Giant Dipper 100th Anniversary Fireworks Celebration

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk 400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA

Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 18 at 9pm, and ring in the 100th anniversary of the Giant Dipper with a once-in-a-lifetime fireworks show! The first 200 riders on the Giant Dipper May 18 get a commemorative 100th anniversary pin!

14TH ANNUAL CALIFORNIA ROOTS MUSIC & ART FESTIVAL

Monterey County Fairgrounds 2004 Fairground Rd, Monterey, CA

California's largest reggae festival returns to the Monterey Fairgrounds for a weekend of laid back music, dancing, and cool family vibe.

Felton Remembers Parade and Covered Bridge Festival 

Downtown Felton Felton, California

Felton Remembers Parade and Covered Bridge Festival  Saturday, May 25 | 10am. Downtown Felton. Highway 9 is lined with spectators as the parade makes its way from the entrance to Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park toward downtown. The party moves to Felton Covered Bridge Park for the afternoon with live music, vendors, food, and drink. Register to participate: feltonbusinessassociation.org/parade-and-festival-2024.html

Roaring Camp’s Second Annual BBQ Cook-Off

Roaring Camp 5401 Graham Hill Road, Felton, CA

Memorial Day Weekend, May 25 and 26 | 11am - 4pm. Roaring Camp Railroads, 5401 Graham Hill Rd., Felton. Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) sanctioned Master Series State BBQ Championship with more than 15 competing teams. Watch nationally recognized pit-masters and local grill gurus battle it out for cash prizes, trophies and the honor of having their secret recipes voted…

Wine Tasting and Crush Pad Concert w/ The Swirly Girls

Roberts Ranch Vineyards 875 Roberts Road, Ben Lomond, CA

Swirly Girls with guest, Brad Richter, will accompany Roberts Ranch boutique wines and generous charcuterie boards at our ridge top winery! This month at the crushpad it’s Pam and Big Gary from Swirly Girls with special guest, Brad Richter! This fun local trio plays great folk rock classics, a few surprises and originals too. Guitar, mandolin, dobro, stand up bass,…

$10 – $42

Redwood Mountain Faire

Roaring Camp 5401 Graham Hill Road, Felton, CA

Annual Music and Art Festival at Roaring Camp in Felton benefiting local community organizations throughout the San Lorenzo Valley and the Santa Cruz Mountains. June 1-2, 2024 2024 Lineup: Melvin Seals China Cats Coco Montoya Painted Mandolin Broken Compass Bluegrass Soulwise Flor de Cana Ancestree Reggae Who's Holdin' Diggin’ Trails Kentucky Mule Dirt Rakers Coyote Moon   Ticket Pricing does…

$90

Redwood Mountain Faire

Roaring Camp 5401 Graham Hill Road, Felton, CA

Music lovers make plans to spend the first weekend of June in the Santa Cruz Mountains for the festival that marks the beginning of summer here: Redwood Mountain Faire!  This easy going family friendly gathering fills the meadow at Roaring Camp Railroads with live music, craft vendors, kids activities, delicious and plentiful food and beverages. All in benefit of local…

$90

First Ever Mariachi Festival Comes to Cabrillo College: A Cultural Celebration of Music and Tradition

Samper Recital Hall 6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA

Get ready to experience the vibrant sounds and colorful traditions of Mexico at the inaugural Mariachi Festival hosted by Cabrillo College. This highly anticipated event will take place on June 9th at 2:00 PM in Samper Recital Hall on the scenic surroundings of Cabrillo College. Mariachi music holds a special place in the hearts of many, and the Mariachi Festival…

$25

Vacation Bible Camp, SCUBA

Boulder Creek Community Church 12465 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA

Monday, June 10, 2024, 9:00am-12:15pm Wednesday, June 12, 2024, 9:00am-12:15pm Thursday, June 13, 2024, 9:00am-12:15pm Friday, June 14, 2024, 9:00am-12:15pm Location Boulder Creek Community Church 12465 Highway 9 Boulder Creek, CA SLVkids' presents SCUBA! Vacation Bible Camp June 10-14, 9 AM - 12:15 PM Register at www.bccchurch.org. Check those goggles and snorkels, and dive into an amazing undersea adventure to experience the ever-flowing, never-ending love…

Alison Brown Quintet at Kuumbwa Jazz

Kuumbwa Jazz Center 320-2 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz, CA

GRAMMY winning banjo player Alison Brown and her band perform in intimate concert at Kuumbwa Jazz Center on Thursday, June 13 at 7:00 pm. Don't miss this captivating show! $31.50 Advance | $36.75 Door$18.50 Students Tickets: https://www.kuumbwajazz.org/calendar/alison-brown-quintet Acoustic instrumental music has never been so beautifully represented as by Alison Brown. As one of the most multi-faceted minds on today’s roots music…

$18.50 – $36.75

Tiger’s Tale Jerry Garcia Tribute at the Santa Cruz Vets Hall

Santa Cruz Veterans Memorial Building 846 Front Street, Santa Cruz, CA

The Santa Cruz County Veterans Memorial Building hosts a new Friday night summer series outdoors in the "Mystic Courtyard" featuring Jerry Garcia tribute band Tiger's Tale. Friday, June 14 | 7:30 pmTickets: https://bit.ly/TigersTaleSummerSeriesJune$10 plus $1 fee adv. | $15 at the door Based in Santa Cruz, Tiger's Tale performs in the loving spirit of the Jerry Garcia Band's later years presenting…

$10 – $15

Art About: Exhibit at Big Basin Redwoods State Park

Big Basin Redwoods State Park Boulder Creek, CA

Spend the day in Big Basin viewing local art and making your own at Art in the Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 15! Celebrate the opening of the Big Basin Art About exhibit by exploring art pieces in various mediums inspired by artists’ experiences in the park. Join a nature journaling hike or check out…