IS THE ORIGINAL ONLINE RESOURCE FOR SANTA CRUZ PARENTS AND SANTA CRUZ KIDS!
Founded in the year 2000, our web site continues to help families who are
new to Santa Cruz, visiting Santa Cruz
and local families who want to see ONLY family-friendly events on the calendar!
We personally post all of our calendar listings, AND our calendar looks like a CALENDAR!
TIRED of scrolling down those LONG LISTS to find the event you're looking for?
You probably won't see events on our calendar that aren't appropriate for your children.
You probably WILL be able to navigate our web site to find whatever you want right away!
We were started in Santa Cruz, are locally run, locally designed and operated. We are NOT a FRANCHISE!
Bachata By The Sea takes place on the Santa Cruz Beach boardwalk. The GPS address is "106 Beach St, Santa Cruz". It's next to "Ideal Bar & Grill".
The event is hosted by Bachata Sentimiento, and we post most updated on that Facebook page. Make sure to "Like" it to get the updates regarding the upcoming events:
The Santa Cruz Greek Festival is Santa Cruz's longest running festival. We're celebrating our 34th year of serving authentic Greek cuisine, spirits, music and dancing. Over the years, the festival has grown from a humble festival in the back of the church to a huge block party, where approximately 15,000 people attend over three days! We are very honored to have such devoted fans who come back year after year not only for the food (although it is fabulous!), but for the "filoxenia" or hospitality shown to everyone. Please join us for live bouzouki music, dancing, authentic food and desserts, and perhaps a little taste of ouzo or restina? Eat Like A Greek for a day!
LionFish SupperClub was born out of need to explore the power of food, community, exquisite taste and playful presentations. Created by Tighe Melville in 2013, the offerings expanded greatly when Chef Zachary Mazi (Best Personal Chef in Santa Cruz 2014; Food Is Medicine) joined the team.
We are dedicated to sourcing organic, seasonal, foraged and local foods whenever possible, and pushing the possibilities of fine dining in our area, making long-lasting connections within the community, collaborating in every sense of the word, and spreading the gospel of peak dining experiences worldwide! Come and see what the buzz is all about!
Santa Cruz Sea Glass & Ocean Art FestivalDistance: 0.7 miCompetitive Analysis UPSTAIRS in the Cocoanut Grove on the Boardwalk: 701 Beach St Santa Cruz, CA 95060
The 8-year anniversary of this unique art festival. Saturday and Sunday Nov 7th & 8th, 10-5pm each day.
Admission is $5 of which 10% is donated to the Monterey Bay Sanctuary!
FREE entry into spectacular raffle with admission.
Started in 2009 the Santa Cruz Sea Glass & Ocean Art Festival features genuine sea glass and artist-made creations, while benefiting our local marine environment.
Since 2009, Santa Cruz Sea Glass is honored to have raised over $10,000 in donations to local ocean conservation, supporting the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary whom is dedicated to educating people about the preservation and conservation of our amazing Oceans.
Last year we had a record breaking attendance and over 40 amazing artists coming from all over the world. We are working hard to advertise the event throughout the Bay Area and California.
Admission includes an entry for the amazing FREE hourly raffle for a chance to win dozens of amazing wares from our artists.
Kids under 6 free.
The event is INDOORS at the historic Coconut Grove ball room, plenty of great parking, food & full bar!
We hope you can join us!
The Cocoanut Grove and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk do not allow dogs except for service animals with papers. If you have a service animal, please go to Guest Services to get a tag.
Dream Inn: http://www.jdvhotels.com/hotels/california/central-coast-hotels/santa-cruz-dream-inn/
Ocean Pacific Lodge:
Pacific Blue Inn:
For Artists: apply online: http://tinyurl.com/SCSGFEST2016
Application Deadline Aug 1, 2016.
All artists will be notified by August 15th , 2016.
2 DAY event: Friday Nov 4th Artist set-up, 4-7pm.
- Saturday Nov 5th Artist set-up 7-10am.
- Festival Hours Sat 10-5pm, Sunday 10-5pm.
