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Top 5 Events This Week in Santa Cruz County




September 2, 2016

Free Friday Night Bands on the Beach - Papa Doo Run Run "(Santa Cruz) Beach Party"

Two free live concerts on the Boardwalk's Beach Bandstand every Friday night (June 17 - September 2) with top bands of the 80s and 90s! Shows start at 6:30pm and 8:30pm.

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
400 Beach Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060


Capitola Begonia Festival


September 02, 2016 - September 05, 2016

Capitola Begonia Festival

The 64th Annual Capitola Begonia Festival will feature FUN activities that all the family can enjoy, from a sand sculpture contest, a fishing derby, row boat races and a nautical parade of begonia-laden floats traveling down Soquel Creek. Join a children's art event, compete in the horseshoes tournament or decorate yourself with begonias! Watch as float builders rush to put the finishing touches on their parade entries or put together a team to enter and build your own float!

Capitola Village
Stockton Avenue and The Esplanade
Capitola, CA 95010
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Great Train Robberies


September 03 - September 05, 2016

Great Train Robberies

Witness shootouts between famed lawmen and notorious outlaws from the 1880's aboard the Redwood Forest Train to Bear Mountain. See why the West was wild!

Roaring Camp Railroads
5401 Graham Hill Road
Felton, CA 95018


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September 3, 2016

Grizzly Bear Festival at Rancho del Oso Nature and History Center

Come to Rancho del Oso for a day of commemorating the once-abundant predator that roamed this "Ranch of the Bear". Discover what they ate, how they lived and what made this area famous for its grizzly population. Throughout the day there will be crafts and activities for all ages. Come visit the Nature and History Center to hear stories about this powerful animal!

Rancho del Oso Nature & History Center
3600 Hwy 1 at Waddell Creek
Davenport, CA 95017


Wings Over Watsonville 2016


September 03, 2016

Wings Over Watsonville 2016

Join us at the's fun, family-friendly and FREE! Friday night kids movie - Friday and Saturday fly-in arrivals. Discounted AVGAS, food vendors, historic and antique aircraft, war bird demo flights and much, much more!

Watsonville Municipal Airport
100 Aviation Way
Watsonville, CA 95076



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