Local Special Events

Special Events in Capitola Village 2022!

Capitola Village hosts a variety of events and activities every year, and we invite you to come and experience one (or more) of them! Let us know if you have any questions about these events!

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2022 Calendar of Events

Capitola Rod and Custom Classic Car Show – June 11th and 12th 2022- Last year this super cool event was cancelled but it is up and running for 2022 and we are so excited to welcome this show back for the 15th year. It is voted one of the top ten car shows in the USA right here in our gorgeous Capitola by the Sea.  Capitola Rod & Classic Car Show is ready to rumble, so book a beach house and hang out all weekend long with these beauties.

Twilight Concert Series – Wednesday nights in June, July, and August – Bring a blanket or beach chairs, pack your snacks, and put on your dancing shoes to enjoy a free concert while the sun sets at Esplanade Park by Capitola Beach! A local favorite we look forward to each year and enjoyed by all ages.

June 15 Sasha’s Money Cover & Dance
June 22 Extra Large Original Funky Fun
June 29 John Michael Band Classic Rock
July 6 Mike Hammar & the Nails Contemporary Blues
July 13 The Joint Chiefs Band R&B, Funk & Soul
July 20 Live Again Soul & Americana
July 27 Santa Cruz Latin Collective Salsa & Latin
August 3 Billy Martini Show Dance Hits of the 70s
August 10 Jive Machine Funk, Dance & Rock
August 17 Dirty Cello Blues & Rock
August 24 B-Movie Kings Rock & Dance
August 31 Digbeats Classic Rock

Art and Music by the Beach in Capitola Village – Sundays in the Summer – Enjoy a Sunday afternoon in Capitola taking place six Sundays throughout the summer at Esplanade Park overlooking the Monterey Bay. View and purchase quality artwork including painting, photography, sculpture, jewelry and mixed media from local artists and enjoy live music on the Esplanade Stage. This family friendly event is free and open to the public.

Wharf to Wharf Race – Sunday, July 24th 2022 – 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. After 2 years of “virtual running” we are so excited for the 50th live, in person race. This will be an event not to miss as the energy that flows through our little Village is one to experience. The Wharf to Wharf registration details are here so sign up, run or walk and celebrate the power of what you can achieve!

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.

Capitola Beach Festival – September 24 & 25, 2022 – 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.

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 9, 2022 7:30 p.m – 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.

Capitola Plein Air – October 31-November 5, 2022 watch as artists take to the streets and bring our beautiful little Village to extraordinary beauty. Browse Capitola Plein Air for the incredible works of art from last year and on sale.