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

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 […]

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. […]