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19 Hats off to Dad One lucky dad rides from Bear Mountain in the cab of each steam locomotive. Reservations recommended. 9am - 5pm. Location: Roaring Camp Railroads, Felton Phone: 831.335.4484 www.roaringcamp.com 25 Surf City Classic: Woodies on the Wharf 17th Annual Surf City Classic car show promises scenic views of the Monterey Bay and a celebration of the surf spirit! Free. 10am - 4pm. Location: Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz Phone: 831.420.5273 www.santacruzwharf.com 26 Bikes on the Bay: Capitola Vintage Motorcycle Show Come see vintage scooters and motorcycles from the last century. Vendor booths and great food. Free. 9am - 4pm. Location: Capitola Mall Parking Lot, 1855 41st Avenue, Capitola, Phone: 831.475.6522 www.capitolasoquelchamber.com

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2 – 4 ‘50s Family July 4th Fest! 1950s-style sock hop, dance and hula hoop contests, sack races, balloon toss, BBQ & live musical entertainment. 9am - 5pm. Location: Roaring Camp Railroads, Felton Phone: 831.335.4484 www.roaringcamp.com 2 – 4 Great Train Robberies Hold onto your valuables, as each train is sure to be robbed at Bear Mountain. Trains at 11am, 12:30 & 2pm. Location: Roaring Camp Railroads, Felton Phone: 831.335.4484 www.roaringcamp.com 4 4th of July Fireworks Celebration Enjoy a parade, live music, bounce houses for kids and delicious food. Admission $8. Gates open 3pm, Fireworks at 9:15pm. Location: Scotts Valley Community Center & Skypark, Scotts Valley, Phone: 831.438.3251 www.scottsvalleychamber.com 4 Aptos 4th of July Celebration “World’s Shortest Parade”. Pancake breakfast 7:30-10am, parade at 10am, live music, games, arts and crafts 11am-4pm. Location: Soquel Dr. & State Park Dr., Aptos Village Phone: 831.688.1467 www.aptoschamber.com 4 Firecracker Race The most scenic course in Santa Cruz, the race starts and finishes in Harvey West park, tours Pogonip. Kids 1K, 5K & 10K routes. Registration 7am, Kids 1K starts 8am, 5K and 10K 8:30am. Location: Harvey West Park (please see website for more information), Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.459.8090 www.SantaCruzFirecracker10k.org 4 Old-Fashioned Independence Day Watch the parade at noon, followed by flag raising, live old-time music, crafts, ice cream making, games. Free. 11am - 4pm. Location: Wilder Ranch State Park, Two miles north on Hwy. 1, Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.426.0505 www.santacruzstateparks.org 4 Spirit of Watsonville Celebrate Independence Day and Watsonville’s 160th Birthday. Downtown festival and parade. Free. 2 - 5pm. Location: Downtown, Watsonville Phone: 831.768.3240 www.spiritofwatsonville.org 9, 16 Movies in the Park! Bring the family, blankets and beach chairs for outdoor movies in the park! Free movies and face painting. Area open at 8pm, movies at 8:45pm. Location: Harvey West Park Stadium, 326 Evergreen Street, Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.420.5273 www.santacruzparksandrec.com 9 Santa Cruz Baroque Festival: Boomeria Organ Extravaganza Discover a Santa Cruz secret: the grounds of Boomeria are full of surprises, including a pipe organ in the ‘Chapel Royal’. 1 - 5pm. Location: Boomeria, Bonny Doon Phone: 831.459.2159 www.scbaroque.org 16 18th Annual “Cops ‘n Rodders” Classic Car Show & Cruise Great family fun! Hot rods, police/fire safety exhibits, kids’ jump house. Cruise starts on Beach St., Santa Cruz. Free. Cruise starts 7am, Car Show 9am - 2pm. Location: Siltanen Park, Scotts Valley Phone: 831.440.5670 x 150 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 17 Watsonville Obon Festival Colorful dancing to celebrate and offer gratitude to those generations who went before us and gave the gift of life. Free. 2 - 8pm. Location: Watsonville Buddhist Temple, 423 Bridge Street, Watsonville, Phone: 831.724.7860 www.wbtemple.org 19 – September 4 Shakespeare Santa Cruz 30th anniversary season features The Three Musketeers, Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors and Henry IV, Part 1. Tues. - Sun. evenings and some matinees. See ad pg. 24. Location: UCSC Performing Arts Center, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.459.2159 www.shakespearesantacruz.org 24 39th Annual Wharf to Wharf Race Annual 6-mile, scenic, seaside run from Santa Cruz to Capitola-by-the-Sea. Limited to 15,000 runners! Cheer them on! 8:30am. Location: Race begins at Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz Phone: 831.475.2196 www.wharftowharf.com 29 – 31 Tales of the Basin This annual event spotlights storytellers, park history, children’s stories and evening storytelling at the campfire center. Free. See web for schedule. Location: Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, Phone: 831.338.8883 www.bigbasin.org 30 13th Annual Santa Cruz Mountains Challenge Bicycle Ride One of the most difficult 1-day events on the West Coast, climbs some of our most scenic and strenuous roads. 100 mi. & 100K. Start times 6:30 - 8am. Location: Starts at Scotts Valley High School, 555 Glenwood Dr., Scotts Valley, Phone: 831.475.5234 www.santacruzcycling.org 31 – August 14 Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music Hailed as the most distinguished festival of new orchestral music in the US, conducted by Maestra Marin Alsop. Location: Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St., Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.420.5260 (Box Office) www.cabrillomusic.org

