Santa Cruz is well-known as California's favorite beachside destination. So when locals host friends and family for visits during summertime, the holiday season or just for a long weekend, the Santa Cruz County Conference and Visitors Council has a way to help! A free Visiting Friends and Relatives Kit, (VFR) is packed with information for your guests on all there is to see and do in town.
Residents of Santa Cruz County are welcome to stop by the year-round visitor center at 303 Water Street, Suite 100 in Santa Cruz for this free kit. Complete with an Official Santa Cruz County Traveler's Guide, shopping directories, a Birding and Wildlife Watching guide, brochures and other goodies, this valuable resource is an ideal way to open a visitor's eyes to the many things to do in the area. Read more...
As most locals know, Santa Cruz offers an abundance of fun, family-friendly activities all add up to a great time to get out and enjoy our county. There are a host of fun-filled events happening every weekend so get the family out and enjoy! Here are our favorites for this week:
Professional, thought-provoking & passionate theater (Much Ado About Nothing, The Liar, Macbeth and Fringe Show: The Rover) in the Sinsheimer-Stanley Festival Glen in the Santa Cruz redwoods, one of the most beautiful theater venues in the nation.
Location: UCSC Performing Arts
Celebrate the arts each month as dozens of venues showcase Santa Cruz's wealth of artists. For complete listing of venues, artists and special events, visit website or pick up a copy of the Good Times.
Location: Various locations
Free admission every First Friday and extended hours every Friday.
Tonight from 5-9pm, enjoy a no-host bar, live music from 6:30-9 and an art activity for all ages in the classroom.
Location: Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History
Come celebrate July 4th in Scotts Valley! Parade, outrageous BBQ, music, games, petting zoo & much more! The Fireworks show in Scotts Valley is the only sanctioned fireworks show in Santa Cruz County. Advance tickets $6, at the door $8 (4 and under free). Activities and food are not included in price of admission.
Location: Parade on Scotts Valley Drive and Activities & Fireworks at Skypark