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Our Staff Picks are your guide to stay 'in the know' when you go. Whether you're planning to hang ten or take five, checkout our blog to find the best local attractions, events and activities to keep you entertained while you stay in Santa Cruz. There's no shortage of things to do. From mild to wild, there's something for everyone here. 

First Friday is a Fab Way to See Santa Cruz

First Friday is a Fab Way to See Santa Cruz

March 04, 2019

There is no shortage of interesting things to do when visiting Santa Cruz, but one of our most cherished events is First Friday, and it happens to occur every single month. First Friday was started in the community to promote local artists and enhance foot traffic in the Downtown, Midtown, River Street, Soquel Village, San Lorenzo Valley, and Westside areas. Each month the galleries and shops in those districts stay open late to display all of the incredible work that they have on display and offer snack and cocktails to all patrons.

Each of the locations offers a different block party atmosphere with live music and tons of locals mingling. It is a great way to see the raw version of Santa Cruz and to pick up some cool new artwork along the way. Visit Southern California the authentic way and make some new connections while you do it at Santa Cruz’s First Friday Party!

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