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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: September 23rd – 25th, 2016

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There is so much going on this weekend, we can’t even contain ourselves!

Our fair city continues its 150th anniversary with a celebration of the iconic wharf. The wharf will also welcome Thunderbird cars Saturday.

Anniversary celebrations will also be had for event creator, Event Santa Cruz, as well as the Santa Cruz Guitar Company.

The Banff Mountain Film Festival Radical Reels Tour takes place at The Rio and fall kicks off with the Santa Cruz Mountains Harvest Festival and Halloween prep in a class series designed to have you dancing Michael Jackson’s Thriller choreography.

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

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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: Sep. 16th-18th, 2016

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There’s something fun to do all over Santa Cruz County this weekend, from Scotts Valley to Happy Valley, Felton to Watsonville, and lots of places in between.

We love the sheer variety of events enticing us to get out and volunteer, support local causes and organizations, and try new things: a bicycle scavenger race, anyone?

Or maybe we’ll see you at the County Fair…we’ll be the ones cheering loudly for those cute racing pigs. Have a good one!

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

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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: September 9th – 11th, 2016

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The second week of September packs a lot for everyone so if you were away for the holiday weekend, now’s your chance to make up for it.

Dive into the wide array of events including the much-loved Greek Festival downtown and Capitola’s Art and Wine Festival. The 4th Annual Mole & Mariachi Festival is also sure to be a hit.

There are plenty of kid-friendly things to do and some free historic and cultural events. Get out your planners now!

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

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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: September 2nd – 4th, 2016

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This weekend you can celebrate bears, begonias, and the beginning of locals summer!

Say bye to Friday Night Bands on the Beach and hello to First Friday events kicking off a new month.

There’s plenty to do in all parts of Santa Cruz County. We hope you have a wonderful and safe Labor Day Holiday Weekend.

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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.

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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.

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

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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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