First Annual Santa Cruz American Music Festival

The First Annual Santa Cruz American Music Festival is set to rock Aptos Village Park on Memorial Day Weekend 2015, Saturday and Sunday, May 23-24. This year’s headline acts are Bonnie Raitt and Big & Rich, with a number of other highly talented artists including J.J. Grey, Los Lonely Boys, Coco Montoya, and many more. […]

Gourmet Grazing on September 27 in Aptos Village Park

Get ready for Gourmet Grazing on the Green on Saturday, September 27 from 12:00 to 4:00 PM at Aptos Village Park! This event is in its 11th season, and it’s a fantastic day of excellent wine, delicious food and, of course, live music! While away the day savoring the rich flavors from dozens of the […]

Aptos Hosts California Beer Festival, August 9-10

The 4th Annual California Beer Festival is coming to Aptos Village Park, Saturday and Sunday, August 9th and 10th 2014 from 12:30 to 5:00 PM. On Saturday, craft beers will be featured with Craft Beer Heaven with over 85 craft beers on tap (free samples available!), live music, and a variety of foods available. On […]

Aptos Village Park

Aptos Village Park is a hidden gem in the Santa Cruz county parks system. Unless you know it’s there, you’ll never see it, as it is tucked down below the road. It comprises 10 acres, with a very expansive, sunny flat meadow taking up much of the room. There’s no playground here, but there are […]

Sunday at the Blues Festival

It’s Memorial Day Weekend in Aptos, which for the last twenty plus years has meant it’s also the weekend of the Santa Cruz Blues Festival, held down at Aptos Village Park. I haven’t been to the blues festival in years – the last time I went was to see the great Ray Charles play what […]

Santa Cruz Blues Festival 2014 Lineup Announced

The lineup for the 22nd annual Santa Cruz Blues Festival has been announced – and as usual, it brings an amazing amount of talent to our little town! This year, the festival is being headlined by Gregg Allman (of Allman Brothers fame) and Chris Isaak. The Sunday show also features musical virtuoso Jackie Greene, a […]