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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: July 21st – 23rd, 2017

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A fun weekend is racing to the starting line with a free concert by a legendary 60s rock band at the Boardwalk on Friday night.

The weather is going to be nice so why not launch some paint onto canvas, catch a local production or clean up a beach. Speaking of races, the Wharf to Wharf is gearing up for their 45th annual race on Sunday.

Whether you want to socialize or just wind down, there is plenty to do that will fit your mood.

See our picks for the top events each day this weekend:

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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: July 13th – 16th, 2017

We’re kicking off the weekend early with a couple of Thursday events we think you’ll love—a popup picnic and a 5 year business anniversary extravaganza.

Summer Festival season continues with celebrations of beer, art, and wine at multiple venues, plus more beer and all things fermented at Sunday’s Fermentation Festival.

Top it off with a family-friendly carnival, dog-friendly community walk, and youth-friendly hangout and movie screening, and that’s a wrap! Enjoy your weekend!

See our picks for the top events each day this weekend:

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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: July 7th – 9th, 2017

Without a doubt, this weekend’s main event takes place on Sunday with an epic celebration of the life of Jack O’Neill paddle out.

The first weekend of July also brings First Friday festivities, Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s season opener, and a truly unique event in the forest of Bonny Doon.

See our picks for the top events each day this weekend:

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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: June 30th – July 2nd, 2017 (Plus 4th of July Preview)

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See our picks for the top events each day this weekend, and get a start with your plans for the 4th in this edition of the Weekend Roundup:

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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: June 23rd – 25th, 2017

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Beautiful seventy degree weather is coming this weekend, perfect for all of the outdoor events and fairs going on around town. Apply your sunscreen because the fun in the sun just doesn’t quit.

We’ve got live musical performances to explore from classical piano with the Santa Cruz Symphony to a folk music festival in the Redwoods.

This weekend also brings  some very popular annual events, including the 23rd Annual Woodies on the Wharf, the 5th Annual Pleasure Point Street Fair and the kick off of Capitola’s Sunday Summer Art & Music at the beach.

See our picks for the top events each day this weekend:

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Gluten Free Desserts in Santa Cruz

gluten free desserts in santa cruz

Gluten-free does NOT mean flavor free in Santa Cruz County.

Whether you are avoiding gluten by choice or if you have an allergy, you do not have to miss out on all things delicious! From gluten-free bakeries to salt-water taffy to lavender-infused ice cream, here is a list of gluten-free treats found in Santa Cruz. [Read more…]

This Weekend in Santa Cruz: June 16th – 18th, 2017

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School’s out, Sunday is Father’s Day, and this weekend brings the first Free Friday Night Band on the Beach at the Boardwalk.

Hello summer!

UCSC graduation also takes place this weekend, so be prepared for a lot of traffic and activity around town.

See our picks for the top events each day this weekend:

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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: June 9th – 11th, 2017

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It’s going to be another fabulous June weekend packed with outdoor festivals, and art, dining and shopping events.

Take part in cultural festivals, an annual car show, and check out the latest action sport technologies at the first ever WaterSHRED event along the San Lorenzo Riverwalk.

The weather forecast calls for a nice one around the Monterey Bay!

See our picks for the top events each day this weekend:

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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: June 2nd – 4th, 2017

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As we get into Summer there are almost too many fun events to choose from! The Redwood Mountain Faire, Santa Cruz Pride, The Bonny Doon Art, Wine & Brew Festival,  Ebb & Flow Kinetic Parade & River Arts Celebration and an interactive art market to name a few.

In addition, the lead singer of Pink Martini is teaming up with the Santa Cruz Symphony, Pour is having its first year anniversary party and there is a local movie premiere. And to top it all off, it’s First Friday!

See our picks for the top events each day this weekend:

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Show & Tell: An Interactive Art Market

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Santa Cruz 4th of July 2017 Events

Santa Cruz 4th of July

4th of July in Santa Cruz.

For some it means pancake breakfasts, parades and parties in the park.

For others it means backyard barbecue in the afternoon and fireworks at night.

There are plenty of ways to celebrate Independence Day in Santa Cruz County.

4th of July events in Santa Cruz County include family friendly old-fashioned celebrations at Wilder Ranch and Roaring Camp, the county’s only official fireworks show in Scotts Valley, and parades spanning from Watsonville to San Lorenzo Valley.

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