Santa Cruz Easter Events 2018


The Easter bunny will be making the rounds from the mountains to the beach and in between, hopping from egg hunts to brunches to photo opportunities with little ones.

So hop to it and make those brunch reservations, grab those baskets, and maybe plan a prank or two because this year Easter happens to fall on April Fool’s Day. Some festivities start as early as the weekend before Easter so be sure to note specific event dates.

Here’s our roundup of the top Easter events in and around Santa Cruz this year.

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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: February 9th – 11th, 2018

migration festival at natural bridges

This weekend we celebrate a local icon at the Rio Theater and say goodbye (for now) to our favorite winged friends at Natural Bridges.

Basketball fans get a full Warriors weekend with two games and a special Warriors event on Saturday. It’s another packed weekend as we head towards Valentine’s Day. Enjoy!

Here are our picks for the top events each day this weekend:

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Santa Cruz Backpacking Tours: Roughing It With an Expert Guide by Your Side

santa cruz backpacking tours

Photo by @genghis_johnn

Are you ready for the quintessential Santa Cruz Mountains experience?

Better yet, want an expert tour guide by your side?

Naturalist-led Santa Cruz backpacking tours are being offered again this year by California State Parks, from June through August. These 1-3 night trips offer the classic Santa Cruz backpacking experience, with the added bonus of being led by a knowledgeable State Park professional.

There are four backpacking trips to choose from, some of which take you through lesser known portions of our state parks.

Last year’s tours sold out, and we expect this year’s to sell out quickly as well. The video below gives a great overview of the tours:

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