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With a wide range of free events taking place year-around, there’s always something to celebrate in Santa Cruz County every weekend. Choose an art and wine festival, a beer or music festival, a summer concert or movie on the beach, or an art and culture event like First Friday or Open Studios Art Tour. Enjoy a timeless event like Woodies on the Wharf, Fourth of July Fireworks, or Thomas the Tank Engine. Want to play? Run the Wharf to Wharf or go to a birding festival. Check out all the fun on tap!

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Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages

A hidden gem, mere steps to the beach at Sunny cove, a favorite local beach between Santa Cruz and Capitola! A charming location with quaint rooms and cottages where you can spend the day on your romantic getaway, or enjoy fun family events, great local restaurants, then return to your room to listen to the soothing sound of the ocean waves.

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Sep. 20 @ 8:00 pm - Oct. 20 @ 11:00 pm
Ben Lomond
ONGOING EVENT
October 15 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free
Watsonville
ONGOING EVENT
October 15 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Santa Cruz
ONGOING EVENT
October 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free
Boulder Creek
ONGOING EVENT
October 16 @ 5:30 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
TOP 5 EVENT
October 16 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Santa Cruz
October 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
ONGOING EVENT
October 17 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free
Capitola
October 17 @ 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Free
Aptos
ONGOING EVENT
October 18 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Boulder Creek
October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Santa Cruz
October 18 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Free
Felton
October 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Santa Cruz
Oct. 19 @ 8:00 am - Oct. 31 @ 8:00 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
Oct. 19 @ 8:00 am - Oct. 31 @ 8:00 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
TOP 5 EVENT
Oct. 19 @ 10:30 am - Oct. 20 @ 2:30 pm
Felton
TOP 5 EVENT
October 19 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Santa Cruz
ONGOING EVENT
October 19 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Santa Cruz
October 19 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free
Watsonville
TOP 5 EVENT
Oct. 19 @ 11:00 am - Oct. 20 @ 5:00 pm
Santa Cruz County
ONGOING EVENT
October 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free
Los Gatos
TOP 5 EVENT
Oct. 19 @ 12:00 pm - Oct. 20 @ 11:59 pm
Santa Cruz County
ONGOING EVENT
October 19 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free
Felton
ONGOING EVENT
October 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
ONGOING EVENT
October 20 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Free Pet Friendly
Boulder Creek
October 20 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free
Aptos
ONGOING EVENT
October 20 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
ONGOING EVENT
October 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Santa Cruz
October 20 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Santa Cruz
ONGOING EVENT
October 20 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Free
Watsonville
October 23 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Santa Cruz
October 25 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free Pet Friendly
Scotts Valley
October 25 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pet Friendly
Santa Cruz
October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Santa Cruz
October 26 @ 10:00 am
Santa Cruz
Oct. 26 @ 10:30 am - Oct. 27 @ 2:30 pm
Felton
October 26 @ 6:30 pm
Boulder Creek
October 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Felton
October 27 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Free
Capitola
October 30 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Santa Cruz
October 31 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
ONGOING EVENT
November 1 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Free
Santa Cruz County
ONGOING EVENT
November 1 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
Nov. 2 @ 10:00 am - Nov. 3 @ 5:00 pm
Santa Cruz
November 2 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Santa Cruz
November 7 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
ONGOING EVENT
November 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Santa Cruz
Nov. 9 @ 12:00 am - Nov. 10 @ 12:00 am
Watsonville
November 9 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Watsonville
ONGOING EVENT
November 10 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free Pet Friendly
Santa Cruz
November 10 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Santa Cruz
Nov. 16 @ 10:00 am - Jan. 5 @ 7:00 pm
Santa Cruz
November 16 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
November 17 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free
Watsonville
November 17 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Santa Cruz
Nov. 22 @ 8:00 pm - Dec. 15 @ 11:00 pm
Ben Lomond
November 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Felton
Nov. 29 @ 12:00 am - Dec. 23 @ 12:00 am
Santa Cruz
November 30 @ 12:00 pm
Capitola Village
December 1 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
December 5 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
December 7 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Santa Cruz
December 7 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free
Watsonville
December 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
December 14 @ 11:00 am
Free
Watsonville
December 15 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Santa Cruz
ONGOING EVENT
December 20 @ 12:00 am
Santa Cruz
ONGOING EVENT
January 3, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Free
Santa Cruz County
Jan. 10 @ 10:00 am - Jan. 12 @ 11:00 pm
Santa Cruz
January 18, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
February 8, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Santa Cruz
February 15, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Boulder Creek
ONGOING EVENT
February 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Santa Cruz
March 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Santa Cruz
ONGOING EVENT
March 11, 2020 @ 5:30 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
Mar. 12 @ 6:30 pm - Mar. 14 @ 5:30 pm
Watsonville
April 11, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free
Capitola
April 25, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Soquel
TOP 5 EVENT
May 2 @ 10:00 am - May 3 @ 4:00 pm
Free
Davenport
May 10, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Boulder Creek
TOP 5 EVENT
May 23 @ 10:00 am - May 25 @ 5:30 pm
Felton
ONGOING EVENT
June 12, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
ONGOING EVENT
June 17, 2020 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
ONGOING EVENT
July 26, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Free
Scotts Valley
Aug. 1 @ 10:00 am - Aug. 2 @ 7:00 pm
Watsonville
Sep. 11 @ 11:00 am - Sep. 13 @ 7:00 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
Sep. 16 @ 12:00 pm - Sep. 20 @ 10:00 pm
Watsonville
September 20, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
Sep. 26 @ 6:30 am - Sep. 27 @ 8:00 pm
Free
Capitola
September 26, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Santa Cruz
October 11, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Free
Capitola