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August Activities Schedule

Please click here for a downloadable list of programmed events at in are California State Parks.

July Activities Schedule

Please click here for a downloadable list of programmed events in area California State Parks.

July Activities

Guided Adobe Tour

Saturday, July 25 at 1 pm

Join us at the Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park for a guided tour of the oldest building in Santa Cruz. Come learn about the many families who have called this 180-year-old mission adobe their home. This event is FREE. Tours are conducted rain or shine. The Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park is located on School St. off of Mission and Emmet Street in Santa Cruz. Please call (831) 425-5849 for more information.

 

Old Fashioned Campfire for the Whole Family at the Mission

Friday, July 24, 5:30 to 8 pm

Bring your picnic dinner and lawn chairs.  Make a fresh tortilla on the comal as we enjoy live music. Then we’ll gather around the campfire for songs, skits, and stories. What a great way to relax into summer with the best views of Santa Cruz! The event is FREE.  The Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park is located on School St. off of Mission and Emmet Street in Santa Cruz. Please call (831) 425-5849 for more information.

Junior Rangers Programs

 

Thursdays, at 11 am to 12:15 pm

Junior Rangers is a statewide program for kids ages 7 to 12 year olds. Space is limited. Register by calling 831 425-5849.

  • July 16th Play the Mission Building Game  Luck and strategy determine the success…or failure … of your mission’s goals.
  • July 23rd Wool, weaving, and What they Wore  Practice with a drop spindle and try out the basics of weaving.
  • July 30th Archeologists: Clues to the Past  Artifacts offer clues to daily life in the past. Sort, observe, and sketch these “puzzle pieces” of history.