Santa Cruz / Monterey Bay KOA Events
Bubbles and Balloons
Sometimes the most simplest activity, is the most fun. Bubbles and balloons weekend will be jam packed with activities the kids are sure to love. KOA Fun Kart with balloon and bubble games and prizes, Balloon Scavenger Hunt, Smores, Balloon Helicopter Kits for sale, Free Temporary Tattoos, Balloon themed Coloring Contest, KOA Ice Cream Bike.
Mardi Gras Weekend
Wet and Wacky
Who's ready to get crazy and have some fun! Wet and wacky weekend was made for all you party animals. Join in on some of these wacky fun things we'll have going all weekend. KOA Wacky Tie Dye, Wet N Wacky Water Games, KOA coloring contest with souvenir color book, Free Temporary Tattoos, Individual Craft Kits, Smores, Wood Painting Craft, Wacky Balloon Scavenger Hunt.
Rock Star Weekend
Who's ready to ROCK!!?? Let's celebrate a great summer camping season and ROCK OUT! Party on with all these fun activities Rock N Roll Tie Dye, KOA Rock N Roll Fun Kart, Rock Hunt, Wood Painting Craft, KOA Rockin' Ice Cream Bike, Free Temporary Tattoos, Smores, Scavenger Hunt, Sand Art Bottle Craft.
5 Weekends of Halloween Fun
Our Spooktacular Halloween Weekends are back and better than ever in 2020. Instead of 4 weekends, we are celebrating the season with 5 themed weekends packed full of fun. Each Halloween weekend will have its own festive theme! Each weekend compete in one of our 5 site decorating contests to win a 1st place prize of a 2 night's stay in any accommodation at Santa Cruz KOA and a 2nd place price of a $50 gift card. The 5 site decorating contests are as follows: best KOA weekend themed site, best DIY homemade decoration, most entertaining site, best group-2 or more sites working together, and people's choice. We will also have a traditional costume contest each weekend - details to come.
1) OCT 2-4 Harry Potter Witches & Warlocks Weekend
2) OCT 9-11 Hollyweird Weekend
3) OCT 16-18 Spooktacular Weekend
4) OCT 23-25 Fang-Tastic Vampire Weekend
Contest is for the best group - 2 or more sites working together.
5) OCT 30-NOV 1 Thriller/Zombie Apocalypse Weekend
Local Area Events
Old Monterey Farmer's Market
Held rain or shine, year round on every Tuesday. Established in 1991, the market expands over 3 1/2 city blocks and attracts more than 10,000 locals and tourists. Featuring handmade jewelery, fresh produce, food vendors, flowers, pastries, furniture and much more!
Hours: October through April ~ 4:00-7:00pm May through September ~ 4:00-8:00pm
Located on Alvarado Street between Del Monte and Pearl.
The Artichoke Festival
Boardwalk Bites & Brews
This food festival celebrates everyone's favorite amusement park foods, paired with Santa Cruz County's best craft beers! Local brewers have been challenged to select or brew up a beer that best complements a Boardwalk menu item. Meet local brewers, taste great food and sample an impressive list of more than two dozen local craft beers!
Head to the Old Fisherman's Wharf to experience this free two-day event designed to inspire, educate and empower. Monterey Bay is the whale watching capital of the world. Event features: world renowned scientists, whale watch, research vessel tours, live musical entertainment, 30-foot Humpback skeleton and much more!