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Free First Friday: Ballooniverse Exhibition Opening & Low Riders





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Celebrate an epic Free First Friday with live music, food, free exhibitions, and a closed down Cooper Street filled with low rider cars.

Be the first to see an exhibition made 100% from balloons

Immerse yourself in a balloon universe with the opening of Ballooniverse; Brain Bending Balloon Art by Addi Somekh. Addi is an international balloon twister and UCSC alum who spends his days spreading joy and laughter across the world via balloon art.

Enjoy the permanent History Gallery and Sculpture Garden. See the full list of current exhibitions here.

Explore an open street filled with low rider cars

Check out Sculptures on Wheels a collection of 20 low rider cars from around the County, presented for the first time in the city of Santa Cruz by Barrios Unidos.


Hands-on art activities for everyone and live music outdoors

Make your very own wild balloon sculptures. Dance to live Santana and classic rock music from The Mercster in Abbott Square.