Local Area Events Near Santa Cruz / Monterey Bay KOA Holiday
Local Area Events
Downtown Santa Cruz Makers Market
Head to the Old Fisherman's Wharf to experience this free two-day event designed to inspire, educate and empower. Monterey Bay is the whale watching capital of the world. Event features: world renowned scientists, whale watch, research vessel tours, live musical entertainment, 30-foot Humpback skeleton and much more!
Life Time Sea Otter Classic
The ultimate festival for cycling and outdoor enthusiasts of all ages! Whether you're a spectator, amateur rider or full-blown pro, the Life Time Sea Otter Classic is full of races, rides and access to your favorite cyclists. Check out all the latest equipment and gear at the expo. Passes available online (see website link above).
Carmel Art Festival
Since 1993, plein air artists have gathered in Carmel-by-the-Sea for the annual Carmel Art Festival. Watch art in the making as painters and sculptors teach, entertain and showcase their craft at Devendorf Park and throughout the area. Enjoy live music, programs and activities including "kids make art" day.
California Roots Music & Art Festival
Monterey Winemakers' Celebration
Monterey Beer Festival
California Rodeo Salinas
The largest rodeo in California and one of the largest in the nation, the California Rodeo Salinas brings together some the top riders in America for an unforgettable celebration of Western sport and heritage. Enjoy competitions, saloons, food, shopping and more. Tickets available online (see website link above).