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

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 […]

Aptos Horses for Hurricane Harvey Relief

The Houston metro area has been devastated by Hurricane Harvey, and the folks at Ridgemark Farm are putting on a special event to help out: Horses for Hurricane Harvey. The event will be held from 12 to 5 PM on Sunday, September 10th 2017 at the Castlewood Ranch (150 Nunes Road). They plan a fun […]

A Fashionable Affair Comes to Aptos

The 8th Annual Garden of Hope Fashion Show (“A Fashionable Affair”), a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, is coming this year to the Seascape Resort in Aptos. This glamorous event features dozens of Santa Cruz county models who are themselves cancer survivors, wearing the latest fashions available from local retailers. This gala event will […]

Vaqueros on the Rancho

Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks today announced it will host Vaqueros on the Rancho, a ticketed event at the Castro Adobe State Historic Park, to share the tradition and skill of vaquero horsemen while raising funds to support the full opening of Castro Adobe in the Pajaro Valley.  The special event will be 1-4 […]

Congressional Town Hall in Capitola on March 25

Congressman Jimmy Panetta and Congresswoman Anna Eshoo will be hosting a community town hall on Saturday, March 25th 2017 from 10:00 to 11:30 AM at the New Brighton Middle School Performing Arts Center (250 Washburn Avenue, Capitola, CA). The event will be moderated by John Laird California Secretary of Resources. Doors open at 9:30 AM. […]

Zach Friend Dinner and Roast

Have you been waiting to see 2nd District Supervisor Zach Friend finally get his comeuppance?  Then you’re in for a treat!  The Capitola-Aptos Rotary Club is putting on a Zach Friend Dinner and Roast on Friday, May 5th 2017 at the Seascape Golf Club.  This event is a fundraiser for Leo’s Haven at Chanticleer Park, […]

Museum of Discovery Debuts Tinkering Workshop

The Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery (MOD) is growing again! The mission of the MOD has always been to be an extraordinary interactive learning environment where children aged 0 through 12 can explore and discover our world. In its first years, the MOD has been catering to the younger end of the age range.  The MOD has […]

Free Citizenship Workshop at Santa Cruz Public Library

The Santa Cruz Public Library System (SCPL) will host a free Citizenship information session and application workshop at the Downtown Branch Library at 224 Church St. on March 11th from 11:00am to 2:00pm. After the far-reaching success of a free citizenship application workshop last month, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) has offered to hold another […]

Aptos Little League Pasta Night

Here’s the golden opportunity to do some serious guilt-free carbo-loading you’ve been waiting for! Aptos Little League is holding a Pasta Night fundraiser on Saturday, March 18th at 5 PM, at the Corralitos Community Center. Your dinner includes pasta, salad, bread, and dessert – beer, wine, and soft drinks will be sold. The price per […]

Aptos and the History of Manned Flight

Did you know that Aptos was host to a pioneering phase in aviation history? In 1903 a man named John Joseph Montgomery began flying his groundbreaking heavier-than-air glider around Aptos. This glider was the first vehicle of its kind to provide human-controlled sustained flight – before the Wright Brothers flew their plane at Kittyhawk. Craig […]