Santa Cruz Events

June 19 - July 18, 2019

Wednesday, June 19

"Bend" by Shay Church

An environmental installation by Shay Church.Created from raw materials of wood and clay, this mythological bend in a river is where wildlife and traces of...

Brave Space - daringly intimate circus in a blanket fort

Brave Space is the building of a blanket fort, sneaking under a hoopskirt, an impulsive congregation in the tiniest of tents. Starting as a puddle of fabric...

Thursday, June 20

Younger Lagoon Reserve Tours

This 90-minute, behind-the-scenes hiking tour takes visitors into Younger Lagoon Reserve adjacent to the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. Part of the...

Music Together MusicalMe Special Storytime

​Experience first-hand just how fun learning and playing musically with your child can be. We’ll teach you how to take music out of the box and put it into...

PopUp Picnics in the Park

PopUp Picnics in the Park return to Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park for the fourth summer in a row, taking place Thursdays from June 13 through August...

"Bend" by Shay Church

An environmental installation by Shay Church.Created from raw materials of wood and clay, this mythological bend in a river is where wildlife and traces of...

Percussion with James Henry

James Henry, master percussionist, has traveled the world with this program and brings to everyone pieces of cultural wisdom from every area of the globe....

LEGO NXT Robotics

Kids ages 8-17 will work in groups of two to build a competition Lego robot to battle on the last day of class for a Lego prize. They will build and program...

Friday, June 21

"Bend" by Shay Church

An environmental installation by Shay Church.Created from raw materials of wood and clay, this mythological bend in a river is where wildlife and traces of...

Saturday, June 22

25th Anniversary Woodies on the Wharf

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Woodies on the Wharf, bigger and better than ever! Come see the more than 200 "woodies," gorgeous, pre-1950s cars that...

Summer Kick-Off Festival at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Enjoy free admission to the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History and outdoor festivities as we welcome summer! Celebrate and learn with live animals from...

"Bend" by Shay Church

An environmental installation by Shay Church.Created from raw materials of wood and clay, this mythological bend in a river is where wildlife and traces of...

Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf Experience

Come learn more about Monterey Bay, from a vantage point half-mile out to sea, without ever leaving land! The Santa Cruz Wharf extends a half-mile out to sea...

The Choral Project's EARTHSONGS: NEW DAYS

The Choral Project, the award-winning, Silicon Valley-based choir announces its last concert of the 2018-19 season, EARTHSONGS : NEW DAYS. The concert will...

Sunday, June 23

Westside Summer Festival

Join the fun at the 1st Westside Summer Festival! Food Trucks A Go Go & Santa Cruz Mountains Makers' Market are collaborating to bring you an eclectic mix...

"Bend" by Shay Church

An environmental installation by Shay Church.Created from raw materials of wood and clay, this mythological bend in a river is where wildlife and traces of...

Sunday Seaside Crafts at the Seymour Center

Make it and take it! Come create and take home a fun souvenir, an activity for the whole family to share. For example, find out what gray whales eat by...

Tuesday, June 25

NorCal Bats

​NorCalBats is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of bats throughout Northern California. Live bats will be presented along with a slide...

Michael Stroud - Magician!

Michael Stroud is a 12-time award-winning magician, consultant, inventor, author and lecturer in the art of magic. He blends comedy, audience participation,...

Wednesday, June 26

"Bend" by Shay Church

An environmental installation by Shay Church.Created from raw materials of wood and clay, this mythological bend in a river is where wildlife and traces of...

Thursday, June 27

Music Together MusicalMe Special Storytime

Experience first-hand just how fun learning and playing musically with your child can be. We’ll teach you how to take music out of the box and put it into...

PopUp Picnics in the Park

PopUp Picnics in the Park return to Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park for the fourth summer in a row, taking place Thursdays from June 13 through August...

"Bend" by Shay Church

An environmental installation by Shay Church.Created from raw materials of wood and clay, this mythological bend in a river is where wildlife and traces of...

LEGO NXT Robotics

Kids ages 8-17 will work in groups of two to build a competition Lego robot to battle on the last day of class for a Lego prize. They will build and program...

Friday, June 28

"Bend" by Shay Church

An environmental installation by Shay Church.Created from raw materials of wood and clay, this mythological bend in a river is where wildlife and traces of...

Saturday, June 29

"Bend" by Shay Church

An environmental installation by Shay Church.Created from raw materials of wood and clay, this mythological bend in a river is where wildlife and traces of...

Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf Experience

Come learn more about Monterey Bay, from a vantage point half-mile out to sea, without ever leaving land! The Santa Cruz Wharf extends a half-mile out to sea...

Sunday, June 30

"Bend" by Shay Church

An environmental installation by Shay Church.Created from raw materials of wood and clay, this mythological bend in a river is where wildlife and traces of...

Sunday Seaside Crafts at the Seymour Center

Make it and take it! Come create and take home a fun souvenir, an activity for the whole family to share. For example, find out what gray whales eat by...

Wednesday, July 3

"Bend" by Shay Church

An environmental installation by Shay Church.Created from raw materials of wood and clay, this mythological bend in a river is where wildlife and traces of...

Thursday, July 4

PopUp Picnics in the Park

PopUp Picnics in the Park return to Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park for the fourth summer in a row, taking place Thursdays from June 13 through August...

"Bend" by Shay Church

An environmental installation by Shay Church.Created from raw materials of wood and clay, this mythological bend in a river is where wildlife and traces of...

LEGO NXT Robotics

Kids ages 8-17 will work in groups of two to build a competition Lego robot to battle on the last day of class for a Lego prize. They will build and program...

Friday, July 5

"Bend" by Shay Church

An environmental installation by Shay Church.Created from raw materials of wood and clay, this mythological bend in a river is where wildlife and traces of...

Saturday, July 6

"Bend" by Shay Church

An environmental installation by Shay Church.Created from raw materials of wood and clay, this mythological bend in a river is where wildlife and traces of...

Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf Experience

Come learn more about Monterey Bay, from a vantage point half-mile out to sea, without ever leaving land! The Santa Cruz Wharf extends a half-mile out to sea...

Sunday, July 7

Younger Lagoon Reserve Tours

This 90-minute, behind-the-scenes hiking tour takes visitors into Younger Lagoon Reserve adjacent to the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. Part of the...

"Bend" by Shay Church

An environmental installation by Shay Church.Created from raw materials of wood and clay, this mythological bend in a river is where wildlife and traces of...

Sunday Seaside Crafts at the Seymour Center

Make it and take it! Come create and take home a fun souvenir, an activity for the whole family to share. For example, find out what gray whales eat by...

Tuesday, July 9

The Essentials of Advance Directives Presentation

Planning ahead for your healthcare is a gift you can give to yourself and those you love. Learn how an Advance Directive can help make your wishes known, and...

Thursday, July 11

Younger Lagoon Reserve Tours

This 90-minute, behind-the-scenes hiking tour takes visitors into Younger Lagoon Reserve adjacent to the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. Part of the...

PopUp Picnics in the Park

PopUp Picnics in the Park return to Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park for the fourth summer in a row, taking place Thursdays from June 13 through August...

Magic with Perry Yan

San Francisco Bay Area Magician Perry Yan offers a magic show has been time tested through thousands of performances at schools, company events, kid’s...

LEGO NXT Robotics

Kids ages 8-17 will work in groups of two to build a competition Lego robot to battle on the last day of class for a Lego prize. They will build and program...

Friday, July 12

Composing Together

Composing Together brings professional composers and performers directly into schools and public spaces to engage people of all ages, collaborating with them...

Saturday, July 13

Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf Experience

Come learn more about Monterey Bay, from a vantage point half-mile out to sea, without ever leaving land! The Santa Cruz Wharf extends a half-mile out to sea...

Sunday, July 14

Younger Lagoon Reserve Tours

This 90-minute, behind-the-scenes hiking tour takes visitors into Younger Lagoon Reserve adjacent to the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. Part of the...

Sunday Seaside Crafts at the Seymour Center

Make it and take it! Come create and take home a fun souvenir, an activity for the whole family to share. For example, find out what gray whales eat by...

Wednesday, July 17

Cascada de Flores

Story-Song-Dance! Bilingual storytelling that is engaging. The story features charming characters full of artistry, music and fun. Cuentos bilingües con una...

Thursday, July 18

Younger Lagoon Reserve Tours

This 90-minute, behind-the-scenes hiking tour takes visitors into Younger Lagoon Reserve adjacent to the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. Part of the...

PopUp Picnics in the Park

PopUp Picnics in the Park return to Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park for the fourth summer in a row, taking place Thursdays from June 13 through August...

LEGO NXT Robotics

Kids ages 8-17 will work in groups of two to build a competition Lego robot to battle on the last day of class for a Lego prize. They will build and program...

June 19 - July 18, 2019