Capitola Art & Wine Festival

34th Annual Capitola Art & Wine Festival
September 10 & 11, 2016

Saturday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Admission free!

Starship Capitola – 2016 artwork by Ben Davis Jr.

A fun weekend for the whole family!
 The Capitola Art & Wine Festival combines Art, Wine, Music and Food, all in charming Capitola Village overlooking the beautiful Monterey Bay. Over 160 fine artists and 22 Santa Cruz Mountain wineries will participate in this year’s Festival. A Kid’s Art Area with ongoing craft projects and music is conveniently located in the center of the Festival on Lawn Way. Enjoy great entertainment all weekend including local dance and performing arts groups, street performers and live music. *New this year…Local Food Artisans Marketplace!

2016 Entertainment:

SATURDAY – Bandstand Stage at Esplanade Park
11:30AM – 12PM: Synergy Dance
12:30 – 1PM: Te Hau Nui Dance

2 – 4:00PM: Extra Large
5 – 7PM: The Lost Boys featuring James Durbin

SUNDAY – Bandstand Stage at Esplanade Park
10:45 – 11:15AM: Dancenter
12:15 – 12:45PM: Elaine’s Dance Studio

11:30 – 12PM: Santa Cruz Pipes & Drums – Marching along the Esplanade to Esplanade Park
1 – 2PM: The Beach Cowboys 
3 – 4:30PM:  The Houserockers

SATURDAY & SUNDAY – Intersection of Capitola & Monterey Avenues
Street Performance
11:30AM – 1:30PM: The Great Morgani
2:30 – 3PM: The Surfing Magician


Enjoy wine tasting from a variety of Santa Cruz Mountain wineries and delicious gourmet food from local restaurants and caterers. Experience fine art and intricate crafts and meet the talented artists whose works you admire. Listen to great music and all the while you’re just steps from the beach. This is truly a weekend in paradise!

The 2016 Capitola Art & Wine Festival will feature these exceptional wineries:

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Alfaro Family Vineyards
Bargetto Winery
Beauregard Vineyards
Burrell School Vineyards
Chaucer’s Cellars
Domenico Winery
Hallcrest Vineyards & the Organic Wine Works
Hunter Hill Vineyard & Winery
Martin Ranch Winery
Naumann Vineyards
Nicholson Vineyards
Pelican Ranch Winery
Roudon-Smith Winery
Silver Mountain Vineyards
Sones Cellars
Soquel Vineyards
Storrs Winery
Trout Gulch Vineyards
Villa del Monte Winery
Wargin Wines
Zayante Vineyards

*Wine tasting requires purchase of 2016 Festival Glass and Tasting Tokens.
2016 Glass: $10. Tokens: $1 each. Wine tasting: 2 – 4 tokens per tasting.

Because of the large volume of human traffic at the Capitola Art & Wine Festival, we ask that you not bring your pets with you.


41st Ave Shuttle at Capitola Mall
Ride the free shuttle from the Capitola Mall (handicap accessible). Take Highway 1 to the 41st Avenue exit, head south on 41st Avenue to the Capitola Mall. Park next to Bank of America and shuttle to the Festival. 41st Avenue shuttle drops off right at the entrance to the Festival at Stockton Avenue and Esplanade. Shuttles run approximately every 20 minutes. Saturday, September 10: 9:30 AM to 8:00 PM and Sunday, September 11: 9:30 AM to 7 PM.

Beach and Village Parking Lots on Capitola Avenue
Memorial weekend through mid-September, the City of Capitola offers a free beach shuttle from the Beach and Village Parking Lots located behind City Hall at 420 Capitola Avenue. Parking Lots can be accessed from Capitola Avenue, Bay Avenue and Monterey Avenue. Free shuttle operates 10 AM – 8 PM and drops off in Capitola Village. Parking costs $0.50 an hour with no time limit. The pay stations accept cash, debit cards and credit cards. Meters run from 8 AM to 8 PM.

FREE Bike Valet Parking  hosted by volunteers from Harbor High Leadership! Two convenient locations:
1. David Lyng parking lot at corner of Capitola & Stockton Avenues
2. Monterey Avenue Festival entrance.

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For more information contact the Capitola-Soquel Chamber of Commerce (831)475-6522.