Special Events Permits Looking for permit information for large, public events? Please visit the City Manager's Special Event Permits page.
FREE DRY LAND LEARN TO SURF CLINIC
WITH CLUB ED SURF SCHOOL
Friday, July 10 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This dry-land surf clinic will introduce surfing fundamentals, etiquette, equipment design, ocean safety and proper stand-up techniques. All ages welcome. Meet at the blue Club Ed beach trailer on Cowell Beach on the right side of the Santa Cruz Wharf. Please email or call to reserve your spot, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 831-464-0177. Lessons and rentals available daily. Check out our website at club-ed.com for class schedules and reservations. Free!
FREE MOVIES ON THE BEACH
Wednesdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 9:00 pm
Main Beach, by the Boardwalk There’s nothing quite like watching a classic movie on the beach with the world-famous Giant Dipper Roller coaster lights twinkling overhead and the smell of kettle corn, hot dogs, and salt water taffy filling the air! Bring the family and your blanket or low back chair and join us for the fun! Visit beachboardwalk.com/movies for movie schedule. Free!
FREE REC SWIM DAY AT HARVEY WEST POOL
Sunday, July 12 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Harvey West Pool Everybody in the pool! Rec swim is free on July 15th in honor of July is Parks and Recreation Month. Come enjoy one of the most beautiful pools in the area and bring the family for an afternoon of fun. Free
INTRO TO DRYLAND STAND-UP PADDLE CLINIC
WITH CLUB ED SURF SCHOOL
Sunday, July 5 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Come join us for a dryland introduction to Stand-up Paddling
(SUP). This clinic will introduce you to SUP fundamentals, etiquette, equipment design and safety techniques. Kids 10+ years old and adults are welcome! Meet at the blue Club Ed beach trailer on Cowell Beach on the right side of the Santa Cruz Wharf. Please email or call to reserve your spot, email@example.com or call 831-464-0177. Also lessons and rentals available daily. Check out our website at club-ed.com for class schedules and reservations. Free!
POGONIP—EMMA MCCREARY TRAIL
WITH THE SANTA CRUZ PARK RANGERS
Friday, July 17 10:00 am
Moderate hike, dogs permitted. Two-hour loop, parking on Golf Club Drive. No restrooms or water available on site.
WACKY CARNIVAL FUN
Saturday, July 18 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Nothing says summer recreation more than a Carnival! Enjoy games, face painting, spin art, popcorn and a 20-foot inflatable slide for the brave of heart. All ages are welcome. Free!
SUNDAYS IN SAN LORENZO PARK
Free Activities in San Lorenzo Park
July 5 Birthdays &
Board Games 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
July 12 Plant Exchange 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
July 19 Local Art 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
July 26 Kids in the Park 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
More information about these, and all other Sundays in San Lorenzo Park.
DOWNTOWN SIGNIFICANT TREE WALK
Saturday, July 18 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Come join Certified, City Arborist and Urban Forester, Leslie Keedy. Leslie will be hosting a walking tour featuring the beautiful trees growing in the downtown Santa Cruz area. Approximately 30 trees are showcased on the tree walk. The walk begins in the City Hall Courtyard between the Council Chambers and the downtown library at 9 am. The walk covers trees growing adjacent to our downtown streets and is approximately 2-3 hours long and open to all ages. Free!
TEEN GLOW-IN-THE-DARK BEACH VOLLEYBALL
Friday, July 10 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Main Beach Volleyball Courts
Show up for glow-in-the-dark volleyball with music and fun under the stars on the beach. Teen Center staff will be on hand to organize games and officiate. Glow-in-the-dark net and volleyballs will be provided. Glow necklaces or bracelets for all players. Call 831-420-5337. FREE!
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