Church Street Fair

Sat 8.2 & Sun 8.3 | 11am – 8pm

Church Street outside the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium

Saturday and Sunday, August 2nd and 3rd see the return of Cabrillo Festival’s popular Church Street Fair – a festival of music, art & wine. Celebrating its 23rd year, the two-day “festival within the Festival” offers an inspiring reflection of the arts in Santa Cruz. The weekend bursts with non-stop world and ethnic music and dance on the outdoor Church Street Stage, and dozens of premier artists and craftspeople selling their treasures all along Church Street in front of the Civic Auditorium.

Never is the spirit of Santa Cruz more alive than on the Church Street Stage when the spotlight is focused on Santa Cruz’s exceptional musicians. Audiences will travel the globe with musical voices from Mexico to Ireland, Africa to Cuba, and dance traditions from the Middle Eastern to European classical ballet, American urban styles. Some groups make their Church Street Stage debut, and many are old favorites returning for the fun.

You’ll have lots of tasty local treats to choose from, including mobile gourmet vendors Cruz’n Gourmet and Low n’ Slow, scoops from the Penny Ice Creamery, and wine tasting with Vinocruz.

To learn more about the wonderful musicians, artists and vendors involved in the Church Street Fair, check out our Tumblr blog, and check out even more content on our Facebook and Pinterest pages!

Hosted by KUSP programmer Brett Taylor, the 23rd annual Church Street Fair is a collaboration between the Cabrillo Festival and the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium.

Church Street Stage Schedule TBA

Interested artist vendors should contact the Civic Auditorium with any questions: 831.420.5262


The Cabrillo Festival’s “Creativity Tent for Kids” offers two full days of free hands-on music and art workshops under a big canopy canopy in the gardens of the Santa Cruz City Hall, Saturday and Sunday, August 2nd and 3rd, 11am-5pm!

The Creativity Tent is just one of the exciting components of children’s activities at the Festival; others include our innovative Free Family Concert and free family performances on the Church Street Stage! All workshops are free; children and their families can stay as long as they like and enjoy!

Workshop Schedule TBA