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: November 9th – 11th, 2018

West Cliff Magic Hour

Though the weather has been warm and sunny, it might suddenly occur to you that holiday shopping is on the horizon. We found several fairs and events lined up for this weekend that will help with that holiday shopping while you’re out enjoying the beautiful Santa Cruz weather.

Veteran’s Day is Sunday and there are events on tap to honor our Veterans, too. Thank you to all of our Veterans out there. Have a great weekend everyone!

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

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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: November 2nd – 4th, 2018

the hook

The first weekend of November is here and that means Daylight Saving Time is coming to an end. We have a full agenda on tap with great ideas for spending that extra hour you’ll gain.

This weekend brings back a favorite art festival featuring glassy coastal treasures, a few Día de Los Muertos celebrations, a surfing competition that promises to be a bit freaky, and so much more that you might have a hard time choosing your favorite.

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

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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: October 26th – 28th, 2018

halloween surf statue

Halloween is just around the corner and this weekend is full of events get you into the spooky spirit!

You can see a free Halloween movie in the park, participate in a murder mystery investigation, an annual Halloween Parade and more! If you feel up to doing something without the spooky vibe, you can take in some Santa Cruz Symphony performances or even view a world travel photography slide show by a punk rock legend.

Happy Haunting, Santa Cruz!

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