2017 Downtown Party

You are invited to join Mayor, Cynthia Chase; Police Chief, Andy Mills; and the Downtown Association Board of Directors and your friends and neighbors for a celebration of Downtown Santa Cruz; its successes and its promise.

On Friday, September 22nd, 2017, the Downtown business community, city leadership and anyone interested in supporting the future of Downtown Santa Cruz will come together to socialize, partake in great local food and spirits, and get a sneak peek at some of the exciting projects and programs that are unfolding for our business district.

The event will kick off at 6:00 pm and progress through five unique locations in the district. As partygoers enjoy the walkability of Downtown, they will be privy to some of Downtown’s newest and forthcoming assets from bike share to fiber to Downtown Streets Team, plus a first look at some exciting projects.

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Downtown is the heart of Santa Cruz, and what makes it so, is the community of people, and in particular, the businesses, business owners, managers and employees who continue to invest, through all of the changes and challenges. We are dedicating September 22nd to the many people who continue to work to make our downtown the best neighborhood it can possibly be.

Purchase your Tickets here

Find out about sponsoring this event here.

Sign up to Volunteer at the Party here

What is the 2017 Downtown party?

I’m glad you asked. It’s the soiree of the season. It has been far too long since the Downtown Association hosted an all-out gala to celebrate the Downtown Business community and all of those who support the district and make Downtown Santa Cruz what it is.
Now is the perfect time to celebrate. With so many exciting things happening – and with even more potential for great things to happen in the Downtown, there are so many reasons to come together as a community to support one another and to support the Downtown.

Who is the 2017 Downtown Party for?

The 2017 Downtown Party is for anyone who is a supporter of Downtown Santa Cruz; Business Owners, Employees, Property Owners, City Leaders, Neighbors, Community Groups, Investors and anybody else who supports a successful and vibrant Downtown.

What is going to happen at the 2017 Downtown Party?

The party will take place in 5 downtown locations over the course of the evening. Each location will feature eats and treats, for your enjoyment. and just a little bit of fun and interactive information about some of the exciting projects in the works for Downtown Santa Cruz. Included in the evening will be some great entertainment culminating with music from our own DJ Sparkle.

Is the 2017 Downtown Party a fundraiser?

We sure hope so. While we are sparing no expense in planning the party to make sure you have a great time, any proceeds from the event will fund the continued work of the Downtown Association. Throughout the Year the work of the Downtown Association promotes and advocates for the business community in a number of ways. Our Downtown Information Kiosk is open 7 days a week welcoming visitors from all over the world, We produce community events such as the popular Downtown Holiday Parade, as well as sponsoring other free events like Dance Week Santa Cruz, The Church Street Fair, First Friday Santa Cruz and more. We also work towards solutions to challenging community issues, such as our work leading the effort in bringing Downtown Streets Team to Santa Cruz, supporting the contraflow bike lane and advocating for affordable, transit-oriented housing and improved public transportation. And every day we work to make Downtown a better place in which to do business.

How can I get Tickets for the 2017 Downtown Party?

Well, that’s an easy question. Tickets are $100 and available right here.

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Do you need volunteers for the 2017 Downtown Party?

Actually, we do. You can sign up here and we will email you with details.

Can my company to sponsor the 2017 Downtown Party?

Of course you can. You want everyone to know how important Downtown Santa Cruz is to you.  Here is some info, or you can email and we can talk about a sponsorship plan that works for you.

I’m really excited about the 2017 Downtown Party, but I still have questions.

Of course you do. Shoot me an email and we’ll make sure all of your questions are answered. We don’t want you to miss out on this one.

What’s in store?

The 2017 Downtown Party will take place in five locations over the course of the night and will include some great food and drink from some of your favorite local purveyors.

Dell Williams opened in Downtown Santa Cruz 90 years ago. Enjoy a toast with some bubbly and celebrate a great history in Downtown Santa Cruz. Hosted by Santa Cruz Police Cheif Andy Mills and his wife Kathy Mills.

Things are lighting up at Glow Candle Lounge, Santa Cruz. learn all about this fun and creative candle making studio plus get the scoop on What Santa Cruz Fiber will mean for downtown and be among the first to see the Santa Cruz Bike Share. That’s right!! Bike Share coming to Santa Cruz.

The Secret Garden at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History is part of an extraordinary transformation and a valuable public gathering space in the heart of Downtown. Come celebrate the arts and culture of Downtown and get a taste of Abbott Square

Downtown is constantly being redesigned. Representatives from Santa Cruz Economic Development Department and others will be on hand to talk about some of the exciting possibilities for Downtown including a Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium renovation, a permanent Kaiser Permanente Arena a renovation of SC Pacific Station and some very exciting housing projects right here in Downtown Santa Cruz.

Our final stop on the walkabout party will feature Mayor Cynthia Chase, a brief update on Downtown Association programs and projects including a sneak peak at the new Downtown Santa Cruz website, and our very own DJ SPARKLE

Having said all of that, the most important part of Downtown Santa Cruz that we are celebrating is you. Come be a part of this amazing community with us.

Get your tickets now!
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I look forward to celebrating with you,

Chip
Executive Director
Downtown Association