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Summer 2004 Events Guide

Surf City Classic:
Woodies on the Wharf
A chance to view restored classic Woodies. Jun 26, 10am-4pm; free. Santa Cruz Wharf. 831.420.5273.

Aptos Fourth of July
Featuring the infamous "World's Shortest Parade" (10am) and an afternoon of celebration in Aptos Village Park. Jul 4, 10am-4pm, Aptos. 831.688.1467

Old-Fashioned Fourth of July
Fourth of July, 1880s style. Jul 4, Roaring Camp Railroad, Felton. 831.335.3834.

Paramount's Great America Fireworks
Sky show free with admission. Jul 3. Great America Parkway, Santa Clara. 408.988.1776.

Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular
With music by the San Francisco Symphony conducted by Randall Fleischer and with guest soloist Jodi Benson. Jul 4, 8pm; $15.50-$28.50. Shoreline Amphitheatre. 408.998.TIXS.

Art on the Wharf
Local artists display works in many media, plus food, wine and music. Jul 17-18, 9:30am-5:30pm; free. Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf. 831.420.5273.

Garlic Festival
Gilroy celebrates 25 years of the stinking rose. Lots of food and plenty of live music. Jul 23-25, 10am-7pm; $5/$10; Miller Avenue and Santa Teresa Boulevard, Gilroy. 408.842.1625.

World's Shortest Parade
A Santa Cruz 6-mile tradition. Jul 25, 8:30am. Starts at Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz. 831.475.2196.

Wharf-to-Wharf Race
A Santa Cruz 6-mile tradition. Jul 25, 8:30am. Starts at Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz. 831.475.2196.

10th Annual Monterey Bay Strawberry Festival
All things strawberry, plus live music and a carnival. Jul 31, 10am-6pm. Downtown Watsonville, 831.728.6183.

Antique and Collectible Flea Market
Vintage treasures for sale. Aug 8. Downtown San Juan Bautista.

Musical Saw Festival
A chance to hear a traditional folk instrument in concert. Aug 8, 11am-4pm; free. Roaring Camp Railroads, Felton. 831.335.4484.

Scotts Valley Art and Wine Festival
Fourth annual Art Under the Oaks presented by Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce. Aug 14-15; 10am-6pm; free. Skypark, 361 Kings Village Rd, Scotts Valley. 831.438.1010.

Aloha Celebrity Races and Polynesian Festival
Novice racers encouraged, plus a celebration of island cultures. Aug 22, races at 9am, festival at 11am; free. Santa Cruz Wharf. 408.420.5273.

Begonia Festival
This nautical parade of begonia-festooned floats on Sunday is a beachside tradition that runs all weekend. The best viewing starts Sunday at 1pm from Cliff Avenue, Wharf and Stockton roads. Sep 4-6, 1pm; free. Capitola. 831.476.3566.

Santa Cruz County Fair
Games, rides, displays and some livestock. Sep 14-19. County Fairgrounds, 2601 E. Lake Ave, Watsonville. 831.724.5671.

Capitola Art and Wine Festival
Fine art, wine, music and food by the sea. There will be a concert at 6pm. Sep. 18-19, 10am-6pm; free. Downtown Capitola. 831.475.6522.

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From the June 23-30, 2004 issue of Metro Santa Cruz.

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