Day Of Celebration


June 3rd: The return of the Kinetic Art Parade and River Arts Celebration!

  • Creators, makers, artists, and all community members are encouraged to make kinetic art – art that moves – and to join the parade! Or just come out and watch the creativity of Santa Cruz at its finest. Parade starts at noon the Kaiser Permanente Arena and ends at the Tannery. More details below.
  • 13 new temporary art installations along the Riverwalk will be unveiled during the parade, all with a river theme
  • From 1:30 – 6:00 PM, enjoy the River Arts Celebration at the Tannery Arts Center, featuring music, dance, and theater performances, Kids River Crafts, food trucks galore, and more!
  • At 1:45 PM, witness the unveiling of a new permanent art installation at the Tannery Arts Center, created by Team Downstream led by Kathleen Crocetti and featuring the artwork of two dozen Tannery artists and youth.

Sign up now to pre-register for the Kinetic Art Parade!

We need YOU!

We’re looking for volunteers to help in lots of fun ways. Help us make this community event FLOW!

Click here for details on volunteering, and the ways you can help

Click here to go straight to the volunteer sign-up form