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September 13 - September 18

Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans

We are excited to host the first Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans project to take place in Santa Cruz, California. From September 13-18, 2021, our team of regional and visiting artists will gather in Santa Cruz for one week to create a series of locally relevant public artworks to help spur environmental activism, while beautifying the town’s streetscape. Sea Walls Santa Cruz will be the most significant urban beautification project in Santa Cruz history.

The public artworks will serve as educational tools and conversation-starters, addressing marine environmental issues relevant and of importance to the local community. Our goal is to ignite ownership for the sustainability of natural resources and to build community around the common cause of protecting the region’s ocean and coast for future generations.

County of Santa Cruz
701 Ocean Street
Santa Cruz, CA

September 16 - September 19

Santa Cruz MAH: Festival of Light, Sound, & Digital Culture

Extending over 4-nights, explore downtown Santa Cruz as local and visiting artists illuminate the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, neighboring parks, plazas, and riverfront area with interactive installations, live performances, and immersive experiences.

Follow the luminescent glow as artists highlight some of the most iconic structures and spaces in downtown Santa Cruz. The route will also reveal less familiar courtyards, alleyways, and rooftops as artists adorn the spaces with glowing installations.

Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History
705 Front Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

831.429.1964 |
September 18 - September 19

Santa Cruz Mountains SOL Festival

Join us for the 7th annual Santa Cruz Mountain Sol Festival. The weekend welcomes a variety of artists, multiple stages, camping, train rides including the ‘Sol Train’ shuttle from the Boardwalk and back again in the evening, craft beer, wine, vendors and gourmet food.

Roaring Camp Railroads
5401 Graham Hill Road
Felton, CA 95018 United States

831.335.4484 |
September 19

29th Annual Aloha Outrigger Races

We’re thrilled to announce the return of the 29th Annual Aloha Outrigger Races on the Santa Cruz Wharf. These short-course outrigger races are designed especially for the new or novice paddlers. You provide four people and we provide a canoe plus steer-person and stroker from the Pu Pu O’Hawaii Outrigger Canoe Club.

Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf
21 Municipal Wharf
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

831.420.5725 |

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