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15 Men of Big Basin Father's Day Walk

4 Spirit of Watsonville

9-10 Summer Gathering of
Mountain Men

Celebrate Father's Day in the park by honoring some of the
remarkable men in Big Basin park's history. Free. Walk at
1:00 pm - 2:30.
Location: Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way,
Boulder Creek Phone: 831.338.8883
www.parks.ca.gov

Celebrate Independence Day. Come enjoy the downtown festival
and parade. 2pm - 5pm.
Location: Downtown, Watsonville
Phone: 831.768.3240 www.watsonvillerec.com

15 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, 5401 Graham Hill Road,
Felton. Phone: 831.335.4484 www.roaringcamp.com

Live music both days. Wine tasting with the purchase of a
festival glass. Local artists/Pizza Gypsy selling pizza. 11:00 am
- 5:00 pm.
Location: Bargetto Winery, 3535 North Main Street, Soquel
Phone: 831.475.2258 www.bargetto.com

Free movies shown on a large screen on the Capitola Beach.
Free. 6pm - 8pm.
Location: Esplanade Park Bandstand, Capitola Village
Phone: 831.475.7300 x297 www.ci.capitola.ca.us

21 2nd Annual Pleasure Point Street Fair

25-27 Tales of the Basin

24 22nd Annual Aloha Races and
Polynesian Festival

Celebrate the Summer Solstice in Santa Cruz County's best kept
secret - Pleasure Point! Family-oriented with free admission
to Street Fair with food, vendors, local artists, live music, beer
garden and skate competition. Free. 11am - 5pm.
Location: On Portola Dr. between 38th and 41st Avenues,
Santa Cruz. More info: president@pleasurepointguide.com
www.pleasurepointstreetfair.com

21 20th Annual Woodies on the Wharf

Celebrating its centennial in 2014, the scenic and historic Santa
Cruz Wharf is the perfect setting for a celebration of the surf
spirit and classic surf wagons. Free. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Location: Santa Cruz Wharf, Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.420.5273 www.santacruzwharf.com

28 Hop N' Barley Beer and BBQ Festival

19-20 Bargetto Winery 26th Annual
Fine Art Festival

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.parks.ca.gov

25-27 August 1-3 A Day Out With
Thomas The Tank Engine!

Join Thomas the Tank Engine as he travels along the scenic San
Lorenzo River. Reservations required. 9am - 5pm.
Location: Roaring Camp Railroads, 5401 Graham Hill Road,
Felton. Phone: 831.335.4484 www.roaringcamp.com

26 16th Annual Santa Cruz Mountains
Challenge Bicycle Ride

There will be 60 breweries and 10 BBQers serving the best beer
and BBQ around. There is also vegetarian food, fresh caught
oysters, local wine available by the glass and two live music
stages. 12:00 pm.
Location: Skypark, 361 Kings Village Road, Scotts Valley
www.hopnbarley.org

One of the more difficult 1-day events on the West Coast, the
ride climbs some of Santa Cruz's most scenic roads. 200K,
100 mi., 100K, 40 mi. routes are available. More climbing than
any single day of the Tour de France! Start times 6:30 - 8am.
Location: Check website for start location
Phone: 831.475.5234 www.santacruzcycling.org/scmc

29 Bikes on the Bay: Capitola Vintage
Motorcycle Show

27 42nd Annual Wharf to Wharf Race

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

July

4 Scotts Valley 4th of July Parade and
Fireworks!

Come celebrate July 4th in Scotts Valley! Parade, outrageous
BBQ, music, games, petting zoo and much more! Advance
tickets $6, at the door $8 (4 and under free). Activities and food
are not included in price of admission. 3pm Parade, 4pm Food,
Music and Games, and 9:15pm Fireworks.
Location: Parade on Scotts Valley Drive and Activities and
Fireworks at Skypark, Scotts Valley
Phone: 831.438.3251 www.scottsvalley.org

4 '50s Family July 4th Fest!

