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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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