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2016 Santa Cruz Area Calendar of Events

 

January

Santa Cruz Fungus Festival - (831) 420-6115 (usually held the 2nd weekend)

Monterey Swingfest - (805) 937-1574, www.centralcoastswingdance.com/monterey. World & National champions conduct workshops & dance events.

Whalefest - January 23-24 2016, www.montereywharf.com. Fisherman’s wharf in Monterey.

February 

Migration Festival - (831)-423-4609, www.parks.ca.gov/events/details/6496, usually held the last Saturday.

Clam Chowder Cook-Off - (831)-423-5590, February 20, 2016, www.beachboardwalk.com/clamchowder

March

Jazz on the Wharf - (831)-420-5273, www.santacruzwharf.com

April

Monterey Wine Festival - (805)656-WINE

Sea Otter Classic - (530)661-9500, April 14-17, 2016, www.seaotterclassic.com. International men’s & women’s pro-team cycling.

May

Boulder Creek Art & Wine Festival - May 28, 2016

Civil War Re-enactment at Roaring Camp - (831)338-3000, www.roaringcamp.com/events/civilwar, usually memorial weekend.

June

Vintners Festival - (831) 479-9463, usually the 1st two weekends

Woodies on the Wharf - (831) 420-5273, May 21, 2016. Classic surf mobile & car show, usually 4th Saturday.

Santa Cruz Strawberry Festival – June 1, 2016, www.wawc.org

July

Shakespeare Santa Cruz - (831) 459-2159, www.santacruzshakespeare.org. Live outdoor theatre in UCSC, runs weekly.

Wharf to Wharf Race – (831) 475-2196, July 24, 2016, www.wharftowharf.com

August

Shakespeare Santa Cruz - (831) 459-2159, www.santacruzshakespeare.org. Live outdoor theatre in UCSC, runs weekly.

Day out with Thomas - (831) 334-4484, At Roaring Camp, usually the 1st weekend.

Gathering of Mountain Men – (831) 334-4484, re-creation of the 1840’s when Roaring Camp was founded. Usually the 2nd weekend.

Music Saw Festival – (831) 334-4484, Performances with folk instruments & musical saws at Roaring Camp.

September

Begonia Festival – (831) 475-6522, usually Labor Day Weekend

Sand Sculpture Contest – (831) 475-6522, usually Labor Day Weekend

Fishing Derby / Rowboat races – (831) 475-6522 The Monday of Labor Day Weekend

Nautical Parade – (831) 475-6522, usually the 1st Sunday

Capitola Art & Wine Festival – (831) 475-6522, September 10 & 11 www.capitolachamber.com/art-and-winefestival

Cold Water Classic(831) 475-7500

October

Lobster Festival - http://www.totalescape.com/outside/event/lobster-festival-santa-cruz/#.VvAsqODn-M8, held at Henry Cowell State Park

Open Studio – (831) 475-9600, more than 300 artists show & sell their art

Hot Rods at the Beach – (831) 425-0362, www.hotrodsatthebeach.com, usually the 3rd Saturday

Santa Cruz’s Birthday Fireworks Show - (831) 423-5590

November

Mountain Man Rendezvous – (831) 335-4484, demonstration of wilderness skills & telling of tall tales at Roaring Camp.

December

Lighted Boat Parade – (831) 475-6161, usually 1st Saturday

New Year’s Eve Eve – December 30, 2016 at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. (831) 423-2053

Annual First Night Santa Cruz – December 31, 2015, (831) 425-7277

 

 

 

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