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Chefs, Artists and Sponsors needed for 2015 Mole & Mariachi Festival Mole-2015-color

We are now accepting applications for mole chefs, local artists and food vendors who would like to participate in the third annual Mole & Mariachi Festival, Sept. 19, 2015 at the Santa Cruz Mission Adobe State Historic Park.

Sponsorship opportunities also are available. Visit the Mole & Mariachi page for more information, including how to contact us and how to apply.

Support the Santa Cruz Redwoods National Monument Campaign

Coast DairiesHelp turn 5,800 acres of North Coast Redwoods into a permanently protected and publicly accessible Santa Cruz Redwoods National Monument.

Learn more about the effort, which Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks endorses, in this Hilltromper article or read this Q&A with former Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt, a supporter of the Monument Movement. Also, sign the petition supporting the Monument.


Upcoming Events

Wednesday, April 1st

Tide Pool University

Natural Bridges State Beach

6 p.m.

Wednesday, April 1st

Guided Adobe Tour

Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park

1 pm

Friday, April 3rd

Shadowbrook Stroll

Big Basin Redwoods State Park