The peak of summer in Santa Cruz happens in August, when the sun is shining brightly and locals and visitors alike spend their ample free time outdoors. There are so many events and activities in Santa Cruz to enjoy in August that it may take longer than a month to do it all. While your itinerary may be full of excitement, you’ll be sure to relax and make the most of this glorious summer month with our roundup of things to do in Santa Cruz in August. Image Caption: Carols Angel-Barajas (Friar Francis), Isabel Pask (Ursula), Josh Saleh (Claudio), Suzanne Sturn (Antonia), Patty Gallagher (Leonata), Mike Ryan (Benedick), and Greta Wohlrabe (Beatrice) in Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare. Photo by rr jones.