Family Fun around the County


Boardwalk Bowl Located across from the Boardwalk at 115 Cliff in Santa Cruz. Call 426-3324 Youth Leagues and Cartoon Network Program during the summer for kids.

Capitola SummerTwilight Concerts on the beach at the Capitola Esplanade in Capitola Village. See the likes of the Watsonville Band, Cool Jerks, David Martin's House Party, Crawdaddy, Mood Swing, Red Beans and Rice, Banned Together and The Dig Beats at 6:00 pm Wednesday nights for 8 weeks in the summer. Sponsored by the Capitola Arts Commission.

Naturefind Greetings fellow NatureFinderstm. We're passionate about helping you discover great nature places and events nearby. We know that there are thousands of great nature events in every part of the country, every day.  Because of all of the hard work and dedication of the people who offer those events our job at NatureFind is very rewarding.  It’s simply to help you find nature nearbytm.  We're pleased that since NatureFind was founded in 2007 the service has grown to include more than a quarter million nature events this year at over 10,000 carefully selected places. You can also help others on their nature discovery…by offering your suggestions in the ‘Add Places/Events’ section or providing your photographs or videos.  And by telling friends, or better yet, taking them on a nature outing. NatureFind is headquartered in Oregon with many dedicated people working across the country to bring you the best information available about nature-related places and upcoming events

Roaring Camp Railroad Roaring Camp Railroad is located in Felton off of Gragam Hill Road. Take the Scotts Valley Mt. Hermon Exit off of Highway 17 and go through Scotts Valley. At Graham Hill Road in Felton, turn left and Roaring Camp is on your right within a mile. Call 831.335.4484 or go to

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk has events happening year round. Call 426-7433 or log onto  Free "oldies"concerts every Friday night through the summer; 1907 Nights, Monday and Tuesdays from 5 pm 60 cents per ride. also 60 cents will buy you a Pepsi, or a hot dog or cotton candy; Wednesdays and Thursdays, bring a can of Pepsi, and a wristband for unlimited rides is $6.95 for the evening.

Santa Cruz Downtown Association Features retail shopping, dining, professional services, visitor information, space availability guide, Monthly Antique and Collectibles Faire, maps, nightlife, entertainment, Calendar of Events which including the Art, Wine and Jazz festival, Holiday Events and Children's Day Downtown. The Association is located at 1347 Pacific Avenue, Suite 201, Santa Cruz, 95060. The phone is 831-429-8433 and fax is 429-1512

Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History is a public private partnership operated by the City of Santa Cruz, and supported by the Santa Cruz Museum Association. The Association is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization that supports the school tours, museum classes and programs, as well as supplements the funding for special exhibits, programs, publicity and staff support. 1305 E. Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95062 831.420.6115

The Santa Cruz Wharf has events all year round. Some of their regular events are: Annual Clam Chowder Cook-Off, Jazz on the Wharf, Art and Wine Festivals, Surf City Classic: Woodies on the Wharf, Aloha Celebrity Races and Polynesian Festival, Shark Festival and Sanctuary Celebration, Fireworks Spectacular, Halloween on the Wharf, Santa Sails In, and Caroling Under the Stars