About Christine Candelaria

Christine Candelaria is a local mom of four who enjoys sharing her Santa Cruz adventures. You can follow her #santacruzlife on Instagram at @theaumsmama.

This Weekend in Santa Cruz: October 19th – 21st, 2018

santa cruz wharf

Santa Cruz events this weekend range from spooky to festively fall, with some Burning Man inspiration for good measure.

And if you have not had a chance to attend a harvest festival, Open Studios, or a Santa Cruz Derby game this season, then this weekend is for you.

Once you’re done planning this weekend you’ll also want to check out our 2018 Halloween Event Guide, which you’ll find at the end of this post. Enjoy!

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

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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: September 28th – 30th, 2018

Capitola Festival

Just when you thought festival season was over…This weekend we have a traditional harvest festival to welcome the fall, and while we’re at it, two new festivals hit the scene!

Check out the 2-day Capitola Beach Festival and the newest food fest in town, Boardwalk Bites & Brews.

There’s always something for everyone. See our picks for the top events each day this weekend:

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Labor Day Weekend Events

Santa Cruz Labor Day 2018

This Friday we say goodbye to the final Free Friday Night Bands on the Beach concert and hello to a 3-day weekend!

A couple of local breweries are celebrating Labor Day Weekend in style with parking lot parties, and a local business marks its first anniversary with a gift of free classes to the community.

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

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