On Saturday, October 4th, come take part in the Santa Cruz Wharf Centennial Celebration. The event festivities will include a fireworks show, live music, face painting, bocce, photo booths, pop up museums and much more. Attendees are encouraged to dress up as they take in the historical reenactment of the 1914 opening day procession, which will include the Santa Cruz High School leading antique cars, costumed characters, musicians and local legends on the Wharf. The Wharf's restaurants will also be offering 100 year celebration specials throughout the day! This family friendly, community event takes place from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, with a fireworks show beginning at 9:00 pm.
Santa Cruz 100 Year Celebration Schedule & Details:
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Admission is FREE!
10:00 am - Wharf Community Procession
11:00 am - 100 Year Anniversary Toast
12:00 pm - Kuumbwa Jazz Honors Band
1:30 pm - The Parafins Surf Rock Band
3:00 pm - Cruz Control
4:00 pm - Wally's Swing World
9:00 pm - Fireworks Spectacular
Why Santa Cruz Wharf's 100 Year Celebration Is So Special
For nearly 100 years the Santa Cruz Wharf has been a huge part of the community. Not only is it the longest wooden wharf on the US coast, it one of the longest in the entire world. In addition to its impressive stature, the Wharf has also been as an important part of the community's history over the past century, serving as popular hangout for locals and the home to many iconic businesses, a variety wildlife, and an abundance of great activities. Not only has the Wharf provided a great place for locals to enjoy spending time, but it has also attracted many tourists to the area over the years. For the past 100 years, the Wharf has been an integral part of the community's identity and has helped shaped Santa Cruz into the fabulous city that it is today.
Santa Cruz Wharf Activities
Since opening, the Santa Cruz Wharf has offered an abundance of great year round activities. Whether you are looking to marvel at the area's breathtaking beauty or enjoy some exceptional food, the Santa Cruz Wharf has a variety of activities that ensure a fun filled day for anyone. Today, locals and tourists can often be found fishing, wildlife watching, kayaking, paddle boarding, sightseeing, surfing, boating, walking, jogging, shopping and dining.
Wildlife At The Santa Cruz Pier
Stretching 2,745 feet (over half a mile) into the ocean in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, the Santa Cruz Wharf is home to huge variety of marine wildlife. Visitors to the pier are treated to wildlife such as whales, sea lions, dolphins, sea otters and a variety of birds.
Santa Cruz Wharf's 100 Year Celebration
So on Saturday, October 4th, gather your family and come share your community pride at the celebration of this amazing part of our city's history. It's sure to be loads of fun for everyone, and besides, an event like this only comes around once every hundred years!