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Its a Whale of a Good Time

There’s more whales in the Monterey Bay this season than we can remember! ┬áCome out to Sand Rock Farm and take an ocean adventure with Sanctuary Cruises.
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Art, Music, Theatre, Festivals

The Santa Cruz area offers a plethora of cultural activities, including the wide range of programs listed below.

Open Studios Santa Cruz County – discover the talents of a wide array of artists as you meet them in their own private studio workplaces

Annieglass (Watsonville) – handcrafted sculptural glass dinnerware, serving pieces and accessories.

Kuumbwa Jazz Center (Santa Cruz) – the longest running year-round jazz venue on the west coast.

Rio Theatre (Santa Cruz) – Music, special events, live theatre, and art films.

Shakespeare Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz) – Lively, innovative theatre performed in the spectacular outdoor Festival Glen and the intimate indoor Mainstage Theatre.

Pisces Moon Productions – “best theater troupe in Santa Cruz”

Loch Lomond Celtic Society (Ben Lomand)- traditional Scottish Highland Athletics Solo Bagpipe & Drumming Competition

Santa Cruz Blues Fest – celebrate old-school R&B and soul and the future of the blues

Watsonville Fly In Air Show – the premier flying event in Northern California with an array of activities for the entire family

Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music (Santa Cruz and San Juan Bautista) – Festival of modern symphonic music.

Renaissance Pleasure Faire (Gilroy) – Discover jugglers, comedic plays, swashbuckling adventure, knights in combat, royal pageantry, music and dance.