Parks & Recreation Events

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

Coming up next . . . 

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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in Laurel Park

  • Date: 06/10/2017 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Location: Laurel Park


 Juneteenth Sack Race  Juneteenth BBQ
 Juneteenth vendor  Gospel Juneteenth


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!

Health Fair: 
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. 


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