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Entertainment & Events in Santa Cruz, California

Night Life

  • Callahan's Pub
    507 Water Street
    Santa Cruz, CA 95062
    831-427-3119
    Pub and cocktail lounge featuring blues on Thursdays and punk and rock music from Friday to Sunday. A hub for motorcyclists. Open until 2:00 a.m.

  • Moe's Alley
    1535 Commercial Way
    Santa Cruz, CA 95062
    831-479-1854
    This nightclub features live world, blues, jazz, reggae, and more seven nights a week as well as a full bar. India's Clay Oven offers Indian fare for you to enjoy while you attend a performance.  more

  • Crepe Place, The
    1134 Soquel Avenue
    Santa Cruz, CA 95062
    831-429-6994
    Neighborhood bar offering unique drinks and daily happy hour, not to mention the best crepes around. Enjoy the HD sports bar area or the live music and entertainment.

Concerts & Performances

  • Santa Cruz County Symphony
    307 Church Street
    Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    831.462.0553
    This symphony presents exotic and contemporary music, as well as familiar and new music, throughout their season. more

  • Santa Cruz Chorale
    P.O. Box 272
    Santa Cruz, CA 95061
    831-427-8023
    This diverse group of singers, who live throughout the Santa Cruz area, performs a wide variety of music from the 16th century to modern day music. more

  • Catalyst, The
    1011 Pacific Avenue
    Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    831-423-1338
    A live music venue. more

  • Kuumbwa Jazz
    320-2 Cedar Street
    Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    831-427-2227
    "Kuumbwa Jazz provides opportunities for residents and visitors in the Santa Cruz area to enjoy and appreciate the full spectrum of jazz music through live performance and education." more

Plays & Productions

  • Shakespeare Santa Cruz
    1156 High Street
    Santa Cruz, CA 95064
    831-459-2159
    This repertory theater company that is in residence at the University of California performs from July through August. Performances are held at the UCSC Theatre Arts Mainstage and outdoors in the Festival Glen. more

  • Rio Theatre
    1205 Soquel Avenue
    Santa Cruz, CA 95062
    831-423-8209
    This theatre is a venue for music, dance, and theatre productions, as well as a lecture hall and educational venue. more

Art Exhibits

  • Art on the Wharf
    Located at Municipal Wharf
    831-420-5273
    More than 40 artists will be displaying original paintings, photography, and other works in this outdoor showcase of fine art which takes place in July. Live jazz entertainment provided.

Festivals & Fairs

  • Santa Cruz Baroque Festival
    P.O. Box 482
    Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    Located at UCSC Music Recital Hall
    831-457-9693
    Each season, usually running from February through May, this Italian Folk and Baroque festival features sonatas and tarantellas from Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Europe; the festival explores Baroque music from its roots to its final flowerings, as well as offering some performances that blend modern ideas and twists with traditional baroque music and instrumentation. more

  • Juneteenth Celebration
    301 Center Street
    Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    Louden Nelson Community Center
    831-420-6177
    Join in the one day celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation, a tradition among African-Americans, during this festival which takes place in June. Highlights include food, crafts, music, and speakers.

  • Japanese Cultural Fair
    103 Emmett Street
    Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    Located at Mission Plaza Park
    831-462-4589
    This one day fair takes place in June and features colorful performing arts, crafts, ethnic demonstrations, martial arts, a variety of Japanese food, folk dancing, and rice pounding. more

  • Aloha Outrigger Races and Polynesian Festival
    Located at Santa Cruz Wharf
    831-420-5273
    Discover the excitement of outrigger canoe racing, designed for new and novice paddlers during this festival that takes place in August. The festival follows the race and features fresh flower leis, Hawaiian shaved ice, Maori face painting, and dance performances.

Sporting Events

  • Santa Cruz Longboard Club Invitational
    1011 Steamer Lane
    Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    831-684-1551
    Each year in late near Memorial Day, surf clubs from California, Oregon, Washington, and Hawaii compete in six amateur divisions during this two-day event.

  • Roughwater Swim
    323 Church Street
    Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    Located at Municipal Wharf
    831-420-6015
    This legendary one mile ocean swim around the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf is held annually in August.

  

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