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Top 5 Events This Week

Top 5 Events This Week in Santa Cruz County


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May 23, 2017

Bart Budwig and Caitlin Jemma

Bart Budwig grew up on the Idaho Palouse, with a pawn shop trumpet and a heart as big as a skyscraper. Bart learned melody from classic jazz charts.

Lille Aeske
13160 Highway 9
Boulder Creek, CA 95006



May 24, 2017

Animal Film Festival

The 4th annual Animal Film Festival is coming to Santa Cruz to screen top Audience Choice films from the 2017 event (held annually in Grass Valley, CA).

Lille Aeske
Del Mar Theater
1124 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060


May 27, 2017 - May 28, 2017

33rd Annual Santa Cruz Longboard Club Invitational

West Coast's oldest, longest-running competitive longboard surfing event, featuring amateur + pro surfers. Enter a chance to win a local-shared custom surfboard, browse local vendor booths and take in the view from Steamer Lane.

Steamer Lane at Lighthouse Point
Santa Cruz, CA 95062


broken fences

May 27, 2017 - May 28, 2017

Santa Cruz American Music Festival

The Santa Cruz American Music Festival is set in a beautiful natural redwood amphitheater. Last year's performers included Buddy Guy, Josh Turner, Trombone Shorty and more.

Aptos Village Park
100 Aptos Creek Road
Aptos, CA 95003


Nature of capitola

May 27, 2017 - May 29, 2017

36th Annual Civil War Battles & Encampment

Visit encampments of Union and Confederate soldiers. See battles at one of the West's longest-running Civil War reenactments.

Roaring Camp Railroads
5401 Graham Hill Road
Felton, CA 95018