Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Parks and Beaches
10:00am - 4:00pm
Celebrate the Ohlone People of the past with those of the present at Ohlone Day. You will see traditional dancers and Ohlone demonstrators will share traditional basketry, songs, stories, tools, musical instruments, language and history. You can throw an atlatl, make a tule craft, play Ohlone games, and try your hand at fire making. //READ MORE
Second Annual Mole and Mariachi Festival to Benefit Santa Cruz Mission Adobe State Historic Park
Parks and Beaches, Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park
11:00am - 5:00pm
Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park
144 School St, Santa Cruz
Join us for a day of mole, mariachis & much, much more!
Enjoy great local food, wine and beer, crafts and fun for kids of all ages. Vote for your favorite mole prepared for you by local chefs. Learn more here.
Mole is a traditional Mexican sauce, sometimes made using chocolate.
A benefit for Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks in support of Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park.
Big Basin Founders’ Day and Redwood Jubilee
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
10:00am - 8:00pm
Celebrate our wild heritage with a melodrama, historic hikes and games for kids as we honor the Visionaries, Valued Workers and Visitors that have shaped the character of Big Basin over the past 100+ years. Revel in the beauty of the majestic old growth redwoods that inspired the movement to Save the Trees! //READ MORE
Welcome Back Monarchs Day!
Natural Bridges State Park
11:00am to 4:00pm
Join us for this joyful, monarch-filled day and welcome the monarchs back to this park, their over-wintering habitat. Participate in numerous activities including arts & crafts, active games for kids, music by the 5M’s (the mostly mediocre musical monarch mariposas), hand-cranked ‘monarch’ ice cream (pumpkin), information and action booths as well as more about monarch butterflies and how-to’s for a butterfly garden. //READ MORE