Support local artists and small businesses at the NEW Boardwalk Marketplace Pop-Up!
Cozy up around your own private firepit overlooking the beautiful Monterey Bay!
Enjoy top Bay Area craft beers paired with mouth-watering foods, all with an ocean view!
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!
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.
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.
Celebrate Halloween with trick-or-treating and spooktacular Boardwalk fun!
Check out hundreds of sweet hot rods, street rods, vintage, muscle, custom and classic cars in the Boardwalk Parking Lot. Free admission!
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!
Support local artisans and direct sales representatives while shopping at this one-of-a-kind ocean view market at the Boardwalk!
Attention chowder lovers! Taste the best at the 41st 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.
Celebrate National Carousel Day and our Looff Carousel’s 111st Anniversary. First 100 riders on the Carousel will receive a brass souvenir carousel ring. Normal ride pricing and restrictions apply.
Enjoy camping under the stars, worship on the beach, and a lot of Boardwalk fun for ALL AGES!
A memorable overnight event at the Boardwalk, perfect for family, friends, youth and school groups.
Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, and Senior Troops camp under the stars and enjoy Boardwalk fun at this epic overnight event!
Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturers and Scout family and friends camp under the stars and enjoy Boardwalk fun at this epic overnight event!
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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