Santa Cruz County Fair

Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds 2601 East Lake Avenue, Watsonville, CA, United States

12:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Wednesday – Friday 12:00-11:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM, Sunday 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Kirby School Campus Tour

Kirby School 425 Encinal St, Santa Cruz

Take advantage of our weekly drop-in tour with Admissions Director, Emily Lamoureux. No registrations necessary, just show up any Thursday at 9:30am ready to embark on an approximately hour-long tour of campus. Thursdays aren't good for you? No problem...Emily offers individualized campus tours at your convenience. Email [email protected] to set one up.


Homeschool Day at the Santa Cruz Mission State Park

Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park 144 School St., Santa Cruz

Calling all homeschool families! Come to the Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park on Friday, September 15th for a special field trip day of hands-on learning. Running from 10am-3pm, homeschool students of all ages are invited to join us at their own pace for a series of self-directed Mission education activities, including an investigative exploration of our 200 year old building, Mission Clues visual scavenger hunt, adobe brick making, archaeology sorting, story reading of “When the Mission Bells Rang” by Judith Scott & Lydia Gibson, discussion on our Mission Bell Virtual Exhibit, and more. This event is free, no registration is required. Families are encouraged to carpool, bike, or park downtown Santa Cruz and walk, as parking is limited on the hill. Call 831-425-5849 or email [email protected] with any questions!


Capitola Village: Food Truck Fridays

Monterey Avenue Park 688 Monterey Avenue, Capitola, CA, United States

Do you love eating outside while enjoying live music? If so, the City’s Food Truck Friday events are perfect for you.  Don’t forget to check out the beer garden!

Santa Cruz Wharf: 31st Annual Aloha Outrigger Races

Santa Cruz Wharf 21 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

The Pu Pu ‘O Hawaii Outrigger Club is ready to race! These short-course outrigger races are designed especially for the new or novice paddlers. Come out and support the racers as well as enjoy hula performances by Kūhai Hālau O Mehanakealohakalaua’eikapoli Pā ‘Ōlapa Kahiko.    

DeLavega Archery Range: ADA Friendly Free Archery Lessons

DeLavega Archery Range 141 Brookwood Dr, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Santa Cruz Archers will will teach, instruct, and help you. All abilities welcome. Limited Spots: 10 archers Age: Must be 10 yrs old and above. Cost: Donation appreciated. Any skill and level welcomed to join! ADA compatible Try something new! Caregivers can try if time allows.

Santa Cruz Harbor Beach: Sons of the Beach Ukulele Sing Along

Santa Cruz Harbor Beach 2222 E Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz, CA, United States

The Santa Cruz Harbor offers visitors many attractions, but perhaps the most surprising is regular free concerts from hundreds of crooning ukulele players. For more than 20 years, the Santa Cruz Ukulele Club has assembled enthusiasts of the mini, four-string Hawaiian guitar with regular gatherings around town. The most popular is likely the Saturday morning gathering at Harbor Beach, behind the Crow’s Nest. Stop by and enjoy the aloha shirt-wearing orchestra of strumming players who belt out familiar songs such as California Dreaming and Margaritaville. Bring whatever you would bring for a day at the beach, and if you have a ukulele bring that too. Hope to see you there!

Castro Adobe State Historic Park: Mexican Independence Day

Castro Adobe State Historic Park 184 Old Adobe Road (off of Larkin Valley Road), Watsonville, CA, United States

Happy Mexican Independence Day! In 1821, the newly formed country of Mexico gained its independence from Spain, however, Spanish culture remained on the Ranchos of Alta California during the Mexican rancho period of California history. Click the link below to register to go learn about the blending of different cultures at the Castro Adobe, and how influence of different cultural groups was evident throughout California, from the saddles that vaqueros sat on to the structure of the Potter-Church Garden behind the Castro Adobe.

Downtown Santa Cruz Makers Market

Downtown Santa Cruz Makers Market Pacific Ave and Lincoln St, Santa Cruz

Visit the Downtown Santa Cruz Makers Market featuring 40+ local makers & artists in beautiful Downtown Santa Cruz! 10am-5pm on Pacific Ave...EVERY THIRD SUNDAY! Located on the 1100 block of Pacific Ave. between Cathcart and Lincoln Streets near New Leaf and alongside a great strip of downtown restaurants, this monthly market hosts a wide range of locally handmade goods! Check out our website for the full list of participating vendors! Friendly leashed pups are welcome! Support local artists and shop local! *In the event of rain, the market will be held on the following Sunday. Sponsored by Farm Fresh to You - Supported by Downtown Santa Cruz - Presented by SCM Makers Market


Bargetto Winery: 90th Anniversary Celebration

Bargetto Winery 3535 N. Main Street, Soquel, CA, United States

🎶 Groove to the smooth jazz tunes of the Rick Walker Trio and savor the essence of Italy with delectable food by Erika’s Catering, perfectly paired with award-winning Bargetto wines. 🍇 Experience the magic of barrel tasting and embark on exclusive cellar tours, uncovering the artistry behind exceptional wines. 🎟️ Reservations required as seating is limited.