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: March 22nd – 24th, 2019

The first weekend of spring has arrived!

Family-friendly events take center stage, including a day-long kids festival, a youth rock show, and a showcase of summer activities.

Other highlights include a red carpet awards show at The Rio and a polar plunge at Rio Del Mar Beach.

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

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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: March 15th – 17th, 2019

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Heads up Santa Cruz, sunshine is back once again!

With a break in the rain and the sun setting an hour later, it’s the perfect time to come out of hibernation and see what’s going on in Santa Cruz County this weekend!

On Sunday, don’t forget to  wear your green attire as you head out for all the St. Paddy’s Day events we have on tap for you.

Happy weekend, Santa Cruz!

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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: February 8th – 10th, 2019

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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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