Upcoming Events

Monterey Bay Salmon & Trout Project Fish Derby
March 2018
The Monterey Bay Salmon and Trout Project (MBSTP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration and enhancement of the native salmon and steelhead populations of the greater Monterey Bay area. The annual fish derby in March dedicates all proceeds to the Monterey Bay Salmon and Trout Project. For more information, please visit MBSTP’s website.

Wednesday Night Sailboat Races
March – October 2018
Wednesday Night Sailboat Races begin for the season in March (with Daylight Savings), and run through fall ending in October. Wednesday Night Races begin at 6:30 pm – 8 pm. For more information on races / regattas highlights, contact the Santa Cruz Yacht Club at (831) 425-0690, or visit their website Santa Cruz Yacht Club.

Crow’s Nest Thursday Night Barbeques
Thursdays, May 31st to August 30th, 2018
Each Summer on Thursday evenings the Crow’s Nest offers its Summer Beach Party series with fun and funky live entertainment, right on the beach. For more information about the beach barbecues, click here.

Please be reminded that parking is impacted during these events. Check out the harbor’s parking options.

Lighted Boat Parade
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Sponsored by the Santa Cruz Yacht Club and including a canned food drive benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank, the Lighted Boat Parade features 50 beautifully-decorated power and sailboats parading through the Santa Cruz Harbor. Charter boats available. This is a family event with hot drinks and snacks available at various locations through the south harbor. Please visit the Santa Cruz Yacht Club website for more information.

Special Events

A special event permit is required for all scheduled events at the harbor. These events include special regattas, small boat and stand-up paddleboard (SUP) group lessons and excursions, outdoor classroom activities, photo shoots, weddings, beach parties, volleyball tournaments, etc. For more information about the approval process for obtaining a special event permit, pricing, availability, special conditions and restrictions, contact the harbor office at (831) 475-6161.