Santa Cruz might be known for its laid back style, however this beautiful location strikes the perfect intensity when it comes to making the most of the warmer months. Summer festivals here cater to diverse interests, and may be exactly what you are looking for when you book your next getaway. Here are a few to peak your interest:
Woodies on The Wharf
If you are looking for a truly unique experience, Woodies on the Wharf is a sure bet. Starting in the 1930s car manufacturers incorporated wood into the frame of their cars to create a style that still captures hearts today. While much has changed in car design since then, it is hard to deny the unique beauty of these automobiles. On June 24th, the Santa Cruz Wharf becomes home to the largest woodie show in all of Northern California and it just might be the place you find a new appreciation for these stylish cars!
Hop N Barley Beer Festival
Mark your calendar for July 15th, because the Hop N Barley Beer Festival is requesting your attendance to an epic tasting! At this event you can happily sip beers from over 50 breweries, while enjoying great food and music. Santa Cruz and the surrounding area have award winning beers that make it a joy to sip. Not the biggest fan of beer? There will also be 12 cideries, live entertainment on two stages, and lawn games to get you into the summer spirit.
25th Annual Polynesian Festival & Aloha Outrigger Races
Santa Cruz is not only home to abundant wildlife, it is also where locals and visitors alike can experience island life without ever leaving dry land. On August 20th, take the time to have fun the Polynesian way at the 25th Annual Polynesian Festival and Aloha Outrigger Races. This event will feature traditional dancing, food, and of course an Outrigger race. The best part? All this excitement is free!
Make Santa Cruz Your Next Destination
After a full day of enjoying what Santa Cruz has to offer, tuck into comfort at the Chaminade Resort. Here, you will find your perfect getaway home base for all your activities. Want even more? Book a package and get the most out of your visit!