Many of our residents and visitors will be gathering together to celebrate our Independence Day. We encourage the community to celebrate responsibly.
A citywide Safety Enhancement Zone is in effect from July 4th until the 5th. The Safety Enhancement Zone enacts “Triple Fines” for certain violations of the Municipal Code. This included triple fines for violations such as fireworks, littering, and public intoxication.
SCPD would like to remind you that no fireworks of any kind are allowed in the City of Santa Cruz. Every available officer will be actively patrolling to ensure residents and visitors enjoy a safe 4th of July holiday.
Road closures and traffic plan detours will be in effect throughout the City of Santa Cruz this 4th of July weekend.
ROAD CLOSURES and NO PARKING Areas include:
HOLY GHOST PARADE -- July 2nd,10:00 am to 11:00 am Parade organizers planned to start at 10:15 am. Once the parade passes through road closures, the road will be re-opened. The scheduled street closures for the parade:
Cathcart Street between Cedar Street and Pacific Avenue
Pacific Avenue between Elm Street and Water Street
Lincoln Street between Cedar Street and Pacific Avenue
Soquel Ave. Between Pacific Ave and Parking Garage
Cooper Street. Between Pacific Ave and Parking garage.
Church Street. Between Pacific Ave and Parking garage.
Locust Street. Between Pacific Ave and Parking garage.
Front Street between River Street and Water Street
Water Street. Between Pacific Ave and River St.
East Cliff Point Parking -- This area will be posted “No Parking” effective 5:00 am on July 3rd and will remain in place through July 4th.
FIRECRACKER 10K -- July 4th, 6:30 am to 10:30 am
The race begins at 8:30 at the Harvey West Scout House and travels through trails in Pogonip Park, onto Spring Street and through the upper West Side to the High Street bicycle path and ending at Harvey West Park.
Santa Cruz Police & Fire Department is relying on our partnership with the community to keep us all safe this 4th of July.