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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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Santa Cruz Weekend Event Roundup: July 18 – 20, 2014

Santa Cruz Weekend Events, July 18-20, 2014
From Shakespeare to Sir Mix-A-Lot, there’s something for everyone in the way of entertainment this fine July weekend.

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

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Shadowbrook Restaurant: Capitola’s Landmark Dining Experience

Shadowbrook Restaurant Capitola

Shadowbrook is a complex restaurant—it has received accolades for being everything from “Most Romantic Restaurant” (as reported by many newspapers, magazines, and web sites) to “Top 10 Places Nationwide for Dining With Kids Near the Beach” (from USA Today). But there is a simple fact that hasn’t changed during its 67-year history: Shadowbrook serves top-notch food accompanied by stellar service. [Read more...]

Santa Cruz Weekend Event Roundup: July 11th – 13th, 2014

Santa Cruz Weekend Events, July 11-14, 2014

Summer is in full bloom, and the opportunities to enjoy yourself outside are multiplying, from paddling the San Lorenzo River to enjoying an outdoor play or concert.  Then again, maybe you’ll want to stay indoors at Kaiser Permanente to support our Derby Girls

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

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Weekend Event Roundup for July 4th – 6th, 2014, 2014

santa cruz weekend events 4th of july

Friday is packed with fun 4th of July events throughout Santa Cruz County, and there’s plenty of other events to keep you busy throughout this long weekend.

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

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Santa Cruz 4th of July 2014 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.

It could even mean watching fireworks from an evening boat cruise or kayak on the bay.

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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Weekend Event Roundup for June 27th – 29th, 2014

santa cruz weekend events, 6/27, 2014

Bands on the beach and the Hop N’ Barley Beer and BBQ Festival highlight this weekend’s events.

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

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Free Movies on the Beach

Santa Cruz Boardwalk Movies

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk has been featured in a lot of movies — Dangerous Minds, Sudden Impact, Harold and Maude, and The Lost Boys, to name a few — but that’s not its only tie to cinema.  The Boardwalk also hosts free movies on the beach Wednesday nights every summer at 9:00 p.m.

And to make it even better, Wednesdays after 5 p.m. are Pepsi Nights, meaning unlimited ride wristbands only cost $12.95 if you bring an empty Pepsi can.  You can tire yourself out by working in a full four hours of rides, then lay back on a beach towel or lean back in a low beach chair and watch the big screen on the beach with your friends, family, or special someone.

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Weekend Event Roundup for June 20th – 22nd, 2014

Santa Cruz Weekend Events: Woodies on the Wharf

Photo by Jeremy Lezin

With Saturday being the first day of summer you’ll likely want to head outdoors to soak in the beautiful Santa Cruz weather.

Lucky for all of us, there are plenty of great options for getting outside and having some fun this weekend.  We’ve got Woodies on the Wharf, the Pleasure Point Street Fair, an Art & Wine festival, a garden fair, outdoor movies, the Tanniversary, and the Festival of Love…and that’s just on Saturday.

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

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