About Meridith Cook

Meridith Cook came to Santa Cruz 18 years ago from Minnesota. She is a freelance writer and mother of 3 who enjoys exploring the beauty and culture of this unique community. Visit her website at www.melbacomms.com.

This Weekend in Santa Cruz: March 13th – 15th, 2020

Every week we encourage you to get out and explore the best events in town.

This weekend is a bit different…

We are disappointed that fun events, such as the Santa Cruz Derby Girls home opener, have been cancelled or postponed. However, we’re supportive of local event organizers who are acting in a responsible manner by postponing large gatherings at this time.

We anticipate additional cancellations, so please call or check websites if you are planning on going out this weekend. 

Due to the heightened concern over COVID-19, and recommendations to limit public gatherings, we are planning on taking a brief hiatus over the next couple weeks.  We’ll be back to share local events when the time is right. 

Check with the county health department for advice on going out in public here

Please take care, Santa Cruzans!

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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: February 28th – March 1st, 2020

Every four years we get an extra day, and that day falls this weekend! Make the most of your leap year weekend watching the Warriors leap and dunk. 

Have some laughs and help send minority students from Santa Cruz High on a college visit by attending a benefit stand-up comedy show.

As always there is plenty of great live music of all kinds and many opportunities to learn about our diverse community.

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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: February 14th – 16th, 2020

The lovers holiday is here. Never fear! Whether you are a skeptic or a hopeless romantic, there are activities for all; from counting elephant seals to singing love songs.

A dinner date with a toddler is memorable, or maybe you are the reggae festival type. What the heck? Get married! This and more on Friday.

We love local artists, so get out there and share the love at a show, lecture, or art market on Saturday and Sunday.

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

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