ABOUT SANTA CRUZ
Santa Cruz County is not only a celebrated mecca for the arts, but also a magnet for people with discerning interests including California historians, outdoor enthusiasts, lovers of fine wine, and surfers of all stripes. Add to that our spectacular coastal scenery, vibrant downtown areas, an array of premier restaurants, and the famous civic personality of this passionately distinctive university town—and you will find there is much to delight you during the two weeks of Cabrillo Festival events. Downtown Santa Cruz is home to our venue, the Civic Auditorium. Make time in your Festival itinerary to enjoy the plentiful independent booksellers and boutiques, wineshops, award-winning baristas, cutting-edge bistros, ethnic and casual eateries, galleries, and lively street art scene that make up the unique character of our thriving downtown. The Downtown Association is a wellspring of visitor information, which you can access online and from the friendly Kiosk staff at the corner of Pacific and Soquel Avenues. More information about our spectacular county can be found at Visit Santa Cruz.
DIRECTIONS TO FESTIVAL VENUES
307 Church Street, Santa Cruz
Easy to find, the Civic Auditorium is at the corner of Center and Church Streets in downtown Santa Cruz, across from the Santa Cruz City Hall. Please allow ample time before performances for parking.
Directions to Nestldown in the Santa Cruz Mountains (between Santa Cruz and Los Gatos) are provided directly to Music in the Mountains ticketholders.
Special Needs: All concerts are handicapped accessible. Please call ahead at 831.420.5260 (Press 5).
LODGING AND VISITOR INFORMATION
Summer is peak tourism season in coastal California! This means lodging is in high demand and also at peak prices. We recommend booking your lodging as soon as possible! To ease your burden, our friends at the Holiday Inn Express (1410 Ocean Street) have offered a generous discount to Festival patrons! Click their logo to book online at a special rate! If you have questions about booking, you are welcome to contact the HI Express Sales Manager directly: Nica Medrano, 831.295.6005, or by email.