There's always something fun happening at the Boardwalk!
FREE Friday Night Bands
on the Beach
Every Friday, June 14-August 30, 2013
Rock out to Top 40 bands from the '70s, '80s, and early '90s FREE on the beach bandstand!
The Ultimate Fitness Challenge
Sunday, June 23, 2013 10:00am-4:00pm
Aloha Terrace (near the Casino Arcade)
Take advantage of this amazing opportunity to work out for FREE with Tae Bo creator Billy Blanks! Enjoy free demos and mini-classes featuring Zumba, CrossFit Training, Pilates, and more. Health and wellness booths will include free product samples, surprise guests and giveaways. Come "Sweat It Up!"
Vendetta Pro Wrestling presents
Battle of the Vampires
Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 5:30pm in the Cocoanut Grove
Vendetta Pro Wrestling makes its debut at the Cocoanut Grove with its biggest pro wrestling show to date!
Featuring former WWE superstars Gangrel the Vampire Warrior, Kevin Thorn and Shelly Martinez (a.k.a. Ariel), in the first ever Battle of the Vampires at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, the film location for the classic 1980s vampire movie "The Lost Boys".
The Boardwalk will show "The Lost Boys" movie free on the beach following the wrestling event!
Free Movies on the Beach
Every Wednesday, June 26-August 14, 2013
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!
Sundays-Thursdays, July 7-August 15, 2013
Take a break and enjoy a 30-minute show, free on the Beach Bandstand!
Free Performances by the Surfing Magician
Weekdays July 8 - August 16, 2013
1pm, 2pm & 4pm - Near Logger's Revenge
Doug (aka The Surfing Magician) has more than ten years of professional magician and comedy magic experience and always amazes his audiences.
Kids of all ages will be entertained by Doug's use of illusions, scarves, coins, playing cards and more.
Public Safety Officer Appreciation Day
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Bring your valid identification to the Season Pass/Group Sales Office (located at Entrance 2), and receive a FREE All-Day Rides wristband! For details please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Big Kahuna Triathlon
Sunday, September 8, 2013
For serious competition or just for fun - the Big Kahuna delivers the Spirit of Aloha during this triathlon that finishes at the Boardwalk's beach bandstand with Hawaiian entertainment.
Christian Youth Event
Friday, September 20, 2013
Youth groups and families are invited to join us for a dynamic event with worship and fellowship.
For more information email Kim at email@example.com
Cheer & Dance Competition
Saturday & Sunday, September 28 & 29, 2013
The ONLY Northern California cheer and dance competition on the beach! High school, junior high, all-star, and youth sports teams from throughout the state compete to qualify for the 2014 USA National Events.
For participant family and friend ride discounts email Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org
Boardwalk Beach Bash
Friday-Saturday, October 4-5, 2013
Calling all Brownie, Junior, Cadette, and Senior Girl Scout troops! Come join the fun at the 6th Annual Boardwalk Beach Bash!
Boardwalk Beach Jam
Friday, October 11-12, 2013
Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts are invited to join us for our 5th Annual Boardwalk Beach Jam!
Santa Cruz Band Review
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Fifty-five junior high and high school marching bands parade from Santa Cruz High School to the Boardwalk. It's amazing to watch them as they march along the "free play zone" on Beach Street, right next to the Boardwalk!
Drive for Schools Drawing
Sunday, October 27, 2013
The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and the Capitola Auto Mall Dealer Group invite all Santa Cruz County K-12, public or private schools to participate in our annual car giveaway.
Upcoming Events in 2014
2-For-1 All-Day Rides
February 8-9 & 15-17, 2014
Buy one All-Day Rides Wristband at any Boardwalk ticket booth and receive a second wristband FREE! Entire party must be present at ticket booth at the time of purchase to be wristbanded.
Clam Chowder Cook-Off
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Costumed chefs compete for the title of best clam chowder during this popular fundraiser for Santa Cruz City Parks & Recreation.
Family Fun Overnight
March 8-9, 2014
Kick up your family's game night to a whole new level! Join us for the first ever Family Fun Overnight!
This special event is packed with exciting family activities, plus a sleepover in the historic Cocoanut Grove.
Ditch the books and hit the beach, it’s time for Spring Break at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk with rides open every day!
Plus your favorite cable networks are bringing out a family-friendly party. Look for Nickelodeon's SpongeBob Square Pants and Patrick Star on the Boardwalk all week!
On Thursday and Friday the entertainment heats up with celebrity appearances, interactive games, beach competitions, live music... and it’s all free!
Battle of the Bands
FIVE bands will perform three songs each for the chance to win a $1000 cash prize and bragging rights!
Santa Cruz Half Marathon
Enjoy this marathon with some of the best views in Santa Cruz!
Bowl For Kids Sake
Big Brothers Big Sisters' largest annual fundraising event takes place at the Boardwalk Bowl!
Boardwalk Deaf Fest
May 10, 2014
Joining hearts, hands, family and community as we celebrate Northern California's Deaf Community.
at the Boardwalk Bowl!
A party everyday in May!
Great specials on food and bowling, Scoops n' Strikes, Atomic Bowling, Live Local Bands, KDON DJ's and more!
Pro-Am Beach Soccer's
10th Annual Santa Cruz Open
More than 100 youth, amateur, and professional beach soccer teams play on the beautiful Santa Cruz Main Beach, right in front of the Boardwalk.