Mark your calendar For these can't miss local events
From concerts to cultural events, Santa Cruz is alive with activities celebrating everything from art and fashion to food and film. Here are a few rad events worth adding to your social calendar.
Hop N' Barley Beer Festival
Jul 15, 2023 | All Day
This family and dog friendly beer festival is celebrating fun in the sun with craft brews from far and wide!
Woodies on the Wharf
Jun 24, 2023 | 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Celebrate the Santa Cruz lifestyle and classic surf wagons at Woodies on the Wharf.
Come see the more than 200 “Woodies”, gorgeous, pre-1950s cars that feature wood bodies, line the Santa Cruz Wharf. Stroll the Wharf and enjoy dozens of shops and restaurants and stellar coastal views while you soak up the sun and beauty of Northern California’s premier “Woodie” show. At 3:30pm, be sure to take part in the Woodies Send-Off Parade!
Wharf to Wharf Race
Jul 23, 2023 | All Day
The annual 6-mile, scenic seaside run from Santa Cruz to Capitola-by-the-Sea is widely acclaimed as “The best little road race in California”. The Wharf to Wharf is the biggest summer event of its kind on the West Coast.
The race route is lined with fans, bands, and all kinds of great fun! Come to Santa Cruz and cheer them on!
LIVE MUSIC on the COLONNADE - Beach Boardwalk
Jun 15, 2023 | 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Rock out to the Bay Area bands at the beautiful seaside location, while you enjoy a variety of Boardwalk treats. Play the arcades that stay open late or shop at many stores open late on the Colonnade. Admission Free!
FREE Movies on the Beach - Beach Boardwalk
Jun 16, 2023 | 9:00 PM - 9:00 PM
There's nothing like watching your favorite movies right on the beach with the smell of kettle corn, hot dogs, and saltwater taffy filling the air. Head down to the Boardwalk Friday nights at 9am from June 16th - August 11th.