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Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park

144 School Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
831-429-1840 http://www.thatsmypark.org/cp-calendar/fashionteens-santa-cruz/

May 2015

First Friday: FashionTEENS Santa Cruz

May 1, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park, 144 School Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
Free

Kickoff the 2015 Summer Series the FashionTEENS Santa Cruz First Friday event at the Santa Cruz Mission. The free and family-friendly Summer Series at the Santa Cruz Mission Adobe State Historic Park in downtown Santa Cruz includes seven events with a wide spectrum of cultural experiences, fine art and outdoor movies, culminating with the third annual Mole & Mariachi Festival on Sept. 19.

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December 2015

Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks Holiday Sale & First Friday Event

December 4, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 4:00 pm, repeating until December 6, 2015

Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park, 144 School Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
Free

SPECIAL PREVIEW EVENT Friday, Dec. 4 • 4 to 8 pm Enjoy music, Mutari Hot Chocolate, kids’ crafts, art and more during First Friday Santa Cruz! HOLIDAY SALE Saturday, December 5 • 10 to 4 pm Sunday, December 6 • 12 to 4 pm Shop the Santa Cruz Mission ParkStore for thoughtful holiday gifts. All proceeds benefit our local state parks and beaches. Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks members receive 30% off — iconic Michael Schwab park illustrations on…

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July 2016

PopUp Picnics in the Park

July 7, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Thursday, repeating until August 25, 2016

Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park, 144 School Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

Join us for PopUp Picnics in the Park. Enjoy a relaxing lunch outdoors at Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park on Thursdays this summer. PopUp Picnics in the Park will be held Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., June 30 through Aug. 25. Bring a sack lunch and enjoy the view of downtown Santa Cruz. Food trucks will set up for selected PopUp Picnics in the Park. Follow Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks on Facebook and Instagram for…

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September 2016

Mole & Mariachi 2016

September 10, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park, 144 School Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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The fourth annual Mole & Mariachi Festival is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 at Santa Cruz Mission Adobe State Historic Park (144 School St.) in downtown Santa Cruz! Competing chefs prepared mole, a traditional Mexican sauce, sometimes made using chocolate, for festival-goers to sample. There will be live music, dance, activities for kids, craft vendors and more. The Mole & Mariachi Festival is a benefit for nonprofit Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks in support of…

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May 2017

Movie at the Mission: Disney’s “The Brave Little Toaster”

May 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park, 144 School Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Free

Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks kicks off summer special events with Movie at the Mission featuring Disney’s “The Brave Little Toaster”. “The Brave Little Toaster” is the story of a group of outdated appliances whose home is about to be sold to new owners. Led by the loyal toaster, they embark on a journey in search for their original owner. The appliances battle the wildness of swamps, city streets and junkyards, and, in the process, learn that they are…

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June 2017

PopUp Picnic in the Park

June 15, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Thursday, repeating until August 17, 2017

Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park, 144 School Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
Free

Enjoy a relaxing lunch outdoors at Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park and take in the view of downtown Santa Cruz on Thursdays this summer. PopUp Picnics in the Park will be held Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., through Aug. 17. Weekly food vendors will be announced soon. Visitors also are welcome to bring a sack lunch. A portion of food sales at each Popup Picnic will benefit Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park. The Mission is open…

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PopUp Picnic in the Park

June 15, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Thursday, repeating until August 17, 2017

Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park, 144 School Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
Free

Enjoy a relaxing lunch outdoors at Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park and take in the view of downtown Santa Cruz on Thursdays this summer. PopUp Picnics in the Park will be held Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., through Aug. 17. Weekly food vendors will be announced on our website. Visitors also are welcome to bring a sack lunch. A portion of food sales at each Popup Picnic will benefit Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park. The Mission…

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December 2017

ParkStore Holiday Sale 2017

December 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on December 3, 2017 at 10:00 am

Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park, 144 School Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Shop four ParkStore locations for thoughtful holiday gifts on Saturday and Sunday, December 2 and 3. All proceeds benefit our local state parks and beaches. On Saturday, December 2, walk with us in the Holiday Parade in downtown Santa Cruz (meet on Pacific Avenue at 9:30 am). Follow us up to the Mission for the Holiday Sale and “Tacos on the Terrace” with Taquitos Gabriel’s. Friends members receive up to 30% off on select iconic Michael Schwab park illustrations on…

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January 2018

Storytelling Night: ‘Stories for a New Year’

January 26, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park, 144 School Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Free

Come together around the campfire as our storytellers weave yarns of adventure, mystery, and laughter. Bring warm clothes, blankets and the whole family. We'll provide the hot chocolate! This event is free. Gates open at 6:30 p.m.; storytelling begins at 7 p.m. For more information, call (831) 425-5849.

