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2014 Events
19 Earth Day Santa Cruz

15 Romance in the Redwoods

An easy two-hour walk, you'll learn about courtship, mating and
reproduction behaviors of banana slugs, newts and woodpeckers!
Free. 1:00pm.
Location: Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way,
Boulder Creek Phone: 831.338.8883 www.parks.ca.gov

21-23 Banff Mountain Film Festival
World Tour

The festival is held every fall in Banff, Alberta, with stops planned
in about 390 communities and 35 countries across the globe.
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm.
Location: Rio Theatre, 1205 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.459.2806 www.ucscrecreation.com

22 Santa Cruz Clam Chowder Cook Off

Wacky chefs compete for prizes during this "soup-er" day of
chowders. 10am - 4pm, Tasting starts at 1pm.
Location: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, 400 Beach Street,
Santa Cruz Phone: 831.423.5590 www.beachboardwalk.com

March

1-2 Hummingbird Days

Annual celebration of the hummingbirds that feed, mate, and
nest in the gardens. $5 per person, 6-17 years $2, under 6 free.
10am - 4pm.
Location: Arboretum at UCSC, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.427.2998 http://arboretum.ucsc.edu

16 Jazz on the Wharf

The popular Jazz on the Wharf returns in celebration of the
wharf's 100th Anniversary. With the beautiful backdrop of the
Monterey Bay, enjoy top jazz musicians outdoors and in wharf
restaurants. Free. 11:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Location: Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.420.5273 www.santacruzwharf.com

28-30 Santa Cruz Paddlefest

This is the 28th year of the largest paddle powered surf contest
in the world. Every international athlete worth their salt will be in
attendance. It is a 3-day surfing contest for wave skiing, stand-up
and surf kayaking, plus a stand-up race. Free. 7am - 5pm.
Location: Steamer Lane at Lighthouse Point, Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.458.4887 www.asudoit.com/paddle_fest/index.html

28-April 20 Watercolor: "The Best
of Central Coast"

Come and see the beautiful, luminous watercolor paintings from
these very talented artists of CA's Central Coast. Hosted by the
Santa Cruz Watercolor Society. Free. Wed. - Sat. 12 - 5pm, Sun.
12 - 4pm.
Location: 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz Phone: 831.426.5787
www.scal.org

April

11-13 Pinot Paradise

This three day event invites you to come learn, explore and taste
the Pinot Noirs produced from our legendary winemakers. 10:00
am - 5:00 pm.
Location: Various wineries, Santa Cruz Mountains
Phone: 831.685.VINE (8463) www.scmwa.com

12-13 Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre
in Concert

An eclectic mix of classical and contemporary dance featuring
a world premier by award winning choregrapher Robert Kelley.
2:00 pm.
Location: The Mello Center, 250 E. Beach Street, Watsonville
Phone: 831.477.1606 www.scbt.org

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Premier environmental event with information, activities for kids,
live music and focus on green businesses. Free. 11am - 4pm.
Location: San Lorenzo Park and Benchlands behind County
Building, Santa Cruz Phone: 831.477.3988 www.ecocruz.org

19 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

19-20 Eggstraordinary Egg Hunt

The Roaring Camp Eggspress takes children and their families to
Bear Mountain to hunt for candy eggs and win prizes. Trains at
11am, 12:30 and 2pm.
Location: Roaring Camp Railroads, 5401 Graham Hill Road,
Felton
Phone: 831.335.4484 www.roaringcamp.com

20 Easter Sunday Celebration
at Chaminade

Hop on down to Chaminade for the annual Easter Sunday Brunch
& festivities. Easter egg hunts, the Easter Bunny & more. 9am 3pm.
Location: One Chaminade Lane, Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.475.5600 www.chaminade.com

26-27 Wildflower Weekend

A profusion of wildflowers on display. See them in the newly
remodeled Nature and History Center and then discover them on
your hike. Free 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
Location: Rancho Del Oso Nature and History Center, 3600
Hwy 1, Davenport Phone: 831.427.2288 www.parks.ca.gov

27 Earth Day/Day of the Child

Enjoy a free 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.cityofwatsonville.org

May

17 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Season Kickoff!

