8th Annual Open Streets Santa Cruz Returns the Streets to the People


 | October 8, 2022

Santa Cruz, CA – Open Streets Santa Cruz returns to West Cliff Drive on Sunday, October 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., creating a pop-up street park along Santa Cruz’s iconic coastline.

By closing roads to car traffic, Open Streets revolutionizes how neighbors see and use their streets, walkways, and connectivity infrastructure. The safe, spacious public space empowers people to reimagine how our streets are used and encourages people to consider using walking and biking for their daily transportation.

Open Streets Santa Cruz, a project of Bike Santa Cruz County (BSCC), is the largest open and public event in the city with over 10,000 attendees — the vast majority of whom are Santa Cruz County residents. BSCC is a local nonprofit that promotes bicycling through advocacy, education, and community building. Our goal is for people of all ages and abilities to feel comfortable using their bikes in Santa Cruz County.

Organizations from across the county will offer fun, interactive opportunities for the whole family! Youth will be able to navigate Ecology Actions’s bike rodeo course, get a free bike light installed at the City of Santa Cruz Street Smarts booth, and get a free slice of pizza from Upper Crust Pizza and Pasta. Food Trucks a Go Go will be joining us for the first time this year, with a mix of sweet and savory offerings at Mitchell’s Cove!! And our furry friends should be sure to stop by the booths from WoofPack831, Santa Cruz Animal Shelter, and Peace of Mind Dog Rescue, for hydration and doggy snacks and much, much more!

2022 will see the return of music performers Wit, Healer Trio, Peter Weiss and the Earth Rangers. New this year our musical line-up are BadBob Band, O Circo do Seu Bidu, and Synthetic Drone.

For a full schedule and list of activities and sponsors, visit

Open Streets Santa Cruz 2022 is funded through a grant from the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission.

More details on Open Streets, such as information on how to get involved, can be found at, or by emailing

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