Capitola Begonia Festival September 3-6,
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
"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.
Horseshoes on the Sand 8:00 AM - Finish Capitola Beach in front of the
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
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
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!
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.