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Eric Burdon and The Animals will be performing live on the beach! Playing two free shows, 6:30 & 8:30pm, pick one or stay for both!

Why?
An evening on the beach enjoying live music in Santa Cruz is pretty fantastic!

Tips go early to grab a spot skip parking and take the trolley for $0.25! leave tall chairs and canopies home

Hero sea glass festival
Experience ocean art from the dozens of participating artists.
Sunday, Nov 06, 2016 Saturday, Nov 05, 2016 at 400 Beach St, Santa Cruz map

The 7th annual sea glass and ocean art festival will be held upstairs in the Cocoanut Grove.

Why?
Perfect timing to do some holiday shopping & support ocean

Tips go hungry - a full bar + food will be open a paid lot and metered

Hero chili cook off at the boardwalk
Bring your appetite and join the fun!
Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 at 400 Beach St, Santa Cruz map

The 7th annual Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Chili cook-off is Saturday, October 22.

Why?
killer chili will be made & enjoyed in all forms -- including vegan, vegetarian, spicy, mild, beanless, and meaty varieties.

Tips tasting kits go on sale at 10 & sell out early bring water food & drink vendors at the Boardwalk will be open

Hero telluride mountainfilm in santa cruz
Hosted at The Rio Theatre
Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 at The Rio Theatre 1205 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz map • (831) 423-8209

Mountainfilm on Tour brings inspiration and education about important issues to audiences around the world. The tour will soon visit Santa Cruz at the Rio Theatre on November 12 with documentary films that will explore the themes connected to Telluride Mountainfilm’s mission to use the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world.

Why?
America's longest-running film festival, every film aims to inspire!

Tips buy tickets in advance

Hero bring a friend to the boardwalk for free
Season pass holders can bring a friend for free this Saturday!
Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk 400 Beach St , Santa Cruz map • (831) 423-5590

Boardwalk Season Pass Holders -- This Saturday is your special day! Grab and friend and head to the Boardwalk for a day of rides! Bring your valid Boardwalk Season Pass to any ticket booth, and get a free all-day wristband for your friend!

Why?
Bring a friend for free & ride all the rides, all day

Tips wear comfortable shoes dress in layers plan on spending the day

Hero santa cruz beach boardwalk band review
Come early, grab a seat and cheer for your hometown favorites!
Saturday, Oct 15, 2016 at corner of 2nd st and riverside, Santa Cruz map

The 46th annual Santa Cruz marching band review is scheduled for Saturday, October 15 from 9am to 2pm.

Why?
Santa Cruz High Marching Band will be marching at 9:45! This is a judged competition, each band will be decked out in full parade regalia!

Tips bring your own chair (or sit on the curb) bring water and sunscreen boardwalk rides will be open from 11 to 7 buy some swag to support the Santa Cruz High Marching Band!

Hero free friday night concerts at the boardwalk
Friday Night Bands on the Beach
Friday, Aug 26, 2016 Friday, Aug 26, 2016 at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk 400 Beach St, Santa Cruz map
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Los Lobos will be performing live on the beach! Playing two free shows, 6:30 & 8:30pm, pick one or stay for both!

Why?
An evening on the beach enjoying live music in Santa Cruz is pretty fantastic!

Tips go early to grab a spot skip parking and take the trolley for $0.25! leave tall chairs and canopies home

Hero free friday night concerts at the boardwalk
Friday Night Bands on the Beach
Friday, Aug 19, 2016 Friday, Aug 19, 2016 at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk 400 Beach St, Santa Cruz map

Smash Mouth will be performing live on the beach! Playing two free shows, 6:30 & 8:30pm, pick one or stay for both!

Why?
An evening on the beach enjoying live music in Santa Cruz is pretty fantastic!

Tips go early to grab a spot skip parking and take the trolley for $0.25! leave tall chairs and canopies home

Hero free movies on the beach by santa cruz beach boardwalk
Wednesday Night's Movie on the Beach
Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016 at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk 400 Beach St, Santa Cruz map

The Goonies will be playing on the Main Beach's big screen!

Why?
A Summer evening on the beach in Santa Cruz is loads of fun for the whole family!

Tips go early to grab a spot skip parking and take the trolley for $0.25! leave tall chairs and canopies home go early & catch some rides during with Pepsi Night deal!

Hero free friday night concerts at the boardwalk
Friday Night Bands on the Beach
Friday, Aug 12, 2016 Friday, Aug 12, 2016 at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk 400 Beach St, Santa Cruz map

Foghat will be performing live on the beach! Playing two free shows, 6:30 & 8:30pm, pick one or stay for both!

