October’s Fall Festival events are starting off with a BANG! Celebrate the Santa Cruz Wharf’s 100th with a fireworks show and then cruise through the rest of the month with Open Studios, the Watsonville Fly-In & Air Show, more fireworks with the Monte Foundation Extravaganza, Roaring Camp Ghost Train and the Chili Cook-Off at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk! Welcome fall; I think we’re in love!
Santa Cruz Wharf Centennial Celebration
October 4, 2014
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 will cap-off the festivities. Free. 11:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Location: Santa Cruz Wharf, Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.420.5273 www.santacruzwharf.com
Open Studios Art Tour
October 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 2014
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
50th Annual Watsonville Fly-In & Air Show
October 11-12, 2014
Bigger and better than ever! Come watch the 50th Annual Watsonville Fly-In & Air Show! Air Show, Jet Pack Man, Back Yard Blues Band, Spectacular War Birds and Thrilling Aerobatic Acts. 10am – 5pm.
Location: Watsonville Airport, 100 Aviation Way, Watsonville, CA
Phone: 831.763.5600 watsonvilleflyin.org
Monte Foundation Fireworks Extravaganza
October 11, 2014
A wonderful family event featuring a spectacular fireworks display. 5pm – 10pm
Location: Capitola Wharf, Capitola
Phone: 831.685.3317 www.monte-foundation.com
Roaring Camp Ghost Train
October 24 – 25, 2014
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
Chili Cook-Off at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
October 25, 2014
Bring your appetite & join the fun as both professional & 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