Enjoy special entertainment to kick off the 2014 season!
11am - 5pm.
Location: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, 400 Beach Street,
Santa Cruz Phone: 831.423.5590 www.beachboardwalk.com

17 Sanctuary Celebration

There will be a celebration at the Santa Cruz Wharf with free live
music, crafts, educational talks and demonstrations and eco-tours
of the wharf. Free. 11:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Location: Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.420.5273 www.santacruzwharf.com

24-25 22nd Annual Santa Cruz
Blues Festival

Music Festival bringing you the best in Blues and American Roots
music for over 20 years. Fun for the entire family with food, beer
and wine. 11am - 7pm.
Location: Aptos Village Park, Aptos
www.santacruzbluesfestival.com

24-26 33rd 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, 5401 Graham Hill Road,
Felton. Phone: 831.335.4484 www.roaringcamp.com

25 Santa Cruz Baroque Festival:
Music in the Gardens Revival!

The Baroque Festival revives its popular "Music in the Gardens
Tour", featuring three of the area's finest private gardens, along
with snacks, drinks and wine. 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm.
Location: 3 private gardens, Santa Cruz County
Phone: 831.459.2159 www.scbaroque.org

June

1 Santa Cruz Pride Parade and Festival

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

Each year this parade and festival attracts thousands of
people from all walks of life, with beautiful floats, music, stage
performances, costumes, food, shopping and fun all day long!
Free. 11am - 4pm.
Location: Pacific Avenue, Downtown Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.425.5422 www.santacruzpride.org

4 Cinco de Mayo Celebration

5-8 Santa Cruz Goya Windsurfing Festival

3 Capitola Kite Classic

A free cultural festival of traditional Mexican foods and live
entertainment in historic downtown Watsonville. Family fun!
Free. 11:30 am - 5:30 pm.
Location: Downtown Plaza, Main and Peck Streets, Watsonville
Phone: 831.761.0861 www.cityofwatsonville.org

Top professional windsurfers from all over the world will come to
Santa Cruz to compete in this event. Free. 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.
(date depends on conditions)
Location: Waddell Creek, north of Santa Cruz on Highway 1,
Davenport www.americanwindsurfingtour.com

10 Day on the Farm!

7 Japanese Cultural Fair

A free day of fun, including hayrides, ice cream making, butterchurning, spinning, blacksmith demos, hay baling. Free. 10 am.
Location: Agricultural History Museum, 2601 East Lake Ave.,
Hwy 152, Watsonville Phone: 831.724.5898
www.aghistoryproject.org

11 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 history.
Free. Walk at 1pm.
Location: Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way,
Boulder Creek Phone: 831.338.8883 www.parks.ca.gov

2014 oFFICIAL SAnTA CRuz CounTY traveler's guide

Celebrating its 28th anniversary with traditional performances
of folkdance, koto, shakuhachi, shamisen, Kyogen play, Taiko, tea
ceremony, martial arts, Ikebana, bonsai, miso making and much
more! Free. 11:00 am - 6:00 pm.
Location: Mission Plaza Park, 103 Emmett St., Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.462.4589 www.jcfsantacruz.org

7-8 9th Annual Capitola Rod and Custom
Classic Car Show

Celebrate the days of yesteryear when rods and custom classic
cars cruise to Capitola Village. Free. Cruise starts 8am Saturday
at the Boardwalk. Car Show in Capitola Sat. 9am - 5pm and
Sun. 9am - 2pm.
Location: Capitola Village Phone: 831.475.6522
www.capitolacarshow.com



Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014

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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014
Contents
Welcome to Santa Cruz County
Santa Cruz
Whale Watching and More
Playing Around
Every Dog Has Its Day
Santa Cruz County Has Taste
2014 Events Calendar
Maps
Raise a Glass to County Wine
Monterey Bay
Capitola and Soquel
Make a Play Date
Scotts Valley
San Lorenzo Valley
From the Mountains to the Sea
Pleasure Point
Live Creatively
Aptos
Davenport
Watsonville and Pajaro Valley
Dining Guide
Lodging Guide
Visitor Activites
Find Your Perfect Beach
Advertisers Index
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Santa Cruz County Has Taste
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Monterey Bay
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Capitola and Soquel
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - San Lorenzo Valley
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Davenport
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Lodging Guide
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