Events

July 16 - August 14, 2018

Monday, July 16

38th Annual Dickens Universe featuring "Little Dorrit"

The Dickens Universe is a unique cultural event that brings together scholars, teachers, students, and members of the general public for a week of...

Tuesday, July 17

38th Annual Dickens Universe featuring "Little Dorrit"

The Dickens Universe is a unique cultural event that brings together scholars, teachers, students, and members of the general public for a week of...

Taco Tuesday in Felton

Taco Tuesday continues at the Felton Covered Bridge Park in Felton on July 17, from 5-7:30pm. These monthly dinners are held on the third Tuesday of every...

Reach for the Stars: Comets & Asteroids

Calling all stargazers! This program will explore the ins and outs of all facets of astronomy for adults and families. Whether you’re an experienced...

Wednesday, July 18

Workshop: HEALTHY HARMONICA

Breathing is our foundation when playing the harmonica. We will take the simplest of pop, folk, and blues melodies and invigorate them with simple, but...

38th Annual Dickens Universe featuring "Little Dorrit"

The Dickens Universe is a unique cultural event that brings together scholars, teachers, students, and members of the general public for a week of...

Naturalist Night: Groundwater Sustainability

Groundwater provides 76% of the water supply for Santa Cruz County and changes in water levels and quality impact us all directly. During this lecture at...

Thursday, July 19

38th Annual Dickens Universe featuring "Little Dorrit"

The Dickens Universe is a unique cultural event that brings together scholars, teachers, students, and members of the general public for a week of...

Fratello Marionettes "Mother Goose Land"

Enter the world of Mother Goose Land, where beloved nursery rhyme characters are brought to life. Mother Goose introduces you to her favorite stories: We...

Spanish Conversation Group @ Aptos Branch Library

Trying to work on your Spanish? Want to improve your vocabulary and Spanish speaking skills? The Aptos Branch Library is now hosting a Spanish conversation...

WORKSHOP: Sterling Silver Metal Clay Rings

Silver metal clay is like magic! Learn to work with the metal clay, including proper forming, firing, finishing techniques, and design considerations. ...

Free Family Movie Nights

Join us for FREE family-friendly movie nights under the stars at the plaza at the Heart of Soquel Park. Family Movie Nights is a series of free outdoor movie...

Friday, July 20

38th Annual Dickens Universe featuring "Little Dorrit"

The Dickens Universe is a unique cultural event that brings together scholars, teachers, students, and members of the general public for a week of...

Heart of Soquel Walking Tour

Join Santa Cruz County Parks Project Manager Sheryl Bailey for a tour of one of the newest additions to the County Parks system. Free! for ages 13+....

Preschool Storytime at Porter Memorial Library

Join us at this special little library for stories, songs and a craft. The program is about 45 minutes, and is most suitable for 2-5 year olds. The Porter...

Wild Goose Qi Gong Practice

Lovely, flowing Wild Goose Qi Gong Movement

MAKE & Explore at the Mall

Join us this afternoon to make something creative or make a new discovery! We are partnering with the Santa Cruz Children's Museum of Discovery to offer this...

Friday Night Food Truck Party in Scotts Valley w/The Derby Girls

Food Trucks A Go Go is rolling into summer with The Derby Girls at the July 20th Friday Night Food Truck Party, 5-8pm at Skypark in Scotts Valley. The Derby...

Teen Splash Night

Looking for a fun night away from the folks? Teens age 13-19 get to swim for FREE at Teen Splash Night! Pools will be open exclusively to teens, along with...

Saturday, July 21

38th Annual Dickens Universe featuring "Little Dorrit"

The Dickens Universe is a unique cultural event that brings together scholars, teachers, students, and members of the general public for a week of...

Cyanotypes of the Sea Workshop

Using the power of the sun, create one of a kind prints of local algae. Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a vibrant, blue print when...

Found Object Necklace

Do you have small items that evoke a memory? Buttons, beads or found objects that you like the texture, color, or shape of? Do you have sentimental objects...

Tidewater : Film & Discussion with Dr. Tiffany Wise-West

Join the City of Santa Cruz's Sustainability + Action Manager, Dr. Tiffany Wise-West, for a film screening and discussion highlighting climate action and...

Sunday, July 22

Corralitos Farm and Garden Market

The weekly market features fruits and vegetables grown in this area without any pesticides or agricultural chemicals. In addition to fresh local produce,...

