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THE BIRDS AND THE BEES AND MORE: POLLINATORS

Join the California Nature Art Museum as they bring the important topic of pollinators to their gallery featuring original art by Ava Roth, Elizabeth Weber, Susan McDonnell, and Cynthia James.Each […]

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02 March 2024

Swanton Berry Farm: U-Pick Strawberries

No reservation is needed. It is often cold and windy so dress accordingly. They provide boxes. Walk down the dirt road out front (marked by U-Pick signs) which lead to […]

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01 June 2024

PCPA’s “LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS”

Solvang Theaterfest 420 Second St June 13- July 7, 2024 Mushnik’s flower shop on Skid Row is about to go under, until Seymour, a tragically shy assistant, stumbles upon a […]

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13 June 2024

Lompoc Valley Flower Festvial

Spend an enchanting and extended late-spring weekend as you discover the blooming flower fields of Lompoc and revel in the festivities of the Lompoc Valley Flower Festival. This cherished hometown […]

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20 June 2024

Music in the Plaza

The Watsonville summer outdoor Music in the Plaza concert series is back! Enjoy an evening of music outdoors. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and picnics, then sit back and relax […]

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21 June 2024

SYV Pride Parade and Festival

Produced by local nonprofit, SYV Pride, the 2024 edition of SYV Pride month begins Saturday, June 1, with an event line-up to include multiple happenings throughout the Santa Ynez Valley, […]

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22 June 2024

Woodies on the Wharf

Celebrate the Santa Cruz surf lifestyle and classic surf wagons at Woodies on the Wharf. Come see the more than 200 “Woodies”, gorgeous, pre-1950s cars that feature wood bodies, line […]

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22 June 2024

Pleasure Point Street Fair

Pleasure Point will be buzzing as the community takes to the street to enjoy the Pleasure Point Street Fair. This event will be held on Portola Drive between 41st and […]

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22 June 2024

45th Annual Ventura County Greek Festival

Now in its 45th year, The Ventura County Greek Festival is one of the longest-running cultural festivals in Ventura County. Over a long weekend, the Festival attracts thousands of guests […]

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28 June 2024

Visit Ventura Drone Show With Pre Festivities at Ventura Harbor Village

Join us for a spectacular display of lights from Visit Ventura at 9pm on June 26th! The drone display is themed around the X-Games located at the Ventura Fairgrounds from […]

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28 June 2024

Morgan Hill Celebrates Independence Day Like No Other Bay Area City

Morgan Hill’s annual Freedom Fest has had continuous July 4th celebrations since 1876 and stands out as one of the only SF Bay Area cities that continues to have a […]

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03 July 2024

Solvang 4th of July Parade, BBQ, and Fireworks

Summer in Solvang heats up with one of the city’s most popular parades, Solvang Rotary’s annual July 4th Parade (11:00 AM), and post-parade BBQ. Dozens upon dozens of parade entrants […]

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04 July 2024

Roaring Camp Railroads: 4th of July Weekend

This Fourth of July, take either the Redwood Forest Steam Train or the Santa Cruz Beach Train. Enjoy the nostalgic town of Roaring Camp for family-friendly activities, live music and […]

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04 July 2024

Scotts Valley: Fourth of July Parade and Flyover

Go see the Scotts Valley 4th of July Parade and Flyover! 10-11:45am- Kids zone free activities & food trucks Parade starts at 12:00pm. ADA Parking and Viewing is located at […]

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04 July 2024

Watsonville: Fourth of July Parade

The Spirit of Watsonville 4th of July parade proceeds down Main St. from St. Patrick’s Church to First Street. Thousands of spectators line the route five to six people deep. […]

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04 July 2024

Aptos: “World’s Shortest Parade”

Welcome to the world’s shortest parade this July Fourth! The parade begins at 10 a.m. at the corner of Soquel Drive and State Park Drive and will continue to Trout […]

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04 July 2024

Gizdich Ranch: U-Pick Strawberries

Weather can change if u-pick is open, so please call the ranch in advance before you go! Experience the most fun part of growing fruits at the Ranch! Combined with […]

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06 July 2024

Aptos: Hot Rods on the Green

A fun event at Twin Lakes Church for the whole family. Kingsmen have always had over 120 classic and modern cars and truck to check out! Stop by and enjoy!

