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City of Watsonville Nature Walks
Guided exploration walk in the wetlands. Meet at the Nature
Center. Binoculars provided. Great for all ages! Weather
permitting. Free. 1:30pm.
Location: 30 Harkins Slough Road, Watsonville
Phone: 831.768.1622 www.wetlandsofwatsonville.org
2nd Sunday of the month
Downtown Santa Cruz Antique Street Faire
Wednesdays, June 11 - August 27
Capitola Summer Twilight Concerts
and Marini's, Santa Cruz Phone: 831.459.3800
Weekends, January 4 - March 30
Rain Forest Weekends
Ride a steam train through Northern California's redwood rain
forest at its dramatic best! Train departs at 12:30pm.
Location: Roaring Camp Railroads, 5401 Graham Hill Road, Felton
Phone: 831.335.4484 www.roaringcamp.com
Wednesdays, January - May 21
Wine Wednesdays at Sanderlings
"Original" Downtown Antique Faire is back. Vendors offer an
eclectic blend of antiques and unique items. Weather permitting.
Free. 9am - 5pm.
Location: Lincoln Street (between Pacific and Cedar), Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.476.6940 Find us on Facebook!
Offering a different Santa Cruz wine, tapas and live music weekly.
$15 per person (plus tax and gratuity). 5:30 - 7pm.
Location: Sanderlings at Seascape Beach Resort
One Seascape Resort Drive, Aptos Phone: 800.929.7727
1st Saturday of each month
First Saturday Arboretum Tours
Wednesdays, March 12 - October 29
Wednesday Night Sailboat Races
Come see what's in bloom in the gardens this month. Free tour
with paid admission! Meet at Norrie's at 11am. Admission $5 per
person, 6-17 years $2, under 6 years old - free. 11am.
Location: 1156 High Street, UCSC Campus, Meet at Arboretum Gift
Shop, Santa Cruz Phone: 831.427.2998 arboretum.ucsc.edu
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Pours and Tours
Harbor restaurants and the beach are good viewing areas to watch
the sailboat races against the setting sun. Free. 5:30 - 8:30pm.
Location: Santa Cruz Harbor, Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.475.6161 www.santacruzharbor.org
2 Sundays each month, June - August
Art and Music at the Beach!
Studio tours and wine tasting. See how Annieglass is created and
discover the craftmanship that goes into every piece. Enjoy tasting
regional wines, available for purchase in our unique wine bar.
Tours: 11:30 am and 2:00 pm, Wine Tasting: 12pm-4:30pm.
Location: Annieglass, 310 Harvest Drive, Watsonville
Phone: 831.761.2041 www.annieglass.com
Art & Music at the Beach is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a Sunday afternoon in Capitola Village. Local artists display their work and
live music is featured on the Esplanade Stage overlooking Capitola
Beach and Monterey Bay. Concert dates: June 15, June 29, July 6,
July 20, August 3, August 17. Free. 11am - 5pm, Music 2 - 4pm.
Location: Esplanade Park, Capitola Village
Phone: 831.475.7300 www.ci.capitola.ca.us
1st Friday of every month
First Fridays Art Tour
June - October
Farm to Table Wine Dinner Series
Celebrate the arts each month as dozens of venues showcase Santa
Cruz's wealth of artists. For complete listing venues, artists and
special events, visit website or pick up a copy of the Good Times.
Various locations, Santa Cruz www.firstfridaysantacruz.com
Weekends Saturdays & Sundays,
except Sunday, April 20
Santa Cruz Wharf Tours
Take a short, guided tour of the wharf. Learn about marine research,
sea lions, red tides, sustainable energy, and view wildlife from a 1/2
mile out to sea-without leaving shore! Free. 1pm & 3pm.
Location: Stage on west side of Santa Cruz Wharf, between Olitas
3-19 Cabrillo Stage: Professional Musical
Theatre - LUNCH
In its 33rd season, this musical theatre company produces Broadway
caliber shows complete with a full pit orchestra. Summer rep performances start in June and run through August annually as well as a
January production. See website for times and dates.
Location: Cabrillo Crocker Theater, 6500 Soquel Dr., Aptos
Phone: 831.479.6154 (ticket line) www.cabrillostage.com
10-12 40th Annual Santa Cruz Fungus Fair
View over 200 species of mushrooms, bring yours in for
identification. Cooking demos, speakers, art, vendors, kid's room.
Friday night wine and mushroom dinner with live music from 7pm10pm. Fri. 3pm - 7pm, Sat. and Sun. 10am - 5pm.
Location: Louden Nelson Center, 301 Center St., Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.684.2275 www.fungusfed.org
Join us for our 7th Annual Farm to Table Wine Dinner Series! Enjoy
a five course dinner prepared with local, farm fresh ingredients by
new Executive Chef, Kirsten Ponza. 6pm. See website for dates.
