Author Archive | Fleur Williams

Skate by the Sea on the Capitola Ice Rink

California’s oldest seaside resort is warming up for an exciting eco-friendly winter event with the installation of iSKATE Capitola – Santa Cruz County’s first synthetic ice skating rink. iSKATE provides an open-air rink located in front of the stage at Capitola Village’s Esplanade Park. From December 15, 2017 through January 7, 2018, visitors and locals […]

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Santa Cruz Mountains Wine Passport Days

Wine enthusiasts, this one is for you! On November 18th, 2017,  pack a picnic and plan an adventure throughout the coastlines, hills, forests, valleys, and vineyards of the Santa Cruz Mountains. In 1993, the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association (SCMWA) introduced Passport Celebration Days. Since then, the annual events continue to be a popular tradition for […]

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The Capitola Hotel: A Time Travel Experience

Beyond these gates is an opportunity to escape the modern world and travel back in time. The Capitola Hotel invites guests to a nostalgic experience of classic hospitality and local history at its best. Ever since the Village by the Sea was developed into a beachside resort in the late 1800s people have flocked to Capitola, lured […]

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CAPITOLA PLEIN AIR 2017

It’s hard to visualize Capitola being more picturesque than it already it is…until it is seen through the creative eyes of an artist. The first weekend in November, Capitola’s environment becomes the inspiration for local and regional artists highly skilled in painting scenic natural beauty and small city charm. The public has the opportunity to […]

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Capitola Village Halloween Parade

Pull out your costumes and put on your masks – it’s time for small spooky creatures to haunt the streets of Capitola! On October 29th, the village by the sea will be taken over by ghosts, goblins, boys and ghouls during the annual Children’s Halloween Parade. This will be the 27th consecutive year locals and […]

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Capitola Mermaid Race Series

Every fall, Capitola hosts a mass of mermaids participating in one of the best all women triathlons and duathlons on the West Coast. The Title Nine Mermaid Race Series returns to the little city by the sea this weekend – head to Capitola on Saturday, October 7, 2017 to watch mermaids in action as they […]

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Interview with Artist Jassen Todorov

  Article by: Fleur Williams, originally posted at LocalSantaCruz.com Jassen Todorov’s artistry onstage and in the air spotlights the best of northern California’s classical music and diverse natural beauty. Based in the Bay Area, Todorov is recognized worldwide for his award-winning music and photography. His photos are as bold, harmonious, and stirring as his violin […]

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Whale Watching Cruises

If you have a hankering for close encounters with mysterious marine creatures of the deep blue Pacific Ocean – the northern California coast is the place to be. A handful of companies along the bay areas of Santa Cruz and Monterey offer year-round adventure cruises where passengers can experience astonishing sea life from just a […]

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Art and Wine Festival 2017

Get ready to sip and stroll by the ocean this weekend – the popular Capitola Art & Wine Festival returns to the Monterey Bay for its 35th year. Distinguished by its charming beachside setting and non-stop activities, the annual Art & Wine Festival offers free admission and a fun, family-friendly event of creativity, culinary arts […]

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Begonia Festival Float: “Miss BUGonia”

Since 1952, hundreds of people have participated in the Capitola Begonia Festival’s nautical parade. It has brought together families, friends, organizations and people from near and far for designing, building, decorating, and cheering on the colorful floats that travel Soquel Creek. Bizarre Bay went behind the scenes for interviews with several of the eleven teams […]

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