Community Events

City of Watsonville Special Events

Earth Day / Day of the Child

  • April 28, 2019
  • City Plaza
  • Noon to 4 p.m.
  • This free event features live entertainment, food, jump houses and fun activities with over 70 organizations.
  • More information call 768-3107
  • Event Flyer
  • Event Page
Kids celebrating Earth Day

Spirit of Watsonville 4th of July Parade

  • July 4
  • Downtown Watsonville
  • Parade Steps off at 12 p.m.
  • Celebrate the 4th of July at a good, old-fashioned parade. All parade entries must register prior to the parade date. No registrations will be accepted at the parade.
  • More information: 768-3240.
Boy Scouts holding flags walking in a parade

25th Annual Watsonville Strawberry Festival

  • August 3 and 4
  • Downtown Watsonville
  • Saturday: 11 a.m to 8 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11a.m. to 7p.m.  
  • This admission free event features tasty strawberry treats in Strawberry Lane, live entertainment, a family-friendly carnival, delicious food and a variety of arts & crafts booths.
  • More information: 768-3240
A woman in a strawberry costume with kids.

Wings Over Watsonville

  • September 3
  • Watsonville Municipal Airport
  • 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
An old silver plane.

Monterey Bay Birding Festival

  • September 23-25
  • Headquartered at the Watsonville Civic Plaza
  • The annual Monterey Bay Birding Festival features extraordinary field trips, presenters and workshops in the heart of one of the most spectacular birding and wildlife venues in North America.
  • More information: Website
Two black birds