Parks & Recreation Events

Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation offers a variety of entertaining events throughout the year. Next up is the 25th Annual Aloha Festival and Outrigger Races on August 20th at the Santa Cruz Wharf. Register a team in the Outrigger Races by Wednesday, August 16th. Register today and keyword search Aloha! See our complete list of events below.

Contact the Recreation Event Office at or (831) 420-5273. 


Special Events Permits
Looking for permit information for large, public events? Please visit the City Manager's Special Event Permits page.

Free viewers are required for some of the attached documents.
They can be downloaded by clicking on the icons below.

Acrobat Reader Flash Player QuickTime Windows Media Player Microsoft Silverlight Word Viewer Excel Viewer PowerPoint Viewer

23rd Annual Woodies on the Wharf

 Woodies Poster 2017

The scenic and historic Santa Cruz Wharf is the perfect setting for a celebration of the surf spirit and classic surf wagons. More than 200 "Woodies," gorgeous, pre-1950s cars that feature wood bodies, line the wharf. Music, t-shirts, memorabilia and prize drawings add to the free fun. Stroll the wharf and enjoy dozens of shops and restaurants and stellar coastal views while you soak up the sun and beauty of Northern California's premier Woodie show.

Presented by the Santa Cruz Woodies, the Santa Cruz Wharf and the City of Santa Cruz. Co-sponsored by KPIG 107.5 FM, Allterra Solar, Hagerty Classic Car Insurance, Pearson Arrow Surfboards, Family Cycling Center, Floyd Smith Custom Surfboards, Community Printers and Michel Junod Surfboards. 

 Woodies on the Wharf - Santa Cruz, CA

 Woodies on the Wharf - Santa Cruz, CA


Return to full list >>