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Location: Steamer Lane at Lighthouse Point, Santa Cruz Phone: 831.458.3648 www.asudoit.com 26 Pinot Paradise 2011: Pathway to Paradise Visit select Santa Cruz Mountains wineries for samples of latest pinots, as well as limited library wines at some locations. 11am - 5pm. Location: Various wineries, Santa Cruz Mountains Phone: 831.685.VINE (8463) www.scmwa.com 26 – 27 Santa Cruz County Symphony Concert “Decadent Delights” A selection of delightful treats including ‘Capriccio Espagnol’ by Rimsky-Korsakov, Liszt’s Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2. 8pm 3/26 in Santa Cruz, 2pm 3/27 in Watsonville. Location: Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St., Santa Cruz; Henry J. Mello Center, 250 E. Beach Street, Watsonville Phone: 831.420.5260 www.santacruzsymphony.org 26 – April 17 Santa Cruz Art League: “The Best of Central Coast” Come and see the beautiful, luminous watercolor paintings from these very talented artists of California’s Central Coast. Free. Wed. - Sat. 12 - 5pm, Sun. 12 - 4pm. Location: 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz Phone: 831.426.5787 www.scal.org

families to Bear Mountain to hunt for candy eggs and win prizes. Trains at 11am, 12:30 & 2pm. Location: Roaring Camp Railroads, Felton Phone: 831.335.4484 www.roaringcamp.com 28 – May 6 National Dance Week Dancing in the streets, open classes and more. Dance takes over downtown! Free. Location: Pacific Ave., Downtown Santa Cruz Phone: 831.429.8433 www.downtownsantacruz.com 30 21st Annual Ducky Derby Features carnival games, food, music and rubber duck races. Proceeds go to scholorships and local charities. Free admission. 10:30am - 3:30pm. Location: Harvey West Park, 300 Evergreen St., Santa Cruz Phone: 831.479.4070 www.duckyderbysantacruz.com 30 Spring Planting Day at Wilder Ranch State Park Help plant the heirloom vegetable garden as it would have been planted in c.1900. Gather composting and gardening tips! Free. 11am - 3pm. Location: Wilder Ranch State Park, 2 miles north on Hwy 1, Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.426.0505 www.santacruzstateparks.org

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2 Santa Cruz Baroque Festival: Three Centuries of Endangered Sounds Explore a gallery of sounds from Renaissance to Baroque to Classic periods. Happy travels across 3 centuries! 7:30pm. Location: Holy Cross Church, 126 High Street, Santa Cruz Phone: 831.459.2159 www.scbaroque.org 10 Hanamatsuri Festival Flower festival with displays and demonstrations. Food for sale includes sushi, teriyaki chicken, burgers, corn on the cob. Free. 10:30am - 3pm. Location: Watsonville Buddhist Temple, 423 Bridge Street, Watsonville, Phone: 831.724.7860 9:30am-12:30pm weekdays www.wbtemple.org 16 Earth Day Santa Cruz Premier environmental event with information, activities for kids, live music and focus on green businesses. Free. 11:00am - 4:00pm. Location: San Lorenzo Park and Benchlands behind County Building, Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.477.3988 www.ecocruz.org 16 Wine Passport Program Your chance to visit wineries of the Santa Cruz Mountains not normally open to the public. Taste wine and have a great time. 11am - 5pm. Location: Various wineries, Santa Cruz Mountains Phone: 831.685.VINE (8463) www.scmwa.com 19 - 23 Earth Week at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center! Visit the Seymour Center for free during Earth Week when you travel to our doors by people power or public transportation. 10am - 5pm. Location: Seymour Marine Discovery Center, end of Delaware Ave., Santa Cruz Phone: 831.459.3800 http://seymourcenter.ucsc.edu 20 - 22 Spring Break at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk! Join your favorite cable networks for talent appearances, live music, interactive games & beach competitions. Free. Location: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, 400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.423.5590 www.beachboardwalk.com 23 Capitola Village Easter Egg Hunt Children 12 and under can hunt for Easter eggs on the beach and visit with the Easter Bunny. Free. 11am. Location: Capitola Beach, in front of Capitola Venetian, Capitola, Phone: 831.475.6522 www.capitolasoquelchamber.com 23 Easter on the Farm Egg Hunt A classic family egg hunt, complete with Easter baskets & bonnets. At noon come see who wins the Easter Bonnet contest! Free. 10am - 1pm. Location: Agricultural History Museum, 2601 East Lake Ave., Hwy. 152, Watsonville, Phone: 831.724.5898 www.aghistoryproject.org 24 Day of the Child/Earth Day Enjoy a day of arts & crafts, live entertainment, relay races, interactive booths, guided nature tours & more. Free. 12 - 4pm. Location: Ramsay Park, 1301 Main Street, Watsonville Phone: 831.768.3240 www.watsonvillerec.com 24 Eggstraordinary Egg Hunt The Roaring Camp Eggspress takes children and their