21 Aloha Races and Polynesian Festival Novice paddlers discover the excitement of outrigger canoe. Festival features island music, dance, crafts and culture. Races 9am, Festival 11am - 5pm. Location: Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz Phone: 831.420.5273 www.santacruzwharf.com 21 Race Thru The Redwoods 10K Race and Kids’ 1-Mile beginning and ending all within beautiful Henry Cowell State Park. 8:10 - 10:30am. Location: Henry Cowell State Park, Hwy. 9, Felton Phone: 831.335.4323 www.racethrutheredwoods.com

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5 – September 4 Santa Cruz Art League: “Mix It Up” Mixed Media Exhibit The creative combining of various materials and techniques in surprising 2D and 3D works of art. Free. Wed. - Sat. 12 5pm, Sun. 12 - 4pm. Location: 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz Phone: 831.426.5787 www.scal.org 6 – 7 Watsonville Strawberry Festival at Monterey Bay This multi-faceted celebration will serve up a menu of strawberry delights, non-stop entertainment, gooey contests and more. Free. 10am - 7pm. Location: Historic Downtown, Watsonville Phone: 831.768.3240 www.celebratestrawberries.com 6 – 7 Cabrillo Music, Art & Wine Festival Two days of outdoor world music and dance, with free art and music workshops for kids. Over 50 art and craft vendors. Free. 11am - 8pm. Location: In front of Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street, Downtown Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.426.6966 www.cabrillomusic.org 6 – 7 Santa Cruz City Amateur Golf Championship This 21st annual event allows amateur players to join the best golfers in Northern California. All day. Location: DeLaveaga Golf Course, 401 Upper Park Rd., Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.423.7214 www.delaveagagolf.com 13 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 13 – 14 Scotts Valley Art & Wine Festival Relax in the park & enjoy the fine art of over 100 local artists accompanied by food, wine, music. Kid’s art tent. Free. 10am - 6pm. See ad pg. 50. Location: Skypark, 361 Kings Village Rd., Scotts Valley Phone: 831.438.1010 www.scottsvalleychamber.com

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2 – 4 Watsonville Fly-In & Air Show Classic, homebuilt, military and experimental aircraft on display. Air show performers, fireworks and much more. Fri. 12 - 10pm, Sat. & Sun. 9am - 5pm. Location: Watsonville Airport, 100 Aviation Way, Watsonville, Phone: 831.763.5600 www.watsonvilleflyin.org 2 – 5 Capitola Begonia Festival 59th annual event includes a Nautical Parade, Sand Sculpture Competition, movies, concerts and many more family events. Free. Location: Main Beach and Soquel Creek, Capitola Village Phone: 831.476.3566 www.begoniafestival.com 2, 3, 9, 16 Movies at the Beach Free movies shown on a large screen on the Capitola Beach. 6 - 8pm. Location: near Esplanade Park, Capitola Phone: 831.475.7300 www.ci.capitola.ca.us 3 – 5 Great Train Robberies Hold onto your valuables, as each train is sure to be robbed at Bear Mountain. Trains at 11am, 12:30 & 2pm. Location: Roaring Camp Railroads, Felton Phone: 831.335.4484 www.roaringcamp.com 9 – 11 Annual Greek Culture and Food Festival Features traditional Greek foods and pastries. Live Greek music and dancing. OPA! Free. Fri. 5 - 10pm, Sat. 11am 10pm, Sun. 12 - 8pm. Location: 223 Church St., between Cedar & Center, Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.429.6500 10 Ohlone Day Celebrate the Ohlone Indians by learning about their culture, dance, dress, food, ceremonies and traditions. Free. 10am - 4pm. Location: Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Felton Phone: 831.335.7077 www.mountainparks.org 10 – 11 29th Annual Capitola Art & Wine Festival 20 Wineries, gourmet food, fine art, entertainment, children’s art area. Admission free in Capitola Village By The Sea. Free. 10am - 6pm. Location: Capitola Village, Capitola Phone: 831.475.6522 www.capitolaartandwinefestival.com 11 16th de Septiembre Celebration Celebrate Mexican Independence Day at the Historic Downtown Plaza. Food, music, dance, family fun. Free. 12 - 5pm. Location: Downtown Plaza, Watsonville Phone: 831.724.9005 13 – 18 116th Annual Santa Cruz County Fair Six days of fun and festivities, including a large carnival. Safe, fun and affordable. Noon - 11pm daily. Location: Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds (2601 East Lake Ave., off Hwy. 152), Watsonville Phone: 831.724.5671 www.santacruzcountyfair.com 13 – 18 Yesterday’s Farm Exhibits, demonstrations, presentations on history of agriculture during the Santa Cruz County Fair. Noon 10pm. Location: Agricultural History Museum, 2601 East Lake Ave., Hwy. 152, Watsonville, Phone: 831.724.5898 www.aghistoryproject.org 14 – 17 The Santa Cruz Follies “Dancin’ Down Broadway” from Berlin to Sondheim! A tribute to Irving Berlin and collage of Broadway’s most memorable hits ending in a patriotic salute. 1pm each day, 2nd show Fri. 7:30pm. Location: Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street, Santa Cruz Phone: 831.423.6640 www.santacruzfollies.net

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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 - Capitola and Soquel
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Pleasure Point
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Aptos
Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Davenport
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Lodging Guide
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