2019 – Santa Cruz

Festival of Dreams
A California Regional Event
Co-sponsored by the International Association for the Study of Dreams
April 12 – 14, 2019
at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History

Welcome to the Festival of Dreams! An ongoing Santa Cruz experience that is now in its third year…and it’s going to be bigger and better than ever! For the first time, we are proud to be partnering with the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD) (asdreams.org), the world’s premiere dream organization, as a California Regional Event.

Hosted by IASD and by Santa Cruz residents Katherine Bell and Linda Mastrangelo, the Festival of Dreams is a three-day event, April 12-14, 2019 in Santa Cruz, California. We will bring together dreamers from all around northern California (and beyond!) and inspire local people from the Santa Cruz community to ignite their interest in the power of their nighttime dreams. Or as we like to say, “Let’s Keep Santa Cruz Dreaming!”

The Venue • Santa Cruz is truly a one of a kind city! Known for its spectacular natural beauty of dramatic sea cliffs and towering redwoods, bustling art scene and quirky locals, it is the perfect backdrop for a dream gathering. And this year we are proud to have our event at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History AKA “the MAH” (santacruzmah.org) in the heart of downtown Santa Cruz. Known for their ‘only-in-Santa-Cruz’ events and exhibitions, this dynamic and gorgeous space is the perfect venue for gathering dreamers. The downtown plaza Abbot Square, is a new addition to the MAH and includes the museum’s main entrance, pop up restaurants and bars with delicious food & drink in the Abbott Square Market, the main courtyard where art, history, and cultural events are ever present and the Secret Garden—an oasis designed for families.

The Event • Friday evening, April 12 will highlight community events with interactive experiential workshops and art opportunities, live performances and psi games; Saturday, April 13 is the heart of the experience: an all-day event including invited speakers, presentations, workshops, dream groups, and special events such as dance performances, a display of short films and a pop-up art gallery. The day will be capped off with a fabulous Dream Ball on Saturday evening, so get your costume ready! On Sunday morning, April 14, we will conclude with a simple gathering or excursion to enjoy the natural beauty of Santa Cruz.

Call for Submissions • Would you like to present at our regional event? We have an open submission call for dreamers like you who wish to share their knowledge and passion for dreams.

There are a limited number of slots for presentations, workshops, Dream Groups, as well as special events like experiential and artistic happenings. To learn more about what we are looking for and to download application documents & instructions please visit https://festivalofdreams.net/submissions/. Deadline for submission is January 15, 2019.

Call for Art and Short Films • If you would like to submit your dream inspired art or short film, please check the Festival of Dreams website for guidelines.

More details will be available soon at FestivalofDreams.net as well as through the IASD regional events web page. You can also keep informed by joining our Facebook page here

or instagram #keepsantacruzdreaming

Contact info@FestivalofDreams.net for more information



Lodging-there are many unique hotels, motels, B & B’s, vacation homes and Airbnb’s available in the Santa Cruz area. For a more extensive list, please visit: https://www.santacruz.org/places-to-stay

Here are some suggested links:


Hotel Paradox
611 Ocean Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831.425.7100 or 831.600.4507

Pacific Blue Inn
636 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831.600.8880 or 646.633.3277


The Babbling Brook Inn
1025 Laurel St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060


Dream Inn
175 West Cliff Drive
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Sand and Sea Inn
201 W Cliff Dr.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 427-3400

Seaway Inn
176 W Cliff Dr.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5440
Phone: (831) 471-9004

West Cliff Inn, A Four Sisters Inn
174 West Cliff Drive
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831.649.0908 or 831.457.2200