Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - Events at the Beach!

Upcoming Events

There's always something fun happening at the Boardwalk!

All Scouts Overnight

All Scouts Overnight

March 23-24, 2017

Boy and Girl Scouts, experience an unforgettable night of fun, wake up to the sound of the ocean and enjoy your favorite Boardwalk rides!
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Spring Break at the Boardwalk

Spring Break at the Boardwalk

March 24 - April 8, 2018

Ditch the books and hit the beach!

Open daily with awesome rides and free entertainment!

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Wipe Out T1D Day

Type 1 Diabetes Awareness and Fundraising

April 21, 2018

Help Turn Type One into Type None!

Enjoy a fun-filled day while supporting a good cause! The event package includes a $10 donation to JDRF, unlimited rides all day long, an event T-shirt, arcades, midway games, attractions and more!

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

May 12, 2018

Join Northern California's Deaf Community for a fun day of rides, entertainment, and networking!

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FREE Movies on the Beach

Wednesday Nights at 9:00pm

June 20- August 15, 2018

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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FREE Friday Night Bands on the Beach

FREE Friday Night Bands
on the Beach

June 15 - August 31, 2018

6:30pm and 8:30pm

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

2018 Lineup Announced in Spring

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Boardwalk Beach Blitz Overnight

September 14-15, 2018

A Christian youth overnight event that brings junior high and high school ministries together for worship, fellowship, and fun.
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Boardwalk Fall Campout

September 21-22, 2018

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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Fall Girl Scout Overnight

October 5-6, 2018

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

October 12-13, 2018

Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts are invited to join us for our 9th Annual Boardwalk Beach Jam!
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Santa Cruz Band Review

October 20, 2018

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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9th Annual Chili Cook-Off

October 27, 2018

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 28, 2018

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and The Capitola Auto Mall Dealer Group invite local Santa Cruz County Schools to participate in our 13th annual car giveaway fundraiser.
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Hot Rods at the Beach

November 3-4, 2018

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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Strike Out Hunger
and Bowl for FREE!

Nov. 1, 2018 - Dec. 31, 2018

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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Coming Events in 2019

Bridal Expo at the Boardwalk's Cocoanut Grove

2019 Bridal Expo

Sunday, January 27, 2019

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

Saturday AND Sunday • February 23-24, 2019

Attention chowder lovers! Taste the best at the 38th Annual Clam Chowder Cook-Off! Sample chowder from Amateur Chefs on Saturday, followed by Professional Chefs on Sunday. Both days feature Boston and Manhattan Clam Chowder, and you can help pick a winner each day. Tasting kit proceeds benefit Santa Cruz Parks & Recreation.
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Spring 2019
Girl Scout Overnights

March 8-9, 2019

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

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Spring 2019
Boy Scout Overnights

March 15-16, 2019

Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers are invited to join our Boy Scout Overnights!

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