Location: Chaminade Resort & Spa, One Chaminade Lane,
Santa Cruz Phone: 831.475.5600 www.chaminade.com
Saturday and Sunday, June - December
Docent-led Tours of Elkhorn Slough
Meet at the reserve and then learn about this unique area on a
guided tour. Free. 10am and 1pm.
Location: Elkhorn Slough, 1700 Elkhorn Road, Watsonville
Phone: 831.728.2822 www.elkhornslough.org
18 Passport Day
Your chance to visit wineries of the Santa Cruz Mountains not
normally open to the public. Taste wine and have a great time.
11:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Location: Various Wineries, Santa Cruz Mountains
Phone: 831.685.VINE (8463) www.scmwa.com
25-26 Santa Cruz County Symphony
Concert "Immortal Love"
The Symphony performs the music of stories celebrating the most
powerful of human emotions. The Metropolitan Opera's Yunpeng
Wang joins the symphony to perform works by Mahler, Wagner and
Prokofiev. Saturday, 8pm in Santa Cruz; Sunday, 2pm in Watsonville.
Location: Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street, Santa Cruz;
Henry J. Mello Center, 250 E. Beach St., Watsonville
Phone: 831.420.5260 www.santacruzsymphony.org
26 Cocoanut Grove Bridal Expo
More than 90 booths highlight engagement, wedding, reception,
Bring chairs, jackets, a picnic supper and the family to enjoy live
music and the sunset. Concerts generally offered late June to late
August. Call for dates. Free. 6pm - 8pm.
Location: Esplanade Park, Capitola
Phone: 831.475.7300 x 297 www.ci.capitola.ca.us
Thursdays, June 5 - August 28
Thursday Beach Parties
Enjoy free music, ocean views and fun with live entertainment on
the beach, outdoor bar and our famous BBQ. Everyone welcome.
Free. 5:30pm - 8:30pm.
Location: Crow's Nest Restaurant, 2218 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.476.4560 www.crowsnest-santacruz.com
Fridays, June 13 - August 29
Free Friday Night Bands on the Beach
Two free live concerts every Friday night with top bands of the 70's,
80's and 90's! Free. 6:30 and 8:30pm.
Location: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, 400 Beach Street,
Santa Cruz Phone: 831.423.5590 www.beachboardwalk.com
Wednesdays, June 25 - August 13
FREE Movies on the Beach
There's nothing quite like watching a classic movie on the beach with
the world-famous Giant Dipper coaster lights twinkling overhead.
Bring the family and your blanket or low-back chair and join us for a
classic movie! Seating is first-come, first-served. Free. 9:00 pm.
Location: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.423.5590 www.beachboardwalk.com
Weekends, October 18 - mid January
Tours of the Monarch Butterfly Grove
Join a docent naturalist and see monarch butterflies wintering in
Santa Cruz. Monarch migration is variable, please call for current
update. Free. 11am and 2pm.
Location: Natural Bridges State Beach, Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.423.4609 www.parks.ca.gov
Wednesdays, October - May
Featured local winemaker on-hand and a different local winery
featured each week. Discounted prices for flights/glasses of
featured winery. Complimentary appetizers to match wines with
every flight purchase. 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm.
Location: Shadowbrook Restaurant, 1750 Wharf Road, Capitola
Phone: 831.475.1511 www.shadowbrook-capitola.com
and honeymoon planning; fashion shows, door prizes, food.
10am - 4pm.
Location: Cocoanut Grove, 400 Beach St., Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.423.2053 www.cocoanutgrovesantacruz.com
8 Migration Festival
Celebrate the migration of whales, butterflies, birds and more with
talks, games crafts and music. Free. 11am - 4pm.
Location: Natural Bridges State Park, 2531 West Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.423.4609 www.parks.ca.gov
11 Warriors vs Idaho
Cheer on your Santa Cruz Warriors, the most advanced players in the
world outside of the NBA as they compete in a 3,200 seat facility
near the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. 7:00 pm.
Location: Kaiser Permanente Arena, 140 Front Street, Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.713.4400 www.santacruzbasketball.com
2014 oFFICIAL SAnTA CRuz CounTY TRAVELER'S GuIDE
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014
Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014
Welcome to Santa Cruz County
Whale Watching and More
Every Dog Has Its Day
Santa Cruz County Has Taste
2014 Events Calendar
Raise a Glass to County Wine
Capitola and Soquel
Make a Play Date
San Lorenzo Valley
From the Mountains to the Sea
Watsonville and Pajaro Valley
Find Your Perfect Beach
Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014