About Valerie Lemke

Valerie Lemke is a transplant from the Bay Area to Santa Cruz County over 25 years ago, and hasn't looked back since. She is a local freelance writer and photographer who loves writing about and photographing one of the most beautiful regions in the world, the Central Coast.

This Weekend in Santa Cruz: September 20th – 22nd, 2019

Summer is almost over and it’s time to send the season off in style! We’ve lined up events this weekend that will do just that. Choose from festivals, performances or even an annual community clean-up event to pick up trash from local shorelines before the rainy season.

Enjoy the last weekend of summer!

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

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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: August 30th – September 1st, 2019

Does Labor Day weekend really mark the end of summer? Here’s a little Santa Cruz secret…the best is yet to come!

We’ve lined up events to kick off the beginning of a fantastic secret summer season in Santa Cruz County!  Watch a train robbery, fiddle around at a festival of fiddles or even attend a local wine country tour and so much more.

Happy weekend!

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

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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: July 12th – 14th, 2019

This weekend in Santa Cruz: July 12-14, 2019

Enjoy family-friendly fun throughout the county all weekend long, with events from Ben Lomond and Scotts Valley to Capitola Village and Watsonville.

Headliners include Foghat at the Boardwalk, the Hop N’ Barley Festival, and Art & Music at the Beach.

Also worth checking out are Wacky Water Day, a free outdoor movie night, a people’s choice music concert, and the awesome combo of food trucks and swing dancing.

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

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