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2016 Memorial Day Weekend Events in Santa Cruz

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We all know that Memorial Day Weekend brings big crowds to town, but it also brings some great events.

This weekend’s events include a star studded music festival, a major surfing competition, and a milestone anniversary for an iconic local institution.

Beer lovers will be excited to learn about a big grand opening this Friday (choose from 60+ craft beers, and pour your own beer!).  And if you’re looking to stock up on some summer reading material, then be sure to check out the Friends of Santa Cruz Public Libraries annual Spring Book Sale.

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

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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: May 20th – 22nd, 2016

roundup-5-20-2016-03353 This weekend kicks off with festivities benefitting our local schools and wraps up with swing music and swing dancing at two different venues!

Pitch in on Saturday to show the San Lorenzo River some love, then head out for local wine, local art, and cheer on your local Derby Girls.

Have a great weekend!

Live Earth Farm Summer Camps

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Santa Cruz Sandhills: The Henry Cowell Trail Less Traveled

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A visit to Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park usually means one thing: a walk through the Redwood Grove Loop Trail. This is the Henry Cowell most are familiar with and for obvious reasons. Centuries-old, skyscraping redwoods are hard to miss and quite the draw, especially when hosting out-of-town visitors.

But there’s another side to Henry Cowell that has more in common with the beach than a redwood forest and, in fact, used to be a beach. Sort of.
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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: May 13th – 15th, 2016

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This weekend brings a variety of music, cultural and food events to satisfy all of your senses.

Music and the performing arts are taking over Santa Cruz with the 30th annual Bluegrass Fair, Motion Pacific’s Spring Dance Showcase, and a thrilling play about the supernatural. And the circus is in town!

Bring your appetite too, because there’s a food truck event, traditional eats from Greece and Oaxaca, and a wine walk!

See our picks for the top events each day this weekend:
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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: May 5th – 8th, 2016

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There’s much to celebrate this weekend, from Cinco de Mayo to Mother’s Day and maybe a little rain in between.

This weekend is also about embracing the outdoors and supporting local causes, from the kickoff of Ecology Action’s Bike Week to the culmination of Santa Cruz County’s largest giving campaign at the Human Race Walkathon and Fun Run.

We’ve also spiced it up with music and cultural events bouncing around the world from Mexico to Greece to Spain and our own backyard.

See our picks for the top events each day this weekend, starting with Cinco de Mayo on Thursday:

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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: April 29th – May 1st, 2016

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Several festivals and fairs take place this weekend, enticing us to play, eat and shop. We’ve got a local history celebration, an astronomy talk, dance event, duck race and more in store for you. And yes, we said duck race!

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

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Mother’s Day 2016 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 8.

We’ve compiled shopping, hiking, crafting activities and more to celebrate all things mom leading up to and throughout Mother’s Day weekend.

So go ahead and start planning to spoil, indulge, treat and appreciate the mom in your life—she deserves it.
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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: April 22nd – 24th, 2016

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Earth Day festivities continue this weekend along with celebrations of surf, aloha shirts, jazz on the wharf, and wine.

And in true Santa Cruz form, you’ll find cultural events centered around the themes of social, environmental, economic, and global justice.

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

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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: April 15th – 17th, 2016

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A food truck and wine and beer garden event takes place in Scotts Valley this weekend. Inventors and tinkers will convene at the Santa Cruz Mini Maker Faire. Earth Day weekend activities will be in full swing and much more.

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

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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: April 8th – 10th, 2016

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This weekend kicks off with a celebration of the best and brightest in Santa Cruz on Friday evening (complete with red carpet!).

We’ll also be treated to a hometown derby bout, the Arboretum’s annual Spring Plant Sale, a one-of-a-kind event that cat owners won’t want to miss, a fashion show, a special wildflower walk, and a live performance so good it’s being broadcast from Moscow.

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

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