Capitola Venetian Hotel
1500 Wharf Road
Capitola, California, 95010, United States
(800) 332-2780 | (831) 476-6471
  • Monarch-Butterfly

Tours of the Monarch Butterfly Grove in Santa Cruz

October 15, 2016 - January 17, 2017

Natural Bridges State Beach, Santa Cruz

"Join a docent naturalist & see monarch butterflies wintering in Santa Cruz. Monarch migration is variable, please call for current update." -

  • migrationfestival

Migration Festival

2/11/2017 - Natural Bridges State Beach
11am - 4:00 PM
Parking Fee is $10.00.

"Fly, swim, waddle, walk, bike or drive as you migrate to Natural Bridges State Beach for a full-day of activities that celebrate the migration of whales, butterflies, birds and the many creatures that travel. The park will host migratory animal talks, active kids' games, crafts, skits, live music by the nature-loving 5M's Band, educational booths and displays, along with the now-famous free habitat-cake served at the end of the event. You can purchase a picnic at the park or bring your own." -

  • chowder c-o 2017

The 36th Annual Clam Chowder
Cook-Off & Festival
Saturday-Sunday, February 25-26, 2017

"Join the festivities as costumed chefs prepare their finest clam chowder recipes outdoors along the Boardwalk to the delight of spectators eager to sample their favorites.

Both amateur and professional chefs compete in the friendly competition, hoping to win prizes and bragging rights for BEST CLAM CHOWDER in the country's largest and longest-running clam chowder competition!" -