Fall Festival Events - September
The fall season is the best-kept secret among locals. Citing fewer crowds, amazing hotel deals and some of the year’s best weather, the autumn months are packed full of things to do for locals and visitors. Take a look at September’s top events that will be sure to have you loving fall.
Santa Cruz Greek Food and Cultural Festival
September 5 -7, 2014
The 34th annual, award-winning street festival is jam-packed with delicious Greek dishes, yummy desserts, Kafenio, Greek wine & spirits. Live bouzouki band and dancing makes for a fun, family friendly event in downtown Santa Cruz. Admission- free. Fri. 5-10 pm, Sat. 11 am-10 pm, Sun. 12 pm-8 pm.
Location: 223 Church St., between Cedar & Center, Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.429.6500 www.propheteliassc.org
Santa Cruz County Fair
September 9 – 14, 2014
Six days of fun and festivities, including a large carnival. Safe, fun and affordable. Tues. - Fri. noon - 11pm; Sat. 10am - 11pm; Sun. 10am - 10pm.
Location: Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds (2601 East Lake Ave., off Hwy. 152), Watsonville
Phone: 831.724.5671 www.santacruzcountyfair.com
32nd Annual Capitola Art & Wine Festival
2014 Capitola Art & Wine Festival poster by Lynn Jaye
September 13 – 14, 2014
22 Wineries, gourmet food, fine art, entertainment, children's art area. Admission free in Capitola Village By The Sea. Free. 10am - 6pm.
Location: Capitola Village, Capitola
Phone: 831.475.6522 www.capitolachamber.com
Mole & Mariachi Festival
September 20, 2014
Come and enjoy outdoor festival with local artists, food, wine and activities for kids! FREE.
Location: Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park, 144 School Street, Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.429.1840 www.thatsmypark.org
Monterey Bay Birding Festival
Photo courtesy of "Mike" Michael L. Baird
September 25 – 28, 2014
Come see 200 species of birds in one of the world's most picturesque areas of California on the Monterey Bay. 6am - 9pm.
Location: 275 Main St., Watsonville
For the complete lineup of Fall Festival events, visit our website
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