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Centennial Celebration & Fireworks Spectacular | Santa Cruz Wharf

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Saturday, October 4, 2014 - All Day | Cost: FREE
Santa Cruz Wharf | 21 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA


100 Year Anniversary | Santa Cruz Wharf

ShowImageThe Santa Cruz Wharf celebrates its 100th Anniversary with a series of celebratory events starting October 2013 and throughout 2014.

The current wharf was built in 1914, the last of six built on the site.

Saturday, October 4, 2014
Centennial Celebration | 100 Year Anniversary | Santa Cruz Wharf
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Celebrate the Santa Cruz Wharf’s 100th Anniversary with day-long fun and a fireworks spectacular at the end of the night on Saturday, October 4, 2014.

The fun begins at 10 am with the Santa Cruz High School Marching Band leading a historical procession of antique cars, musicians, costumed characters and local legends onto the longest wooden Wharf on the coast of the United States.

Come in period dress as they mirror the Wharf’s opening day in 1914. Then kick back and enjoy live music, bocce, face painting and photo booths all afternoon. Explore the Wharf’s historic past and exciting future in side-by-side Pop Up Museums. End your night with a fabulous Fireworks Spectacular finale guaranteed to light up the Bay.

Schedule of Events:

  • 10 am – Wharf Community Procession
  • 11 am – 100 Year Anniversary Toast
  • Noon – Kuumbwa Jazz Honors Band
  • 1:30 pm – The Parafins Surf Rock Band
  • 3 pm – Cruz Control
  • 4 pm – Wally’s Swing World
  • 9 pm – Fireworks Spectacular

Two free trolleys will be running 10 am – 10:30 pm on October 4th to get you to and from the Wharf. Along with stops at the Del Mar Theatre and Locust Street Garage, a stop has been added at the Santa Cruz County Court House parking lot on Ocean Street. Park for free in the County parking lot 5 – 10:30 pm.


Event Details


Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, Eating & Drinking, Fun & Games, History, Kids & Families, Live Music, South Bay
Address: 21 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA

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