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06 July 2024

Heritage Days Midsummer Fiesta

Bring your family & friends JULY 10 to 14, 2024 to the HERITAGE DAYS MIDSUMMER FIESTA located in OLD TOWN CAMARILLO. Join us in celebrating Camarillo’s rich heritage with carnival […]

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10 July 2024

2024 West Coast Club Fly-In

The 2024 West Coast Club Fly-In will take place July 12th through July 14th at the Lompoc Airport. This is the 40th annual fly-in! This is a family-friendly event that […]

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12 July 2024

Noble Harvest Farm: Lavender U-Pick

Check the Noble Harvest website to visit their boutique lavender field when its in full bloom and harvest your own bunches. Spend time snapping pix surrounded by the sweet scent […]

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12 July 2024

1st Annual Santa Rita Hills Lavender Festival in Lompoc, California

Just in Time For Summer, Explore Lompoc is inviting travelers from near and far to celebrate the season with a sojourn to Santa Rita Hills Lavender Farm for its 1st […]

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13 July 2024

THURSDAY NIGHT BEACH PARTIES AT THE CROW’S NEST

Each Summer on Thursday evenings, the Crow’s Nest offers its Summer Beach Party series with fun and funky live entertainment right on the beach. The party starts at 5:30 pm […]

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18 July 2024

Mission Life Days

Join the costumed docents and staff at La Purisima Mission for an opportunity to observe and participate in the craft activities that supplied the needs of the mission residents. Demonstrated […]

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22 July 2024

A Taste of Camarillo

Spend an afternoon under the trees of the Camarillo Ranch sampling fine wines, craft brews, spirits & gourmet foods. Enjoy live entertainment and boutique shopping. Sample from old favorites and […]

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28 July 2024

Wharf to Wharf Race

The annual 6-mile, scenic seaside run from Santa Cruz to Capitola-by-the-Sea is widely acclaimed as “The best little road race in California”. The Wharf to Wharf is the biggest summer […]

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28 July 2024

Watsonville: U-Pick Dahlias

Visit the small family farm of Vallejo Street in the heart of beautiful Watsonville, CA to see their field of nearly 2,000 dahlia plants in over 80 varieties, and pick […]

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29 July 2024

30TH ANNUAL WATSONVILLE STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

The Watsonville Strawberry Festival provides a fun, family-friendly experience in historic downtown Watsonville. Head to the plaza for a full weekend of carnival attractions, live entertainment and delicious strawberry treats! […]

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02 August 2024

Gizdich Ranch: U-Pick Strawberries

Weather can change if u-pick is open, so please call the ranch in advance before you go! Experience the most fun part of growing fruits at the Ranch! Combined with […]

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03 August 2024

Sta. Rita Wine and Fire Weekend 2024

Join the Sta. Rita Hills Wine Alliance for their 2024 Wine and Fire event! The Sta. Rita Hills Wine & Fire event is one of Lompoc’s signature wine events! The […]

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15 August 2024

THURSDAY NIGHT BEACH PARTIES AT THE CROW’S NEST

Each Summer on Thursday evenings, the Crow’s Nest offers its Summer Beach Party series with fun and funky live entertainment right on the beach. The party starts at 5:30 pm […]

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15 August 2024

43rd Annual Wings Over Camarillo Air Show

The Wings Over Camarillo Air Show is back! This 43-year-old tradition is full of family-friendly fun and excitement drawing over 24,000 attendees for the two-day weekend. With the feeling of […]

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17 August 2024

Scotts Valley: Art, Wine, and Beer Festival

Scotts Valley Art, Wine, and Beer Festival is back in the beautiful park setting of Skypark in Scotts Valley. This premier summer festival in the Santa Cruz Mountains has something […]

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17 August 2024

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk: National Roller Coaster Day

Celebrate National Roller Coaster Day by taking a spin on our National Historic Landmark, the Giant Dipper. The first 100 riders on the Giant Dipper will receive a Boardwalk Souvenir […]

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17 August 2024

24th Annual Canine Adoption and Rescue League (C.A.R.L.) Pooch Parade at Ventura Harbor Village

Gather your family and furry best friend and head over to beautiful Ventura for the 24th Annual Pooch Parade! Canine Adoption and Rescue League (C.A.R.L.) will host the 24th Annual […]

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18 August 2024

Solvang Danish Days

California’s premier Danish heritage festival, Solvang Danish Days, returns this year with a three-day event line-up, Friday through Sunday, September 20, 21, and 22, 2024. The 2024 Solvang Danish Days […]

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20 September 2024

10th Annual Wine Walk in Camarillo Old Town

Come and stroll Old Town Camarillo on October 5, 2024 from 1pm to 4pm! There will be 20+ local businesses, up and down Ventura Boulevard, providing live music and a […]

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05 October 2024