Capitola Village is a wonderful place to visit any time of year. It’s an especially wonderful place to visit for a Holiday weekend, Special Event or Festival! We’ve created a list below of the annual events and Holidays taking place in 2019! Book your stay at a vacation rental in Capitola Village for one (or more) of the following special times!

January 2019

Tuesday, January 1st – New Year’s Day!

Ring in the New Year in Capitola!

Monday, January 7th – 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California (40 minutes from Capitola and Santa Cruz). Click here for more information >>

Monday, January 21st – Martin Luther King Dr. Day

Many schools and businesses have this day off, so make a 3-day weekend out of it!

 

February 2019

Sunday, February 3rd – Super Bowl Sunday

Whether you are a big football fan or not, this is always a fun day to gather with your friends for some food, game-watching and cheering! Book a beach house to watch the big game in Capitola! Click here for more information >>

Saturday, February 9th – 1st Sip & Stroll

The Sip and Stroll showcases local and central coast Wineries and Breweries, hosted in your favorite Capitola Village businesses. Hosting businesses will have a designated area set up for Sip and Stroll guests to sample the amazing wines/beers and complimentary small bites! Purchase your tickets for this event here!

Thursday, February 14th – Valentine’s Day

Bring your special someone to the beach for a romantic getaway!

Monday, February 18th – Presidents’ Day

Many schools and businesses have this day off, so make a 3-day weekend out of it!

Sunday, February 24th – Surfer’s Path 10K and 5K

Participants are treated to beachfront and bluff views of the Monterey Bay along the majestic Santa Cruz County coastline. You travel the Surfer’s Path, passing many of the world’s most famous surf breaks. There is plenty of surf music and celebration at the finish area located in the heart of Capitola Village. Click here for more information >>

 

March 2019

Tuesday, March 5th – Mardi Gras

Wednesday Night Sailboat Races in the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor

Sunday, March 17th – St. Patrick’s Day

Sunday, March 23rd – Run. She. Is. Beautiful. Race! Click Here for more information >>

Spring Break! Most kids have their spring break in March and April, so book your family vacation to Capitola Village!

 

April 2019

Spring Break! Most kids have their spring break in March and April, so book your family vacation to Capitola Village!

Saturday, April 20th – Capitola Village Easter Egg Hunt

Get a jump on the Easter Bunny with an egg hunt on the beach, in front of the Capitola Venetian Bungalows on the beach.

Sunday, April 21st – Easter Sunday

 

May 2019

Saturday, May 11th – Capitola Village Spring Sip & Stroll – Get your tickets for the 2nd Sip & Stroll hosted by the Capitola Village businesses! Get your tickets for this event and stroll through the participating shops in town while sipping on delicious wine and beers!

Sunday, May 12th – Mother’s Day

Show the women in your life how much you appreciate them!

Sunday, May 19th – Surfer’s Path Marathon and ½ Marathon

Whether you choose the 26.2 mile Marathon, 13.1 mile Half Marathon or Relay, you will be treated to scenic courses, featuring breathtaking views of the Monterey Bay coastline and a series of world renowned surf breaks. An ideal destination event, participants can experience a quintessential California vacation. Click Here for more information >>

Friday, May 24th – Monday, May 27th – Memorial Day Weekend

 

June 2019

Saturday, June 8th and Sunday, June 9th – Capitola Rod and Custom Classic Car Show

Presented by the Capitola Foundation, enjoy a weekend in Capitola Village filled with awesome cars, great music, charming shops, restaurants for every taste and family fun at the beach! Book your stay with us in Capitola! Click Here for more information >>

Thursday, June 13th to Sunday, June 16 – U.S. Open Championship at Pebble Beach

Pebbly Beach is about 45 minutes down the scenic Highway 1. Guests have already booked their stay with us for the US Open Championship! A Pebble Beach U.S. Open is a highlight-maker. Pebble Beach hosts its sixth U.S. Open on June 13-16, 2019! Click Here for more information and to purchase tickets >>

Friday, June 14th to Sunday, June 16th – UCSC Graduation Weekend

Celebrate your Grad (and Dad in the same weekend!) at a beach house! Make the celebration a whole vacation!

Sunday, June 16th – Father’s Day

Show your favorite guy in your life how much they mean to you with a beach vacation!

Wednesday Nights – Twilight Concerts in Capitola Village

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM: The Art and Cultural Commission bring Wednesday Night Twilight Concerts to Capitola Village on the Esplanade Stage. Families and friends are encouraged to come down and enjoy an array of musical styles from jazz, western, latin, swing, orchestra to rock and roll. Bring a picnic dinner and chairs to sit on either in the park or on the beach while enjoying the music filled sunset.

18th Annual Jay Race – Jay Moriarty Memorial Paddleboard Race

Date TBA. Click here for more information >>

Sunday Mornings – Art and Music at the Beach in Capitola Village

From 11am to 5pm on Sunday in the Summer, join us at Esplanade Park for Art and Music At The Beach. It is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a Sunday afternoon in Capitola Village. Live Music is featured on the Esplanade Stage and local artists display their work in Esplanade Park overlooking Capitola Beach and the Monterey Bay.

