Marini’s Candies is celebrating 100 Sweet Years at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk with a 2015 season full of extra-sweet events. The Marini family has made quality candy on the Boardwalk in Santa Cruz for four generations. From salt water taffy to caramel apples and chocolate covered bacon, Marini’s is the go-to place for sweet treats on the Boardwalk.
Special events celebrating Marini’s 100 years at the Boardwalk
Marini’s 100th Anniversary SWEETstakes, March 28 – October 25, 2015
Grand Prize winners will receive an invitation to create and name a special salt water taffy flavor and receive that flavor free for an entire year. Other prizes include a 1-year supply of Marini’s Assorted Salt Water Taffy; Marini’s Caramel Apples; Marini’s Pins; and various treats. Prizes are discovered on scratchcards inside 1 lb. boxes of Marini’s Assorted Salt Water Taffy sold at all Marini’s locations on the Boardwalk from March 28 through October 25, 2015 while supplies last.
Free Carousel Rides,Saturday, April 4, 2015, 10am-11am
Enjoy 1-hour of FREE rides on the historic Looff Carousel. Guests who can toss a ring in the clown’s mouth during their free ride will be rewarded with a treat from Marini’s.
Season Kick-Off, Saturday, May 16, 2015
The Boardwalk kicks off the 2015 season with a special celebration of Marini’s 100th season at the Boardwalk.
The Boardwalk’s Season Kick-Off on May 16 includes:
- 1,000 Marini’s collectible pins will be given out at Boardwalk Ticket Booths with the first 1,000 All-Day Rides Wristbands.
- Guests who grab a brass (rather than standard steel) ring from the Carousel’s ring machine can exchange it at Marini’s Candies on the Boardwalk for a treat.
- FREE live entertainment on the Beach Bandstand at Noon, 3pm, and 6pm