Past Nautical Themes
Past Nautical Themes
they generously donate the Begonia Blossoms!
Beautiful Flower Carpet!

The Capitola Begonia Festival is held every Labor Day Weekend in Capitola, California. It features FUN activities that all the Family can enjoy, from a Sand Sculpture contest, a Fishing Derby, Row Boat races, and a Nautical Parade of begonia-laden floats traveling down Soquel Creek. Join in on Children's Art events, compete in the Horseshoes tournament, or decorate yourself with begonias! Watch as float builders rush to put the finishing touches on their parade entries. Or, really get involved and put together a team of family and friends to build your own float. You can watch a movie on the beach, or dance to the sounds of the band. All events are FREE to the public!

Begun in 1952, the Capitola Begonia Festival is in its 63rd year. It is put on by a committee of 100% volunteers who are dedicated to continuing this longstanding tradition, and it is sponsored with donations from the local business community and fundraising activities.

Don't miss out on this weekend of fun!

2015 Upcoming Calendar of Events

ANNUAL FUNDRAISER on AUG 9th, 1:30 - 4:00 pm

More than 125 people participated in "The Main Event", this year's fundraiser held creekside at Michael's on Main with fresh foods supplied by Whole Foods Market. Scott Slaughter provided music while Michael Termini was the auctioneer. It was a lot of fun and raised funds which will be used to support the Begonia Festival for another year. Thank you to all who participted, who donated to the silent and live auctions, and expecially to all the Begonia Festival Committee members who volunteered their time to the fundraiser!


View Nautical Parade Entries for 2015