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Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation offers a variety of entertaining events throughout the year. Annual favorites include Woodies on the Wharf, Aloha Polynesian Festival and Clam Chowder Cook Off PLUS FREE events for the entire month of July in honor of July Is Parks Make Life Better Month. See our complete list of events below.

Contact the Recreation Event Office at recreationevents@cityofsantacruz.com or (831) 420-5273. 

Woodies on the Wharf - Santa Cruz, CA

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

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Surf Statue 25th Anniversary

Join us Saturday May 27 - 12:00 pm

  • Date: 05/27/2017

surf statue 

 
12:00 pm - Welcome and History of the Surf Statue

12:30 pm - Toast

12:45 pm - Paddle Out

The City and the Santa Cruz Surfing Club Preservation Society will honor the rich and powerful history of surfing in Santa Cruz by inviting the community to an event to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Surf Statue. Learn about the history of the Surf Statue and meet the passionate community members who made its installation possible. Refreshments provided. 

Santa Cruz has enjoyed creatively dressing the Surf Statue over the past 25 years. Have a fun photo of the Surf Statue? Email to recreationevents@cityofsantacruz.com! Photos will be on display at the event. 

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