1950s-style sock hop, dance and hula hoop contests, sack races,
balloon toss, BBQ and live musical entertainment. Free. 9am 5pm.
Location: Roaring Camp Railroads, 5401 Graham Hill Road,
Felton. Phone: 831.335.4484 www.roaringcamp.com

Annual 6-mile, scenic, seaside run from Santa Cruz to Capitolaby-the-Sea. Limited to 15,000 runners! Cheer them on! See
website for start time.
Location: Race begins at Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.475.2196 www.wharftowharf.com

27 Music at Skypark

Bring your chairs to the park and enjoy the music of great bands.
Food and beverages from local vendors. Free. 3:00 pm.
Location: Skypark, 361 Kings Village Road, Scotts Valley
Phone: 831.438.1010 www.scottsvalleychamber.com

27-Aug. 10 Cabrillo Festival of
Contemporary Music

The most distinguished festival of new orchestral music in North
America presents its 52nd season with many composers in
residence, world-class guest artists, and conductor Marin Alsop.
Most rehearsals free and open to the public. See website for
times and more information.
Location: Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street,
Santa Cruz Phone: 831.420.5260 www.cabrillomusic.org

August

2-3 20th Annual Watsonville Strawberry
Festival at Monterey Bay

4 Old-Fashioned Independence Day

Watch the parade at noon, followed by flag raising, live old-time
music, crafts, ice cream making and games. Free. 11am - 4pm.
Location: Wilder Ranch State Park, Two miles north on Hwy. 1,
Santa Cruz Phone: 831.426.0505 www.thatsmypark.org

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

4 Aptos 4th of July Celebration

9-10 Scotts Valley Art and Wine Festival

"World's Shortest Parade". Pancake breakfast 7:30am, parade at
10am, live music, games, arts and crafts 11am-4pm.
Location: Soquel Dr. and State Park Dr., Aptos Village
Phone: 831.688.1467 www.aptoschamber.com

Relax in the park and enjoy the fine art of over 100 local artists
accompanied by food, wine, beer and music. Kid's art tent. Fun
for all! Admission free. 10am - 6pm. See ad pg. 37.
Location: Skypark, 361 Kings Village Rd., Scotts Valley
Phone: 831.438.1010 www.scottsvalleychamber.com

Travel back to that era as you visit Roaring Camp's summer
gathering of mountain men. Free. 10am - 5pm.
Location: Roaring Camp Railroads, 5401 Graham Hill Road,
Felton. Phone: 831.335.4484 www.roaringcamp.com

22, and Sept. 5 and 12
Movies at the Beach

This year the Aloha Races and Polynesian Festival join in the
celebration of the Wharf's 100th Anniversary! We'll celebrate the
history of our Polynesian connection since the Three Hawaiian
Princes first rode the waves at the mouth of the San Lorenzo
River in 1885. Free. 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Location: Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.420.5273 www.santacruzwharf.com

29-Sept. 1 Capitola Begonia Festival

62nd annual event includes a Nautical Parade, Sand Sculpture
Competition, movies, concerts and many more free family events.
Please visit website for more details and schedule.
Location: Capitola Beach and Soquel Creek, Capitola Village
Phone: 831.476.3566 www.begoniafestival.com

30 - Sept. 1 Great Train Robberies

Hold onto your valuables, as each train is sure to be robbed at
Bear Mountain. Trains at 11am, 12:30 and 2pm.
Location: Roaring Camp Railroads, 5401 Graham Hill Road,
Felton. Phone: 831.335.4484 www.roaringcamp.com

September

9-14 Annual Santa Cruz County Fair

Six days of fun and festivities, including a large carnival. Safe, fun
and affordable. Tues. - Fri. noon - 11pm; Sat. 10am - 11pm; Sun.
10am - 10pm.
Location: Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds (2601 East Lake Ave.,
off Hwy. 152), Watsonville Phone: 831.724.5671
www.santacruzcountyfair.com

10-13 Santa Cruz Follies:
"Moments in Time"

"Moments in Time," music and people that have touched
generations from Jolson and Bocelli to Garland and Streisand.
1 pm - 3 pm.
Location: Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street, Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.423.6640 www.santacruzfollies.net

11-14 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. 6am - 9pm.
Location: 275 Main St., Watsonville
Phone: 831.726.8052 www.montereybaybirding.org

12-14 Santa Cruz Greek Food and
Cultural Festival

The 34th annual, award-winning street festival is jam-packed
with delicious Greek dishes, yummy desserts, Kafenio, Greek
wine & spirits. Live bouzouki band and dancing makes for a fun,
family friendly event in downtown Santa Cruz. Admission free.
Fri. 5-10 pm, Sat. 11 am-10 pm, Sun. 12 pm-8 pm.
Location: 223 Church St., between Cedar & Center, Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.429.6500 www.propheteliassantacruz.org

13-14 32nd Annual Capitola Art
and Wine Festival

22 Wineries, gourmet food, fine art, entertainment, children's art
area. Admission free in Capitola Village By The Sea. 10am - 6pm.
Location: Capitola Village, Capitola
Phone: 831.475.6522 www.capitolachamber.com

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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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