There's always something fun happening at the Boardwalk!
Family Fun Overnight
March 28-29, 2014
Kick up your family's game night to a whole new level! Join us for the second annual Family Fun Overnight.
This special event is packed with exciting family activities, arcade time, plus a sleepover in the historic Cocoanut Grove.
Santa Cruz Half Marathon
April 13, 2014
Enjoy this marathon with some of the best views in Santa Cruz!
April 14-18, 2014
Ditch the books and hit the beach, it’s time for Spring Break at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk with rides open every day!
Plus your favorite cable networks are bringing out a family-friendly party. Look for Nickelodeon's SpongeBob Square Pants and Patrick Star on the Boardwalk all week!
On Thursday and Friday the entertainment heats up with celebrity appearances, interactive games, beach competitions, live music... and it’s all free!
Battle of the Bands
April 17, 2014
FIVE bands will perform three songs each for the chance to win a $1000 cash prize and bragging rights!
Bowl For Kids Sake
May 3-4, 2014
Big Brothers Big Sisters' largest annual fundraising event takes place at the Boardwalk Bowl!
Boardwalk Deaf Fest
May 10, 2014
Joining hearts, hands, family and community as we celebrate Northern California's Deaf Community.
at the Boardwalk Bowl!
A party everyday in May!
Great specials on food and bowling, Scoops n' Strikes, Atomic Bowling, Live Local Bands, KDON DJ's and more!
Santa Cruz Beach Soccer Championships
May 31-June 1, 2014
An exciting beach competition with plenty of action. Amateurs and professionals compete on the Santa Cruz Main Beach.
Pro-Am Beach Soccer's
10th Annual Santa Cruz Open
June 7-8, 2014
More than 100 youth, amateur, and professional beach soccer teams play on the beautiful Santa Cruz Main Beach, right in front of the Boardwalk.
The Ultimate Fitness Challenge
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Aloha Terrace (near the Casino Arcade)
Enjoy free demos and mini-classes featuring Zumba, CrossFit Training, Pilates, and more. Health and wellness booths will include free product samples, surprise guests and giveaways. Come "Sweat It Up!"
Free Movies on the Beach
Every Wednesday, June 25-August 13, 2014
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!
FREE Friday Night Bands
on the Beach
Rock out to Top 40 bands from the '70s, '80s, and early '90s FREE on the beach bandstand!
Public Safety Appreciation Day
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Bring your valid identification to the Season Pass/Group Sales Office (located at Entrance 2), and receive a FREE All-Day Rides wristband! For details please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Big Kahuna Triathlon
Sunday, September 14, 2014
For serious competition or just for fun - the Big Kahuna delivers the Spirit of Aloha during this triathlon that finishes at the Boardwalk's beach bandstand with Hawaiian entertainment.
Cheer & Dance Competition
Saturday & Sunday, September 27 & 28, 2014
The ONLY Northern California cheer and dance competition on the beach! High school, junior high, all-star, and youth sports teams from throughout the state compete to qualify for the 2015 USA National Events.
For participant family and friend ride discounts email Kim at email@example.com
Girl Scout • 7th Annual Boardwalk Beach Bash
Friday-Saturday, October 3-5, 2014
Calling all Brownie, Junior, Cadette, and Senior Girl Scout troops! Come out and join the fun!!
Boy Scout • 6th Annual
Boardwalk Beach Jam
Friday, October 10-11, 2014
Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts are invited to join us for our 6th Annual Boardwalk Beach Jam!
Santa Cruz Band Review
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Fifty-five junior high and high school marching bands parade from Santa Cruz High School to the Boardwalk. It's amazing to watch them as they march along the "free play zone" on Beach Street, right next to the Boardwalk!
Drive for Schools Drawing
Sunday, October 26, 2014
The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and the Capitola Auto Mall Dealer Group invite all Santa Cruz County K-12, public or private schools to participate in our annual car giveaway.
and Ocean Art Festival
Date & Time TBD
The Sea Glass & Ocean Art Festival features more than forty unique artists - many of them new to the show - coming from all over the country. This year's event also includes a FREE raffle (with admission purchase on Saturday) with over forty fabulous prizes and a $1000 prize piece contest.
Holiday Lights Train
November-December Dates TBD
Ride Roaring Camp Railroad's vintage excursion cars, adorned with thousands of colorful lights through the streets of Santa Cruz. Sing along to seasonal carols while sipping hot-spiced cider, listen to musical entertainment and enjoy a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Includes your choice of mini golf, laser tag, or arcade games.
Upcoming Events in 2015
Bridal Expo 2015
Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 10am to 4pm
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.
2-For-1 All-Day Rides
February 7-8 and 14-15-16, 2015
Buy one All-Day Rides Wristband at any Boardwalk ticket booth and receive a second wristband FREE! Entire party must be present at ticket booth at the time of purchase to be wristbanded.
Clam Chowder Cook-Off
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Costumed chefs compete for the title of best clam chowder during this popular fundraiser for City of Santa Cruz City Parks & Recreation.