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 Santa Cruz Juneteenth 2024

Join us at Santa Cruz Juneteenth on June 15, 2024 at Laurel Park for a vibrant celebration of African American heritage. Enjoy live music, basketball clinics, soul food, a parade - all honoring the spirit of Freedom. This is a FREE event for the Black community and its allies. Save the date and spread the word. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Juneteenth 2nd Line Sidewalk Parade

Saturday, June 15th 12 pm! 

Meet at 809 Center St, Santa Cruz


Meet at the Black Lives Matter Mural and parade to Laurel Park for the Juneteenth Celebration!
Parade to the park with our live 2nd line band. Bring your instruments and dancing shoes!

The parade route will be available soon!

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Liberation Paddle Out

Saturday, June 22nd, 2024
12-4 pm

Cowell Beach at Santa Cruz Wharf


Black Surf Santa Cruz is hosting our fourth annual Liberation Paddle Out event in commemoration of Juneteenth at Cowell Beach.

The Liberation Paddle Out is a celebration inviting both BSSC members and the general public for a day out on the ocean. The LPO is a free event and a full day of fun including:

- live DJ on the beach
- beach games & prizes
- paddle-out
- paddle-out lessons
- free equipment (while supplies last)
- delicious food
- fun with community, and more!

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