California Festivals

These photos pay homage to a past September festival which is gone but not forgotten.

Capitola Beach Festival

September 25-26, 2021

This is genius! The beloved Begonia Festival ended in 2017 and left a hole in the hearts of beach lovers. The Capitola Beach Festival takes many of its popular elements and activities and bundles them into a two day event with a slightly different name. Except for the flowers, there's very little that you'll miss about this beach event. It still has sand sculptures, horseshoes, a boat parade, concert, children's art project, fishing derby on the wharf and chalk art on the sea wall.

Saturday, September 25, 2021, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

  • Little Wharf 3 Mile Run 8-11 a.m.
  • Sand Sculpture Contest 8 a.m. to Noon at Capitola Beach
  • Children's Art Project 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in Esplanade Park
    Children of all ages are welcome to come and create a memory to take home.
  • Concert at the Beach 4-6 p.m.
  • Lighted Nautical Parade 7 p.m.-Finish

Sunday, September 26, 2021, 7 a.m.-1 p.m.

  • Fishing Derby on the Wharf 7-11:30 a.m. on the Capitola Wharf.
  • Horseshoes on the Sand 7 a.m. - Finish. Capitola Beach in front of the Venetian Hotel must pre-register
  • Chalk Art on the Seawall 10 a.m.-1 p.m. atop the seawall on the Esplanade, art chalk provided to all participants.
  • Rowboat Races at Soquel Creek 1 p.m. - Finish

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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