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1 Cinco de Mayo Celebration A cultural festival of traditional Mexican foods and live entertainment in historic downtown Watsonville. Family fun! Free. 11:30am - 6pm. Location: Downtown Plaza, Main & Peck Streets, Watsonville Phone: 831.761.0861 www.ci.watsonville.ca.us 1 Santa Cruz County Symphony Concert “Ode to Joy” The Symphony’s season concludes in grand form with a performance of Beethoven’s masterpiece, Symphony No. 9. 2pm. Location: Henry J. Mello Center, 250 E. Beach Street, Watsonville, Phone: 831.420.5260 www.santacruzsymphony.org 5 – 14 Santa Cruz Film Festival Quality screening events of compelling independent films and showcasing the work of our talented local filmmakers since 2002. See website for program. Location: Del Mar Theatre and Regal Riverfront, Santa Cruz Phone: 831.359.4888 www.santacruzfilmfestival.org 7 Capitola Kite Classic Come fly a kite for fun and prizes! Spend the day at the beach with friends and family. Free. 11am - 2pm. Location: Capitola Beach, Capitola Phone: 831.475.6522 www.capitolasoquelchamber.com 7 Davenport Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Enjoy Mexican cuisine, spectacular folkloric dance performances, live music and displays of Mexican culture! Free. 12 - 6pm. Location: Davenport Resource Service Center, 150 Church St., Davenport, Phone: 831.425.8115 7 The Corralitos Wine Trail Festival - Mother’s Day Weekend! Wander through vineyards and redwoods and enjoy the wines of Alfaro, Nicholson, Pleasant Valley Vineyards, and Windy Oaks. 12 - 5pm. Location: See website for tickets and locations., Santa Cruz Mountains, www.corralitoswinetrail.com 8 Mother’s Day Walk: Women of Big Basin Celebrate Mother’s Day in the park by honoring the spirited women that lived and worked in the Basin throughout its history. Free. Walks at 11:30am & 2pm. Location: Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, Phone: 831.338.8883 www.santacruzstateparks.org 14 Bug Day - Come on Kids, Let’s Go Buggy! Make new discoveries about a wide variety of bugs through interactive games, puppet shows, art projects and nature walks. Free. 11am - 4pm. Location: Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Hwy 9, Felton Phone: 831.335.7077 www.santacruzstateparks.org 17 – 19 American Crown Circus Animal friendly circus. Bring the family & enjoy fantastic acts and astounding stunts under the big top. 2 shows daily. Shows at 5 & 7pm. Location: Sky Park, 361 Kings Village Road, Scotts Valley Phone: 831.438.1010 www.scottsvalleychamber.com 21 Day on the Farm! A free day of fun, including hayrides, sheep-shearing, butterchurning, spinning, blacksmith demos, hay baling. Free. 10am - 3pm.

