archery, Fitness Competitions, Log Rolling, MAC Climbing Center, Scuba, and more!

2021 Rec Fest Performance Schedule

Time Group
1:05 pm UCSB Cheerleading
1:10 pm BFOM A Cappella
1:20 pm UCSB Tarra
1:25 pm Vocal Motion
1:35 pm Iaorana te Otea
1:40 pm Naked Voices
1:50 pm Untitled Dance Company
1:55 pm InterVals A Cappella
2:05 pm Gaucho R.E.C. Ballroom, Latin, & Night Club Dance Showcase
2:20 pm Gaucho R.E.C. Tai Chi Showcase
2:35 pm
Gaucho R.E.C. Hip Hop Showcase
2:50 pm
Gaucho R.E.C. Capoeira & Afro Brazilian Dance Showcase
3:10 pm BFOM A Cappella
3:20 pm UCSB Taara
3:25 pm Vocal Motion
3:35 pm  Iaorana te Otea
3:40 pm Naked Voices
3:50 pm Untitled Dance Company
3:55 pm InterVals A Cappella



For questions about the Rec Fest (formerly Fun & Fitness Festival), contact Ashley Marsh at For sponsorship and booth, opportunities see Event Sponsorship or contact Melanie Bélanger at