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22 – 25 Monterey Bay Birding Festival Come see 200 species of birds in one of the world’s most picturesque areas of California on the Monterey Bay. Thurs. - Sat. 6:30am - 9pm, Sun. 6:30am - 3pm. Location: Watsonville Civic Plaza, 275 Main Street, Watsonville, Phone: 831.600.8893 www.montereybaybirding.org 23 – October 9 Scotts Valley Performing Arts: Annie Get Your Gun Features an all-age cast of local actors who perform for the sheer joy of it. Fri. & Sat. 7pm, Sun. 2pm. Location: Bethany University Community Theater, 800 Bethany Drive, Scotts Valley, Phone: 831.818.1516 www.svpaa.org 24 Big Basin Founder’s Day and Redwood Jubilee Celebrate our heritage with a melodrama, historic hikes and games for kids where the movement to Save the Trees began. Free. 10am - 8pm. Location: Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, Phone: 831.338.8883 www.bigbasin.org 24 – 25 Santa Cruz County Symphony “2011/2012 Season Opening Concert” The Symphony begins its 2011/12 season with a flourish of great music. Visit the Symphony’s website for more details. 8pm 9/24 in Santa Cruz, 2pm 9/25 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 24 – October 16 Santa Cruz Art League: Open Studio Preview View one piece from each of the over 300 artists participating in Open Studios. Come and buy your catalog and plot your course. Free. Wed. & Fri. 11am - 5pm, Thurs. 11am - 7pm, Sat. & Sun. 10am - 5pm. Location: 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.426.5787 www.scal.org

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1-2, 8-9, 15-16 Open Studios Art Tour Meet local artists in their studios, see processes, purchase art! Artist Guide/Calendar has artist info and detailed map. 10am - 5pm. Location: Various locations, Santa Cruz County Phone: 831.475.9600 www.ccscc.org 8 17th Annual Mountain Parks Foundation Lobster Feed 1 1/2 pound whole Maine lobster, plus salad, corn on the cob, garlic bread, dessert, wine, beer & soft drinks. 4 - 8pm. Location: Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Felton Phone: 831.335.3174 www.mountainparks.org 8 - 9 Hot Rods at the Beach A local non-profit event featuring 500 classic and street rod vehicles, raffles, food, music, local vendors and displays. Free. 8am - 5pm. Location: River parking lot, end of Beach Street, Santa Cruz Phone: 831.423.3720 www.hotrodsatthebeach.com 9 Welcome Back Monarchs Day Discover why these amazing insects call Santa Cruz their home in winter. Arts, crafts, games, music and fun. Free. 10am - 4pm. Location: Natural Bridges State Beach, 2531 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.423.4609 www.santacruzstateparks.org 14 – 19 Pacific Rim Film Festival The Pacific Rim Film Festival annually hosts a variety of international films, all free except a benefit event on the last day. See web for schedule. Location: Various theatres, Santa Cruz County www.pacrimfilmfestival.org 15 Oktoberfest! Polka around the dance floor with live German music. Features a kids bounce house & other activities. 2 - 10pm. Location: Tyrolean Inn, 9600 Hwy. 9, Ben Lomond Phone: 831.336.5188 www.tyroleaninn.com 15 Santa Cruz Youth Band Review High school bands from across California march from Downtown Santa Cruz to the Boardwalk. Free. 9am - 2pm. Location: Pacific Ave. and Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz Phone: 831.423.5590 www.beachboardwalk.com 22 Annual Harvest Festival Celebrate the bounty of the fall harvest - fun for the entire family! Contests, exhibits from Agricultural History Project. 8am - Noon. Location: Aptos Farmers Market, Cabrillo College, 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos, Phone: 831.728.5060 www.montereybayfarmers.org

22 Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Family Festival Traditional Mexican celebration honors family and friends that have passed away. Music, dance, performances and art activities. 11am - 3pm. Location: Museum of Art & History, 705 Front St., Downtown Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.429.1964 www.santacruzmah.org 22 Heritage Harvest Festival Draft horse demonstrations, wagon ride, harvest and decorate pumpkins, live music at historic ranch. Free. 11am - 4pm. Location: Wilder Ranch State Park, Two miles north on Hwy. 1, Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.426.0505 www.santacruzstateparks.org 22 – November 20 Santa Cruz Art League: “Works on Paper” Features any medium on paper, including drawing, painting, printing, photography and endless possibilities on 2D or 3D format. Free. Weds. - Sat. 12 - 5pm, Sun. 12 - 4pm. Location: 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.426.5787 www.scal.org 28 Marine Masquerade & Scary Aquary Family fun with seaside storytelling, night-time whale skeleton tours, crafts, scavenger hunt and costume parade. 6 - 8:30pm. Location: Seymour Marine Discovery Center, end of Delaware Ave., Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.459.3800 http://seymourcenter.ucsc.edu 28 – 29 Ghost Train Ride a steam train to Bear Mountain through a haunted redwood forest as you relive “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”. Trains at 6pm, 6:30pm, 8pm, 8:30pm. Location: Roaring Camp Railroads, Felton Phone: 888.35.EVENT www.roaringcamp.com 29 Santa Cruz Mask Making Day A fun filled day for the whole family. Free. 12 - 5pm. Location: Louden Nelson Center, 301 Center Street, Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.420.6177 www.nelsoncenter.com 29 The Missing Arm of William Waddell A half-mile guided walk through a forest decorated in the spirit of Halloween. Walks leave every 20 minutes, from 7 pm. Free. 6:30pm. Location: Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, Phone: 831.338.8883 www.santacruzstateparks.org 30 Capitola Village Children’s Halloween Parade Join ghosts, goblins and fairy princesses at the annual Halloween Parade. Enjoy refreshments and pumpkin painting. Free. 2pm. Location: Capitola Village, Capitola Phone: 831.475.6522 www.capitolasoquelchamber.com 31 Children’s Halloween Downtown Free Halloween activities and merchant trick-or-treat on Pacific Ave. from Laurel to Water St. 2:30 - 5pm. Location: Downtown, Santa Cruz Phone: 831.429.8433 www.downtownsantacruz.com 31 Halloween on the Wharf Little witches, goblins, ghosts & their parents can enjoy safe and sane trick-or-treating on the Wharf. Free. 4 - 6pm. Location: Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz Phone: 831.420.5273 www.santacruzwharf.com

