Capitola Venetian Hotel
1500 Wharf Road
Capitola, California, 95010, United States
(800) 332-2780 | (831) 476-6471
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Twilight Concerts - Esplanade Park

June - August Wednesdays 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

"Concerts are held at the Esplanade Park Bandstand, with the one of largest dance floors around. Bring a picnic or dine at one of our many area restaurants, many of whom sponsor our concerts. Seating is on the lawn, seawall, benches or the beach. Please bring your low back chairs or picnic blankets. Warm jackets suggested for cool evenings. No alcohol or dogs in the park or on the beach." -

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Capitola Rod & Custom Car Show
June 10 & 11

"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!"

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16th Annual Jay Moriarity Memorial Paddleboard Race
June 17

"The 2017 Jay Race is an annual ocean paddleboard race in the beautiful waters of the Monterey Bay. This event is in memory of Santa Cruz Waterman Jay Moriarity. Paddle the 12 mile or 2 mile course. Compete in the Waterman's challenge. Free "mini Jay" races for kids 12 and under!" -

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Art and Music at the Beach
June 25

"11:00 AM - 5:00 PM — Sunday 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." -

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Wharf to Wharf Race
July 23

"Sunday, at 8:00 AM — A world class, scenic six-mile race with 35 or more live bands and throngs of festive spectators along the route. A race like no other! For registration and more information visit: Website:" -

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Mermaid Triathalon and Duathalon

October 7

"Capitola Main Beach The City of Capitola welcomes the Mermaid! One of the best all women triathlons on the west coast. Capitola is the perfect venue offering an ocean swim around the wharf, views of the pacific, fun bike course featuring a gradual climb into the coastal redwoods, followed by a run on the ocean bluff overlooking the town. Visit for information about this popular all-women-and-girls race series now in its 6th year in Capitola Village." -

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Monte Foundation 23rd Anniversary Fireworks Extravaganza

October 8 - 8pm (approximately)

"Pack a snack, bring your beach or camping chair, bring a friend and/or your family and head for Capitola Beach, or the wharf, or the bluffs surrounding Capitola by the Sea and enjoy the wonder, awe and majesty of the Monte Foundation Fireworks Extravaganza above Capitola on Sunday, October 8 at 8 pm (approx)." -