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Capitola Begonia Festival Event

 

 

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    Capitola Begonia Festival  September 3-6, 2010

     

    Capitola-by-the-Sea Begonia Festival brings merriment with floral, floating floats on display.

     


    Annual Nautical Parade includes begonia covered barges floating down Soquel Creek to the Lagoon on Sunday. Today's festivities include the Sandcastle Festival Competition from 8 a.m. to Noon at Capitola Beach, Art in the Park at Noon; Concert in Esplanade Park from 4 to 6 p.m. Capitola Goes to the Movies at Dusk - on the Beach; and Float building viewing is from 4 to 10 p.m.  begoniafestival.com

    Sand Sculpture Contest 8:30 to Noon at Capitola Beach
    Registration begins on the beach at 8:30 AM.
    *Please note that due to high tide, judging will be earlier this year:
    Trophy judging will be held at 12 PM.
     

    Budding Artists Event 9:00 to Noon at the Esplanade View the work of local student artists!


    Concert in the Park 4 PM - 6 PM - The Silicon Valley Houserockers live at the beach in Esplanade Park.
    Bring the family, a picnic dinner, chairs, blankets and bring your dancing shoes!

    "Capitola Goes To The Movies" begins at Dusk on the Beach ... Steven Speilberg's Hook starring Robin Willams and Dustin Hoffman. Bring the family, a picnic dinner, chairs, blankets and we'll provide the popcorn!

    Float Construction Viewing 4 PM - 10 PM Stroll along the banks of Soquel Creek and watch as the floats begin to take shape.

    Sunday
    Horseshoes on the Sand 8:00 AM - Finish Capitola Beach in front of the Venetian Hotel
    Teams will be chosen by drawing names from a hat.
    Participants must pre-register beforehand. Fill out an online form or call 475.6522 for information.

    Float Construction Viewing
    Take another stroll along the banks of Soquel Creek
    in the morning, and watch as the floats get their
    finishing touches.

    Chalk Art on the Seawall 9:00 AM - Noon
    Sign in at Esplanade Park Open to children of all ages. Create your own masterpiece atop the seawall on the Esplanade for all to enjoy! Art chalk provided to all participants.

    Begonias to go, Head to Toe! 11:00 AM - Noon In Esplanade Park
    Become a part of the Festival! Create and design a festive hat for the occasion! Bring your own hat; we'll provide the begonias. Hosted by the Capitola Museum

    57th Annual Nautical Parade 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Begonia covered barges float down Soquel Creek to the Lagoon. Great views from the Stockton Bridge, Cliff Avenue and Wharf Road. ADA seating available, click here for map or call 475.6522 for information.

    sponsored by City of Capitola , Ocean Honda & Margaritaville

    Concert in the Park 4 PM - 6PM
    Mike Hadley and the Groove live at the beach in Esplanade Park. Bring the family, a picnic dinner, chairs, blankets and bring your dancing shoes!

    Monday

    Fishing Derby 6:00 AM - Noon
    On the Capitola Wharf
    Registration begins at 6AM at the end of the Wharf. Open to all ages. Final Tally begins at 11 AM.

    Children's Art Event 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    In Esplanade Park.
    Children of all ages are welcome to come and create a memory to take home.

    Rowboat Races beginning at 1 PM
    Soquel Creek - We supply the boats!
    Registration at the pathway by the Stockton Bridge from noon until 1 PM.