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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
in Laurel Park
- Date: 06/10/2017 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
- Location: Laurel Park
Celebrate the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation with amazing music, moving speakers, delicious soul food, health fair, a community art project with the MAH and everyone's favorite, the kid's sack race. Juneteenth is a special day for anyone who believes in freedom and equality for all people. FREE!
The African-American Community Health Group will provide its 17th annual Juneteenth health fair which incorporates rich cultural heritage with free health education and health screenings for all of our county citizens.
Basketball Skills Contest 12:00 - 3:00 pm
Harbor High assistant basketball coach will lead kids and adults in fun, basketball skill-oriented games. Prizes provided by the Santa Cruz Warriors.
3-Point Shootout • Skills Challenge • Shot Competition
Sign up by calling the Louden Nelson community Center at 831.420.6177.