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Boardwalk Marketplace Pop-Up

Open daily at 11am

Support local artists and small businesses at the NEW Boardwalk Marketplace Pop-Up!

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Blood Drive by Vitalant

Friday, September 24, 2021

Vitalant, one of the nations’ oldest and largest nonprofit community blood service providers hosts a Covid-safe blood drive in the Boardwalk’s Cocoanut Grove!

FREE validated parking.

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Boardwalk Fall Campout

September 24-25, 2021

A memorable overnight event at the Boardwalk, perfect for family, friends, youth and school groups.

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Fall Girl Scout Overnight

October 1-2, 2021

Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, and Senior Troops camp under the stars and enjoy Boardwalk fun at this epic overnight event!

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Fall Scout Overnight

October 8-9, 2021

Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturers and Scout family and friends camp under the stars and enjoy Boardwalk fun at this epic overnight event!

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USA Cheer & Dance Competition

Saturday, October 9, 2021

The only USA Cheer & Dance Competition with warm sand, cool surf, and hot rides! High school, junior high, all-star, and youth sports teams compete to qualify for the 2022 USA National Events. Competition and performances at the Kaiser Permanente Arena and awards at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

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Boardwalk Bites & Brews

Beer & Food Pairings

October 14 - November 19, 2021
Thursdays & Fridays, 4pm-8pm

Enjoy top Bay Area craft beers paired with mouth-watering foods, all with an ocean view!

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Santa Cruz Band Review

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Join us for an exciting musical parade as 55 Northern California high school and junior high school marching bands compete next to the iconic Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk in the ONLY band review with warm sand, cool surf, and hot rides!

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Chili Cook-Off

Saturday, October 23, 2021

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

Fundraiser Drawing

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Prize drawing for Santa Cruz County's largest school fundraiser. More than 75 schools fundraise from Sept. 16 - Oct. 17, offering the community an opportunity to win $25,000 cash and many other great prizes.

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movie on the beach showing

The Lost Boys

Free Movie on the Beach

Friday, October 29, 2021 at 6:30pm

Enjoy a screening of The Lost Boys movie on the beach in front of the arcades! Santa Cruz and the Boardwalk are forever linked to this cult classic and there's nothing like watching it right where it was filmed with the smell of corn dogs and salt water taffy filling the air.

Halloween at the Boardwalk

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Celebrate Halloween with trick-or-treating and spooktacular Boardwalk fun!

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Hot Rods at the Beach

November 6, 2021

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

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Santa Cruz Sea Glass & Ocean Art Festival

November 6-7, 2021

Looking for unique gifts? Learn about collecting sea glass and shop for beautiful jewelry and crafts from local artists. $5 admission helps support ocean conservation. Full bar & great food too!

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