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California Rodeo Salinas
2018 California Rodeo... Cowgirl and Cowboy Up!
Every day (Jul 18-Jul 21)
Location: Salinas Sports Complex, 1034 Main Street , Salinas Map

(Special Event Images / Graphics) CaliforniaRodeoPoster2014.jpgKnown for its week-long cavalcade of events, California Rodeo "Big Week" is the largest community event held in Salinas. Parades, barbecues, cowboy poetry, fireworks, concerts, a carnival, and much more.


Big Week offers something for every member of the family, and a chance for the entire community to participate in the California Rodeo.


The Rodeo itself is designed to operate like a two-ring circus, each Rodeo performance features events that occur in the arena and on the track simultaneously. While the classic event of saddle bronc riding bucks out in the arena, a horse race speeds by on the track.


Each year, the Salinas Rodeo ranks in the top 20 of nearly 800 North American rodeos sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. For four action-packed days, more the 50,000 spectators pass through our gates to see the country's top professional rodeo athletes compete.


Saddle Bronc Riding ~ Bareback Riding ~ Bull Riding ~ Tie-Down Roping ~ Steer Wrestling ~ Team Roping ~ Barrel Racing ~ Bull Fighting


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High School Art Show
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Santa Cruz Art League
Come see some amazing art by local high school students... Opening reception May 4, 3-5pm
Date: Every day (Apr 26-May 19) from 9:00am to 3:30pm

(0 A 0 April 2019) SCAL_64thHighSchoolhor.jpgAnnual High School Show

Each year, high school age artists in Santa Cruz county are given space to express themselves and their creativity in a professional gallery setting at the Santa Cruz Art League.


This opportunity is to encourage young artists to new heights and support the growing creative community.


For over 100 years, the Santa Cruz Art League has proved to be a space for artists to gather, create and display their work. We eagerly look to the future by nurturing and expanding the expression of that vision by supporting these young artists!

Location: Santa Cruz Art League, 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 426-5787 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Student & Community Art Exhibit
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Arts Council Santa Cruz County
Date: Every weekday (Apr 19-May 26) from 9:00am to 5:00pm

Arts Council invites you to the Student Art Exhibit at the County Government Center on Ocean Street! Open NOW - May 13th, be inspired by the talented work of our youngest artists! Over 400 student works on display created through the Sutter Babies Art Days partnership, the Council's art education programs, SPECTRA, & Mariposa's Art.

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First Friday Reception
May 6th from 5-8pm

Location: 701 Ocean Street, 1st & 5th floors, Santa Cruz Map
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Santa Cruz Toddler Center Bagel Brunch and Silent Auction
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Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center
Toddler Friendly Event that's fun for the whole family
Date: 05/04/2019 from 10:00am to 12:30pm
Ages: All - Very toddler friendly Admission Fees: $12
Special Instructions: Rain cancels

(0 A May 2019) BagelBrunch.jpgEnjoy African group drumming lead by Ibou N'gom, face painting, and a delicious brunch featuring a Bagelry bagel bar, yummy spreads, an array of fresh organic fruits, sweet treats, Santa Cruz Roasting Company coffee, juice, teas and...
(for grownups)... MIMOSAS!

Come and bid on beautiful gift baskets and
Silent Auction items from great local
restaurants, businesses, and attractions including a lakefront Tahoe condo, SC Warriors tickets, SF Giants tickets and lots more!

All proceeds benefit a high quality childcare center serving 1 and 2 year olds for over 40 years.

Location: 1738 16th Ave., Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 476-4120 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Star Wars Themed Costume Party and Fundraiser!
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Soquel PENS
Star Wars Family Friendly Party!
Date: 05/04/2019 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages Admission Fees: Free!

(0 A 0 April 2019) StarWars_Medley.jpgCome celebrate Star Wars with a family friendly party benefiting Soquel PENS, a nonprofit local preschool!


Grab a beer and some grub and let your kiddos partake in face painting & games!


We'll also have a raffle with a chance to win a family 4 pack to Disneyland as well as several silent auction items from all over the Bay Area!


Costumes encouraged!

Location: Beer Thirty, 2504 S Main Street, Soquel Map
Phone: (831) 429-3464 •website Soquel create a direct event link
Mission Strategy Game
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State Park Mission
Mission Strategy Game
Date: 05/27/2019 from 11:00am to 12:30pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: 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. This event is free. Rain or shine.

Location: 144 School Street, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 429-1840 •websitecreate a direct event link
DeLaveaga Annual Spring Carnival
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DeLaveaga Elementary School
All-ages carnival will feature games, karaoke, live performances, bounce house, climbing wall, dunk tank, face painting, art auc
Date: 05/31/2019 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: $15-17

(0 A May 2019) DeLaveagaDragon3.jpgMark your calendars now and grab your family and friends for the best event of the year! Delaveaga's annual Spring Carnival is on Friday, May 31 from 4-8p.m.

The all-ages carnival will feature games, karaoke, live performances, bounce house, climbing wall, dunk tank, face painting, art auction, raffle and and new Parkour course. Food will include tacos, burritos, tamales, BBQ, pizza, cotton candy and more.

Wristband pre-sales are Monday 5/20, Thursday 5/23 and Thursday 5/30 after school (1:30-3pm) and the day of the carnival 5/31 before school (8-8:30am.)

Unlimited passes for games will be $15 in advance and $17 at the event
Punch cards will also be available for $5 or $10.

The Spring Carnival is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Parent Teacher Club. (831) 429-3807

Location: 1145 Morrissey Blvd, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 429-3807 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
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