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Kids' Day

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Kids' Day will take place on April 29, 2023,  from 12:00 - 4:00 PM. Exhibitors will be lined up on Cooper Street and Pacific Ave (between Church St. & Locust St.) There will also be performances and demonstrations all day long in Abbott Square. Plus, many Downtown businesses will be offering discounts and specials just for kids.

Kids Day Downtown is proudly presented by Downtown Santa Cruz, along with our partner Growing Up In Santa Cruz and in collaboration with the Santa Cruz Museum of Art And History 



Lenz Art
Far West Fungi

Boys & Girls Club of Santa Cruz County
Defib This
Central California Alliance for Health
Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District
Stars Therapy Services
Gateway School
International Academy of Dance
All About Theatre
Growing Up Santa Cruz

Be Natural Music
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Santa Cruz Public Libraries
Survivors Healing Center
Santa Cruz Children's Museum of Discovery
Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre
Santa Cruz Warriors

Nature-Based Ongoing Group (NBOG)
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History
Adventure Sports Unlimited

Woodstocks Pizza
Spring Hill School
United Way of Santa Cruz County
Santa Cruz Derby Groms

Yoso The Annex
Community Mountain Gym
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office - Silicon Valley Regional Office
The Circle Family Center
Santa Cruz County Recreation Department


Go Ask Alice - 20% off Kids Toy or Instrument
Penny Ice Creamery
- Free mini scoop (one per person and at Downtown location only)
Artisans & agency -  Stop by to take a picture at their rainbow wall and pick a free Doug Ross Sea Life Coloring page. 
- 15% off Kid's Books (in-store only)
Cat's Meow
- Free $5 Meow Money Coin
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History
- Free Admission 12-6pm + Kids Art Activities
Level Up Video Games
- Buy One Get One Free on Pokemon Figures & Assorted Stickers
Childish Downtown
- On Kids Day will offer 20% off all bubbles and bubble related products. They will have a bubble machine and music going out front and spreading good vibes all around!
Pacific Cookie Company - Unicorn Snot cookies are back for this special day! Rainbow sprinkles on our lemon drop cookies.
Rosie McCann's
- One free Kids Meal with Purchase of one adult entree
Bookshop Santa Cruz
- Spin the prize wheel with a $25 purchase with Readers Club OR $10 Kids book purchase with Readers Club account. Bookshop is also celebrating Independent Bookstore Day so we will have a raffle, scavenger hunt, coloring and more!
- Create your art masterpiece: Paint on a vintage sheet of music.Let your inspiration move you Nicely! All supplies provided. 1007 Cedar Street
Honey B Market
- paper making
Mythic Games
-  free Magic: the Gathering welcome booster pack or Pokemon sticker for all kids.


Be Natural Music  | Abbott Square Stage | 11:30am-2:30pm
The Climbing Trees | Abbott Square Stage | 3-4pm
Circus Family on the Road | Pacific Ave. | 12:15-1pm
International Academy of Dance | Pacific Ave. | 1:15-1:30p
All About Theatre | Pacific Ave. | 1:30pm
Joe Ferrara | Pacific Avenue | 2-2:45pm
CYT Santa Cruz | Pacific Ave. | 3:15-3:25pm