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Bowling ball with Mayhem logo
May 1 - May 31, 2022

It's a party every day during MAYhem! at the Boardwalk Bowl. We've got Wild Weekdays and Wacky Weekends plus KDON hosts Radioactive Atomic Bowling on Sunday and Thursday nights and moms bowl free on Mother's Day. Special events and great discounts on food, drinks, and bowling every day in May.

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Grand Opening The Walk
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Be one of the first to check out our newest shop on the Colonnade, The Walk! Featuring original Boardwalk apparel designed by local artists. Stop by The Walk to meet the talented artists who brought these fresh exciting new designs to life!

band performing on the Colonade
Thursdays & Fridays
June 16-August 12, 2022

Come for the rides, stay for the entertainment!

Enjoy FREE entertainment Thursdays and Fridays throughout the summer in our Colonnade.

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Pro AM Beach Soccer Logo with Beach in background
June 18 - 19, 2022

Come to the Boardwalk to play at the 18th Annual Santa Cruz Open—the biggest beach soccer tournament in Northern California!

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Girl on Loof Carousel
Monday, July 25, 2022

Celebrate National Carousel Day and our Looff Carousel’s 111th Anniversary. First 100 riders on the Carousel will receive a brass souvenir carousel ring. Normal ride pricing and restrictions apply.

Beach Blitz Logo with a band in background
September 9-10, 2022

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

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September 11, 2022

Come celebrate the vibrant traditions of the Latino community with mariachi, folklorico dancers, and a free beach concert. Enjoy Boardwalk rides and games plus fun food and beverage specials throughout the park.

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September 23-24, 2022

A memorable overnight event at the Boardwalk, perfect for family, friends, youth and school groups.

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Girl Scouts smiling
September 30 - October 1, 2022

Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, and Senior Troops camp under the stars and enjoy Boardwalk fun at this epic overnight event!

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Scouts smiling
October 7-8, 2022

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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marching band
Saturday, October 15, 2022

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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Woman smiling at Chili Cook Off
Saturday, October 22, 2022

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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children on ride at Boardwalk - Win $25k, Drive for Schools

Fundraiser Drawing

Sunday, October 23, 2022

Prize drawing for Santa Cruz County's largest school fundraiser. More than 75 schools fundraise from Sept 7-Oct 17, offering the community an opportunity to win $25,000 cash and many other great prizes.

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Clam Chowder Cook Off
Saturday AND Sunday • February 25-26, 2023

Attention chowder lovers! Taste the best at the 42nd 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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Fun Run - Children jumping at Boardwalk
Saturday, March 25, 2023

Lace up your shoes and join the fun with this family-friendly race through the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk! 1K race for 12 and under, and a 5K race for ages 4 and up.

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