Capitola Village Schedule of Events


Easter Egg HuntEASTER EGG HUNT

April 23, 11:00 a.m. SHARP
on the beach and lagoon behind the Capitola Venetian Hotel


Maypole DanceMAY DAY CELEBRATION

May 1, 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

traditional Celtic Maypole and Morris Dancing, bagpipe and accordion music,
a Treasure Hunt for all ages with prizes in Esplanade Park and the bandstand in Capitola Village

Donation Table for the Capitola Village Flood Relief Fund
$100 cash prizes and a trophies for the Biggest Capitola Spenders (1 man, 1 woman)

Thanks to all-volunteer performances:
10:00 a.m. - SC Ukulele Club
11:00 a.m. - Jay Salter & members of the Santa Cruz Pipes & Drums
11:30 a.m. - Seabright Morris Dancers
12:00 noon - Maypole Dance
12:30 p.m. - The Great Morgani and celtic accordion music
1:00 p.m. - Start of the Treasure Hunt for family, individual 10 or younger, individual 11 or older
2:00 p.m. - Prizes awarded
THE SHOPPING RACE IS ON:
$100 cash prizes and trophies for the Biggest Capitola Spenders (1 man, 1 woman)


KitesKITE CLASSIC

May 7, 11:00 a.m. registration

for all ages and skill levels, win prizes and help the Capitola Village Flood Relief Fund with your donation/entry
on the Capitola Village main beach


Hot Rods on the BeachROD & CUSTOM CLASSIC CAR SHOW

June 11 and 12

Capitola Rod & Custom Classic Car Show On the Esplanade in Capitola Village.
Featuring over 300 Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, Coupes, Roadsters, Custom and Classic - vintage to 1972; Vendor Booths, Music, Raffle, Trophies, and more.

Enjoy a day filled with awesome cars, great music, charming shops, restaurants

Call the Capitola-Soquel Chamber of Commerce at 831-475-6522 for more information.
Website: www.capitolacarshow.com/


FloatStand Up Paddle Fishing Tournament

June 18, 2011 (Saturday before Father's Day)

Capitola Wharf
Vendors, Prizes
Information and registration: SUP Capitola at 831-475-5108


RaceWHARF-TO-WHARF RACE

July 24, 2011, begins at 8:30 a.m. (always the 4th Sunday in July)

Wharf-To-Wharf Race
A scenic six-mile race with forty live bands, throngs of festive spectators and the coveted Wharf to Wharf Runner T-shirt, awarded only to race finishers! For registration and more information visit:
Website: www.wharftowharf.com


ConcertTWILIGHT CONCERTS

June – September 2011 - Wednesdays 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Check back for dates.

The Art & Cultural Commission has a rich history of providing for the community a wide variety of visual and performing art events. The tradition of the Wednesday Night Twilight Concerts continues in the Esplanade Park. Families and friends are encouraged to come and listen to an array of musical styles from jazz, western, latin, swing, orchestra to good old rock & roll. The bands will perform from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Bring a picnic supper and chairs to sit on either in the park or on the beach while enjoying the music filled sunset. A blanket and warm jackets are always a good idea as the summer weather can bring the fog.


FloatART AT THE BEACH

Various weekends June through August 2011 - Check back for dates.

Art At The Beach is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a Sunday afternoon in Capitola Village. Quality artists from around the area display their work at Esplanade Park overlooking Capitola Beach and the Monterey Bay.

ARTISTS - Would you like to participate?
Read the REQUIREMENTS and then fill out the APPLICATION
Contact : Leslie Fellows


BandstandMOVIES AT THE BEACH

August through September 2011 - Check back for dates.

Seating begins: 6:30 PM
Movie starts: 7:30 PM
Free popcorn from 7-7:30
Enjoy a movie on a summer night. Come early, have dinner in the village, bring the family, bring friends, flashlights, beach chairs, and blankets.


FloatBEGONIA FESTIVAL

September 2-5

Labor Day weekend - Capitola Begonia Festival
Sand Sculpture Contest
Horseshoe Tournament on the Sand
Begonia Festival Parade
Fishing Derby & Rowboat Races
For more information visit www.begoniafestival.com


FestivalCAPITOLA ART & WINE FESTIVAL

September 10-11

200 artists, 16 wineries, gourmet food, entertainment and children's art area. All in the beautiful, beach-side setting of Capitola Village-by-the-Sea.
Website: www.capitolasoquelchamber.com


swimmerMERMAID CLASSIC Triathlon and Duathlon


September 25, 2011
Capitola Main Beach
See mermaidtriathlon.com for information about this popular all-women-and-girls race series now coming to Capitola Village.



SingerCAPITOLA WATER FESTIVAL

October 2011 - Check back for dates.

Capitola Village, Esplanade Park
FREE fun for the whole family: music, magic, prizes, art, games, booths, beach clean-up, fish counts


PumpkinsCAPITOLA VILLAGE HALLOWEEN PARADE

October 30, 2011 - Parade begins at 2PM

Line-up at 1:30 PM in the Pacific Cove Parking Lot above Capitola Police Department and City Hall. Parade winds through Capitola Village and ends at Esplanade Park.

Call the Capitola-Soquel Chamber of Commerce at 831-475-6522 for more information.


Surfing SantaSURFIN' SANTA

November 26 at 12:00 noon

Capitola Village main beach


BandCOMMUNITY TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY

Check back for Dec. date, 5:30 PM
Featuring the Shoreline Middle School Band and free refreshments


ChoirCOMMUNITY CAROLING

Check back for December date, 6:00 PM

Meet at the Capitola Bandstand.
refreshments and songbooks provided