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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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Roaring Camp Railroads

See California’s towering redwoods from two historic railroads. Travel on authentic 19th century steam trains through the Big Trees or ride early 1900s Pullman cars and open-air excursion cars along a scenic river gorge through Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park to the beach.

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Jan. 10 @ 6:00 pm - Feb. 7 @ 9:00 pm
Santa Cruz
ONGOING EVENT
Jan. 11 @ 12:00 pm - Apr. 26 @ 4:00 pm
Free
Boulder Creek
ONGOING EVENT
January 19 @ 8:00 am - 2:45 pm
Pescadero
ONGOING EVENT
January 19 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Santa Cruz
TOP 5 EVENT
January 19 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free
Davenport
ONGOING EVENT
January 19 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free
Felton
ONGOING EVENT
January 19 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Pet Friendly
Felton
ONGOING EVENT
January 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Santa Cruz
TOP 5 EVENT
January 19 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Santa Cruz
ONGOING EVENT
January 19 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Free
Watsonville
ONGOING EVENT
January 19 @ 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Santa Cruz
January 20 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Santa Cruz
January 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Santa Cruz
January 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Santa Cruz
ONGOING EVENT
January 22 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Watsonville
January 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
ONGOING EVENT
Jan. 23 @ 12:00 pm - Mar. 14 @ 5:00 pm
Santa Cruz
January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Santa Cruz
ONGOING EVENT
Jan. 23 @ 7:30 pm - Feb. 16 @ 10:30 pm
Santa Cruz
January 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free
Capitola
January 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Santa Cruz
Jan. 25 @ 8:30 am - Jan. 26 @ 5:00 pm
Pescadero
January 25 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Watsonville
January 25 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Boulder Creek
January 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Santa Cruz
January 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pet Friendly
Santa Cruz
January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Santa Cruz
January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Santa Cruz
January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
January 25 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Soquel
ONGOING EVENT
January 26 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Free Pet Friendly
Boulder Creek
January 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free
Felton
January 26 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Felton
January 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Free
Capitola
January 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Santa Cruz
January 26 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Santa Cruz
January 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Santa Cruz
January 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Santa Cruz
January 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Capitola
January 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Santa Cruz
January 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free
Watsonville
January 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Santa Cruz
January 30 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Soquel
January 30 @ 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Santa Cruz
January 31 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Aptos
January 31 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Santa Cruz
January 31 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Santa Cruz
January 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Santa Cruz
February 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Santa Cruz
February 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pet Friendly
Watsonville
February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Felton
February 1 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Santa Cruz
February 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Santa Cruz
February 2 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Santa Cruz
February 2 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Free
Felton
February 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Watsonville
February 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Santa Cruz
February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Santa Cruz
February 6 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
February 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Santa Cruz
ONGOING EVENT
February 7 @ 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Free
Santa Cruz County
February 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Santa Cruz
ONGOING EVENT
February 7 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Santa Cruz
February 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free
Boulder Creek
Feb. 8 @ 7:00 am - Feb. 9 @ 5:30 pm
Free
February 8 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Santa Cruz
February 8 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Capitola
February 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pet Friendly
Watsonville
February 8 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Free
Capitola
February 8 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Santa Cruz
ONGOING EVENT
February 9 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free Pet Friendly
Santa Cruz
February 9 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
February 9 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Watsonville
February 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Santa Cruz
February 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Santa Cruz
February 9 @ 8:00 pm
Felton
February 9 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Free
Felton
February 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Santa Cruz
February 14 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Santa Cruz
February 14 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Felton
February 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Santa Cruz
February 15 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Boulder Creek
February 15 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Aptos
February 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free
Capitola
February 16 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Santa Cruz
February 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Santa Cruz
February 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Santa Cruz
February 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Santa Cruz
February 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Santa Cruz
February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Santa Cruz
Feb. 20 @ 7:00 pm - Feb. 23 @ 10:00 pm
Santa Cruz
February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Santa Cruz
February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free
Capitola
Feb. 22 @ 10:00 am - Feb. 23 @ 5:00 pm
Santa Cruz
February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Santa Cruz
February 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Santa Cruz
February 23 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Santa Cruz
February 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Santa Cruz
February 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Free
Felton
February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Santa Cruz
Feb. 29 @ 3:00 pm - Mar. 1 @ 9:30 pm
Aptos
February 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Santa Cruz
March 1 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Santa Cruz
March 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Santa Cruz
March 5 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
March 7 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Watsonville
March 7 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Santa Cruz
March 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Santa Cruz
March 7 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free
Davenport
March 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pet Friendly
Watsonville
March 7 @ 4:20 pm - 6:30 pm
Santa Cruz
March 8 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
March 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Santa Cruz
ONGOING EVENT
March 11 @ 5:30 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
March 12 @ 6:30 pm - March 15 @ 5:30 pm
Watsonville
March 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Santa Cruz
March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Santa Cruz
March 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Aptos
March 14 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Santa Cruz
March 15 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Santa Cruz
March 15 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Santa Cruz
March 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Santa Cruz
ONGOING EVENT
