Visit encampments of Union & Confederate soldiers. See battles at one of the West's longest-running Civil War reenactments.
Location: Roaring Camp Railroads, 5401 Graham Hill Road
West Coast's oldest, longest-running competitive surfing event, featuring amateur + pro surfers.
Location: Steamer Lane at Lighthouse Point
The Santa Cruz American Music Festival is set in the ultimate music-lover's setting: a gorgeous natural Redwood amphitheater with top acts such as Bonnie Raitt, Big & Rich, JJ Grey & Mofro, Los Lonely Boys, Ryan Bingham and more.
Location: Aptos Village Park, 100 Aptos Creek Road
The Covered Bridge Festival is held at the Felton Covered Bridge Park every year right after the parade and features live music and great food and a beer garden serving beer and local wine. Booths promoting local artists, non-profit organizations, jump houses, and festival games for the kids, are all part of the fun.
Location: Hwy. 9, and Covered Bridge Park
This year our garden party will feature diverse music in an extraordinary estate garden, along with a selection of gourmet snacks, drinks and wine. The proceeds benefit the continued operation of the Baroque Festival's annual concert session.
Location: Directions provided to ticket holders