Well if you like art, and wine, then this is the time to be in the Capitola Village. This event usually runs early in September, but check the Capitola Chamber Of Commerce schedule to be sure. Follow this link for reviews of this festival on yelp, there seems to be many mixed reviews. Anyhow, I always seem to have a lot of fun when I go!
Here’s info about the art and wine festival:
The Capitola Art & Wine Festival is once again being held in this charming seaside village. With a population of just under 10,000 people,this event brings out the locals who volunteer in force. Capitola is a friendly and laid back community and this is the definition of a community event. All pitch in and make it a fun weekend in the sun at the beach. Capitola has been a draw for people coming to the beach for over 150 years and many who come eventually end up buying a home in Capitola The Capitola real estate market has some great opportunities for those who wish to call it home.One thing to remember is that this is a charitable event, so the wine pours conform with BATF regulations. This is a great way to taste some of the fine local wines. As this is done at the beach and cars are restrictd, figure to use the shuttle. Be sure to prepare for coastal weather, a sweatshirt or jacket and a bikini or shorts:)
The Capitola Art & Wine Festival is held on September 12th and 13th in 2009 and runs from 10AM until 6 PM. There is music through out the day, good food, plenty of local wines and great art from local Santa Cruz County artists. This community event raises funds for our kids and seniors, arts and music programs among many other things it supports. It is truly a community event with all of us unpaid volunteers bringing cheer and good times to many at the beach.For more information, contact the Capitola Chamber of Commerce at 831-475-6522 if you want to volunteer.