rafposterOnce again the sun will shine on San Lorenzo Park as the community gathers to acknowledge our river’s natural history while taking in fine art displays, music and dance performances, interesting foods and hands-on arts activities during the second River Arts Festival.

The Santa Cruz City Schools community will be represented by Soquel and Santa Cruz high school students’ ceramics sales…catch the Mission Hill Jugglers on stage Sunday afternoon…watch for DeLaveaga students parading in costumes from their theatrical productions (11:30 Saturday)…visit Bay View students hosting a free paper flower making activity at 11:00 Saturday…throughout the weekend, the Westlake PTA will sell snacks…the Mission Hill Mavericks Marketplace will sell handmade greeting cards…and revelers will cross the pedestrian bridge under 100 waving banners made by Mission Hill multimedia art students.

On Saturday visit the Kinetic Art Cruz booth to decorate your bike, scooter or stroller for the 10:00 am Sunday human powered parade on Pacific Avenue.  Students can ride together to win $500 for their school. Awards will be presented in 7 categories (best use of recycled mRAF.Flags-4-waterials, most outrageous, best river theme, best school, best team entry, greatest artist in the world, greatest future artist under 12. Judges include County Superintendent of Schools Michael Watkins, former Assembly member John Laird, Sentinel columnist Wallace Baine, and City Council member Cynthia Matthews.
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Throughout the weekend, the Santa Cruz Education Foundation will sell ice cold water and soft drinks both in the upper level and in the lower food court.  Cool off while you support our schools.  Do drop in to say hello!