Top 5 Recommendations This Week in Santa Cruz County

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May 19

Big Basin Vineyards: Winemaker’s Night

Meet the maker… Come sip through a few of Blake’s favorite wines as he joins us in-house to pour a specialty flight of off-the-beaten path varietals Thursday May 19th, 6PM – 9PM. Blake will be bringing a few stories from the cellar and what went into the making of these wines. Bring your burning questions and discover a more intimate side of the winemaking world.

Big Basin Vineyards
525 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

(831) 515- 7278 |
May 20

Seacliff State Beach: Concrete Ship History Walk

Learn about Seacliff State Beach’s fascinating history on this 1-mile, 1-hour stroll to the Aptos Creek Bridge and back. Get the lowdown on the Concrete Ship, the development of Aptos, “The Madman of Seacliff,” and much, much more. Bring water and layered clothing. Pre-registration required at Meet at the shaded picnic tables next to the visitor center.

Free event. The vehicle day-use fee is $10. ent made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks.

Seacliff State Beach
State Park Drive
Aptos, CA 95003 United States

831.685.6500 |
May 20

CHAMINADE RESORT: Nashville Nights Concert Series “Chris Ruediger”

Ranch 1917 and Chaminade Resort are bringing Nashville to Santa Cruz. Get up close and personal with some of Nashville’s hottest acts.
Experience an intimate concert in a songwriter’s format while watching the sunset over Monterey Bay!


Chaminade Resort and Spa
1 Chaminade Lane
Santa Cruz, CA 95065 United States

831.475.5600 |
May 21

Wilder Ranch State Park: Historic Ranch Ground Tour

Discover what life was like a century ago on this innovative dairy ranch. This hour-long tour includes the 1896 water-powered machine shop, barns, and other historic buildings. The vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call 831.426.0505.

Spaces are limited and early pre-registration is recommended. Attendees are required to self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms when pre-registering. Masks and social distancing are also required at all programs. To register, visit:

Wilder Ranch State Park
1401 Coast Rd
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

831.423.9703 |
May 25

Wednesday Night Sailboat Races

Wednesday Night Sailboat Races begin in April and run through fall ending in October. Wednesday Night Races begin at 6:30 pm – 8 pm.

Harbor restaurants & the beach are great viewing areas to watch the sailboat races against the setting sun.

Santa Cruz Harbor
135 5th Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95062 United States

831.475.6161 |

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