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Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation offers a variety of entertaining events throughout the year. Contact the Recreation Event Office at recreationevents@cityofsantacruz.com or (831) 420-5273. 

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A Christmas Carol
at the Louden Nelson Community Center presented by Christian Youth Theater
Friday, November 17 - Sunday, November 26

Joy! at the Civic Auditorium presented by Tandy Beal & Co.
Friday, November 24 at 2:00pm & 7:00pm
Saturday, November 25 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm
Sunday, November 26 at 2:00pm

Frosty Fun Fest at the Louden Nelson Community Center
Friday, December 1, 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Nutcracker at the Civic Auditorium presented by Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre
Friday, December 15 at 8:00pm
Saturday, December 16 at 1:00pm and 4:30pm
Sunday, December 17 at 1:00pm and 4:30pm

Clam Chowder Cook Off TWO DAYS! - Saturday, February 24 Amateur & Sunday, February 25 Professional! Want more information? The 2018 Chowder Cook Off Guidelines cover all the details.  Register Now

Clam Chowder Registration Open for 2018

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 (all day)

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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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