Local Area Events Near Santa Cruz / Monterey Bay KOA
Old Monterey Farmer's Market
Held rain or shine, year round on every Tuesday. Established in 1991, the market expands over 3 1/2 city blocks and attracts more than 10,000 locals and tourists. Featuring handmade jewelery, fresh produce, food vendors, flowers, pastries, furniture and much more!
Hours: October through April ~ 4:00-7:00pm May through September ~ 4:00-8:00pm
Located on Alvarado Street between Del Monte and Pearl.
The Artichoke Festival
Boardwalk Bites & Brews
This food festival celebrates everyone's favorite amusement park foods, paired with Santa Cruz County's best craft beers! Local brewers have been challenged to select or brew up a beer that best complements a Boardwalk menu item. Meet local brewers, taste great food and sample an impressive list of more than two dozen local craft beers!
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!