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!
Engaging performers invite you to be a part of the show! World-class magicians, acrobats, jugglers, and comedians -- all performing FREE at two stages inside the park.
Rock out to Top 40 bands from the '70s, '80s, and early '90s FREE on the Beach Bandstand!
Come down for Retro Nights on Mondays and Tuesdays after 5pm for $1.50 rides, plus old-school prices throughout the park. Not valid July 3rd or 4th.
Join us for Pepsi Nights on Wednesdays and Thursdays after 5pm and get unlimited rides for $14.95 plus tax when you bring in a Pepsi product. Don't forget to stay for our FREE Wednesday Night Movies on the Beach!
To show our appreciation for those who serve our communities, the Boardwalk is providing free All-Day Rides Wristbands for all active and retired police officers, firefighters and members of the military. Family, friends and department personnel will receive discounts on wristbands too!
A Christian youth overnight event that brings junior high and high school ministries together for worship, fellowship, and fun.
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.
Northern California's ONLY 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 2018 USA National Events.
Calling all Brownie, Junior, Cadette, and Senior Girl Scout troops! Come out and join the fun!!
Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts are invited to join us for our 8th Annual Boardwalk Beach Jam!
In celebration of the 30th Anniversary, enjoy another screening of The Lost Boys!Santa Cruz and the Boardwalk are forever linked to this cult classic and there's nothing like watching it right on the beach where it was filmed with the smell of kettle corn, corn dogs, and salt water taffy filling the air.
Join fifty-five high school and junior high bands at the ONLY marching band competition with warm sand, cool surf and hot rides!
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
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.
Check out hundreds of sweet hot rods, street rods, vintage, muscle, custom and classic cars in the Boardwalk Parking Lot. Free admission!
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!
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.
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.
Attention chowder lovers! Taste the best at the 37th 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.
If you're a Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette or Senior - Come out and join the fun!
Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers are invited to join this Boy Scout Overnight!
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.
Open daily with awesome rides and free entertainment!
Joining hearts, hands, family and community as we celebrate Northern California's Deaf Community.
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