 

July 2019

Wednesday Nights – Twilight Concerts in Capitola Village

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM: The Art and Cultural Commission bring Wednesday Night Twilight Concerts to Capitola Village on the Esplanade Stage. Families and friends are encouraged to come down and enjoy an array of musical styles from jazz, western, latin, swing, orchestra to rock and roll. Bring a picnic dinner and chairs to sit on either in the park or on the beach while enjoying the music filled sunset.

Sunday Mornings – Art and Music at the Beach in Capitola Village

From 11am to 5pm on Sunday in the Summer, join us at Esplanade Park for Art and Music At The Beach. It is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a Sunday afternoon in Capitola Village. Live Music is featured on the Esplanade Stage and local artists display their work in Esplanade Park overlooking Capitola Beach and the Monterey Bay.

Sunday, July 28th – 47th Annual Wharf to Wharf Race

Each year, on the fourth Sunday in July, thousands of runners from across America and around the globe return to Santa Cruz, California for the annual six-mile race to Capitola-by-the-Sea. Widely acclaimed “The best little road race in California”, Wharf to Wharf is the biggest summer event of its kind on the West Coast. Click Here for more information >>

 

August 2019

Wednesday Nights – Twilight Concerts in Capitola Village

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM: The Art and Cultural Commission bring Wednesday Night Twilight Concerts to Capitola Village on the Esplanade Stage. Families and friends are encouraged to come down and enjoy an array of musical styles from jazz, western, latin, swing, orchestra to rock and roll. Bring a picnic dinner and chairs to sit on either in the park or on the beach while enjoying the music filled sunset.

Sunday Mornings – Art and Music at the Beach in Capitola Village

From 11am to 5pm on Sunday in the Summer, join us at Esplanade Park for Art and Music At The Beach. It is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a Sunday afternoon in Capitola Village. Live Music is featured on the Esplanade Stage and local artists display their work in Esplanade Park overlooking Capitola Beach and the Monterey Bay.

Friday Nights – Movies on the Beach

Enjoy a movie on a summer night. Come early, have dinner in the village, bring family and friends, flashlights, beach chairs, and blankets.

Friday, August 31st – Monday, September 2nd – Labor Day Weekend

 

September 2019

Friday, August 31st – Monday, September 2nd – Labor Day Weekend

Enjoy your 3-Day holiday weekend at the beach in Capitola!

Saturday, September 14th and Sunday, September 15th – Capitola Art and Wine Festival

A fun weekend for the whole family! The Capitola Art & Wine Festival combines Art, Wine, Music and Food, all in charming Capitola Village overlooking the Monterey Bay. Summer’s last hurrah, and truly a weekend in paradise!

Saturday, September 28th and Sunday, September 29th – 2nd Capitola Beach Festival

The community event will include a 5k Fun Run, Horseshoe Tournament, Lighted Nautical Parade, Fishing Derby, Sand Sculpture Contest, Chalk Art Event, Rowboat Races and more! There will be something for everyone in the family to enjoy for the 2-day event!

 

October 2019

Saturday, October 5th – Mermaid Triathlon

Always the first Saturday in October. The T9 Mermaid Tri & Du Capitola is one of the best all women triathlons on the West Coast. Capitola offers an ocean swim around the wharf, views of the Pacific Ocean, fun bike course featuring a gradual climb into the coastal redwoods, followed by a run on the ocean bluff overlooking Capitola Village.

Sunday, October 13th – Monte Fireworks

Always the Sunday before Columbus Day. Watch Fireworks light up the sky in Capitola Village over the Wharf! This is a spectacular show and you will not want to miss!

Surfer’s Hang – Date TBA

Welcome to the Surfer’s Path Hang 10/ Hang 5. This addition to the Surfer’s Path series features a 10 mile and 5 mile distance. The Hang 10/5 courses start and finish in Capitola Village and travel onto the Surfer’s Path, passing many of the world’s most famous surf breaks.

Sunday, October 27th – Children’s Halloween Parade

The parade winds through Capitola Village and ends at Esplanade Park. Enjoy refreshments, entertainment, goody bags, balloons, and trick-or-treating at Village merchants.

Wednesday, October 30th to Sunday, November 3rd – Capitola Plein Air’s 5th Art Festival

As you walk through Capitola Village during the weekend of the festival, you will be able to spot dozens of artists painting beautiful parts of our charming town. Click here for more information.

Thursday, October 31st – Halloween

 

November 2019

Monday, November 11th – Veterans Day

Make this 3-day weekend a fun and memorable one at the beach! Most beach houses offer the 3rd night free!

Thursday, November 28th – Thanksgiving Day

Celebrate all that you are thankful for in a beach house for the holiday! 4 Night Minimum on all rentals.

Saturday, November 30th – Surfing Santa Event in Capitola Village

Kick off the Holiday Season by heading on down to Capitola Beach in the morning to welcome Santa into the Village!

 

December 2019

Monday, December 23rd – Hanukkah (First Day)

Celebrate Hanukkah in Capitola!
Wednesday, December 25th – Christmas Day

Can’t decide where to spend Christmas? Spend the holidays with the ones you love in the place you love!

Tuesday, December 31st – New Year’s Eve

Close out the year (and begin the next) with a Capitola Vacation!