Why?
An evening on the beach enjoying live music in Santa Cruz is pretty fantastic!

Tips go early to grab a spot skip parking and take the trolley for $0.25! leave tall chairs and canopies home

Hero free movies on the beach by santa cruz beach boardwalk
Wednesday Night's Movie on the Beach
Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk 400 Beach St, Santa Cruz map

Men in Black will be playing on the Main Beach's big screen!

Why?
A Summer evening on the beach in Santa Cruz is loads of fun for the whole family!

Tips go early to grab a spot skip parking and take the trolley for $0.25! leave tall chairs and canopies home go early & catch some rides during with Pepsi Night deal!

Hero free friday night concerts at the boardwalk
Friday Night Bands on the Beach
Friday, Aug 05, 2016 Friday, Aug 05, 2016 at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk 400 Beach St, Santa Cruz map

Y & T will be performing live on the beach! Playing two free shows, 6:30 & 8:30pm, pick one or stay for both!

Why?
An evening on the beach enjoying live music in Santa Cruz is pretty fantastic!

Tips go early to grab a spot skip parking and take the trolley for $0.25! leave tall chairs and canopies home

Hero free movies on the beach by santa cruz beach boardwalk
Wednesday Night's Movie on the Beach
Wednesday, Aug 03, 2016 at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk 400 Beach St, Santa Cruz map

The Wizard of Oz will be playing on the Main Beach's big screen!

Why?
An Summer evening on the beach in Santa Cruz is loads of fun for the whole family!

Tips go early to grab a spot skip parking and take the trolley for $0.25! leave tall chairs and canopies home go early & catch some rides during with Pepsi Night deal!

Hero free movies on the beach by santa cruz beach boardwalk
Wednesday Night's Movie on the Beach
Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016 at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk 400 Beach St, Santa Cruz map

My Big Fat Greek Wedding will be playing on the Main Beach's big screen!

Why?
An Summer evening on the beach in Santa Cruz is loads of fun for the whole family!

Tips go early to grab a spot skip parking and take the trolley for $0.25! leave tall chairs and canopies home go early & catch some rides during with Pepsi Night deal!

Hero free friday night concerts at the boardwalk
Friday Night Bands on the Beach Series
Friday, Jul 22, 2016 Friday, Jul 22, 2016 at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk 400 Beach St, Santa Cruz map

Toad the Wet Sprocket will be performing live on the beach! Playing two free shows, 6:30 & 8:30pm, pick one or stay for both!

Why?
An evening on the beach enjoying live music in Santa Cruz is pretty fantastic!

Tips go early to grab a spot skip parking and take the trolley for $0.25! leave tall chairs and canopies home

Hero pepsi nights at the boardwalk
Bring a Pepsi & enjoy unlimited rides for $12.95
Thursday, Jul 21, 2016 Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016 Thursday, Jul 14, 2016 Wednesday, Jul 13, 2016 at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk 400 Beach St, Santa Cruz map

Want to enjoy the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk with a lower price tag? Bring a Pepsi product on Wednesdays & Thursdays after 5pm and get unlimited rides for only $12.95 (usually $33.95)

Why?
Affordable way for non-season pass holders to enjoy the Boardwalk

Tips bring a can of Pepsi to get the deal Pepsi night starts at 5

Hero free movies on the beach by santa cruz beach boardwalk
Wednesday Night's Movie on the Beach
Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016 at 400 Beach St, Santa Cruz map

Labryinth will be playing on the Main Beach's big screen!

Why?
A Summer evening on the beach in Santa Cruz is loads of fun for the

Tips go early to grab a spot skip parking and take the trolley for

Hero retro night at the boardwalk
A night of one-dollar rides, cotton candy and more!
Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016 Monday, Jul 18, 2016 Tuesday, Jul 12, 2016 Monday, Jul 11, 2016 at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk 400 Beach St, Santa Cruz map

Ready for Retro Night? Don't worry, you can leave your leg warmers, neon shirts and huarache sandals in your closet.

Why?
An affordable way to enjoy the Boardwalk with the whole family

Tips Retro night begins at 5pm bring a friend or two!

Hero free friday night concerts at the boardwalk
Friday Night Bands on the Beach
Friday, Jul 15, 2016 Friday, Jul 15, 2016 at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk 400 Beach St, Santa Cruz map

Santana's original lead singer Gregg Rolie will be performing live on the beach! Playing two free shows, 6:30 & 8:30pm, pick one or stay for both!

Why?
An evening on the beach enjoying live music in Santa Cruz is pretty fantastic!

Tips go early to grab a spot skip parking and take the trolley for $0.25! leave tall chairs and canopies home

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