2017 Calendar

The following annual events and celebrations take place in Downtown Santa Cruz. These dates are approximated, and will be confirmed by the presenting organizations as the events approach. Bookmark this page for updates, and check our full calendar for all Downtown Santa Cruz events.


6 First Friday, Museum of Art and History
13-15 Fungus Fair, Louden Nelson Community Center
8 Tens @ Eight Short Play Festival, at Center Stage Theater

24 -26 Santa Cruz Ragtime Festival


7 Young Professionals Spring Mixer
March 31, April 1, April 2 Sidewalk Sales


Dancing in the Streets
National Dance Week Santa Cruz
Earth Day
28, 29, 30 Sidewalk Sales

7 Downtown Wine Walk
26, 27, 28, 29 Sidewalk Sales (Memorial Day Weekend)

Japanese Cultural Fair, Santa Cruz Mission Plaza Park
Santa Cruz Pride Parade and Festival
June 30, July 1 , July 2  Sidewalk Sales

Fesitval del Nopal, Lincoln Street
28, 29, 30 Sidewalk Sales

Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, at the Civic Auditorium
Kids Week Downtown
Church Street Fair
Soif Waiter Race – Walnut Ave.
25, 26, 27 Sidewalk Sales
Tequila and Taco Festival, in San Lorenzo Park

Wellness Fair – Lincoln Street

1, 2, 3, 4 Sidewalk Sales (Labor Day weekend)
FashionART SantaCruz, at the Civic Auditorium
Santa Cruz Greek Festival, at Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church
Santa Cruz Follies, at the Civic Auditorium
Mole & Mariachi Festival, at the Santa Cruz Mission State Park
29, 30, Oct 1 Sidewalk Sales

Santa Cruz Comedy Festival
Santa Cruz Music Festival
GLOW: A Festival of Light, at the MAH and Abbott Square
Santa Cruz Restaurant Week
27, 28, 29 Sidewalk Sales
31 Family Trick-or-Treating

Downtown Wine Walk
Cleaning Extravaganza
24, 25, 26 Sidewalk Sales
Small Business Saturday

Downtown Holiday Parade
Santa Cruise Scavenger Hunt
The Nutcracker, at the Civic Auditorium


Second Sundays, Antique Fair, on Lincoln Street
Wednesdays, Downtown Farmers Market
February-October the Santa Cruz Derby Girls, at the Civic Auditorium
March-November Downtown Sidewalk Sales
October-May Santa Cruz Symphony, at the Civic Auditorium
November-April the Santa Cruz Warriors, at Kaiser Permanente Arena


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