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Watsonville was incorporated on March 30, 1868, and came under a city charter in 1903. Watsonville derived its name from Judge John Watson, who came to the valley in 1851. Surrounded by the beauty of the ocean and hills the area is rich in recreational facilities, with miles of pristine beaches, state parks and forests.

Watsonville is located south of San Francisco between Salinas and Santa Cruz along US Highway 101 near Monterey Bay and the Pacific Ocean.

Watsonville is part of the Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California metro area.


Art Henry J. Mello Center for the Performing | Roses of Yesterday and Today | Watsonville | Sunset State Beach |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Mt. Madonna Inn Restaurant |
History Pajaro Valley Historical Association |
Public Libraries Watsonville Public Library |
Spas and Health Resorts Mirror Vanity Salon & Spa |
Sports and Sporting Events Watsonville Speedway | Location: Watsonville California 95076 Telephone 831-724-3900

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11/18 Coming to The Watsonville area
Santa Cruz Baroque Festival Santa Cruz CA April13-May11 A festival of baroque music.
Oakland Greek Festival Oakland CA May17-19 Wonderful aromas of Souklavia and Loukoumades waft through the air and the sounds of traditional Greek music and shouts of OPA! resonate in the hills of Oakland.
Bach Festival Carmel CA July13-27 Multiple performances of works by Bach.
Midsummer Mozart Festival San Francisco CA July18-28 Organized in 1974, the Festival is the only music festival in North America dedicated exclusively to Mozart.
Gilroy Garlic Festival Gilroy CA July26-28 The internationally acclaimed Great Garlic Cook-off, the signature event of the Gilroy Garlic Festival has increased the top prize in the July 27th competition to $5,000.