March 19 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Santa Cruz
ONGOING EVENT
March 20 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Aptos
March 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Santa Cruz
March 21 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Santa Cruz
March 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Santa Cruz
March 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pet Friendly
Santa Cruz
March 21 @ 3:00 pm - March 22 @ 9:30 pm
Aptos
March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Santa Cruz
March 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Santa Cruz
March 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Santa Cruz
March 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Watsonville
March 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Santa Cruz
April 2 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
April 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Santa Cruz
April 4 @ 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aptos
April 5 @ 6:30 am - 11:00 am
Santa Cruz
April 5 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
April 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Santa Cruz
April 11 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free
Capitola
April 13 @ 8:00 am - April 19 @ 5:00 pm
April 16 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
April 18 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
April 19 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free
Watsonville
April 19 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Santa Cruz
April 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Aptos
April 21 @ 10:00 am - April 26 @ 5:00 pm
Santa Cruz
April 24 @ 12:00 pm - April 26 @ 3:00 pm
Boulder Creek, CA
April 25 @ 7:00 am - April 26 @ 5:00 pm
Free Pet Friendly
Santa Cruz
April 25 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Santa Cruz
April 25 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Soquel
April 26 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
April 26 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free
Watsonville
April 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Santa Cruz
May 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Santa Cruz
May 2 @ 10:00 am - May 3 @ 4:00 pm
Free
Davenport
May 2 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Santa Cruz
May 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Santa Cruz
May 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Watsonville
May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Santa Cruz
May 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Santa Cruz
May 7 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
May 9 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Santa Cruz
May 9 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Watsonville
May 9 @ 3:00 pm - May 10 @ 9:30 pm
Aptos
May 10 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
May 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Boulder Creek
May 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Santa Cruz
ONGOING EVENT
May 14 @ 7:30 pm - June 7 @ 10:30 pm
Santa Cruz
May 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Santa Cruz
May 16 @ 10:00 am - May 17 @ 4:00 pm
Watsonville
May 16 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Watsonville
May 17 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Santa Cruz
May 17 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Santa Cruz
May 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Santa Cruz
May 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
May 23 @ 8:00 am - May 24 @ 5:00 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
May 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free
Felton
May 23 @ 10:00 am - May 25 @ 5:30 pm
Felton
May 24 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
May 24 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Felton
ONGOING EVENT
May 25 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
May 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Aptos
May 30 @ 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
Boulder Creek
ONGOING EVENT
June 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free
Capitola Village
June 4 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
June 6 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Santa Cruz
June 7 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Santa Cruz
June 7 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free
Watsonville
June 7 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Santa Cruz
ONGOING EVENT
June 12 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
June 13 @ 9:00 am - June 14 @ 3:00 pm
Free
Capitola
June 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
ONGOING EVENT
June 17 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
June 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
June 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free
Felton
June 20 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Santa Cruz
June 20 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Santa Cruz
June 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Boulder Creek
June 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
June 28 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Santa Cruz
June 28 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
July 2 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
July 3 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Watsonville
TOP 5 EVENT
July 4 @ 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Free
Aptos
July 4 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Santa Cruz
July 4 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Santa Cruz
TOP 5 EVENT
July 4 @ 3:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Scotts Valley
July 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Boulder Creek
July 7 @ 2:00 pm - August 30 @ 10:00 pm
Santa Cruz
July 11 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free
Watsonville
July 12 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
July 16 @ 9:00 am - July 19 @ 4:00 pm
Los Gatos
July 16 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
July 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free
Felton
July 18 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
July 21 @ 2:00 pm - August 29 @ 10:00 pm
Santa Cruz
ONGOING EVENT
July 24 @ 10:30 am - July 26 @ 5:00 pm
Felton
July 25 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Free
Boulder Creek
July 26 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Santa Cruz
July 26 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
July 26 @ 1:00 pm - August 9 @ 11:30 pm
Santa Cruz
ONGOING EVENT
July 26 @ 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Free
Scotts Valley
August 1 @ 10:00 am - August 2 @ 7:00 pm
Watsonville
Aug. 4 @ 2:00 pm - Aug. 30 @ 10:00 pm
Santa Cruz
August 6 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
August 8 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Santa Cruz
August 9 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Santa Cruz
August 9 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
August 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Watsonville
Aug. 11 @ 1:00 pm - Aug. 12 @ 4:00 pm
Los Gatos
TOP 5 EVENT
Aug. 15 @ 10:00 am - Aug. 16 @ 6:00 pm
Scotts Valley
August 20 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
ONGOING EVENT
August 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Free
Capitola Village
August 23 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
September 3 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
Sep. 11 @ 11:00 am - Sep. 13 @ 7:00 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
September 12 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Santa Cruz
September 13 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
Sep. 16 @ 12:00 pm - Sep. 20 @ 10:00 pm
Watsonville
September 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
September 17 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
September 20 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Santa Cruz
September 20 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
Sep. 26 @ 6:30 am - Sep. 27 @ 8:00 pm
Free
Capitola
September 26 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Santa Cruz
September 27 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
October 1 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
Oct. 2 @ 6:00 am - Oct. 4 @ 9:00 pm
Watsonville
October 6 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
October 11 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
October 11 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free
Capitola
October 18 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Santa Cruz
October 24 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Santa Cruz
November 5 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
November 8 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
November 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
November 21 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
December 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
December 3 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
December 6 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free
Santa Cruz
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