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A new festival is coming to Capitola in September after the city council approved a special event permit last week. The Beach Festival is slated for Sept. 29 and 30 and is the successor to the Begonia Festival, which had its 65th and final celebration last year. That festival came to a close because begonias would no longer be grown in California. The new festival would take cues from the prior festival by featuring a nautical parade and the sand castle competition.