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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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National Carousel Day

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Celebrate National Carousel Day and our Looff Carousel’s 110th Anniversary. First 50 riders on the Carousel will receive a brass souvenir carousel ring. Normal ride pricing and restrictions apply.

National Roller Coaster Day

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Celebrate National Roller Coaster Day by taking a spin on our National Historic Landmark, the Giant Dipper. First 100 riders on the Giant Dipper will receive a Boardwalk souvenir cup. Normal ride pricing and restrictions apply.

Wee Man Celebrity Appearance

August 21, 2021, 11am-1pm

Come meet Jason "WeeMan" Acuna at Threads West located across from the Rock 'N Roll ride. Wee Man is known for his appearances in the Jackass franchise, through is pro-skateboarding career, and jaw dropping stunt performances. His latest film Jackass 4 is set to be released in October 2021. While visiting be sure to check out his MERGE4 socks and all the other awesome socks featured on the MERGE4 sock wall.

Boardwalk Beach Blitz Christian Overnight

September 10-11, 2021

Enjoy camping under the stars, worship on the beach, and a lot of Boardwalk fun for ALL AGES!

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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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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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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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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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