Annual Santa Cruz County Fair
September 13, 2017 - September 17, 2017
2601 East Lake Ave., off Hwy. 152
Watsonville, CA 95076
Opera in the Park: Carmen
"Bay Shore Lyric Opera is bringing Bizet's Carmen to the Esplanade Stage!
This production is fully-staged, sung in French with English spoken recitative and will feature BSLO’s artists accompanied by the members of The Winchester Orchestra of San Jose under the baton of Michael DiGiacinto" - http://www.capitolavillage.com/events/
Monterey Bay Birding Festival
September 23, 2017
Mermaid Triathalon and Duathalon
"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 mermaidtriathlon.com for information about this popular all-women-and-girls race series now in its 6th year in Capitola Village." - http://www.capitolavillage.com/events/
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)." - https://monte-foundation.com/
Surfer's Path Hang 10/5 Run
"This addition to the Surfer’s Path series features a 10 mile and 5 mile distance. The Hang 10/5 courses start and finish in Capitola Village and travel onto the Surfer’s Path, passing many of the world’s most famous surf breaks." - http://www.capitolavillage.com/events/
Santa Cruz Chili Cook-Off at the Boardwalk!
October 28, 2017
Children's Halloween Parade
"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." - http://www.capitolavillage.com/events/
"12:00 Noon - 3:00 PM — 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" - http://www.capitolavillage.com/events/
Lighted Boat Parade
December 02, 2017
"The Santa Cruz Yacht Club proudly supports then Annual Lighted Boat Parade in Santa Cruz, California.
Each year, the parade invites boaters from across Santa Cruz to celebrate the dark months by illuminating their boats in creative and novel ways. Boats are judged based on craft type and awards are presented at the end of the evening." - http://club.scyc.org/cruising/lighted-boat-parade/
December 15 - January 7
"This winter, locals and visitors can trade flip-flops for ice skates and enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience at Santa Cruz County’s first eco-friendly synthetic ice rink. Located in Esplanade Park, in front of the stage and overlooking Capitola Beach and the Monterey Bay, the seaside ice rink will be open to the public December 15, 2017 through January 7, 2018." - iSKATE Capitola
December 15 - January 7
This winter, locals and visitors can trade flip-flops for ice skates and enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience at Santa Cruz County’s first eco-friendly synthetic ice rink. Located in Esplanade Park, in front of the stage and overlooking Capitola Beach and the Monterey Bay, the seaside ice rink will be open to the public December 15, 2017 through January 7, 2018. - http://www.capitolavillage.com/events/
Monterey Bay provides some of the best views of the California Gray Whale on their annual migration from Alaska to Mexico in the winter months. You can also see sea otters, dolphins, blue whales, porpoises, sea lions and a variety of ocean birds in the unique ecosystem of the Monterey Bay.