April 14th - Surfer’s Path Half Marathon

The event starts at the legendary Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and travels east along the coast. The route takes runners along the coastline as it makes its way to the City of Capitola, then back to the finish line at Cowell's Beach in Santa Cruz.

May 11th - CAPITOLA SIP & STROLL

Enjoy sipping local wines and beers while strolling through our charming shops and boutiques in Capitola Village.

SAND, SURF, MUSIC & FESTIVALS

Rent a kayak or stand-up paddle board. Take surfing lessons. Get a massage. Play beach volleyball. Grab a coffee and take a stroll on the Capitola Beach while looking for whales, dolphins or other sea life in Monterey bay. You have lots of options for both kids and adults when you are chillin’ in Capitola.

The Village is also home to a variety of popular events year-round, including the Capitola Art and Wine Festival, the Capitola Sip n Stroll, the famous Wharf to Wharf Race, Hot Rod and Custom Car Show and more…check out the event calendar below to make the most of your time in Capitola. 

Activities

Upcoming Events

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Live Music – Open Mic!

Cork & Fork Capitola 312 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA, United States

Join the fun, local musicians for an evening of musical surprises and amazing talent!

Free

Live Music Leap Year Party with Glennie B

Cork & Fork Capitola 312 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA, United States

Celebrate Leap Year 2024! Glennie B has been playing, writing & recording music since he was about seven years old. Over the years he has performed with numerouse bands up […]

Free

Live Music with Billy Reese

Cork & Fork Capitola 312 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA, United States

A longtime Santa Cruz local, Billy Reese, is a multi-instrumentalist playing an eclectic mix of rock, folk, americana, country, and blues. He has spent the last several years performing with […]

Free
Recurring

Live Music with Bonny June and Bonfire

Cork & Fork Capitola 312 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA, United States

Bonny June and Bonfire (Bonny June, Ken Kraft and Craig Owens) bring their "Americana-meets-Vaudeville" trio to Cork and Fork with original story-songs, dramedy and stellar vocals. A darn fun time!

Free

Live Music with Brent Pierce and Acid Grass Boys

Cork & Fork Capitola 312 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA, United States

Bluegrass/Americana band Brent Pierce and his Acid Grass Boys bring a fast paced fun show with something for everyone. Original music and classic country, rock, and bluegrass covers.

Free
Recurring

Live Music – Open Mic!

Cork & Fork Capitola 312 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA, United States

Join the fun, local musicians for an evening of musical surprises and amazing talent!

Free

Live Music with 7th Wave

Cork & Fork Capitola 312 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA, United States

7th Wave is a very musical, acoustic band composed of three lead singers. Each member is vocally featured and backed up to create very melodic three part harmonies. Cynthia Larson […]

Free

Live Music with Chicago Bill and the Next Blues Band

Cork & Fork Capitola 312 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA, United States

The Next Blues Band was formed in 1991 by Chicago native Bill Bouchard after his arrival in Monterey, California. The band has been delivering their brand of blues around the […]

Free

Live Music with Rio Road – Daylight Savings Time Party!

Cork & Fork Capitola 312 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA, United States

Rio Road is an eclectic quartet serving up an easy up-tempo mix of light rock, a bit of blues, and many popular tunes. The name was derived from a nod […]

Free
Recurring

Live Music – Open Mic!

Cork & Fork Capitola 312 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA, United States

Join the fun, local musicians for an evening of musical surprises and amazing talent!

Free

Live Music with the Ukulele Club

Capitola Wharf 1400 Wharf Road, Capitola, United States

The ukulele scene in Santa Cruz has really grown since the founding of the Ukulele Club of Santa Cruz in January of 2002. Before that, the only ukulele events in […]

Free

Live Music with Jefferson’s Revival

Cork & Fork Capitola 312 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA, United States

Jefferson's Revival Creedence Tribute band plays CCR and John Fogerty hits that sound just like the real thing. Jefferson Franklin Hancock, guitar and vocals, Doug Wilmerton on drums and David […]

Free

Live Music with Leroy & Friends

Cork & Fork Capitola 312 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA, United States

This talented group of musicians knows how to put on a show, and they bring their signature blend of Blues, Rock, and Originals to the party to make it an […]

Free

Live Music with Schoolcraft and Murray – St. Patrick’s Day Party

Cork & Fork Capitola 312 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA, United States

Schoolcraft and Murray make acoustic music brimming with groove, harmony and wit. Their groove makes you move, their harmony makes you feel, and their wit makes you think. (If thinking […]

Free
Recurring

Live Music – Open Mic!

Cork & Fork Capitola 312 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA, United States

Join the fun, local musicians for an evening of musical surprises and amazing talent!

Free

Recurring

Live Music with Bonny June and Bonfire

Cork & Fork Capitola 312 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA, United States

Bonny June and Bonfire (Bonny June, Ken Kraft and Craig Owens) bring their "Americana-meets-Vaudeville" trio to Cork and Fork with original story-songs, dramedy and stellar vocals. A darn fun time!

Free