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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: August 26th – 28th, 2016

There’s much to do and enjoy this last weekend of August, or Fog-ust, as many of us have dubbed it.

Music outdoors? We’ve got that—at the beach, in the park, and even in the swimming pool.

Grand openings are always fun and West Marine’s promises to deliver each day this weekend.

We’ve also highlighted opportunities to help the environment, support local farmers, check out a play on social justice, and get your holistic health on. Have a good one!

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

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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: August 19th – 21st, 2016

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Many summer event series are winding down, so if you’ve been meaning to attend Sunday Art & Music on the Beach, Free Friday Night Bands on the Beach, or a good ole fashioned family campfire, this is the weekend to make it happen.

You’ll also want to make room to enjoy a couple of local festivals. Scotts Valley brings another fantastic 2-day celebration of Art, Wine & Beer and the Santa Cruz Wharf shows its aloha spirit at Sunday’s Polynesian Festival.

As always, you’ll find a host of additional events listed under our features, including nature outings at our state parks and beaches, live music, and more.

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

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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: August 12th – 14th, 2016

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Summer may be winding down and much of our population may be gearing to go back to school but that doesn’t mean the weekend fun stops.

This weekend we’ve got another great band at The Boardwalk to look forward to along with a comedy show, beer festival, some Shakespeare in the park, cultural events and more.

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

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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: August 5th – 7th, 2016

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Photo courtesy of @cooler_ranch710

Strawberries, screaming hands, and street festivals…what’s your pleasure this weekend?

We’ve rounded up a great variety of events to choose from: Family-friendly, check. Free admission, check. Live music and dance parties, oh yes!

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

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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: July 29th – 31st, 2016

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July comes to an end with some special celebrations, anniversaries, and traditions, many of which benefit our local communities.

If you’re looking for kid-friendly events, check out Roaring Camp’s Day Out With Thomas, Festival of the Book, and the kickoff to Kids Week Downtown.

And if you’ve been meaning to check out Loch Lomond since it reopened, the Secchi Dip-in might be for you.

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

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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: July 22nd – 24th, 2016

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We have a great lineup of local theatre up ahead. While Santa Cruz Shakespeare continues a Midsummer Night’s Dream in the Grove (new venue!), two new musicals open this weekend: Fiddler on the Roof and Dorothy Potter and the Wizards of Oz.

Don’t forget, the Wharf to Wharf is this Sunday. If you’re trying to avoid the crowds it could be a good time to drive up Highway 1 and catch a Pokémon or two.

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

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

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Photo courtesy of @hendrypieter

Whether you’re a Shakespeare fan, a wine lover or fancy yourself a scavenger hunt expert, this weekend has got a little something for everyone. There are festivals, music and exercise in the sunshine to be had. Get out and have some fun!

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

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

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This weekend is all about perfect matches: music and ocean, beer and jam, and a 50th birthday party and cake from Gayle’s—yum!

Kick it off with some Family Stone at the Boardwalk, celebrate local history in Capitola, shop local in the Santa Cruz Mountains, and see what cool things some locals are up to, such as building a tiny railroad empire.

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

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This Weekend in Santa Cruz (The 4th of July Edition)

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There will be no shortage of music to choose from this holiday weekend—Capitola, New Brighton State Beach and the Boardwalk continue their summer performance series. Music by the sea…how much better can it get?

A few early celebrations are sprinkled throughout the weekend, but be sure to scroll down to our complete Santa Cruz 4th of July Guide to see what Monday has in store.

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

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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: June 24th – 26th, 2016

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There’s good news and bad news when it comes to this weekend.

First the good news:

There are some amazing summer events you won’t want to miss.

Now the bad news:

There’s possibly too many great events for one weekend, meaning you have the difficult task of deciding which events to attend, and which ones you will have to miss out on.

We feel your pain. Here’s how bad it gets…

On Saturday there is the Pleasure Point Street Fair, Woodies on the Wharf, Hop ‘N Barley Beer & BBQ Festival in Scotts Valley, the 41st annual Strawberry Festival downtown, and the Sip & Stroll wine tasting event in Soquel Village…all at the same time!

We hope you enjoy the weekend, whatever you decide to do. See the full list of events below:

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