- Sunday Nov 6th , Artist breakdown and load-out by 8pm.
The Santa Cruz Mountains Appellation is nestled in one of the most unique natural environments in the world. Mountain terrain, marine influence, varied micro-climates, and distinctive soils combine to produce some of the finest conditions for winegrowing.
The Santa Cruz Mountains are called "America's Premier Mountain Appellation" because it was the first winegrowing region in the nation to be defined by a mountain range. The peak of Mount Madonna forms the southern boundary, and the sparkling waters of Half Moon Bay define the northern boundary. The minimum vineyard elevation is 400 feet on the ocean side and rises from 400 feet on the eastern San Francisco Bay side to 800 feet at the southeast boundary. Vineyards are planted as high as 3,200 feet. The appellation exceeds 400,000 acres although vineyard plantings are around 1,500 acres.
The Santa Cruz Mountains vineyards are among the precious few situated close to the cooling effects of the ocean and the San Francisco Bay. Many wineries boast breathtaking ocean views. The temperate climate typically encourages early bud break. During the growing season, the fog tends to roll in some sometime in the late afternoon with the sun burning it off the next morning. This allows the grapes to ripen in cooler temperatures. Harvest usually begins in mid-September with some vineyards harvesting as late as October. The longer growing season allows the grapes to mature slowly with intensely complex flavor.
Wine was first produced in this region in the mid 1800's. even then the grapes grown in this area commanded higher prices due to their superior quality. In a famous 1976 Paris tasting where California wines proved their worth against the French elite, two of the 11 wines chosen to represent California's best were from the Santa Cruz Mountains. In a retasting of the same wines 30 years later, the Santa Cruz Mountains took First Place, proving the ageability of these fine wines.
Now more than 70 wineries, most of them family-run, are flourishing here. The small size of their operations allows for more attention to detail and a hand-crafted quality that maximizes the potential of the wines. The Santa Cruz Mountains do not produce large quantities of wine. Rather it is the rich flavors that come from this distinct winegrowing region that makes the Santa Cruz Mountains unique.
ENGAGEMENT, PROPOSAL AND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS - TIMELESS | CONTEMPORARY | GREEN - Luxury wedding photography at affordable prices. LOCATED IN SANTA CRUZ. Serving Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, Carmel, San Jose, Los Gatos, and the Bay Area.
WEDDING SERVICES $1,000
~ Two photographers for four hours on the wedding day.
~ The wedding photographed personally by the two of us.
~ The photographs retouched by the actual artist.
~ A personal, online site for the event.
~ An artistic personalized slideshow, in video format, set to music, that can be shared on social media. (examples)
~ An online gallery of all processed images (500+) in high resolution, within three weeks of the wedding.
~ A method of easily downloading the photos from the gallery at no charge.
~ An online link to Bay Photo where prints can be easily ordered at a low price because of the professional relationship we have with the company, which we pass on to you.
~ Printing rights so you can use the photos for albums, prints, and sharing with friends.
~ The satisfaction of knowing that you have used a local, green business. We recently received the Green Business Certification Award from the County of Santa Cruz.
Welcome to the page! If you have ever lived in Santa cruz county you have probably seen the beautiful draft horses pulling hay wagons out at Wilder Ranch or the white carriage during the holiday season.
Meet the horses that make up the Santa Cruz Carriage Company and Draft Horses For Hire.
Randy Clayton has been working with his horses since 1989--gearing them up for eco-friendly logging or dressing them up to carry a bride to her wedding in a horse-drawn carriage.
Teachers and home schoolers bring students to Wilder Ranch for a unique historical experience complete with horse-drawn wagon ride. Kids meet our horses and have an old-fashioned farm day.
Santa Cruz Bike Park aka Funspot Distance: 0.5 miCompetitive Analysis 119 Center St Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Official Facebook Page. Please share your comments, photos and videos of your experiences here at the park!
The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk features both modern and classic thrill rides, restaurants, miniature golf, video game arcades, and family bowling, all located on a mile of sandy beach. The admission-free Boardwalk offers affordable ticket options and free summer entertainment. A truly unique California experience!