If you want to stay up to date on all the Santa Cruz events this weekend, and every weekend, then this is the place for you.
 
Bookmark this page and check back each Friday to see the upcoming events for the weekend.
 
See you this weekend!

This Weekend in Santa Cruz: November 4th – 6th, 2016

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First Friday infuses a heaping dose of art into this weekend’s events, from a new mural unveiling to painting plein air in Capitola.

Festivities for sea glass lovers, hot rod enthusiasts, and opera fans give you plenty of reasons to get out and enjoy yourself or try something new. Enjoy!

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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: October 28th – 30th, 2016

santa-cruz-halloween-weekend-2016-27940There’s no escaping Halloween this weekend (insert evil laugh), or some rainy weather (insert happy cheers and puddle jumps).

We hope you stay warm and dry, and enjoy the frightful festivities—there are a ton—listed below and in our 2016 Halloween Events Guide.

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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: October 21st – 23rd, 2016

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Santa Cruz continues to embrace the Halloween spirit this weekend with many more events geared toward the upcoming holiday including spooky forest tours, youth rock shows with a costume contest and a floating pumpkin patch.

The Boardwalk holds it’s annual chili cooking contest, San Lorenzo Park sees people transform to colors of the rainbow, comedy hits Boulder Creek and a local author speaks about his new book focused on Bookshop Santa Cruz.

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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: October 14th – 16th, 2016

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This weekend celebrates the flourishing fall season and Santa Cruz arts, from a rooftop balcony autumn affair to a free choreographed dance show in an unlikely place. And don’t forget it’s the final Encore Weekend for the Open Studios Art Tour.

Live performances abound! Stand up comedy at the Rio, aerial arts, and a CD release party for a local singing legend.

Plus, celebrate the fall harvest 1800’s style at the Wilder Ranch Heritage Harvest Festival complete with harvest time activities and pumpkin ice cream.

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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: October 7th – 9th, 2016

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This weekend celebrates our community, from Choose Santa Cruz on Friday night to Open Streets on Sunday.

The surfing community gets a 2-day film festival AND a 2-day surf board show.

Plus, another fireworks display…how lucky are we?! Speaking of colorful sky shows, the monarchs are back and you’re invited to the party.

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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: September 30th – October 2nd, 2016

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It’s a little hard to go into the weekend events knowing our Santa Cruz Mountains residents are facing the Loma Fire. We are sending out our very best thoughts for safety for all, especially the firefighters working hard to contain it.

This weekend’s lineup features a grand opening celebration, 150th birthday beach party, a multicultural film festival, and the first weekend of Open Studios Art Tour.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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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