Author Talk: Annette McGivney

Part true crime and part memoir, Pure Land tells the story of the most brutal murder ever recorded in Grand Canyon's history. It forges a connection between...

Monday, July 23

Adult Learn to Lap Swim Class

FREE adult Learn to Lap Swim Class at Simpkins Swim Center. Pre-registration is not required, just drop-in; first-come, first-served. During this class you...

Felt Story Workshop

Parents and Caregivers are invited to make their own felt stories to share with young children. Materials, patterns and ideas will be provided. The workshops...

Workshop: The Delicate Art of Filigree

Filigree jewelry is an ancient craft traditionally practiced in Asia and the Middle East. It is characterized by its delicate construction of twisted, hand...

Tuesday, July 24

Workshop: The Delicate Art of Filigree

Filigree jewelry is an ancient craft traditionally practiced in Asia and the Middle East. It is characterized by its delicate construction of twisted, hand...

Wednesday, July 25

The Bubble Lady!

This fabulous show really pops! It’s crazy, zany, super silly and tons of fun. Parents and children alike will be wowed as we follow “The Bubble Lady” to...

Workshop: The Delicate Art of Filigree

Filigree jewelry is an ancient craft traditionally practiced in Asia and the Middle East. It is characterized by its delicate construction of twisted, hand...

The Kaeli Earle Trio: Flynn's Cabaret and Steakhouse

"Kaeli Earle is a major talent. It has been a terrific experience playing my music with her and she has helped take Eurocana music in many new and wonderful...

Thursday, July 26

Exploring VR

Swim with dolphins. Hike Mt. Everest. Jump into a 360-degree immersive video. Create a living work of art. All of these things and more are possible when you...

Mike the Magician

He's silly, he's funny and he'll make you go WOW! Mike Della Penna creates wonder and laughter with family magic performances that are equal parts playful...

Mike the Magician

He's silly, he's funny and he'll make you go WOW! Mike Della Penna creates wonder and laughter with family magic performances that are equal parts playful...

Workshop: The Delicate Art of Filigree

Filigree jewelry is an ancient craft traditionally practiced in Asia and the Middle East. It is characterized by its delicate construction of twisted, hand...

WORKSHOP: Sterling Silver Metal Clay Rings

Silver metal clay is like magic! Learn to work with the metal clay, including proper forming, firing, finishing techniques, and design considerations. ...

Friday, July 27

Preschool Storytime at Porter Memorial Library

Join us at this special little library for stories, songs and a craft. The program is about 45 minutes, and is most suitable for 2-5 year olds. The Porter...

Wild Goose Qi Gong Practice

Lovely, flowing Wild Goose Qi Gong Movement

MAKE & Explore at the Mall

Join us this afternoon to make something creative or make a new discovery! We are partnering with the Santa Cruz Children's Museum of Discovery to offer this...

Santa Cruz Food Truck Event

FOOD TRUCKS CONTINUE TO ROLL IN TO SANTA CRUZ! Join us for the 3rd Food Truck Event in our 2018 series on Friday, July 27, 5:00 – 8:00 pm with a Summer Camp...

Workshop: The Delicate Art of Filigree

Filigree jewelry is an ancient craft traditionally practiced in Asia and the Middle East. It is characterized by its delicate construction of twisted, hand...

Crafted in Santa Cruz Summer Block Party

Our Big Westside Block Party was such a blast, we've decided to do it all again (well, sort of)! We'll return to the lot of the Haut Surf Shop for the...

Saturday, July 28

Family Fun Day - get your play on!

Join Santa Cruz County Parks Department, City of Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation, City of Watsonville - City Gov't, and Boys & Girls Clubs Of Santa Cruz...

Workshop: Hands-on Greywater Recycling Installation

With our warmest months approaching it’s a great time to plan for ways to water your land- scaping or spring garden as efficiently as possible. This class...

Guided Hike: Quiroste Valley Cultural Preserve

The Quiroste Valley Cultural Preserve, located near Año Nuevo, was created to protect cultural resources, to restore native vegetation, and to re-implement...

Nature Craft Workshop: Plant Based Salves

UC Santa Cruz Arboretum & Botanic Garden Presents: Plant Based Salves Workshop Saturday July 28, 2018 10am to 1pm Learn the process of making salve by...

Workshop: Miso Making!

Used everyday in the traditional Japanese kitchen for over 1300 years, Miso is a Japanese fermented paste high in protein, and rich in vitamins, minerals and...

