Tag Archive: festivals

From Film Festival to Guitar Festival, Two Events to Keep on Your Radar

Santa Cruz is home to more than twenty of the world’s most admired luthiers, or makers of stringed instruments. That fun fact comes to us via Jayme Kelly Curtis, a local musician who is bringing the first ever Art of Guitar Exhibit and Festival to Santa Cruz in February 2014. Up first, though, is the…

Bring Your Appetite to the 4th Annual Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Chili Cook-Off

With the weather still thinking it’s summer in Santa Cruz, we must turn to other signs that fall is in the air. The monarchs returning to Natural Bridges is a good indicator, and this weekend is the 4th Annual Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Chili Cook-Off. Nothing says fall like a hearty bowl of chili with all…

Thoughtful Thursday

Watsonville’s Monterey Bay Birding Festival starts today and continues through Sunday, September 15.

Spoons Ready: 2012 Clam Chowder Cook-Off & Festival Set to Begin!

  Each year, hundreds of fans flock to Santa Cruz to sample clam chowder for a good cause.  The Clam Chowder Cook-Off and Festival – one of the most popular events in town -  is also an important fund-raiser for the City of Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation Department.   And the judges who serve at…

When It Rains, It Spores: Mushroom Hunting as a Family

UPDATE: The 40th Annual Santa Cruz Fungus Fair takes place January 10-12, 2014. For more information, visit fungusfed.org One of the joys of being a parent is watching your children discover things for the first time. Even more thrilling, is experiencing something for the first time together. A short time ago, my family did just…

Volunteers are the backbone of the Capitola Art & Wine Festival

With 40,000 people expected to attend the 29th anniversary of the popular Capitola Art & Wine Festival this weekend (September 10 and 11), it’s no surprise that approximately 400 behind-the-scenes volunteers are needed to insure its success. Twenty Santa Cruz Mountain wineries are showcased, so it takes about 200 people to sell wine glasses, staff…