Santa Cruz Mineral and Gem Show
Corner of Center & Church • Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Held at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
This annual two-day event that occurs in April features gem and mineral jewelry, gifts, 20 dealers, over 50 exhibits, demonstrations, a treasure wheel, and door prizes. The Santa Cruz Mineral & Gem Society's Santa Cruz Mineral and Gem Show will take place April 25 & 26, 2009. more...
507 Water Street • Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Pub and cocktail lounge featuring blues on Thursdays and punk and rock music from Friday to Sunday. A hub for motorcyclists. Open until 2:00 a.m.
Crepe Place, The
1134 Soquel Avenue • Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Neighborhood bar offering unique drinks and daily happy hour, not to mention the best crepes around. Enjoy the HD sports bar area or the live music and entertainment.
Art on the Wharf
Located at Municipal Wharf
More than 40 artists will be displaying original paintings, photography, and other works in this outdoor showcase of fine art which takes place in July. Live jazz entertainment provided.
Santa Cruz Baroque Festival
P.O. Box 482 • Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Located at UCSC Music Recital Hall
Each season, usually running from February through May, this Italian Folk and Baroque festival features sonatas and tarantellas from Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Europe; the festival explores Baroque music from its roots to its final flowerings, as well as offering some performances that blend modern ideas and twists with traditional baroque music and instrumentation. more...
301 Center Street • Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Louden Nelson Community Center
Join in the one day celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation, a tradition among African-Americans, during this festival which takes place in June. Highlights include food, crafts, music, and speakers.
Aloha Outrigger Races and Polynesian Festival
Located at Santa Cruz Wharf
Discover the excitement of outrigger canoe racing, designed for new and novice paddlers during this festival that takes place in August. The festival follows the race and features fresh flower leis, Hawaiian shaved ice, Maori face painting, and dance performances.
Santa Cruz Blues Festival
Aptos Village Park
* 10 performers over two days in anatural amphitheater surrounded by oaks and redwoods near the Pacific Ocean.* State-of-the-art sound system and staging.* Artist booth for audience meet-and-greet and autographs.* Booths for purchasing Santa Cruz Blues Festival memorabilia, new and vintage music, and more.* Food booths serving a variety of cuisine, including BBQ, Asian, Mexican, and Cajun among other choices.* Adult-beverage booth serving Budweiser, Bud Light, and Red Hook beers, Bacardi O3, Seagrams Coolers, and Wente Vineyards wine.* Children’s entertainment areawith face painting and balloon twisting.* A portion of festival proceeds to benefit a local charity. more...
Old-Fashioned Independence Day Celebration
1401 Old Coast Road • Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Located at Wilder Ranch State Park
831-426-0505 or 831-423-9703
Celebrate Independence Day as people did in 1909 years ago at historic Wilder Ranch and enjoy live music, food, crafts, a children's parade, hayrides, and games.
Sponsored By: California State Parks
Fourth of July 10K Firecracker Race
Located at Harvey West Park
The Firecracker 10K (or children's 1K) is the most scenic and challenging course in Santa Cruz. It starts and finishes in Harvey West Park.
Santa Cruz Longboard Club Invitational
1011 Steamer Lane • Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Each year in late near Memorial Day, surf clubs from California, Oregon, Washington, and Hawaii compete in six amateur divisions during this two-day event.
323 Church Street • Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Located at Municipal Wharf
This legendary one mile ocean swim around the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf is held annually in August.
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