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New for Fall - Fiesta en La Playa and Boardwalk Fright Flicks

A man and woman smiling together at Boardwalk event

SANTA CRUZ, CA – The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk announced two new events and the return of two popular favorites. 

NEW: Fiesta en la Playa, September 21, 11am – 8pm 

The Boardwalk is celebrating the vibrant traditions of the Latino community with music, food and fun. Free entertainment includes "El Mariachi Juvenil Corazon Jalisciene", "Corazon en Flor" folklorico dancers, and a free beach concert with “Sonora Santanera Tributo a Carlos Colorado.” Enjoy specialty treats like Piñanada, Mangonadas, Tostilocos, Pozole Rojo, Tortas Ahogadas, and Pan Dulce at concessions throughout the park. Admission to the event is free, receive a free mini-sombrero or fiesta flower hair clip with purchase of each All-Day Rides Wristband.

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NEW: Boardwalk Fright Flicks, Wednesday Nights, October 9 – 30 

Experience a scary movie in the comfort of the Boardwalk's Cocoanut Grove. Bring your tethered bestie because we're kicking off the new series with Jordan Peele’s 2019 thriller Us on October 9. Us was filmed on the Boardwalk and Main Beach last fall. Other movies in the Boardwalk’s new series include Jaws (Oct. 16), Shaun of the Dead (Oct. 23), and Halloween (Oct 30).  A new, large-venue movie screen inside the Cocoanut Grove may be enjoyed from the comfort of our comfy inflatable lounge chairs, so arrive early for a great seat. Steady your nerves with a specialty cocktail in the adjoining Bay View Lounge, a classic bar reserved for private events. Must be 21 or over.  $5.00 Admission.  
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Boardwalk Bites & Brews, September 28, 11am – 5pm

Bites & Brews is back for its second year after receiving high scores from craft beer fans last year. Check out 16 breweries including local favorites like Humble Sea Brewing Co., Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing, Discretion Brewing, Shanty Shack and East Cliff Brewing plus some tasty ciders all paired with a surprising selection of Boardwalk "bites" like Lobster Tacos, Philly Cheesesteak Sliders, Deep-Fried Artichokes and Mini Corn Dogs. Enjoy live music along the Boardwalk throughout the day from Coffee Zombie Collective, Pounders, Brass Magic, and Pacific Roots. 
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Boardwalk Chili Cook-Off, October 26

This Boardwalk Chili Cook-Off gets bigger and better every year and may be the only chili cook-off to feature a special category just for vegetarians! You’ll find restaurants and neighbors, cowboys and pirates, all cooking up large pots of chili in the fresh ocean air.  Rain or shine, the Boardwalk’s Chili Cook-Off is always full of fun. Registration is now open if you'd like to enter the competition. 
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