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2014 Events
24-25 Ghost Train

20 Annual Coastal Cleanup Day

Help remove trash from beaches & waterways, learn about how to
reduce our impact on the ocean. Free. 9am - 12pm.
Location: 40+ Beach, River and Inland sites, Santa Cruz County
Phone: 831.462.5660 www.saveourshores.org

27 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.parks.ca.gov

28 Music at Skypark

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

October

4 Santa Cruz Wharf Centennial Celebration

The celebration of the century for the Santa Cruz Wharf's 100th
Anniversary! Fun, live music, lively wharf history talks, tours,
exhibits and more! A fireworks spectacular is proposed to cap-off
the festivities. Free. 11:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Location: Santa Cruz Wharf, Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.420.5273 www.santacruzwharf.com

4-5, 11-12, 18-19 Open Studios Art Tour

Explore the hidden world of art! Visit artists in their studios, learn
about their processes, purchase original works of art. Mobile app
and printed guide have artist information and maps. 11am - 5pm.
Location: Various locations, Santa Cruz County
Phone: 831.475.9600 www.artscouncilsc.org

11-12 50th Annual Watsonville Fly-In
and Air Show

Bigger and better than ever! Come watch the 50th Annual
Watsonville Fly-In and Air Show! Air Show, Jet Pack Man, Back
Yard Blues Band, Spectacular War Birds and Thrilling Aerobatic Acts.
See site for details. 10 am - 5 pm.
Location: Watsonville Airport, 100 Aviation Way, Watsonville
Phone: 831.768.3575 www.watsonvilleflyin.org

11 20th Annual Lobster Feed

The event features 1-1/2 pound fresh Maine lobsters cooked and
served with all the trimmings and includes live blue grass music
under the redwoods. 4:30pm - 8:30pm.
Location: Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Felton
Phone: 831.335.3174 www.mountainparks.org

12 Welcome Back Monarchs Day!

Celebrate the return of migratory monarch butterflies with
educational speakers, booths, crafts, active games for kids and live
music. Free. 10am - 4pm.
Location: Natural Bridges, 2531 West Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.423.4609 www.parks.ca.gov

18 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

24 Marine Masquerade

Family fun with seaside storytelling, night-time whale skeleton tours,
crafts, scavenger hunt and costume parade. 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.
Location: Seymour Marine Discovery Center, end of Delaware Ave.,
Santa Cruz Phone: 831.459.3800 http://seymourcenter.ucsc.edu

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Ride a steam train to Bear Mountain through a haunted redwood
forest as you relive "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". Trains at 6,
6:30, 8 and 8:30pm.
Location: Roaring Camp Railroads, 5401 Graham Hill Road, Felton
Phone: 831.335.4484 www.roaringcamp.com

25 Halloween Mask Making
and Haunted Theater

Spend an afternoon creating decorative masks with your family.
Plus take a tour of our haunted theater full of gooey surprises and
photo fun. Free. 12 - 5pm.
Location: Louden Nelson Center, 301 Center Street, Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.420.6177 www.nelsoncenter.com

25 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.thatsmypark.org

25 The Missing Arm of William Waddell

A half-mile guided walk through a forest tells Waddell's saga
with a tall-tale twist. Walks leave every 20 minutes, from 7 pm.
Registration begins at 6:30. Free.
Location: Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way,
Boulder Creek Phone: 831.338.8883 www.parks.ca.gov

25 5th Annual Chili Cookoff
at the Boardwalk!

Bring your appetite and join the fun as both professional and
amateur chefs compete! 10-4pm, Tasting starts at 1pm.
Location: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, 400 Beach Street,
Santa Cruz Phone: 831.423.5590 www.beachboardwalk.com

26 Capitola Village Children's
Halloween Parade

Join ghosts, goblins and fairy princesses at the annual Halloween
Parade. Enjoy refreshments. Free. 2:00 pm.
Location: Capitola Village, Capitola
Phone: 831.475.6522 www.capitolasoquelchamber.com

31 Trick or Treating on the Wharf

Little witches, goblins, ghosts & their parents can enjoy safe & sane
trick-or-treating on the Wharf. Free. 4pm - 6pm.
Location: Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.420.5273 www.santacruzwharf.com

23 Life on the Ranch Day

Hands-on activities and living history demonstrations of early Rancho,
dairy farm, and cowboy rodeo days. Free. 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Location: Wilder Ranch State Park, 1401 Coast Road, Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.426.0505 www.parks.ca.gov

28-29 and Dec. 6-7, 13-14, 20-23
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
5:00, 6:30 and 8:00pm.
Location: Departs from Beach Boardwalk, 400 Beach St.,
Santa Cruz Phone: 831.335.4484 www.roaringcamp.com

29 Surfin' 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

December

5 Santa Cruz Wharf 100th Anniversary
Commemoration Ceremonies

The wharf officially opened December 5, 1914 and thrived as a hub
of the Santa Cruz fishing industry. Join us for special ceremonies
celebrating the wharf's history, culture and glorious setting! Free.
11:00 am - 12:00 pm.
Location: Santa Cruz Wharf, Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.420.5273 www.santacruzwharf.com

6 Lighted Boat Parade

Features 50 decorated boats parading throughout Santa Cruz Harbor,
rain or shine. Family-oriented festival. Free. 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm.
Location: Santa Cruz Harbor, Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.475.6161 www.santacruzharbor.org

6 Scotts Valley Christmas Tree Lighting
Festival

Join in the music and fun as we light the Christmas tree, welcome
Santa and enjoy welcoming Christmas to Scotts Valley. Free. 5pm.
Location: Scotts Valley Community Center, 360 Kings Village Rd.,
Scotts Valley
Phone: 831.438.1010 www.scottsvalleychamber.com

6 Watsonville Holiday Factory Sale

November

Visit local factories for great discounts on brand names! Free.
9am - 4pm.
Location: Various shops and factories, Watsonville
Phone: 831.768.3092 www.watsonvillefactorysale.com

Festival celebrating sea glass, art and ocean conservation. Over 40
artists, free raffle, great food, full bar and $1000 dollar prize piece
contest. 10am - 5pm. See ad pg 16.
Location: Cocoanut Grove, 400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.332.7188 www.santacruzseaglass.com

Ocean-inspired gifts from local artists, live music, children's crafts,
and other festivities! 12 - 5pm.
Location: Seymour Marine Discovery Center, End of Delaware Ave.,
Santa Cruz Phone: 831.459.3800 http://seymourcenter.ucsc.edu

13-16 Santa Cruz Film Festival

30 New Year's Eve's Eve Party

8-9 Santa Cruz Sea Glass &
Ocean Art Festival

A collection of independent films from all over the world screen in
the beautiful Del Mar and Rio theaters. Parties, filmmaker Q&A and
lots of fun! See website for program information.
Location: Del Mar and Rio Theaters, Santa Cruz
www.santacruzfilmfestival.org

15 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

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7 Jingle Shells Art and Craft Festival

Annual shindig offering dancers 21 years and older a chance to get
a jump on New Year's festivities. 8:00pm - 12:30am.
Location: Cocoanut Grove, 400 Beach St., Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.423.2053 (tickets) www.cocoanutgrovesantacruz.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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