Capitola’s Tribute to the Begonia Festival – Saturday September 3rd & 4th – Capitola held it’s 65th & Final Begonia Festival in 2017. This year, the Capitola Arts & Cultural Commission is hosting a weekend of memory sharing. Featuring Historic Memorabilia at the History Museum and Music in Esplanade Park. Join in the fun and take a trip down Memory Lane. For more detailed info visit Capitola’s Tribute to the Begonia Festival

Capitola Art & Wine Festival – Saturday, September 10th & Sunday, September 11th 2022– The 39th annual festival is announced and is one of our most popular events of the year! This is such 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. Sip on some amazing tastes of local wine while browsing through original artist’s work and shopping, too! The best combination. Click Here for more information to come soon.

Capitola Beach Festival – Saturday September 24th 8am-8pm– Remember the Annual Begonia Festival that took place during Labor Day? Luckily, the Capitola Beach Festival has replaced it! This family-friendly event includes a 3-Miler Fun Run hosted by the Wharf to Wharf, a Horseshoe Tournament, the Lighted Nautical Parade, a Fishing Derby, a Sand Sculpture Contest, the Chalk Art Event, a Concert in Esplanade Park, Rowboat Races and more! Click here for more information to be announced soon.


Mermaid Triathlon – Saturday, October 1st 2022 – 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, a fun bike course featuring a gradual climb into the coastal redwoods, followed by a run on the ocean bluff overlooking Capitola Village. The Mermaid Series is building a welcoming community that inspires women from all backgrounds to experience the joy of crossing the finish line. Click here for more information about all their events.

Monte Fireworks Show over Capitola Wharf – Sunday October 9th 2022  7:30-8:30 pm– Come to Capitola Village for an incredible fireworks show over Capitola Wharf! There is plenty of beach space or along the bluffs to capture the artworks that light up the sky. You’ll definitely want to experience this 27th annual extravaganza. Check out the Monte Foundation to learn more about this community-based foundation’s generosity.

WOW- Women on Waves- October 22nd & 23rd- A Global Community Fundraiser, the theme this year is “Sea Happiness” Come and support raising awareness of mental health and the importance of therapeutic benefits we all get back from the ocean. Less Stress-More Energy-More Grounding To participate and learn more visit Women on Waves Surf Contest


Capitola Plein Air –  October 31st through November 6th – For one week in November watch as artists take to the streets and bring our beautiful little Village to extraordinary beauty. For more details and to get involved  Capitola Plein Air  and browse the incredible works of art from last year and on sale.

Capitola Village Sip & Stroll- Saturday November 12th Noon-5pm – Enjoy a special shopping experience strolling through local shops and boutiques while sipping on some local favorites wine and beer. A cheerful way to connect and support local business owners and get a jump start on your Holiday gift list.