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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: Aug. 23 – Aug. 25, 2013

Santa Cruz Edible Gardens TourFrom music and movies to green-thumbed gourmet, the different events and activities happening this weekend in the Santa Cruz area are bountiful.

Here’s a roundup of some of the best ones:

Bands on the Beach: Eddie Money

When: Friday 8/23

The Boardwalk has been offering tickets to paradise all summer with its free concert series, so it’s only fitting that Eddie Money will be filling this season’s second-to-last slot.  As always, these events can get pretty busy, so try to use alternative transportation if possible

8th Annual Wellness Fair

When: Saturday 8/24

Every year the local College of the Botanical Healing Arts puts on a Wellness Fair in the heart of downtown.  The events includes alternative medicine guest speakers, free samples of health foods and products, and hands-on demonstrations.  Lather on some hemp sunscreen and go join in the fun.

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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: Derby Girls, Polynesian Festival, and More

Event CalendarSummer’s almost winding down, but that doesn’t mean there’s a lack of things to do in town. Here are some of our top picks for this weekend.

Santa Cruz Derby Girls

When: Saturday, 8/17

Saturday night brings another Derby Girls match to Kaiser Permanente Arena, where the Harbor Hellcats will face off against Fresno’s Atomic Assault.  Last year the Hellcats beat Fresno by just one point, so this one’s sure to be a nailbiter.

21st Annual Aloha Celebrity Races and Polynesian Festival

When: Sunday, 8/18

This Sunday morning, the Santa Cruz Wharf area will be filled with novice outriggers, in three different races designed for people who have never canoed before.  Win or lose, participants and spectators can enjoy the Polynesian cultural festival happening afterwards.

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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: Wharf to Wharf Race, Derby Doubleheader & Thomas the Train

Another summer weekend in Santa Cruz, and as usual, there’s no shortage of events to take part in.

It’s too late to enter the Wharf to Wharf Race, but that doesn’t mean you can’t head down to the race to watch.  Speaking of watching, Derby fans are going to be watching, and cheering, this Sunday as the Santa Cruz Derby Girls play a matinee double header at the Kaiser Permanente Arena.

Here are our top picks for this weekend:

Santa Cruz Events: July 26-28

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