CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION AND FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR Santa Cruz Wharf 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Saturday, October 4th, 2014 FREE It’s a free, day-long community celebration at the Santa Cruz Wharf marking its 100th birthday. Attendees are encouraged to dress in period clothing and join in as the Wharf recreates its grand opening from 1914.
The festivities kick off at 10am with a historic procession down the wharf led by the Santa Cruz High Marching Band. Joining them will be the Ukulele Club of Santa Cruz, Surfing Club Preservation Society, Jr. Guards and Marines Safety officers past and present, Sister Cities Shingu delegation and Santa Cruz City Council members. A fantastic group of antique cars rarely seen on display from 1906 – 1927 will be cruising along with classic Woodies and costumed “Save our Shores” characters. After the procession, a centennial toast featuring historic Wharf icons will take place on the Santa Cruz Wharf stage.
The celebration will continue throughout the day including side-by-side Pop Up Museum exhibits exploring the Wharf’s historic past and imagining its exciting future presented by the Museum of Art and History and the City of Santa Cruz Economic Development department. Play bocce ball while overlooking the gorgeous Marine Sanctuary. Families will enjoy fun at photo booths and face painting for kids. Dance the day away with fun, live music from The Parafins, Cruz Control, the Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band and Wally’s Swing World. Savor in delicious specials from the phenomenal Wharf restaurants with a menu created exclusively for this special evening. End your night with a fabulous Fireworks Spectacular finale guaranteed to light up the Bay. Come celebrate at the Santa Cruz Wharf!
Schedule of Free Events:
Wharf Community Procession 10:00 am 100 Year Anniversary Toast 11:00 am Kuumbwa Jazz Honors Band 12:00 pm The Parafins Surf Rock Band 1:30 pm Cruz Control Classic Rock Band 3:00 pm Wally’s Swing World 4:00 pm Fireworks Spectacular 9:00 pm
Two Trolleys will be running Downtown to and from Beach area 10:00 am – 10:30 pm. Go to http://santacruztrolley.com/map/ for details.
Sponsored by The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Whole Foods, Plantronics, and the Santa Cruz Wharf. Co-sponsored by the Santa Cruz Sentinel, KSBW TV,TV, KPIG 107.5 FM and 101.7 The Beach. For details, call 831-420-5273. Cost: FREE!