Santa Cruz Events

Santa Cruz has a lively social calendar, and if you want to throw yourself in to the local community when settling in to your new home, this is the place to do it. From free concerts to exciting shows, there’s always something going on in Santa Cruz County.

Upcoming Events


Little Ranges:Natural Bridges (recurring event)
Date: 07/12/2021 10:00am until Sep. 06, 2021
Location: Natural Bridges, State Bridge
Santa Cruz, California 95066

Felton Farmer's Market (recurring event)
Date: 07/13/2021 1:00pm - 6:00pm until Oct. 26, 2021
Location: Felton Farmer's Market
Santa Cruz, California 95066

Wednesday Night Sailboat Races
Date: 07/14/2021 6:30pm - 8:00pm 
Location: Santa Cruz Harbor 135 5th Ave.
Santa Cruz, California 95062

Walking Adventure - Downtown Seniors
Date: 07/15/2021 9:30am - 11:30am
Location: Meet at Upper Pogonip, end of Spring St.
High St., Santa Cruz, California 95066

Junior Rangers:Santa Cruz Mission
Date: 07/15/2021 11:000am - 12:15pm
Location: Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park
144 School St., Santa Cruz, California 95060

West Cliff Food Truck Summer Series 2021
Date: 07/16/2021 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Steamer Lane at West Cliff Drive,
Santa Cruz, California 95066

Midtown Fridays!Summer Block Party
Date: 07/16/2021 5:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: 1111 Soquel Ave.
Santa Cruz, California 95062-2105

Felton Farmer's Market
Date: 07/17/2021 10:00am - 12:00pm 
Location: Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, California 95062

Downtown Santa Cruz Makers Market
Date: 07/18/2021 10:00am - 5:00pm 
Location: Downtown Santa Cruz:Pacific Ave.
1100 Block Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, California 95060

Carmel Dance Festival
Date: 07/21/2021 10:00am - July 25, 2021 
Location: Mackillie Farm 7412 Cypress Lane
Carmel Valley, Ca 93923

Santa Cruz Mountains Muscle Car Show
Date: 07/24/2021 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Brookdale Lodge, 11570 Hwy 9
Brookdale, Ca, Santa Cruz, California 95007

Race Through Time
Date: 07/24/2021 10:00am - 5:05pm
Location: Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History
705 Front St., Santa Cruz, California 95060

Artichoke Festival
Date: 07/24-25/2021 
Location: Monterey County Fairgrounds,

Roaring Camp: "Greensky Bluegrass"
Date: 07/29/2021 3:00pm - July 30 @ 9:00pm
Location: Roaring Camp Railroads 5401 Graham Hill Road
Felton, Ca 95018

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Theatre and music, movies and art; all things cultural thrive in Santa Cruz. The relaxed approach of the region to leisure time means a fine appreciation of the good things in life. Highlights of the cultural calendar include the Santa Cruz Film Festival, the Capitola Art and Wine Festival, and the Santa Cruz Jazz Festival. However you’ll find regular events in your local area where you can enjoy performances from rising stars and famous names throughout the year.

surfing capital californiaSurfing has already been mentioned as a popular sport in the region, but it isn’t the only way that people like to keep active along the coast. Water sports such as sailing and kayaking are also great ways to make the most of living near the sea. Meanwhile you can enjoy fishing both at the beach and inland at places such as Scotts Valley on a weekend in Santa Cruz.

If indulging in fine food and drink sounds more up your street, Santa Cruz also has you covered. Gorge on fresh seafood and delicious world cuisine in the many cafes, bars and restaurants that permeate the region, and guzzle it down with a few glasses of local wine or cider produced on your doorstep. The California Beer Festival, Santa Cruz Greek Food and Culture Festival, and Santa Cruz Mountains Vintners Festivals are just a few of the events that grace the county’s calendar, where you can sample the very best of local produce and meet likeminded foodies.

Of course, the list is by no means exhaustive of activities and events in the region, but as an overview of some of the highlights the above should give you an insight into what to expect when moving to Santa Cruz. Regardless of your hobbies and interests, there are many attractions that are a great way to get to know the area when you first arrive, so let’s finish by taking a look at them.

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