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November 26, December 3-4, 9-11, 16-18, 19-22 Santa Cruz Holiday Lights Train Ride a holiday train through Victorian Santa Cruz as you sip hot spiced cider, listen to carolers, meet Santa and Mrs. Claus. Trains at 5pm, 6:30pm & 8:00pm. Location: Departs from Beach Boardwalk, 400 Beach St., Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.335.4484 www.roaringcamp.com

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19 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 25–27, December 3-4, 10-11, 17-18 Holiday Tree Walk Ride to the summit of Bear Mountain to view beautifully adorned Christmas trees decorated by area organizations. Trains at 11am, 12:30pm. Location: Roaring Camp Railroads, Felton Phone: 831.335.4484 www.roaringcamp.com 26 Surfing Santa Santa and his reindeer surf into Capitola Beach. Bring your Christmas list to review with Santa. Candy Canes for everyone! Free. Noon. Location: Capitola Beach, Capitola Village Phone: 831.475.6522 www.capitolasoquelchamber.com

1 – 31 Carriage Rides Downtown See the heart of Santa Cruz the old-fashioned way! Evenings. Location: Pacific Ave., Downtown Santa Cruz Phone: 831.429.8433 www.downtownsantacruz.com 2 Watsonville Snow Day! Transformed into a winter wonderland. One can of donated food = 10 minute admission into snow area. Enjoy Farmer’s Market and snow! 3pm. Location: Corner of Peck and Union Street, Watsonville www.ci.watsonville.ca.us 3 Downtown Santa Cruz Holiday Parade Join the fun as floats, marching bands, fire trucks, horses, classic cars and Santa go down Pacific Ave. Free. 10am - noon. Location: Pacific Ave., Downtown Santa Cruz Phone: 831.429.8433 www.downtownsantacruz.com 3 Lighted Boat Parade Features 50 decorated boats parading throughout Santa Cruz Harbor, rain or shine. Family-oriented festival. Free. 5:30pm. Location: Santa Cruz Harbor, Santa Cruz Phone: 831.475.6161 www.santacruzharbor.org 3 Scotts Valley Christmas Tree Lighting Festival Join in the music and fun as we light the Christmas tree, welcome Santa and enjoy food and games. Free. 5pm. Location: Scotts Valley Community Center, 360 Kings Village Rd., Scotts Valley, Phone: 831.438.1010 www.scottsvalleychamber.com 3 Watsonville Holiday Factory Sale Visit local factories for great discounts on brand names! Check website for more information. Location: Various shops and factories, Watsonville Phone: 831.768.3240 www.watsonvillefactorysale.com 3 – 4 Art in the Cellars Stroll through the cellars at historic Bargetto Winery, enjoy award-winning wines, live music and local art. 11am - 5pm. Location: Bargetto Winery, 3535 N. Main St., Soquel Phone: 831.475.2258 www.bargetto.com 4 Jingle Shells Art & Craft Festival Ocean-inspired gifts and presentations with live music, children’s activities and festive whale lighting ceremony at dusk. 12 - 5:30pm. Location: Seymour Marine Discovery Center, End of Delaware Ave., Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.459.3800 http://seymourcenter.ucsc.edu 8 Snow Night - Downtown Santa Cruz Kids 12 and under get a chance to experience a “White Christmas,” featuring a snow play area! Food donation required. Free. 5 - 8pm. Location: Pacific Ave. & Cooper St., Downtown Santa Cruz Phone: 831.429.8433 www.downtownsantacruz.com 10 Ranch Holiday Festival Experience the winter holidays as folks did in Victorian and early 20th century times. Crafts, games, treats. Free. 11am - 3pm. Location: Wilder Ranch State Park, Two miles north on Hwy 1, Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.426.0505 www.santacruzstateparks.org 10 – 11 Annual Holiday Gift and Craft Faire Approximately 20 craft vendors with nature themed gifts, live music, children’s activities & raffle prizes. Free. 10am - 5pm. Location: Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Felton Phone: 831.335.0782 www.mountainparks.org 30 New Years “Eve Eve” Party Annual shindig offering dancers 21 years and older a chance to get a jump on New Year’s festivities. 8:30pm - 1am. Location: Cocoanut Grove, 400 Beach St., Santa Cruz Phone: 831.423.2053 (tickets) www.cocoanutgrovesantacruz.com 31 New Year’s Eve Party A stylish party at Santa Cruz’s historic ballroom, with champagne, prime rib buffet, dancing, more. 21 or older. Location: Cocoanut Grove, 400 Beach St., Santa Cruz Phone: 831.423.2053 (tickets) www.cocoanutgrovesantacruz.com

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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 - Contents
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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
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Restaurant Guide
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Lodging Guide
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