summer events Capitola

Summer in Capitola is here!

We have put together a list of the Capitola Summer Events as well as some of our favorite activities to add to your vacation itinerary! As always, let us know if you need any suggestions!

Fun and Free Events at Capitola Beach

Twilight Concerts
Enjoy a Free Concert every Wednesday from 6-8pm at Esplanade Park from June 6th to August 29th

Art and Music at the Beach
Located at Esplanade Park, browse and purchase quality artwork from local artists including painting, photography, sculpture, jewelry and more, while enjoying live music on the Esplanade Stage from 2-4pm on Sunday, June 24thJuly 1stJuly 15thJuly 29thAugust 5th and August 19th

Movies on the Beach
Head on down to the Esplanade Park Bandstand at dusk to watch a family fun movie! Here are the dates and movies: Friday, August 24th (“Sing”), Friday, August 31st (“Cars 3”), Friday, September 7th (“Zootopia”) and Friday, September 14th (“A Wrinkle in Time”)

Fun and Free Events in Santa Cruz

Beach Concerts at the Boardwalk
Watch a Free concert at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk EVERY Friday from June 15th – August 31st. There are 2 shows each Friday6:30pm and 8:30pm.Click here to view the list of bands

Free Movies at Main Beach
Enjoy a movie on the beach in front of the Santa Cruz Boardwalk every Wednesday night starting at 9pm from June 20th to August 15th (except July 4th). Click here for a list of the movies playing.

Wednesday Night Sailboat Races in the Yacht Harbor
Watch the sailboats sail and race every Wednesday, starting at 5:30pm at the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor. Click here for more information.

Crow’s Nest Beach Parties on Thursday Nights
The party starts at 5:30pm every Thursday and goes until sunset. With live entertainment on the outdoor beach stage, and Crow’s Nest’s famous BBQ and outdoor bar, beach parties are a unique and popular event. Families are welcome, and there is no admission charge! After the sun sets the fun begins upstairs with dancing to the best of local live bands.Beach Party Dates: Thursdays, May 31st to August 30th

Local Activities

Surf Lessons or Stand Up Paddle Boarding in Capitola Beach
Capitola Beach Company in Capitola Village is a great place to take up surf lessons and rent stand up paddle boards

Beach Bonfire
Click here to view where you can have a beach bonfire in the Santa Cruz area.

Experience Santa Cruz at Sea!
Sail the Chardonnay Sailboat or O’Neill Yacht Charter Boat

Zip-Line through the Redwoods
Swing through the Redwood trees at Mount Hermon through their Redwood Canopy Tours. Click here to learn more and get your tickets.

Santa Cruz Shakespeare in the Grove at De LaVeaga Park
Click here to learn more and get your tickets to watch a Shakespeare performance from July 10 to September 2!