The Mole & Mariachi Festival is a family-friendly celebration of food, music, dance, culture, piñatas and community. And it benefits a good cause: the Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park. So if mole is your thing, head to Mission Adobe in downtown Santa Cruz to experience the creations of local chefs at the fourth annual festival. Proceeds support educational programs, visitor services and restoration at the Mission.
INFO: 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10. Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park, 144 School St., Santa Cruz. Free/$10 tasting kits. 429-1840. WANT TO GO? Go to santacruz.com/giveaways before 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6 to find out how you could win a pair of festival tasting kits.