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Santa Cruz Events by YOUR Arrival & Departure Dates Click on this link and put in the Dates you will be coming here and hit GO.   Events listed by dates and there are several pages, click next page at the bottom.

Live Music “Kuumbwa” (pronounced koo-um-ba, silent “w”), a Swahili word meaning “act of spontaneous creation.” Kuumbwa Jazz is an internationally recognized nonprofit jazz venue. We are one of the longest weekly nonprofit jazz presenters on the West Coast, established in 1975. When we aren’t presenting our own weekly jazz series, the venue is available for outside promoters to bring in acts such as bluegrass, folk, Celtic and world music. The venue is also available for special occasions such as receptions, private parties,  and community events. Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320-2 Cedar St. Downtown Santa Cruz 831.427.2227 

Surfing Be part of the local scene. Plenty of great surfing along the coast near Santa Cruz. Check out Main Beach for some of our favorite breaks. New to surfing? Surf lessons and rentals are available at our favorite Surf School Richard Schmidt's Call them at (831) 423-0928.  The Schmidt Guarantee is uprightness on the first go-out

Real Sport Fishing Join us for some deep sea sport fishing adventures. P.O.Box 3300 • Santa Cruz, CA 95063 • (831) 465-0639

Stagnaro Sport Fishing Charters and Whale Watching Year round fishing trips for sand dab, salmon, cod and albacore. Whale watching in Monterey Bay.  P.O.Box 1340 • Santa Cruz, CA 95061 • (831) 427-0230

Kayak Connection Two On-the-water locations for fun. Kayak Connection offers sea kayaking rental and instruction in Santa Cruz and Moss Landing, sea kayaking tours of Elkhorn Slough, Monterey Bay.  Santa Cruz Harbor  831-479-1121,  Elkhorn Slough 831-724-5692

Greyhound Rock Beach  Park that includes coastal access, fishing, tidal pools, picnics and nature trails. (831) 454-7956

Main Beach/Cowell Beach Santa Cruz beach famous for volleyball, swimming and surfing. Beach Street • Santa Cruz, CA • (831) 420-6015

Moran Lake Park 9.2 acre park with beach access, surfing, fishing and picnic spots. 2700 East Cliff Drive • Santa Cruz, CA • (831) 454-7956

Mountain Biking Go mountain biking in Nisene Marks State Park or Wilder Ranch State park. Click here for a Free great bike trails map

Rock Climbing Great climbing in Castle Rock State Park. Weather not so great? Check out the Pacific Edge Climbing Gym

Golf Courses De Laveage Golf Course: Pasatiempo Golf Club was designed by Alister MacKenzie and is a semi-private golf club. Casserly Par 3 is a 9 hole par 3 golf course in Watsonville, California. Seascape Golf Course is located in the coastal highlands of Monterey Peninsula.

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Mini golf, games, food, shopping, bowling – you can find it all on the boardwalk. 400 Beach Street • Santa Cruz, CA 95060 • (831) 423-2338

Santa Cruz County Symphony Check out the symphony during your Santa Cruz vacation. 307 Church Street • Santa Cruz, CA 95060 • (831) 462-0553 ext.11

The Crafter's Studio Three and four hour workshops in 30 different crafts. Something for everyone.  504 Front Street • Santa Cruz, CA 95060 • (831) 421-9605

Downtown Santa Cruz You'll find a lot to do in downtown Santa Cruz. From restaurants, to shopping to several music venues and movie theaters.

Santa Cruz Wineries Tour Santa Cruz wineries and sample their fare.

Santa Cruz Surfing Museum Located in the Mark Abbott Memorial Lighthouse, the museum follows the history of surfing, specifically in the Santa Cruz area. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. 701 West Cliff Drive • Santa Cruz, CA 95060 • (831) 420-6289

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