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Best things to do in Santa Cruz today

  1. at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk 400 Beach St , Santa Cruz map
  2. at Kuumbwa Jazz 320-2 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz map

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Beyond Borders
Friday, Apr 15 @ 6:00pm at 705 Front St, Santa Cruz map

Come dance to Oaxacan music, enjoy tamales and tejate from Senderos, extract DNA from a strawberry and catch a film screening of Documentary Libertad, about an indigenous transwoman from Oaxaca whose life journey transcends multiple borders.

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Stop by for living history demonstrations most Saturdays atthe Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park.
Monday, Apr 11 @ 1:00pm at 130 School St., Santa Cruz map

Ever wonder what it was like for Native Americans living in Santa Cruz 200+ years ago? The Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park is home to a the only surviving original adobe mission building, a dormitory for Indian residents. Restored to its original appearance and open to the public!

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Redwood Rebels Vs. Steamer Janes
Saturday, Apr 09 @ 5:45pm at 307 Church St, Santa Cruz map

A Home Team Battle is about to go down between the Steamer Janes and the Redwood Rebels! The winner of this game will be one step closer to the 2016 Championship Trophy.

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At Roaring Camp in Felton
Saturday, Apr 09 @ 9:00am at 5401 Graham Hill Road, Felton map

Kids can’t get enough of these tiny trains, broccoli size trees and little red cabooses. Watch your child’s face light up as they play engineer chugging through the Redwoods, around railroad bends and over the Santa Cruz Mountains to the Boardwalk with the miniature scale of the Central Coast spread out before them.

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The first Tuesday of each month, the Arboretum is open with freeadmission!
Tuesday, Apr 05 @ 9:00am at 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz map

Experience the wonders of the Arboretum and find some inspiration as you walk through the gardens … From New Zealand to California, South Africa to Australia!

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At the Companion Bake Shop
Monday, Apr 04 @ 6:00pm at 2341 Mission Street, Santa Cruz map

Fresh sourdough bread is one of life’s delicacies. If you’ve always thought bread baking was too hard, Companion Bake Shop will show you the beginning ropes.

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At the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum
Saturday, Apr 02 @ 11:00am at 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz map

The first Saturday of each month, UCSC’s Arboretum offers a docent led tour of the gardens.

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at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk’s Casino Arcade
Friday, Apr 01 @ 11:00am at 400 Beach St, Santa Cruz map

It might look like just another Star Wars game … but you won’t want to pass this one by. Actually, this game is the star attraction of this adventure today. Get your Star Wars loving self over to the Boardwalk’s Casino Arcade to find this game!

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Meet you at Cafe Brazil!
Friday, Apr 01 @ 8:00am at 1410 Mission St, Santa Cruz map

A cup of hot coffee with continuous top offs, warm plates of potatoes, eggs and syrup drizzled french toast. Bowls of cold acai topped with fresh fruit and granola. Small glasses of fresh orange juice. These are the things lazy weekend breakfasts are made of.

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Hike a trail, take a guided tour, and browse the gift shop.
Friday, Apr 01 @ 12:00am at 465 Mystery Spot Rd, Santa Cruz map

The Mystery Spot is a gravitational anomaly located in the redwood forests just outside of Santa Cruz, California.

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Inside the Mark Abbot Memorial Lighthouse
Friday, Apr 01 @ 12:00am at 701 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz map

Home to over 100 years of surfing history in Santa Cruz, you can find the Surfing Museum inside the iconic Mark Abbott Memorial Lighthouse.

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Serving up Manhattan and Boston style Chowders!
Saturday, Feb 20 @ 1:00pm at 400 Beach St, Santa Cruz map

Teams of chowder chefs come from all over the West coast to compete for the prestigious award of “Best Clam Chowder”.

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At Natural Bridges State Beach
Saturday, Feb 13 @ 11:00am at 2531 West Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz map

Fly, swim, waddle, walk, bike or drive as you migrate to Natural Bridges State Beach.

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Every Wednesday morning 10-11am
Wednesday, Feb 10 @ 10:00am at 1520 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz map

Join Bookshop Santa Cruz for Wednesday morning story time! Free and appropriate for toddlers to preschool aged children, plus their adult people.

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hosted by Design By Cosmic and The Abbey during February'sFirst Friday!
Friday, Feb 05 @ 5:00pm at 115 Cooper St, Santa Cruz map

Spend sometime with the baristas artists on February 5 at a First Friday Latte Art Throwdown.

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hosted by Design By Cosmic and The Abbey!
Friday, Feb 05 @ 5:00pm at 115 Cooper St, Santa Cruz map

Spend sometime with the baristas artists on February 5 at a First Friday Latte Art Throwdown.