Every year when Summer turns into Fall, Santa Cruz and Capitola locals get ready for the local’s Summer! What most people don’t know about the Fall months, is that we have the BEST weather in September and October! It’s an endless Summer in Capitola. Sunny and warm days are still to come! On top of the wonderful weather, there are many fun things to look forward to doing! Plan your stay ahead of time with these events and activities:

1. 37th Annual Capitola Art and Wine Festival – September 14th and 15th

This fun weekend for the whole family 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! We are already SOLD OUT this year, but plan ahead and book your beach house for next year’s Art and Wine Festival, which will be September 12th and 13th, 2020. Mark your calendars!

2. 2nd Annual Capitola Beach Festival – September 28th and 29th

Come to Capitola Village the weekend of September 28th and 29th, 2019 for Capitola Village’s 2nd Annual Beach Festival with something for everyone to enjoy! The community event will include 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! Join us for this free, family-friendly, and fun event. Book your beach house for this long weekend! We have very limited availability!

3. 25th Anniversary Monte Fireworks Show – October 13th

Cruise on down to Capitola Village and watch an incredible fireworks show over the Capitola Wharf! This is a free event and perfect for the whole family to enjoy a great fireworks show! Book your beach house for this fun weekend!

4. Capitola Village Halloween Parade – October 27th

Ghosts, goblins, boys and ghouls…join us for the annual Capitola Village Halloween Parade! Line up begins at 1:30pm in the Beach & Village Parking Lot above Capitola City Hall. Parade begins promptly at 2pm. Parade will head down Capitola Avenue, wind through Capitola Village to the Esplanade ending at Esplanade Park, where trick-or-treat bags, balloons, and refreshments will be waiting. New Leaf Community Market will be there with treats! Trick-or-treating at Capitola Village shops following parade.

5. 3rd Capitola Village Sip and Stroll – November 9th

Capitola Village and Wharf Business Improvement Area will be holding a Sip and Stroll on November 9th, 2019. We will have approximately 20 wineries and breweries participating in our event.

6. “100 Things to do in Santa Cruz before you Die” Book Released on October 15th!

That’s right! Your friends at Beach House Rentals in Capitola Village wrote a book! We are so excited for this amazing and fun book to be available to all! You can purchase it HERE!

7. Visit a Pumpkin Patch up the Coast!

Check out our list of pumpkin patches we love in Capitola, Santa Cruz and beyond! Click here!