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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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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: May 26th – 28th, 2017

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You know it’s Memorial Weekend when the American Music Festival, Longboard Invitational, and Civil War reenactments come to town.
Performing arts also take center stage this weekend with no less than three plays to choose from.
And one celebration you don’t want to miss is the Surfer Statue’s 25th anniversary…think he’ll be dressed up?

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

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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: May 19th – 21st, 2017

Late spring weather is here, which means beautiful sunny days after the fog has burned off. There are many choices to make this a fun-packed weekend.

Take an educational hike at Arana Gulch or listen to a concert in the park a-cappela style. You can also Celebrate Oaxaca, Mexico at Harbor High or shop for antique treasures at the fairgrounds.

If you want to stay indoors, take a stroll through an artwalk at the mall, or enjoy a concert by a popular legendary rock tribute band.  You can also get a rare look at how surfboards are designed at a workshop open house.

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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: May 12th – 14th, 2017

Celebrate Mom this weekend, with plenty of events and fundraisers that honor strong women of the past and present!

There’s also a lot of special events and festivities to look forward  to, from an Oaxacan parade and street party to a burlesque show. If you’re looking for more of an educational event, there’s a Shakespeare production in Boulder Creek, a special nature exhibit put on by kids at the Santa Cruz Natural History Museum, and a green-themed bike party that advocates for climate change.

Also Santa Cruz’s only Escape Room opens this weekend, so get your best problem solving group together for the fun!

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Mother’s Day 2017 in Santa Cruz

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Bountiful brunches are just the beginning of things to do for Mother’s Day in Santa Cruz, which falls on Sunday, May 14.

From shopping to hiking, we’ve compiled some ways to spend time with mom leading up to and throughout Mother’s Day weekend.

So go ahead and start planning to spoil, indulge, and celebrate the mom in your life—she deserves it.
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