2024 Santa Cruz Boardwalk

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Concerts, Rides, Arcade, and Beach Movies!
The 2024 Santa Cruz Boardwalk is open for business and buzzing with activities that are great for both date nights and the whole family.

Free movies on the beach
At 9 PM on Fridays from June 14th through August 9th
free movies will be shown on the main beach in front of the colonnade. So, bring your snacks, a beach blanket or chairs, and some warm layers to watch: The Lost Boys, Barbie, The Book of Life, The Endless Summer, Wonka, The Sandlot, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Trolls, and The Goonies.

Free Live Music on the Colonnade
Thursdays, 8:30 to 10 PM from June 17th through August 8th.

The bands on the summer concert schedule are Ripatti & Rose, Simon Santiago, Ted Welty, Scott Cooper and Fred Rodriguez, Lucas Lawson, Billy Reese, Jim Lewin & Diana Z, 7th Wave, Anthony Arya, Paul Hayward, Matt Masih Duo, Amy Obenski, Noach Tangeras, Shawn Yanez, Shotgun Suitor, and Liam Gillespie.

Other attractions include Neptune’s Kingdom, Mini Golf, Laser Tag, Midway Games, Fright Walk, Casino Arcade, and the Boardwalk Bowl. There will be special celebrations for The Giant Dipper’s 100th Anniversary on select days.

The 2024 Santa Cruz Boardwalk admission is free.
Neptune’s Kingdom and the other arcades and indoor venues are open daily, with nighttime hours. The rides will be open daily, though with varying nighttime hours.

For more detailed schedule info, ticket prices, and advance purchases visit the Santa Cruz Boardwalk website. You can purchase tickets here.

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