Events in Watsonville, CA

  • A Greek folk dancing group
Life is good in Watsonville, California, where you can feast on moussaka, enjoy a slice of apple pie, take in the digital art scene, and enjoy a day with your four-legged friend.

It all goes to show you that the fun doesn’t end just because fall is closing in.

6 Things to Do in Watsonville

Keep reading to learn more about a half dozen of the best events in and around Watsonville. The fun starts with a Greek Festival and keeps going into December with a special day for you and your dog.

Santa Cruz Greek Festival 2018

Authentic Greek dishes, live music, and dancing are all hallmarks of this festival, which takes place Sept. 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. It may, however, be the food and drink that is the best part of the event. You’ll find gyro, moussaka, pastitsio, souvlaki, dolmathes, and lamb shanks, as well as desserts like loukoumades, baklava, and galaktoboereko. Wash it all down with Greek wines, spirits, and coffee. This event is free.

Pie Baking Contest & Bingo Fundraiser

Head to the Santa Cruz Live Oak Range to eat pie, play games, and raise funds for Grange Hall renovation. This event, which takes place Sept. 16 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., features four pie contest categories: savory, fruit, cream, and gluten free. Tickets are $10.

Boba Fest 2018

Boba tea, also known as a bubble tea, is the star of the show at this festival, held on Sat. Oct. 13 from 12 to 4 p.m. Tickets, which start at $15, give you unlimited access to tea samples. The best part? All of the proceeds are earmarked for charity, including scholarships.

GLOW: A Festival of Fire & Light 2018

GLOW is your chance to explore the best fire and digital art in the area on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 6 to 10 p.m. Get up close to flaming cannonades, sculptures, and music in the Abbott Square plaza. Then, get hands-on in the electrified museum with interactive digital art, projections, and LED sculptures. Tickets start at $15.

Makers Market at Old Town Los Gatos — a Craft Fair

The holidays are just around the corner. Get ahead of the game on Nov. 10 from 12 to 6 p.m. by shopping for jewelry, candles, organic body products, home goods, children’s clothing, art, and glass in the beautiful town center of Los Gatos. This is a free event.

First Annual Dog Festival by the Sea

Bring your four-legged friend on Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to the Sanctuary Beach Resort in Marina, California. You’ll enjoy an exclusive brunch, learn new tricks from on-site trainers, and also have the chance to take memorable photographs in beautiful settings. Tickets start at $70.

About StorageMart

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About Sarah Little

Sarah Little, Marketing Director at StorageMart, holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. She serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors for the Central Missouri Foster Care & Adoption Association, a non-profit group dedicated to improving the lives of children.

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