About Meridith Cook

Meridith Cook came to Santa Cruz 18 years ago from Minnesota. She is a homeschooling mother of 3 who enjoys exploring the beauty and culture of this unique community.

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

West Cliff bench

Fall is a beautiful season in Santa Cruz. The hubbub has died down, but there is no shortage of entertaining and enlightening activities.

Friday’s options are a musical journey through time and space, a sound odyssey through the ocean, or the awesome Surf Film Fest.

An annual favorite, Open Studios, continues this weekend in South county. Take a farm tour while you’re there!

Harvest festivals, Oktoberfest, Open Streets and fireworks are all on this weekend as well, so pace yourself!

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


This week’s roundup is sponsored by Arts Council Santa Cruz County & the Open Studios Art Tour. We had a great time touring artist studios last weekend and are looking forward to visiting South County artists this weekend. Look for the free Open Studios guide around town, download the “Open Studios Art Tour” app, or just follow the green signs around town.

Click here for more information about Open Studios.

Photo: Paul DeSomma & Marsha Blaker Artist #187.

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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: September 27th – 29th, 2019

With several food festivals to choose from, it’s a great weekend to get outside and feast! From Tapas on Top to the Burrito Bash, there are many outdoor, food-oriented activities all weekend.

Some great shows to catch, from experimental to musical or theater, are Remembering James, Sondheim’s Company, or an audio/visual venture at the DNA Comedy Lab.

Enjoy our parks, farms and other natural beauty while bird watching, touring Elkhorn Slough or UCSC’s Farm.

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

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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: September 13th – 15th, 2019

The county Fair starts this week and continues through the weekend, along with several events that you will not find anywhere else.

Ohlone Day celebrates, educates and is FUN! For art and sipping, the Capitola Art and Wine Festival is the place to be.

Our talented seniors are putting on a show, and this is your last chance to watch a movie on the beach in Capitola.

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

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