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Boardwalk Beach Blitz Christian Youth Overnight @ Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Sep 13 – Sep 14 all-day

Boardwalk Beach Blitz brings together junior high and high school ministries for a chance to encounter God and fellowship with other teens from all over Northern California.

This event is designed to meet you where you are on your Christian path, whether to strengthen your faith or to learn more about Jesus Christ.

Aptos Farmers Market @ Cabrillo College
Sep 14 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Featuring more than 90 vendors, supplying a variety of fresh produce, prepared goods, items for the home. Live music, coffee, fresh baked goods keep visitors coming back each week. Regularly voted best farmers market by leading magazines.

Open Gym at JuneBug’s Gym @ JuneBug's Gym
Sep 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturdays, 9am-12 pm. Ages walking to 8 years old (or 80 lbs.). Parents may leave children over 3 years of age. If you need a break from the children, go out to lunch or go on a run, then the solution is JuneBug’s Gym. Parents can drop off for 1, 2, or all 3 hours for tumbling fun! Cost is $10/hr with open gym punchcard for $60 (with paid membership). Call 464-BUGS (2847) to sign up or drop by at 3910 Portola Dr. Ste. 2 & 3, Pleasure Point-Santa Cruz.

Scotts Valley Farmers Market @ SV Community Center parking lot
Sep 14 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Scotts Valley Farmers’ Market is celebrating opening day with FREE blueberry short cake and an array of festivities. Pick up a serving of blueberries and whipped cream on top of a sweet Companion Bakeshop biscuit. Stop in at the Mountain Feed and Farm Supply DIY workshop on healthful blueberry soda making, join the SV Public Library for story time in the Market, enjoy some live music, get your face painted and do some grocery shopping while you’re at it.

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Volunteer with the Trail Crew @ Big Basin State Park
Sep 14 @ 9:00 am

Since 1969, the Big Basin Volunteer Trail Crew has helped make it possible for others to safely enjoy the beauty of our park. The trail crew meets the second Saturday of each month, rain or shine. A typical workday lasts until mid-afternoon. Please bring your own work gloves, lunch, and water. Join us for a unique perspective of Big Basin, a lively and productive experience with others who share a love of these redwood forests, and the satisfaction of participating in a vital part of the park’s ability to educate and inspire the public! Meet at park headquarters. For more information, call (831) 338-8883. Event free. Vehicle day use fee is $10. Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.

Westside Farmers Market @ Mission St. Ext. and Western Dr.
Sep 14 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Wilder Ridge Loop @ Wilder Ranch
Sep 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

On this challenging 3-hour hike, we’ll explore the natural and cultural history of the upper hills of Wilder Ranch. This hike includes several descents and ascents. Bring water, lunch, and hiking shoes. Meet in parking lot. Rain cancels. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 426-0505. Events made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks.

Coffee Talk and Crafts @ Big Basin State Park
Sep 14 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Come to the Sempervirens Room next to park headquarters for free coffee or hot chocolate! This is a great way to start your day in Big Basin. Docents will be happy to answer your questions about the park and help get you going on the right trail. And bring the kids for a fun craft activity! Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883. Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.

37th Annual Capitola Art and Wine Festival @ Capitola Village
Sep 14 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Capitola Art & Wine Festival combines Art, Wine, Music and Food, all in charming Capitola Village overlooking the beautiful Monterey Bay. Over 150 fine artists and 22 Santa Cruz Mountain wineries will participate in this year’s Festival. Be sure to visit the Local Artisans Marketplace where you will find unique and locally made artisan foods and crafts. A Kids Art & Music zone with ongoing craft projects and musical play is conveniently located in the center of the Festival on Lawn Way. Enjoy great entertainment all weekend including local dance groups, street performers and live music. Because of the large volume of human traffic, we ask that you not bring your pets with you. Free bike valet parking. Admission is free! Fee for wine tasting: Purchase a 2019 Festival Glass ($12) and tasting tokens ($1 each) at a Glass & Token Booth. Tastings vary between 2-4 tokens.

Santa Cruz County Fair @ 2601 E Lake Ave, Watsonville
Sep 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm

The Santa Cruz County Fair will be held on September 11-15, 2019. There will be carnival rides, livestock shows and auction, 4-H exhibits, stage and roving entertainment, parade, vendors, food and more.