Celebrate 100 years at the Wharf!

This Saturday, October 4, 2014 hop aboard the free trolley from 10AM to 10:30PM to enjoy the Centennial Celebration Fireworks Spectacular at the Municipal Wharf.

Park at any of the Downtown Parking Lots or the Santa Cruz County Building at 701 Ocean Street and take the free trolley to the Sanctuary Exploration Center across from the Wharf entrance.

Trolley Route for the Free Wharf Centennial Service

Come join the FREE fun and fireworks as we celebrate the Santa Cruz Wharf’s 100th Anniversary. It’s a day-long community celebration not to be missed. The fun begins at 10:00 am with the Santa Cruz High School Marching Band leading a historical procession of antique cars, musicians, costumed characters and local legends onto the longest wooden Wharf on the coast of the United States. End your night with a fabulous Fireworks Spectacular finale guaranteed to light up the Bay. For details, call 831-420-5273. Cost: FREE!

Schedule of Events:
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


Connecting Downtown Santa Cruz to the Beach and Wharf Area


The trolley is the best way to get back and forth between the beach and downtown and avoid parking and traffic. The Santa Cruz Trolley is convenient, ADA-accessible, and an enjoyable way to experience what Santa Cruz has to offer for all ages.

Trolley riders can park downtown and easily get to the Monterey Bay Exploration Center, the Santa Cruz Wharf, Main Beach and Cowell Beach, and the Boardwalk and still have time to shop and dine in the Downtown. Use the Parker app on your iPhone or Android device to make searching for parking easy. You can also use the Parkmobile app to locate and pay for parking from your smartphone.

Trolley Stops & Departure Times

Del Mar Theatre Stop

Pick up the trolley begninng at 11:00 AM at Del Mar Theatre at 1124 Pacific Avenue. The trolley continuously runs every 20 minutes weekdays and every 15 minutes on weekends. The final trolley stop ends at 9:00 PM at the Del Mar Theatre.


Locust Street Garage Stop

New this year, the trolley stops at the Locust Street Garage on Locust Street, a few steps from Pacific Avenue behind sponsor Sockshop & Shoe Company and across the street from sponsors JadeButtercup Cakes & Farmhouse Frosting, and LevelUp Video Games on Locust Street. Continuous service runs every 20 minutes weekdays and every 15 minutes weekends.


Sanctuary Exploration Center

Access the beach and Wharf with our new stop at the Sanctuary Exploration Center at 35 Pacific Avenue, gateway to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Weekend service begins at 11:00 AM at the Sanctuary Exploration Center with the final pickup at 8:45 PM. Weekday service begins at 11:20 AM at the Sanctuary Exploration Center, running every 20 minutes until the final pickup at 8:40PM.