Location: Agricultural History Museum, 2601 East Lake Ave., Hwy. 152, Watsonville, Phone: 831.724.5898 www.aghistoryproject.org 21 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Kickoff the Season! Enjoy special entertainment to kick off the 2011 season! Free. Location: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, 400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.423.5590 www.beachboardwalk.com 28 Felton Remembers Parade and Festival A fun-filled family day. Parade at 10 am, followed by Festival including music, food, historic photos displayed on bridge. Free. 10am - 4pm. Location: Hwy. 9, and Covered Bridge Park, Felton Phone: 831.335.1212 www.feltonbusinessassociation.com 28 – 29 Santa Cruz Blues Festival 19th annual musical event with food, beer, wine. Fun for the entire family in beautiful surroundings. 11am - 7pm. Location: Aptos Village Park, Aptos Phone: 831.479.9814 www.santacruzbluesfestival.com 28 – 30 30th Annual Civil War Battles and Encampment Visit encampments of Union and Confederate soldiers. See battles at one of the West’s longest-running Civil War reenactments. 9am - 6pm. Location: Roaring Camp Railroads, Felton Phone: 831.335.4484 www.roaringcamp.com 28 – June 26 Santa Cruz Art League: 81st Annual Statewide Exhibit Artists from all over the Golden State have expressed their appreciation of California’s natural beauty. Free. Wed. - Sat. 12 - 5pm, Sun. 12 - 4pm. Location: 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz Phone: 831.426.5787 www.scal.org 29 Santa Cruz Baroque Festival: Music in the Gardens Tour An afternoon of gardens, snacks, wine and music. Includes a variety of music spanning a range of folk and ethnic styles. 1 - 5pm. Location: Santa Cruz area gardens, Santa Cruz County Phone: 831.459.2159 www.scbaroque.org 29 – 30 27th Annual Santa Cruz Longboard Club Invitational West Coast’s oldest, longest-running competitive surfing event, featuring amateur plus pro surfers, 11 age groups. Free. See website for schedule. Location: Steamer Lane at Lighthouse Point, Santa Cruz Phone: 831.234.2278 www.santa-cruz-longboard-union.com

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4-5, 11-12 Vintners’ Festival 2-Weekend event includes attractions such as tasting of special wines, food, music, art exhibits, winery tours. 11am - 5pm. Location: Various wineries & restaurants, Santa Cruz County Phone: 831.685.VINE (8463) www.scmwa.com 11 – 12 6th Annual Capitola Rod & Custom Classic Car Show Celebrate the days of yesteryear when rods and custom classic cars cruise to Capitola Village. Free. Cruise starts 8am Sat. at the Boardwalk. Location: Car Show 9am-5pm Sat., 9am - 2pm Sun., Capitola Phone: 831.475.6522 www.capitolacarshow.com 18 Full Moon Madness Astronomy Night Take a docent-led walk through the Redwood Grove. Learn about stars and creatures of the night. Free. 6:30 - 9pm. Location: Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Felton Phone: 831.335.4598 www.santacruzstateparks.org 18 Japanese Cultural Fair Celebrating its 25th anniversary with traditional performances of taiko, folk dance, tea ceremony, martial arts and more. Free. 11am - 6pm. Location: Mission Plaza Park, 103 Emmett Street, Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.462.4589 www.jcfsc.org 18 Juneteenth Celebration Celebrate the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. This event offers great soul food for mind and body. Free. 12 - 5pm. Location: Laurel Park, Washington St. at Maple St., Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.420.6177 www.nelsoncenter.com 18 – 19 Loch Lomond Highland Games/ Scottish Renaissance Festival Explore the history, myth and legend of 16th century Scotland! Two fun-filled days of heavy athletics, caber toss, clans and music. Location: Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, 2601 East Lake Ave., off Hwy. 152, Watsonville Phone: 831.457.6716 www.scottishrenaissancefestival.org

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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011
Contents
Welcome to Santa Cruz County
Santa Cruz
Your Wildlife Watching Destination
Field to Table
Locally Made
From the Mountains to the Sea
Culture and Creativity
201163 Events Calendar
Maps
A Wine Lover’s Paradise
Monterey Bay
Galleries and Museums
Exploring Santa Cruz County’s Great Outdoors
Pajaro Valley and Watsonville
San Lorenzo Valley
Scotts Valley
Capitola and Soquel
Pleasure Point
Aptos
Davenport
Restaurant Guide
Lodging Guide
Visitor Activities
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Welcome to Santa Cruz County
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Santa Cruz
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Your Wildlife Watching Destination
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Field to Table
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Locally Made
Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - From the Mountains to the Sea
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Culture and Creativity
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - 201163 Events Calendar
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Maps
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - A Wine Lover’s Paradise
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Monterey Bay
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Galleries and Museums
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Exploring Santa Cruz County’s Great Outdoors
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Pajaro Valley and Watsonville
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - San Lorenzo Valley
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Scotts Valley
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Aptos
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