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: February 8th – 10th, 2019

Natural Bridges

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, we’ve rounded up events to get you ready, from crafty workshops to local makers markets.

The weekend lineup also celebrates wildlife with the annual Migration Festival and a film featuring the return of coyotes to San Francisco.

For the curious and experimental, check out a performance by Manfred Werder or partake in some twisted tasting that is out of this world!

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

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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: January 18th – 21st, 2019

2019 Santa Cruz Women's March

In the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr., this 3-day weekend is filled with community events to volunteer, march, and speak out in support of civil rights.

This weekend also marks the return of the California King Tides. Enjoy ideal tidepooling conditions during afternoon negative low tides on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

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

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

This weekend in Santa Cruz: Jan. 11-13, 2019

It’s raining, it’s sporing…it’s perfect weather to enjoy the 3-day Fungus Fair this weekend!

It’s also a good time to visit California’s oldest state park and learn how the tallest redwoods are measured.

Variety is the spice of life on the music scene. From a harp festival to heavy metal mariachi, aka Metalachi, we’d say there’s something for everyone.

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

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