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!

*2016 Artist Application. Download, complete and submit with all requirements to the Capitola-Soquel Chamber of Commerce by May 1, 2016. Questions, call 831-475-6522.

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 23 Santa Cruz Mountains wineries will participate in this year’s Festival. A Kid’s Art Area with ongoing craft projects 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!

2015 Entertainment Included:

SATURDAY – Bandstand Stage at Esplanade Park
11:30AM – 12PM: Aptos Academy of Performing Arts – Home of No Limits
12:30 – 1PM: Te Hau Nui Dance

2 – 3:30PM: St. Gabriel’s Celestial Brass Band – New Orleans Jazz, Zydeco, Blues Brass Band – Marching down Monterey Avenue to the Esplanade Stage
5 – 7PM: Extra Large

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 in along the Esplanade to Esplanade Park
1 – 2PM: Black Sunday Roadshow – Americana, Electrifying Big Band Folk Music
3 – 4:30PM:  The Fundamentals – Red Hot Rockin’ Soul

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 2015 Capitola Art & Wine Festival featured these exceptional wineries:

37th Parallel
Alfaro Family Vineyards
Bargetto Winery
Beauregard Vineyards
Burrell School Vineyards
Chaucer’s Cellars
Domenico Winery
Hallcrest Vineyards & the Organic Wine Works
Heart O’ the Mountain
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
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 our 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