Community Calendar Santa Cruz

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August 19th, 2017

Meal On Main Street

Watsonville Salvation Army and Green Valley Christian Center

Join the Watsonville Salvation Army and Green Valley Christian Center for their third annual FREE concert, Meal On Main Street! FREE hot meals will be given away to the first 500 attendees and FREE back to school backpacks will be given away to the first 300 children aged 16 and under. All must be in attendance in order to receive the meals or backpacks. The concert begins at 11:00am on Saturday, August 19th in the Watsonville City Plaza Park.

Time: 11:00am

Location: Watsonville City Plaza

For more information, please contact Green Valley Christian Center at 831-728-1424


August 19th – 20th

Scotts Valley 18th Annual Art, Wine & Beer Festival

This two-day event is held in a beautiful open park setting on the expansive lawn at Skypark in Scotts Valley. Situated in the majestic coastal redwood mountains, this festival truly has something for everyone! This year, we are including some new elements to the festival; two stages with music and other entertainment and the enormous “Kids Zone”. Diverse and divine culinary creations to delight your palate and come experience the expanded selection of wine, craft breweries, mimosas and margarita’s! In addition to the fabulous art, there is delicious cuisine, with the area’s most prestigious wineries and award-winning micro-breweries pouring their best. Saturday Only: Cops ‘N Rodders Car Show, now with Vintage Trailers! Dog Day Sunday: Dog look-alike, Costume & Tricks Contest.

Times: Saturday 10:00 AM-6:00 PM and Dog Day Sunday 10:00 AM -5:00 PM (Dogs welcome)

Location: Skypark 361 Kings Village Rd Scotts Valley, CA 95066

For more information, please visit


August 20th, 2017

25th Annual Aloha Polynesian Festival and Outrigger Races

The City of Santa Cruz

The City of Santa Cruz is celebrating their 25th anniversary of the Aloha Polynesian Festival and Outrigger Races! Delight in island-style music and Polynesian dancing, plus enjoy a taste of the tropics with shave ice and festive drinks.

Time: 9am – 5pm

Location: Municipal Wharf, 21 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

For more information, please call 831.420.5270 or visit


August 25th, 2017

Movies at the Beach: Finding Dory

The City of Capitola

FREE movie at Capitola Beach! Bring the whole family to watch Finding Dory from 7:30pm to 10pm. Movies begin at 7:30 p.m. or dusk.All movies are shown on the stage on the Esplanade. Bring a picnic dinner or dine locally at area restaurants.  Low back chairs, blankets and jackets recommended (free popcorn from 7 p.m. Popcorn donated by:  CineLux Capitola Cafe and Lounge).  No alcohol or dogs on the beach.

Location: Capitola Esplanade, 100 Monterey Ave, 95010 Capitola , CA

For more information, please call 831.475.7300 or visit


September 2nd, 2017

Wings Over Watsonville

Watsonville Municipal Airport

Join us at the fly-in….it’s fun, family-friendly and Free! Friday night kids movie – Friday and Saturday fly-in arrivals. Discounted AVGAS, food vendors, historic and antique aircraft, demo flights and much, much more!

Time: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Location: Watsonville Municipal Airport, 100 Aviation Way, Watsonville, CA 95076

For more information, please visit


September 1st – 4th, 2017

Capitola Begonia Festival

The 65th Annual Capitola Begonia Festival will feature free fun activities that all the family can enjoy, from a sand sculpture contest, a fishing derby, row boat races and a nautical parade of begonia-laden floats traveling down Soquel Creek. Join a children’s art event, compete in the horseshoes tournament or decorate yourself with begonias! Watch as float builders rush to put the finishing touches on their parade entries or put together a team to enter and build your own float! You can watch a movie on the beach, or dance to the sounds of the bands. Don’t miss this weekend of fun. Come Out and Play!

Time: 5:00pm

Location: Capitola Village, Stockton Avenue and The Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010

For more information, please visit