Andrew Nathaniel McIntosh: Forgotten Tunings

Bridging the worlds of Baroque and experimental practices, Andrew Nathaniel McIntosh performs selections from Heinrich Biber’s “Rosary Sonatas,” a series of...

Sunday, July 29

Corralitos Farm and Garden Market

The weekly market features fruits and vegetables grown in this area without any pesticides or agricultural chemicals. In addition to fresh local produce,...

Tuesday, July 31

In the Works Orchestra Concert

You’ll find yourself at the very center of contemporary music-making with a special free Cabrillo Festival concert featuring new works by three young...

Thursday, August 2

Spanish Conversation Group @ Aptos Branch Library

Trying to work on your Spanish? Want to improve your vocabulary and Spanish speaking skills? The Aptos Branch Library is now hosting a Spanish conversation...

Introduction to Thinking Maps

Our brains see information in pictures. Thinking Maps are a series of structures which allow a writer organize thoughts and information into meaningful,...

Friday, August 3

First Friday

The First Friday Art Tour happens every month, rain or shine throughout Santa Cruz. Founded by the Santa Cruz Institute of Contemporary Arts, and managed in...

Wild Goose Qi Gong Practice

Lovely, flowing Wild Goose Qi Gong Movement

Linda Cover - Summer Art Series

Join Linda Cover for First Friday Aug 3 exhibit “The Natural World in the Round and Square”. Linda celebrates plants and creatures from our local forests,...

Aural Histories: Orchestra Concert

On the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music's Opening Night, we welcome sensational Macedonian pianist Simon Trpčeski, with his "fiery articulation,...

Saturday, August 4

Elkhorn Slough Safari - Migratory Bird Expedition

Observe the many species of water-birds as you explore the calm waters of Elkhorn Slough’s premier wetland habitats from the unique advantage of a...

Community Bridges Farm to Fork Gala

Come enjoy an evening of locally sourced food and fine wines in the company of others who believe in positive change and collaboration. All proceeds will be...

After Dixieland: Orchestra Concert

Making his Cabrillo Festival debut is Russian-American violinist Philippe Quint, a two-time Grammy Award-nominee who the Daily Standard (UK) praised for his...

Sunday, August 5

Corralitos Farm and Garden Market

The weekly market features fruits and vegetables grown in this area without any pesticides or agricultural chemicals. In addition to fresh local produce,...

Free Family Concert with Tour of the Orchestra

The Cabrillo Festival’s 2018 Free Family Concert features Tunisian-born, Canadian-American composer Karim Al-Zand’s Parizade and the Singing Tree—a work...

Kronos Quartet

For more than 40 years, Kronos Quartet has combined a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to continually reimagine the string quartet...

Monday, August 6

Age Well, Drive Smart

The California Highway Patrol is offering a traffic safety program for seniors. The Age Well, Drive Smart Program is designed to provide mature drivers with...

Wednesday, August 8

Open Show Santa Cruz

Open Show holds social screenings worldwide where the public can experience compelling visual stories and interact directly with their creators. See and hear...

Thursday, August 9

Workshop: Fused Glass Heart Bowls

Create colorful, kiln-cast and slumped glass heart-shaped bowls as you play with colorful glass and learn about glass fusing - the magical interaction of...

Cabrillo Festival Community Night Concert

Cabrillo Festival and Music Director Cristi Măcelaru are opening the doors to our community in a whole new way! Newcomers and long-timers are invited to...

Friday, August 10

Wild Goose Qi Gong Practice

Lovely, flowing Wild Goose Qi Gong Movement

Saturday, August 11

Notes from a Journey: Orchestra Concert

The Cabrillo Festival marks the 80th birthday of renowned composer John Corigliano by honoring his special request—to present his Concerto for Piano and...

Sunday, August 12

Corralitos Farm and Garden Market

The weekly market features fruits and vegetables grown in this area without any pesticides or agricultural chemicals. In addition to fresh local produce,...

Cabrillo Festival Student Staff Ensemble Concert

Hear the future of new music in this free concert of original works programmed, presented, produced and performed by the adventurous 16-24 year-old members...

Of Other Worlds: Orchestra Concert

Cabrillo Festival's Grand Finale centerpiece is composer Nico Muhly's song cycle Impossible Things—a setting of poems by C.P. Cavafy. Of the work, the New...

July 16 - August 14, 2018