Come join the fun at the 3rd Annual Capitola Beach Festival on September 25 and 26. Our all-volunteer team is helping bring back “Community Spirit” after such a challenging year. The Festival’s highlight is Saturday’s Lighted Nautical Parade on Soquel Creek. However, the team reports that only three floats are currently signed up.
Consider building a lighted barge for the parade. The Festival provides the floating barge and a site along the creek for gathering to decorate the floats. You provide the lights and the fun. Contact the Parade Chair at 831-239-1611.
On Saturday there is a 3-mile fun run. Runners must preregister with Wharf to Wharf, and space is limited.
Saturday’s free activities include Sand Sculpture Contest from 8-noon (sign up at the beach before you start to build). The Children’s Art Project in Esplanade Park runs from 11-2:00 (space and supplies are limited).
Dance away to the “Houserockers” concert 4-6 pm at Esplanade Park. The Lighted Nautical Parade follows at approximately 7:00 pm on Soquel Creek.
Sunday morning starts at 7:00 am with a Fishing Derby on Capitola Wharf (sign up at the Wharf — signed waivers required for all). A Horseshoe Tournament in the Sand starts early behind Zeldas (must preregister at 419-6399).
Chalk Art on the Seawall runs from 10- 1:00 (supplies and space are limited). Rowboat races on Soquel Creek start at 1:00pm and you must preregister at the Creek between 12:00 – 1:00.
Photo collage by Marilyn Miles