Upcoming Events

There's always something fun happening at the Boardwalk!

at the Boardwalk Bowl

May 1 - May 31, 2016

It's a party every day during Mayhem at the Boardwalk Bowl. We've got Wild Weekdays and Wacky Weekends plus KDON hosts Radio-Active Atomic Bowling on Sunday and Thursday nights and moms bowl free on Mother's Day. Special events and great discounts on food, drinks, and bowling every day in May.

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Santa Cruz Beach Soccer Championships

June 4-5, 2016

An exciting beach competition with plenty of action. Amateur and professional teams compete on Santa Cruz Main Beach.
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Pro-Am Beach Soccer's
12th Annual Santa Cruz Open

June 11-12, 2016

More than 100 youth, amateur, and professional beach soccer teams play on beautiful Main Beach, right in front of the Boardwalk.
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Weeknight Discounts

Weeknights after 5pm Specials

June 13 - August 25, 2016

Retro Nights

Mondays & Tuesdays after 5pm

All rides $1 each! Plus more old-school prices throughout the park.
Not valid July 4, 2016.

Pepsi Nights

Wednesdays & Thursdays after 5pm

Bring a Pepsi product and enjoy Unlimited Rides for only $12.95+tax!

FREE Friday Night Bands on the Beach

FREE Friday Night Bands
on the Beach

June 17 - September 2, 2016

6:30pm and 8:30pm

Rock out to Top 40 bands from the '70s, '80s, and early '90s FREE on the Beach Bandstand!

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America Scores Beach Soccer Blast
12th Annual Santa Cruz Open

June 18-19, 2016

Proceeds from this fun tournament help to ensure that more than 1,000 kids at inner-city public schools have access to high quality after-school soccer and educational enrichment programs provided by America Scores Bay Area.
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Camp Boardwalk

SIX week-long sessions

June 20 - August 12, 2016

Kids experience the Boardwalk like never before with this exciting summer day camp! In addition to scheduled ride times, kids ages 5-12 will learn magic tricks from the Surfing Magician, draw for fun with our Boardwalk caricaturist, compete in a sandcastle contest, roll strikes at the Boardwalk Bowl, make Marini's salt water taffy, play exciting beach games, and lots more!

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FREE Daily Entertainment

June 20-August 14, 2016


Engaging performers invite you to be a part of the show! World-class magicians, acrobats, jugglers, comedians, musicians -- all performing FREE at two stages inside the park.

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FREE Movies on the Beach

Wednesday Nights at 9:00pm

June 22- August 17, 2016

There's nothing like watching a classic movie on the beach with the Giant Dipper twinkling overhead and the sound of gentle summer surf in the background. Bring the family and your blanket or low-back beach chair and join the fun! 

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Public Safety Officer Appreciation Day

Public Safety Appreciation Days

August 27-28, 2016

To show our appreciation for those who serve our communities, Public Safety Officers and active or retired military are invited to join us for two free days of Boardwalk rides with discounts for family members. Bring your valid ID to the Season Pass/Group Sales Office to receive your FREE All-Day Rides wristband and family discount. For details please email

Boardwalk Fall Campout

September 9-10, 2016

Join us for a memorable overnight at the Boardwalk, perfect for youth and school groups. This special event is packed with exciting group activities, arcade time -- plus camping under the stars on the Boardwalk.

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Boardwalk Blitz Christian Youth Event

September 16-17, 2016

Youth groups and families are invited to join us for a dynamic event with worship and fellowship.
For more information email Kim at
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Cheer & Dance Competitions

September 24-25, 2016

The ONLY USA Cheer & Dance Competitions with warm sand, cool surf, and hot rides! High school, junior high, all-star, and youth sports teams compete to qualify for 2017 USA National Events.
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Fall 2016
Girl Scout Overnight

September 30 - October 1, 2016

Calling all Brownie, Junior, Cadette, and Senior Girl Scout troops! Come out and join the fun!!
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Fall 2016
Boy Scout Overnight

October 7-8, 2016

Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts are invited to join us for our 8th Annual Boardwalk Beach Jam!
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46th Annual
Santa Cruz Band Review

October 15, 2016

Join fifty-five high school and junior high bands at the ONLY marching band competition with warm sand, cool surf and hot rides!
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7th Annual Chili Cook-Off

October 22, 2016

Bring your appetite and join the fun as both professional and amateur chefs work their culinary magic and compete for the title of Best Chili
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Drive For Schools

Drive For Schools

Annual Car Giveaway Drawing

October 23, 2016

Santa Cruz County Schools are the biggest winners in this annual fundraiser sponsored by the Boardwalk and Capitola Auto Mall Dealer Group. You could be a winner too. Hundreds of prizes including a brand new car will be awarded.
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Strike Out Hunger
and Bowl for FREE!

Nov. 1, 2016 - Dec. 31, 2016

Just bring in a can of food and bowl a game for FREE. All donations will be given to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz County to help feed local families.
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Hot Rods at the Beach

November 5, 2016

Check out hundreds of sweet hot rods, street rods, vintage, muscle, custom and classic cars in the Boardwalk Parking Lot.
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Boardwalk Holiday Bash

December 9, 2016

A Fun, Festive Event Perfect for Small Groups At the Boardwalk's Cocoanut Grove.

Tired of the same old holiday party? Turn up the fun!

We're delivering holiday cheer, Boardwalk style with free arcade play, photo booths, caricaturists, airbrush tattoos, DJ entertainment, dinner buffet, sweet Boardwalk treats and much more!
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Coming Events in 2017

Bridal Expo at the Boardwalk's Cocoanut Grove

2017 Bridal Expo

January 29, 2017

Find all the information you need to plan the perfect wedding. The Bridal Expo brings together more than 100 wedding specialists and related vendors from the Monterey Bay Area. Includes bridal fashion shows, valuable door prizes, cake samples, wedding decorations, and a Grand Prize drawing! At the Boardwalk's Cocoanut Grove.
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Clam Chowder Cook-Off

Date TBD

Costumed chefs compete for the title of best clam chowder during this popular fundraiser for City of Santa Cruz Parks & Recreation.

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Spring 2017
Girl Scout Overnight

March 10-11, 2017

If you're a Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette or Senior - Come out and join the fun!

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Spring 2017
Boy Scout Overnight.

March 17-18, 2017

Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers are invited to join this Boy Scout Overnight!

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Boardwalk Spring Overnight

March 24-25, 2017

Join us for our Boardwalk Spring Overnight - a fun, memorable overnight experience at the Boardwalk, perfect for youth and school groups. This special event is packed with rides, exciting group activities, arcade time, plus a sleepover in the Boardwalk's Cocoanut Grove.

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Spring Break at the Boardwalk

Spring Break at the Boardwalk

Dates TBD

Ditch the books and hit the beach!

Open daily with awesome rides and free entertainment!

Wipe Out T1D Day

Type 1 Diabetes Awareness and Fundraising

Date TBD

Help Turn Type One into Type None!

Wipe Out T1D package includes Boardwalk rides, Event T-shirt, Awareness Bracelet, and exclusive game time. Look for T1D Awareness booths on the Boardwalk. A portion of each registration goes to JDRF for T1D research.

Sponsored by the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk to benefit JDRF
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Boardwalk Deaf Fest

May 6, 2017

Joining hearts, hands, family and community as we celebrate Northern California's Deaf Community.

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