July Free First Friday: Parks and Rec Night

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Friday, July 5, 2019,
10am - 9pm


Make the MAH a stop on your Santa Cruz First Friday Art Tour for a special Friday Night Recess with Santa Cruz County Parks & Rec.

Explore all three floors of interactive exhibitions
for free all day long. Stop by for the opening night for the new exhibition: Regeneración.

Drop-in at the craft tables to make origami planters out of recycled newspaper. Succulent clippings included!

Enjoy a sprawling street festival as Santa Cruz County Parks & Rec takeover Cooper Street with mini golf, tetherball, cornhole, pickleball, four square, and a bunch of oversized games.

Dance into the night with live music by Rob Ramo y Caligente out in Abbott Square.

Find the magician. Santiago the Magician will be roaming Cooper Street and Abbott Square performing impromptu magic tricks.

Help Fuel First Friday

Support and help spark creativity in Santa Cruz County.


Meet Your Co-Hosts

The mission of Santa Cruz County of Parks is to provide safe, well-designed and maintained parks and a wide variety of recreational and cultural opportunities for our diverse community.

Check out their 2019 Activity Pamphlet here.

Exhibition Opening

Step into an immersive piñata style recreation of a beloved local mural to feel the impact Latinx public art has on the community.

Presented in partnership with First Friday Art Tour.

Visit for Free Every Day

Invest in a more connected and creative Santa Cruz County, plus get unlimited access to the museum and private events.