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Holi Festival

April 4, 2015
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Rain or Shine! What better way to celebrate Spring’s abundant colors than with a shower of pigmented powder? Come rejoice at our Holi Festival,  a Hindu tradition that marks the arrival of Spring by sharing  joy, community, and vibrant colors. Get the chance to throw gulual, the holy colored powder, and dance to  bhangra beats. Wearing […]

3rd Friday: Race Through Time

July 17, 2015
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ready. Set. GO!!!!— to the MAH for Race Through Time, a thrilling around-the-town scavenger hunt that will get you whizzing through Santa Cruz history, while biking or walking down sunny streets with friends and competitors.  Organized by the Museum of Art & History, Race Through Time is back and better this year with a biking and walking component, daring new […]

Family Legacy Day at Evergreen Cemetery

September 19, 2015
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Each burial plot tells a story about a family; join us to discover the past and connect to the present. Family Legacy Day has been created as a way to honor, celebrate, and reconnect families who have ancestors buried in these grounds. Special events will include honoring the Evergreen Family of the Year, demonstrations on […]

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Family Art Workshop: Sugar Skulls

October 10, 2015
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with a workshop of festive fun here at the MAH! Create sugary sweet tokens with family and friends in remembrance of those who have passed. In this traditional Mexican Folk Art workshop, participants will have the opportunity to make and decorate sugar skulls to bring home […]


GLOW: A Festival of Light

October 16, 2015
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

GLOW: A Festival of Fire and Light 2013 from Santa Cruz MAH on Vimeo. *This is a two day festival. GLOW: A Festival of Fire is Saturday October 17th.* Advanced TICKETS will be available soon. This event is CASH ONLY the night of. Please do not bring strollers. Imagine this: A black lit three story building electrified […]

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