Festivals in Santa Cruz are some of the USA’s finest cultural, gastronomic, and artistic experiences. One of the best known Santa Cruz events for film lovers is the Santa Cruz Film Festival. Around 100,000 film enthusiasts make their way to Santa Cruz every year for this unique event. With this festival, expect the unexpected, because films have been known to showcase in very odd locations, including building walls and redwood meadows.
For those who prefer sound over sight, there's no shortage of Santa Cruz music festivals. In terms of music events in Santa Cruz, perhaps the Santa Cruz Music Festival is best known. This event is a non-stop blast of live music from around the world over a 13-hour period. Another live music event in Santa Cruz is the Church Street Fair. Here guests can wander around the street, sample beer, and enjoy diverse musical performances.