Capitola Village Schedule of Events 2013


Easter Egg Hunt on the Beach

April 19, 2014
11:00 AM sharp

On the beach and lagoon in front of the Capitola Venetian Hotel.

"In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it" gather the kids, grab their baskets, and hop on down to Capitola Village for the annual Easter egg hunt! Children 12 and under can hunt for candy-filled eggs hidden in the sand. Area divided for children ages 5-under and ages 6-12. To ensure fun for everyone, we ask parents limit 3 eggs per child.

Bring your camera to capture a memorable spring day on the beach in Capitola! The Easter bunny will be there! This FREE family event happens rain or shine! Hosted by the Capitola-Soquel Chamber of Commerce. Visit http://www.capitolachamber.com/ or call the Capitola-Soquel Chamber for more info (831)475-6522.

Capitola Kite Classic

May 3, 2014
11:00 AM Registration

All ages and skill levels welcome. Have fun and win prizes! Bring your own kite to compete or just have fun and enjoy the colorful display! This event will take place on the beach in Capitola Village and begins at 11am. Judging will take place at approximately 1:30pm. For more information call the Capitola-Soquel Chamber at 831-475-6522.

9th Annual Capitola Rod & Custom Classic Car Show

June 7 & 8
On the Esplanade in Capitola Village.

Featuring over 300 Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, Coupes, Roadsters, Customs and Classics - vintage to 1972; Vendor Booths, Music, Silent Auction, Raffle, Trophies, DenBeste Motorsports, Nascar race cars, and more. Enjoy a weekend filled with awesome cars, great music, charming shops, restaurants for every taste, and family fun at the beach!

Call the Capitola-Soquel Chamber of Commerce at 831.475.6522 for more information.

Art and Music at the Beach

Sundays, June - August

Art and Music At The Beach is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a Sunday afternoon in Capitola Village. Live Music is featured on the Esplanade Stage and local artists display their work in Esplanade Park overlooking Capitola Beach and the Monterey Bay. 11:00am - 5:00pm

Twilight Concerts

Wednesdays
June - August
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Art and Cultural Commission bring Wednesday Night Twilight Concerts to Capitola Village on the Esplanade Stage. Families and friends are encouraged to come down and enjoy an array of musical styles from jazz, western, latin, swing, orchestra to rock and roll. The bands will perform from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Bring a picnic dinner 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.

Check back for Concert Schedules.

Wharf to Wharf Race

July 27
8:00 AM

A world class, scenic six-mile race with 35 or more live bands and throngs of festive spectators along the route.

For registration and more information visit:
Website: www.wharftowharf.com

Movies on the Beach

August - September

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

62nd Annual Begonia Festival

September TBA

Sand Sculpture Contest
Horseshoe Tournament on the Sand
Begonia Festival Parade
Fishing Derby and Rowboat Races
and much, much more...
Stay tuned for more details!

More info at http://begoniafestival.com

32nd Annual Art and Wine Festival

September 13 & 14
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Admission is FREE! Over 150 fine artists, 21 Santa Cruz Mountains wineries, gourmet food, children's art area, entertainment all day both days and so much more! All in the beautiful, beach-side setting of Capitola Village-by-the-Sea.

Call the Capitola-Soquel Chamber of Commerce for more information 831.475.6522 or visit http://capitolasoquelchamber.com/artwine

Mermaid Triathalon and Duathalon

October 5
Sunday

Capitola Main Beach

Registration for participants starts February 1st.

The City of Capitola welcomes the Mermaid! Come down and support the athletes or take part in the 9th Annual Mermaid Triathlon/Duathalon in Santa Cruz County.

Visit mermaidtriathlon.com for information about this popular all-women-and-girls race series now in its 4th year in Capitola Village.

Children's Halloween Parade

October TBA
Parade begins at 2:00 PM

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.

Enjoy refreshments, entertainment, goody bags, balloons, and trick-or-treating at Village merchants. This free, family-friendly event is hosted by the Capitola-Soquel Chamber of Commerce.

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

Surfing Santa

November TBA
12:00 Noon

Capitola Main Beach

Surfing Santa arrives with his outrigger canoe and surfboard on the shores of Capitola Main Beach at 12 noon. Be sure to bring your camera to capture Santa's wave-riding arrival. Once Santa has toweled off, he'll settle in his beach chair to hear holiday wishes and have a nice long visit with all the children. The event is free and hosted by the Capitola-Soquel Chamber of Commerce.

For more information call the Capitola-Soquel Chamber at 831.475.6522

Holiday Tree Lighting and Open House

December 6, Saturday

Join us as we ring in the season at the Capitola Village Holiday Tree Lighting and Open House.

Keep posted for more details.

Community Caroling

December TBA

Join the Soquel High Jazz Singers for an evening of strolling and caroling through Capitola Village. Song books will be provided. Delicious hot chocolate and refreshments will be served by Shadowbrook Restaurant. Dress warmly and bring a flashlight!