Events in Santa Cruz County

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eco-friendly upgrades improve home values

With climate change at the forefront of everyone’s mind, everyone wants to become more environmentally conscious. This means that more eco-friendly products will continue to become more readily available. The housing market, specifically, is feeling the effects of a client-base looking for more eco-friendly options. Homeowners want to make sure their homes are efficient and environmentally friendly.

If you’re thinking about selling your home, consider making a few eco-friendly renovations to help improve your home value and pique the interest of today’s environmentally conscious buyer. Here are some eco-friendly upgrades that will add value to your property:

New Windows

In reality, many homes could use upgraded windows. However, spending a

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Easter Events in Santa Cruz County 2017

The month of April can symbolize many things, but for a lot of us it's a reminder that the Easter long weekend is just around the corner. Kids and adults alike can look forward to four days of chocolate eggs, family gatherings, and giant bunny costumes. Santa Cruz is a great place to embrace this spirit, as there are a variety of family-friendly events in and around community. From Easter egg hunts to photos with the Easter bunny to Easter-themed brunches, we've outlined some of the most popular Easter Events in the Santa Cruz area for you and your loved ones to enjoy.

Roaring Camp Railroad's Eggstraordinary Egg Hunt

All aboard the Roaring Camp Eggspress train for an Easter egg hunt in the Santa Cruz Mountains! Families can take a fun ride on

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While Black Friday is considered to be the official kickoff to the holiday shopping season, those with a proactive mindset are likely already halfway done. From Playstations to VR headsets and drones to fitness trackers, this year is all about the tech, especially in California where we're at the epicenter of it all. Beyond the gizmos and gadgets, there’s another emerging trend that we couldn’t be more excited to promote, and that's locally produced handmade goods.

Santa Cruz is filled with homegrown talent; you just have to know where to find it. Give back to the local economy, support arts and culture, and give awesome gifts your friends will remember for years to come, it’s a win-win!

Check out this year’s hot Christmas craft fairs in Santa

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Father’s Day is just around the corner, and if you haven’t figured out what to get for Dad yet, you’re not alone. Sometimes, the best gift of all is just spending time together. If you’re looking for some fun things to do with Dad this weekend, here are some suggestions of places to check out and special Father’s Day events happening around Santa Cruz.

Hats Off To Dad at the Roaring Camp Railroad

Take a ride on a steam train then dive on into an Chuck Wagon BBQ platter! Every dad will be given an engineer’s cap with the purchase of any BBQ platter, and one lucky dad will get to ride inside the cab of the locomotive!

That same day, Roaring Camp Railroad is also featuring The Great Train Robberies, a live tribute to the Wild West including

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Whether you're thinking of having a ghoulish good time with ghosts and guests at your own pumpkin patch or are thinking of heading out for a night on the town, here are a few ideas of things going on in Santa Cruz this Halloween season!

Get Your Monster Mash On

Bust a move at Laurel Park on Saturday, October 24th. Learn the basics and 'Thrill The World' at this flashmob ode to the late Michael Jackson's Thriller. There's a training day on October 17th, and then you'll be ready to strut your stuff on the day of the event.

21st Annual Freakers Ball

This annual adult-only ghostly gala takes place at the Catalyst on Halloween night. Costume is required and tickets start at $25. Over 12 of the hottest acts in the city come together to put on six

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Santa Cruz events and things to do in September

The summer is winding down, and for many it’s time to get back to the routine of things. Kids are back in school, students are off to college, and vacations have been taken. But don’t fret; there’s still 22 days of summer left in September, and plenty of fun events to keep the excitement going. Prolong your summer fun with some of these events and activities that are great for the whole family!

Fridays at the Museum - FREE

Every first Friday of the month, enjoy free admission to the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History. They extend their hours every Friday and feature live music, no-host bar, and art activities for all ages. Learn more about the event at the museum's website.

Capitola Begonia Festival - FREE

This is the 63rd year for the

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Things to do in Santa CruzThe weather is in full bloom now. While we wave goodbye to the cooler days of April, our warm spring months are now upon us as the ocean breeze brings with it the smell of outdoor food trucks grills, bursting flowers, sunscreen, and boardwalk confectionery. If you're looking for things to do in Santa Cruz in May, we've provided a list of some upcoming events and activities the whole family can enjoy!

May 02. California Bookstore Day. This is the second year for this new annual California event and Bookshop Santa Cruz will be hosting a day of fun literary events, celebrations and creative minds. Enjoy coffee, special sale items, a DIY field guide workshop for kids, a Letters Lounge workshop for writers and a Literary Trivia Night starting at 7pm. All

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If you're looking for things to do in Santa Cruz, look no further than the city's downtown district, home to unique shops, delicious restaurants, and a vibrant live music scene. With numerous events held throughout the year, downtown Santa Cruz is always lively and bustling. To help you out, we've provided a list of 3 fun and free events held regularly in downtown Santa Cruz that are not to be missed!

Santa Cruz Farmers Market

As the largest and longest running market in the city, the downtown Santa Cruz Farmers Market is definitely worth checking out. The market is home to numerous local vendors of fresh produce and farm products, as well as local baked goods and artisan foods. There are also several arts and crafts vendors, selling locally made

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NYE 2015New Year's Eve in Santa Cruz can sometimes be a bit of a whirlwind. Whether you're looking for a nice place to grab a bite, the best party in town, or for a less conventional way to celebrate, we thought we'd highlight a few of our favorite New Year's festivities in Santa Cruz to help you kick-off 2015 in style!

Check out our top spots to eat, drink and be merry: 

Eat

Are you looking for something low-key like a nice meal? There are plenty of restaurants that will be open late on NYE. Severino's is known for having live entertainment and a wonderful ambiance. Located in the heart of Aptos, this is a charming spot to enjoy a fresh seafood and celebrate in comfort and style.

Drink

Looking for something unique and dazzling? The Chaminade

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fun holiday events in santa cruz california 2014

Santa Cruz Holiday Events

Well, it’s that time of year again. With the hours of preparation for Thanksgiving and Black Friday's hectic shopping spree behind us, our attention now turns to December’s holiday season. For people who celebrate Christmas & other holidays, this time of year can bring both beautiful and stressful moments. Even though we may feel the time pressure to get everyone the perfect gift and frantically prepare everything for the big day, it is crucial to mix in a few fun holiday events and simply enjoy spending time with your loved ones.

Spending time with family & friends is the most important part of the holiday season. To help you find some fun activities for your family to enjoy, we have compiled a list of our favorite

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