About Valerie Lemke

Valerie Lemke is a transplant from the Bay Area to Santa Cruz County over 25 years ago, and hasn't looked back since. She is a local freelance writer and photographer who loves writing about and photographing one of the most beautiful regions in the world, the Central Coast.

This Weekend in Santa Cruz: January 18th – 21st, 2019

2019 Santa Cruz Women's March

In the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr., this 3-day weekend is filled with community events to volunteer, march, and speak out in support of civil rights.

This weekend also marks the return of the California King Tides. Enjoy ideal tidepooling conditions during afternoon negative low tides on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

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

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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: January 11th – 13th, 2019

This weekend in Santa Cruz: Jan. 11-13, 2019

It’s raining, it’s sporing…it’s perfect weather to enjoy the 3-day Fungus Fair this weekend!

It’s also a good time to visit California’s oldest state park and learn how the tallest redwoods are measured.

Variety is the spice of life on the music scene. From a harp festival to heavy metal mariachi, aka Metalachi, we’d say there’s something for everyone.

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

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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: December 14th – 16th, 2018

Holiday events are in full swing this weekend as we rapidly approach the New Year!

From craft fairs and pop-up markets to the traditional Nutcracker ballet, a free family movie, holiday magic show, and so much more, you will have no trouble finding something for everyone.

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

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