Aptos Events – Overview

Aptos is home to a number of recurring events: Aptos Farmer’s Market at Cabrillo College 4th of July Parade – “the world’s shortest parade”. Santa Cruz Blues Festival

Santa Cruz County Gun Buy-Back

The recent high school mass shooting in Florida has again sent shockwaves through the nation, and our community in Aptos is no exception. Many people in our community are outraged and concerned that something like this could happen in one of our local schools. And a recent news report on KION informs us that the […]

Update on Our Community Reads

Aptos is well known for being a beautiful place to live. Home to the “World’s Shortest Parade,” stunning coast and redwoods, Aptos is a special place to all who live and visit here. Recently a rumor has been circulating that Aptos is being considered for “Reading Town USA.” We know our library is enormously popular, […]

Santa Cruz Greenway Aptos Presentation

By now, you’ve probably heard about the great controversy surrounding the future of the Santa Cruz Branch Line Rail Corridor. There are competing visions for the future use of the corridor, with a number of ideas being debated in the public space. One leading vision for the rail corridor is being championed by Santa Cruz […]

Castro Adobe Open House January 27, 2018

Explore Castro Adobe State Historic Park during the first public open house of 2018, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, January 27th. The event will focus on the early period of the Adobe and the Castro family’s prominent role in local and California history. Visitors can enjoy homemade nopales (aka prickly pear – a cactus […]

Vision Santa Cruz Meeting in Aptos

Santa Cruz County is embarking on its first-ever strategic plan, and they want you to come along for the ride. What kind of community do you want? How can we do better? Where should the County focus its efforts? Called “Vision Santa Cruz County,” the strategic planning process will be completed by June 2018. Between […]

Third Annual Capitola Plein Air Returns November 4th & 5th

Do you love art?  How about local artists?  And do you love hanging out in Capitola?  If you answered yes to any of those questions, you’re encouraged to have fun and participate in the Capitola Plein Air Festival, returning this November. En plein air is a French expression which means “in the open air” and is […]

Aptos History Museum Presents Hihn’s Mountain Railroads

Although “modern” Aptos is not that old, it is rich in history. The Aptos History Museum is a tremendous resource to learn about our community’s history – check it out if you haven’t yet visited! Periodically throughout the year, the Museum will also hold presentations about specific aspects of our history. This year, the Aptos […]

Mar Vista Harvest Festival Sunday, October 29

With the blistering temperatures we’ve been getting these past few days in Aptos, you’d be excused for missing the fact that it’s harvest season! That means it’s time again for the Mar Vista Harvest Festival, which will be held this coming Sunday, October 29th from 12 PM to 4 PM. As always, the festival will […]

Santa Cruz Youth Symphony Performs at UCSC Nov. 12

The Santa Cruz County Youth Symphony will perform their Fall 2017 Concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 12, at the UCSC Music Recital Hall. We can’t think of a better way to spend a couple of hours on a Sunday afternoon — listening to music by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and Shostakovich performed by our talented […]

Community Gathering at Rancho Del Mar September 15

Most Aptosians know that the new owners of the Rancho Del Mar Shopping Center are working on making renovations to the center. As a consequence of these coming changes, the shopping center has notified several merchants that their leases will be ending on October 1st. These merchants have been at the shopping center for as […]