Upcoming Events

There's always something fun happening at the Boardwalk!

Retro Nights

June 19-August 22, 2017

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.

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Pepsi Nights

June 21-August 24, 2017

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!

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FREE Friday Night Bands on the Beach

FREE Friday Night Bands
on the Beach

June 16 - September 1, 2017

6:30pm and 8:30pm

Rock out to Top 40 bands from the '70s, '80s, and early '90s FREE on the Beach Bandstand!

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Boardwalk Fall Campout

September 22-23, 2017

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.

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Cheer & Dance Competition

September 30, 2017

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.
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Fall Girl Scout Overnight

October 6-7, 2017

Calling all Brownie, Junior, Cadette, and Senior Girl Scout troops! Come out and join the fun!!
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Fall Boy Scout Overnight

October 13-14, 2017

Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts are invited to join us for our 8th Annual Boardwalk Beach Jam!
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The Lost Boys
30th Anniversary Encore!

FREE Movie on the Beach

October 14, 2017 - 7:00pm

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.

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47th Annual
Santa Cruz Band Review

October 21, 2017

Join fifty-five high school and junior high bands at the ONLY marching band competition with warm sand, cool surf and hot rides!
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8th Annual Chili Cook-Off

October 28, 2017

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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Drive For Schools

Drive For Schools

Annual Car Giveaway Drawing

Sept. 13 - Oct. 22, 2017

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.
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Hot Rods at the Beach

November 4, 2017

Check out hundreds of sweet hot rods, street rods, vintage, muscle, custom and classic cars in the Boardwalk Parking Lot. Free admission!
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Boardwalk Holiday Bash

December 8, 2017

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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Holiday Train Rides at the Boardwalk

Holiday Train Rides

November - December - Dates TBD

Celebrate the Holiday Season with a ride on a festive train!

Strike Out Hunger
and Bowl for FREE!

Nov. 1, 2017 - Dec. 31, 2017

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.
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Coming Events in 2018

Bridal Expo at the Boardwalk's Cocoanut Grove

2018 Bridal Expo

Sunday, January 28, 2018

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.
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Clam Chowder Cook-Off

Saturday AND Sunday • February 24-25, 2018

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.
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Spring 2018
Girl Scout Overnight

March 9-10, 2018

If you're a Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette or Senior - Come out and join the fun!

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Spring 2018
Boy Scout Overnight.

March 16-17, 2018

Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers are invited to join this Boy Scout Overnight!

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Boardwalk Spring Overnight

March 23-24, 2018

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.

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Spring Break at the Boardwalk

Spring Break at the Boardwalk

Date TBA

Ditch the books and hit the beach!

Open daily with awesome rides and free entertainment!

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Boardwalk Deaf Fest

May 19, 2018

Joining hearts, hands, family and community as we celebrate Northern California's Deaf Community.

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FREE Movies on the Beach

Wednesday Nights at 9:00pm

June 20- August 15, 2018

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! 

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