Santa Paula, CA – The City of Santa Paula is rolling right along with its spring and summer programming. Santa Paula kicked off the spring season with the first Cruise Night of the Year on Friday, April 1. Over 200 cars were parked along Main Street from 10th to 8th Streets, as well as North Mill Street to Santa Barbara Street. For the first time ever, Cruise Night joined with the Farmers Market to create an unmissable experience. Music played from every direction as residents and visitors strolled from the Farmers Market to downtown Santa Paula to admire the classic vehicles. Cruise Night is a long-cherished Santa Paula tradition that comes to town on the first Friday of each month from April to October. The Farmers Market occurs every Friday, and every third Friday of the month will feature over a dozen local nonprofits that will provide health and wellness resources and activities.
On the heels of the City’s first Cruise Night comes another beloved tradition: Easter Scavenger Hunt. Join the City on Saturday, April 9 for a safe way to enjoy the Easter season. Residents are invited to search for the Easter Bunny’s hidden eggs and find special treasures inside!
The Santa Paula Parks and Recreation Department is also hosting several fairs, including a Job Fair Series on Tuesday, April 5 and Tuesday, April 12 from 5 PM to 8 PM. The Parks and Recreation Department is looking to hire part-time staff for their seasonal summer camp as well as year-round, part-time park specialists and City Corps trainees. The City will conduct interviews and offer food and beverages to attendees. For more information, contact the department at (805) 933-4226, ext. 353.
The City’s monthly Senior Luncheons will be coming back this season at the Community Center from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM. The luncheons are scheduled for Wednesday, April 13, Wednesday, May 18 and Wednesday, June 15.
Head over to the City’s weekly Farmers Market on Friday, April 15 where several local museums will participate and provide Easter crafts and activities as well as a very special guest and photo opportunity.
As summer in Santa Paula would not be complete without the City’s recreational classes and sports leagues, registration is open NOW for the City’s co-ed T-Ball league until Friday, April 29. Children aged four to six years old are invited to join the season with practices starting in mid-May and games beginning in June. Questions about the league can be directed to ADuque@spcity.org or (805) 933-4226, ext. 353. Other recreation classes that are currently up and running or beginning registration, which can be found on the City’s RecDesk webpage.
There will also be a Senior Health Fair on Wednesday, May 4 at the Community Center from 9 AM to 1 PM. There will be live music, local vendors, health services and screenings, BBQ lunch and more! Due to limited parking, a shuttle will be available to bring seniors to the event from 9 AM to 1:30 PM. Look for the Valley Express bus parked closest to the Santa Paula Regency Movie Theater located at 550 W. Main Street. For more information, please contact Liz Castaneda at (805) 933-4226, ext. 356 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Santa Paula Parks and Recreation Department will be resuming its free Movie Night Series throughout the upcoming spring, summer and fall. The schedule for the series is planned as follows:
- Friday, May 13 at 8 PM - Sing 2 at Teague Park
- Saturday, June 11 at 8 PM - Encanto at Veterans Park
- Friday, July 22 at 8 PM - Spiderman ‘No Way Home’ at Las Piedras Park
- Friday, October 14 at 7 PM - Ghostbusters at the Community Center
For more information regarding the Parks and Recreation events and activities, follow the department on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.