Kids Day Returns To Downtown Santa Cruz.

The Downtown Association of Santa Cruz is excited to present the return of Kids Day Downtown, a day long festival of activities, events and entertainment just for kids.

The sidewalks of Downtown Santa Cruz will be filled with exhibitors, free activities, and entertainment, plus in store activities and specials throughout downtown at your favorite businesses.

Come experience a great sample of community groups with great youth programming. Education, sports, arts, science, dance, theater, and other offerings will be present with hands on activities all day.

The festival runs from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on Sunday April 15th.

The Weather Forecast continues to change. We are monitoring and crossing our fingers. We will make a call on the morning of the event, by 9:00am and will post here and on Facebook.



Stop by the Downtown Info Kiosk at Pacific and Soquel for a 
Kids day map and schedule

Kaiwa Arts • Luma Yoga • Outdoor Science Exploration • Ohana Gymnastics • City of Santa Cruz Parks and Recs • Camp Hammer • Foster Family Recruiter • YMCA Camp Campbell • Little Garden Patch Farm • Spring Hill School • Palace Arts and Office Supply • Musical Me • CurlyQuirk Art • Gateway School



Check out some great performances and demos at Pacific and Cooper

12:00 Grooveroo – Babywearing Swing Line Dance

12:45 Luma Yoga – Pop up Yoga

1:30 Motion Pacific Dance

2:00 Tiny House Theater

3:00 All About Theater

4:00 International Academy of Dance


99 Bottles – Free kid’s meal with paid adult meal.

A Brighter World Tie Dye – There is no studio fee, there is a 20% discount for kids making spirals, and there is extra fun in the store, which is already fun.

Atlantis Fantasyworld – Pick up a Pixar themed Coloring Contest entry at Atlantis Fantasyworld. Bring back the completed drawing on Saturday, June 9th to meet three Pixar animators! Participants will receive a FREE COMIC BOOK upon return of the completed drawing!

Bhody – Come paint canvas bags, munch on healthy snacks, & enjoy child-friendly vibes right here at Bhody! Juice available for the kids/Wine for the adults The event runs from 12pm to 4pm. Limited Spots are Available, please RSVP: here

Bookshop Santa Cruz – Meet the author of Goodnight Santa Cruz, Roxanne Sher Olson from 4pm-5pm in the Children’s section of Bookshop Santa Cruz. Come early for a guided reading with the Author in a Story Walk About: 3pm at Memorial Plaza (next to Jamba Juice).

Dream Maker Creative – FREE CRAFT for children ages 4-12. Paint a 4-6 inch tall terracotta or metal plant pot. Complimentary potting soil and herb seeds to start your mini garden. Also 25% off drop-in craft projects for all ages and our take home craft kits.

Eco Goods – Try out Green Toys Dough Sets! Have fun playing with new organic play dough and tool sets.

Exit Santa Cruz – Crafts in the DIY studio.

Glow Candle Lounge – Children 12 and under Save $9.00 on a Kid’s Studio Day Pass with purchase of $12.00 or higher priced candle that you get to make yourself!

Kaiwa Art and Play Space – Open Studio art activities and play time

Kianti’s Pizza and Pasta Bar – Kids Eat Free! – One free kids meal with purchase of one individual pizza or pasta from 11am-5pm
Kids receive their own pizza dough to play with and a coloring sheet.

Marini’s Candies – Free Junior scoops of select ice cream

Mythic Games – Free Magic Demo, 10% off all board games & Board Game Library Access

Nut Kreations – Fill a $ 2 junior squirrel bag with your own mix. And, take a photo with our cut out nutty photo booth.

Pacific Cookie Company – 3 mini Chocolate Chip cookies for $1 AND $1.50 Marianne’s Ice Cream kids cones from 11am-5pm

Pono Hawaiian Grill – Kids 10 yrs and under eat free with one paying adult.

Pour Taproom – Free root beer floats for kids 12 and under.

Santa Cruz MAH – Plant Happy Hour : Planting seeds and succulents in soil to take home (11 am-12 pm) plus more bonsai activities throughout the day.

Verve Coffee Roasters – Free Hot Chocolate for Kids!

Woodstock’s Pizza – Temporary Pizza Tattoo Parlor! and parent recharge stations – $2 pints of pale ale and parent swag sponsored by Sierra Nevada



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