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Labor Day Weekend Events in Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Labor Day Weekend Events

It’s Labor Day Weekend, and Santa Cruzans know how to celebrate!

Concerts and festivals abound this weekend, highlighted by the always popular Capitola Begonia Festival.

Read on to see the rest of our picks for the best events in Santa Cruz this weekend.

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2014 Santa Cruz County Fair

santa cruz county fair 2014

Time to break out your best jeans and plaid flannels, cause the Santa Cruz County Fair and Horse Show is coming up!  Every summer this tradition brings a week of classic Americana to Watsonville and the surrounding areas.

Rest assured, this ain’t just a horse show.  There are a lot of activities to choose from all the way from Tuesday through Sunday.  Here’s our roundup of some of the best events happening each day. [Read more...]

Things to do in Santa Cruz this Weekend: August 22nd – 24th, 2014

Things to do this weekend in Santa Cruz

This weekend we have some familiar events, like free bands on the beach, the annual Outrigger Races and Polynesian Festival, and some fun first time events like the Tequila & Taco Music Festival.

Read on to see the rest of our picks for the top things to do in Santa Cruz this weekend.

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The Bike Church: Skill-Sharing for Santa Cruz Cyclists

Bike Church Santa CruzGive a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.

That’s the philosophy behind the Bike Church, a non-profit cooperatively-owned bike workshop in downtown Santa Cruz.

The Bike Church seeks to empower the community by teaching repair and maintenance skills to cyclists, as well as giving them low-cost access to tools and workspace.  There’s a $5-per-hour suggested drop-in fee for access to the shop and help from mechanics, but no one is turned away for lack of funds.

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Weekend Event Roundup for August 15th – 17th, 2014

Weekend Events in Santa Cruz, August 15-17, 2014

Beatles and Grateful Dead fans have a lot to be excited for this weekend, as do art enthusiasts.  As usual, there’s something for everyone!

Read on to see the rest of our picks for the best events in Santa Cruz this weekend.

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62nd Annual Capitola Begonia Festival

2014 Capitola Begonia Festival

Chances are you’ve heard of the Capitola Begonia Festival.  After all, this years marks the 62nd anniversary of one of Capitola’s most celebrated and unique annual bashes.

The funny thing is, when the Begonia Festival began it wasn’t really about the begonias.

It’s roots trace back to the 1950s, when synchronized swimmers used the flowers to decorate their public routines.  But somehow the begonia is what stuck, and even today, Capitola honors the flower every Labor Day Weekend.  But, true to its roots, the Begonia Festival is still about a whole lot more than foliage.

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Weekend Event Roundup: August 8th – 10th, 2014

Santa Cruz Weekend Events: August 8-10, 2014

This weekend, Santa Cruz will play host to a beer festival, a wine festival, and what is sure to be a raucous Derby Girls fundraiser.  But even if your blood alcohol level never rises above 0.00, plenty of opportunities for a good time abound this weekend in Surf City.

Read on to see the rest of our picks for the best events in Santa Cruz this weekend.

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Santa Cruz Weekend Event Roundup: August 1 – 3, 2014

santa cruz weekend events, 8/1-8/3, 2014
The Cabrillo Music Festival is the main event in Santa Cruz this weekend, but there’s plenty of other fun stuff for everyone to enjoy.

Read on to see the rest of our picks for the best events in Santa Cruz this weekend.

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Kids Week in Downtown Santa Cruz

santa cruz kids week

Downtown Santa Cruz is an awesome place for friends and family to meet, shop, dine, take in entertainment, and just generally explore.  But sometimes it can be hard for families to find something that can be fun for both the parents and the kids.

Lucky for them, this July 27th through August 3rd is officially Kids Week in Downtown Santa Cruz — and anyone twelve and under won’t want to miss it. [Read more...]

Santa Cruz Weekend Events: July 25th – 27th, 2014

santa cruz weekend events

Santa Cruz’s own James Durbin is coming home, but even if you aren’t a fan of the Durbinator, there’s plenty of stuff to do this weekend in Santa Cruz, including the 42nd annual Wharf to Wharf Race.

Read on to see the rest of our picks for the best events in Santa Cruz this weekend.

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