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September 2018

Mole & Mariachi Festival 2018

September 8, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park, 144 School Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Free

The sixth annual Mole & Mariachi Festival is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 at Santa Cruz Mission Adobe State Historic Park (144 School St.) in downtown Santa Cruz! Competing chefs prepared mole, a traditional Mexican sauce, sometimes made using chocolate, for festival-goers to sample. There will be a raffle, live music, dance, activities for kids, craft vendors and more. The Mole & Mariachi Festival is a benefit for nonprofit Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks in…

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December 2018

Holiday ParkStore Sale

December 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on December 2, 2018 at 10:00 am

Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park, 144 School Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Shop our ParkStore location for thoughtful holiday gifts. All proceeds benefit our local state parks and beaches. Friends members receive up to 30% off on select iconic Michael Schwab park illustrations on apparel and more, plus jewelry, maps, nature guides, local history books, educational toys and other merchandise that represent the special cultural history and environment of our parks. Non-members receive 20% off. Become a member at the Holiday Sale to receive the 30% discount!

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January 2019

Mission Strategy Game

January 3, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on January 21, 2019 at 11:00 am

Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park, 144 School Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Free

Gather round the table and play a board game set in the 18th century. Spend Spanish real coins and roll the sheep’s knucklebone to determine the fate of your mission. Geared for ages 8 and older. For more information, please call (831) 425-5849. Event free.

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What They Wore

January 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park, 144 School Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Free

Color, cloth, & cut – the clothing worn by the people in the Mission was not all about style – it was about identity, status, and different roles in the community. We will demonstrate the apparel you may have seen here in the 19th century, and learn what the clothing meant to the people who wore it. For more information, please call (831) 425-5849. Event free.

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Guided Adobe Tour

January 6, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park, 144 School Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Free

Join us for a guided tour of the oldest building in Santa Cruz. Come learn about the many families who have called this 180-year-old mission adobe their home. For more information, please call (831) 425-5849. Event free.

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Wool, Spinning, and Weaving

January 12, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park, 144 School Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Free

How did an isolated settlement clothe the hundreds of people who lived there? Take an in-depth look at the cloth industry of Mission Santa Cruz. We will follow the path of wool from the sheep to the shirt. You will have the chance to try your hand at a drop spindle and spin your own wool. For more information, please call (831) 425-5849. Event free.

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Drop-In Family Craft – Yarn Baskets

January 13, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park, 144 School Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Free

Enjoy an informal afternoon at this hidden jewel near downtown Santa Cruz. Make a basket made of colorful yarn. For more information, please call (831) 425-5849. Event free.

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Skill and Luck

January 17, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park, 144 School Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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What kind of games did the Ohlone play? When the Spanish came did they bring games? Did the Ohlone still play their games during the missions? Come and find the answers to these questions about games at the mission. Make a game to take home! For more information, please call (831) 425-5849. Event free.

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Building Methods at the Mission

January 19, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park, 144 School Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Free

Come and see how the oldest building in town was made. We will look at the materials used by the Ohlone to build their homes and then at the materials used by the Spanish to build Mission Santa Cruz. You will have the chance to get your hands dirty and make your own mini abode brick. Rain cancels. For more information, please call (831) 425-5849. Event free.

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Hides and Tallow

January 26, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park, 144 School Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Free

Come and see how Mission Santa Cruz participated in a world economy back in the early 19th century. We will look at some of the major products of the mission, leather and tallow, and demonstrate how they were used. You will see how a branding iron works and get to make your own candle. Rain cancels. For more information, please call (831) 425-5849. Event free.

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Drop-In Family Craft – Papal Picado

January 27, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park, 144 School Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Free

Enjoy an informal afternoon at this hidden jewel near downtown Santa Cruz. Snip your way to your own colorful tissue paper decorations. For more information, please call (831) 425-5849. Event free.

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February 2019

Hides and Tallow

February 9, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park, 144 School Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Free

Come and see how Mission Santa Cruz participated in a world economy back in the early 19thcentury. We will look at some of the major products of the mission, leather and tallow, and demonstrate how they were used. You will see how a branding iron works and get to make your own candle. Rain cancels. For more information, please call (831) 425-5849. Event free.

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Guided Adobe Tour

February 17, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park, 144 School Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Free

Join us for a guided tour of the oldest building in Santa Cruz. Come learn about the many families who have called this 180-year-old mission adobe their home. For more information, please call (831) 425-5849. Event free.

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Mission Strategy Game

February 18, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park, 144 School Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Free

Gather round the table and play a board game set in the 18th century. Spend Spanish real coins and roll the sheep’s knucklebone to determine the fate of your mission. Geared for ages 8 and older. For more information, please call (831) 425-5849. Event free.

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June 2019

PopUp Picnics in the Park

June 13, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Thursday, repeating until August 15, 2019

Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park, 144 School Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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$2 – $10

PopUp Picnics in the Park return to Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park for the fourth summer in a row, taking place Thursdays from June 13 through August 15 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. (except for July 4). Take a break to enjoy tacos on the terrazza, with food by Taquitos Gabriel available for purchase. The full menu includes tacos, plates, burritos, quesadillas and drinks with occasional specials, such as mole. Prices range from $2 to $10, and Taquitos…

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September 2019

Mole & Mariachi Festival

September 7, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park, 144 School Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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FREE

The 7th annual event will be Saturday, Sept. 7th at Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park, 144 School St. in downtown Santa Cruz. The festival features authentic Mexican food and drink, mariachi music, folklorico dancing, kids’ activities, a mole tasting contest and more!

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