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Last Call for Summer Fun at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk!

Before it’s time to hit the books and watch the sun set on another wonderful summer in Santa Cruz County, we’re looking forward to all of the fun the month of August is bringing at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk!

Free Movies on the Beach

There’s nothing like watching a classic movie on the beach with the Giant Dipper twinkling overhead and the sound of gentle summer surf in the background. Bring the family and your blanket or low-back beach chair and join the fun!

Aug 7th: Bumblebee (2018)

Aug 14th: The Goonies

Movies start at 9:00pm. Each movie will include a 15 minute intermission. Seating is first‑come, first‑serve!

Free Friday Night Bands on the Beach

Famous headliners from the 70s to today rock the sound waves for two free shows on Friday night at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk’s concert stage on the sand. Shows are at 6:30pm and 8:30pm. Note that blankets are limited to one beach towel size per person.

Aug 16th:  Michael Furlong’s Tribute to Tom Petty

Aug 23th:  Journey former lead singer Steve Augeri

Aug 30th:  Papa Doo Run Run

Retro Nights

Mondays and Tuesdays until August 13th, enjoy old-school prices throughout the park with these Retro Night specials:

  • $1.50 Rides
  • $1.50 Coca-Cola Fountain Drinks
  • $2 Select Games