Halloween in Santa Cruz will definitely look different this year, but if there’s anything we’ve learned in 2020, it’s how to reimagine the …
Santa Cruz Events
Santa Cruz County has great events all year long, and we'll keep you up to date on the best events, right here.
Santa Cruz knows how to celebrate holidays, as is evidenced by the massive influx of visitors with each major holiday. HIghlights include 4th of July in Santa Cruz, Halloween, and the Christmas holidays.
Santa Cruz is home to some great recurring events. The First Friday of each month is an art lover's dream, while bargain hunters love the Santa Cruz Antique Faire, held the first Sunday of each month.
During the summer months you can enjoy weekly outdoor events like the Wednesday night Movies on the Beach, Thursday night Beach Parties at the Crow's Nest, Friday Night Bands on the Beach, Sunday Art & Music in Capitola, and many more.
Over the years Santa Cruz, Capitola, and the surrounding communities have developed some amazing annual events. Summer is the unofficial event season, but you can find great events year round.
Favorites include Woodies on the Wharf, the Capitola Rod & Custom Classic Car Show, the Wharf to Wharf Race, the newly added Pleasure Point Street Fair, Begonia Festival, Capitola Art & Wine Festival, Restaurant Week, the Santa Cruz County Fair, the Santa Cruz Open Studios Art Tour, Santa Cruz Film Festival, the Santa Cruz Greek Festival, and Santa Cruz TEDx. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.
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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: June 26-28, 2020
We made it to the last weekend of June! Even though we are missing classic Santa Cruz summer events, there is still at-home and social …
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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 …
This Weekend in Santa Cruz: March 6th – 8th, 2020
This weekend highlights a variety of art and artists thanks to First Friday and the Santa Cruz Tattoo Expo. Fun picks for families …
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 …
This Weekend in Santa Cruz: February 21st – 23rd, 2020
Family friendly happenings this weekend include a free screening of Mary Poppins Returns, a library grand opening, and storytelling around a …
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 …
This Weekend in Santa Cruz: February 7th – 9th, 2020
February First Friday is here to kick off the weekend by celebrating arts, artists, live music, and free admission to some pretty cool …