Rock out to Top 40 bands from the '70s, '80s, and early '90s FREE on the Beach Bandstand!
Journey Unauthorized rocks the Boardwalk with a super-authentic Steve Perry-era tribute show that captures all the memories and excitement of the 1980s.
Relive Journey's greatest hits and help us support the fight against cancer. Buy a "Bucket of Hope" commemorative sand bucket, sponsor a Luminaria, or donate at the American Cancer Society booth. Great show for a great cause!
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.
Youth groups and families are invited to join us for a dynamic event with worship and fellowship.
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The ONLY USA Cheer & Dance Competitions with warm sand, cool surf, and hot rides! High school, junior high, all-star, and youth sports teams compete to qualify for 2017 USA National Events.
Calling all Brownie, Junior, Cadette, and Senior Girl Scout troops! Come out and join the fun!!
Happy Birthday Santa Cruz! The City of Santa Cruz celebrates 150 years with fireworks over Monterey Bay, near the Boardwalk.
Meet the industry's top educators, Instagram stars and stage platform artists. Enjoy live demos throughout the day and shop for your favorite products from 40 industry vendors.
Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts are invited to join us for our 8th Annual Boardwalk Beach Jam!
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
Santa Cruz County Schools are the biggest winners in this annual fundraiser sponsored by the Boardwalk and Capitola Auto Mall Dealer Group. You could be a winner too. Hundreds of prizes including a brand new car will be awarded.
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.
Check out hundreds of sweet hot rods, street rods, vintage, muscle, custom and classic cars in the Boardwalk Parking Lot.
A Fun, Festive Event Perfect for Small Groups At the Boardwalk's Cocoanut Grove.
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!
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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.
Costumed chefs compete for the title of best clam chowder during this popular fundraiser for City of 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!
Wipe Out T1D package includes Boardwalk rides, Event T-shirt, Awareness Bracelet, and exclusive game time. Look for T1D Awareness booths on the Boardwalk. A portion of each registration goes to JDRF for T1D research.
Sponsored by the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk to benefit JDRF
Joining hearts, hands, family and community as we celebrate Northern California's Deaf Community.
Kids experience the Boardwalk like never before with this exciting summer day camp! In addition to scheduled ride times, kids ages 5-12 will learn magic tricks from the Surfing Magician, draw for fun with our Boardwalk caricaturist, compete in a sandcastle contest, roll strikes at the Boardwalk Bowl, make Marini's salt water taffy, play exciting beach games, and lots more!
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!
To show our appreciation for those who serve our communities, Public Safety Officers and active or retired military are invited to join us for two free days of Boardwalk rides with discounts for family members. Bring your valid ID to the Season Pass/Group Sales Office to receive your FREE All-Day Rides wristband and family discount.
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