Regular Events

For a full list of upcoming events here in Santa Monica, organized by our BLSM partners + participating businesses:  click here.   Here are some of our favorite weekly events....

DOWNTOWN FARMERS' MARKETS
Every Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.+ Every Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. @ Arizona Avenue and 2nd Street.  www.smgov.net/farmers_market/

PICO FARMERS' MARKET
Every Saturday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Location:  Virginia Avenue Park (Pico Boulevard at 22nd St). www.smgov.net/farmers_market

MAIN STREET FARMERS' MARKET
Every Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: 2640 Main Street.  Free validation parking at the beach. Free bicycle valet parking at the market.  www.smgov.net/farmers_market/

TECH TALK TUESDAYS
2nd Tuesdays, monthly, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Free but RSVP required. Location: SM Chamber, 1234 6th Street.  www.smchamber.com

BUSINESS @ SUNSET MIXER
3rd Wednesdays, monthly, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Locations vary, to RSVP and purchase tickets: www.smchamber.com

Monday
Jan092017

Santa Monica Restaurant Week 2017

January 9 - 15

Participating Restaurants Across Santa Monica (30+)

2017 is the Year of the Radish! 

To highlight Santa Monica as an award-winning, health-conscious culinary destination and celebrate CA Restaurant Month, Santa Monica restaurants are offering a specially-crafted radish dish for Santa Monica Restaurant Week - January 9-15, 2017.  To see the participating restaurants + their radish dishes:  www.SantaMonica.com/RestaurantWeek

Wednesday
Jan112017

Extra Bedroom Program for Santa Monica Locals!

November 14, 2016 - January 20, 2017

Hotel Discounts for Santa Monica Residents! 

Book your extra bedroom now!  Take advantage of amazing hotel room rates offered exclusively for Santa Monica residents and their guests.  Must show proof of SM residency (e.g. CA ID or driver license) to redeem.  For the list of participating hotels + more info:  www.santamonica.com/extra-bedroom

Organized by the SM Travel + Tourism in partneship with Buy Local SM. 

Friday
Jan132017

ICE at Santa Monica

November 3rd - January 16th

Location:  Corner of 5th Street and Arizona Avenue 

The Westside’s favorite winter wonderland ICE at Santa Monica returns for its 10th season at the corner of Fifth Street and Arizona Avenue. The 8,000-square-foot outdoor ice-skating rink is open every day through January 16, 2017.

It’s the perfect place to celebrate the holidays, hang out with friends and family, throw a corporate bash or a birthday party in one of the private event cabanas, or enjoy a first date under the sun or stars. Learn how to move on the ice with confidence by signing up for lessons provided by World Champion Figure Skater Randy Gardner and his School of Skating.

All-day admission & skate rental: $15. 

Hours of Operation:  Monday through Thursday: 2 p.m. – 10 p.m., Friday: 2 p.m. – Midnight, Saturday: 10 a.m. – Midnight + Sunday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

PLUS EVERY THURSDAY - ICE Grooves, a music-themed skate party each Thursday from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. continuing through the skating season. The funk freezes over with a fun and eclectic DJ-powered soundscape each week. Rally friends, dress up for the set and get down!  

 For more information visit www.ICEatSantaMonica.com or call  310.260.1199   #ICEatSM

Tuesday
Jan242017

Buy Local Santa Monica Committee + Most Loved SM Marketing Meeting

2-3 p.m.

DTSM Inc Board Room, 1351 Third St Promenade, 2nd Floor

The quarterly Buy Local SM Committee has extended the invitation to our active Buy Local Santa Moncia businesses w/ a marketing and social media presentation on Most Loved. 

Please note:  This meeting is by invitation only.  For more info, call (310) 458-8906 or email:  BuyLocalSM@smgov.net.

Wednesday
Jan252017

#BikeLocalSM Handlebar Happy Hour (monthly)

Location:  Finn McCools, 2702 Main st.

5:30 -7 p.m.

Celebrate #BikeLocal SM, our Buy Local SM businesses, happy hour + new friends at these free monthly events!  Learn about upcoming local bike events + find out about SM Spoke...and discover some of our super cool Buy Local SM bars + restaurants.  Eat Local, Drink Local, Buy Local AND Bike Local SM!

 Come one and all!

 #HBHH #BikeLocalSM #BikeSM #SMSpoke #DrinkLocalSM #EatLocalSM

Thursday
Jan262017

The NIGHT OF IDEAS

7pm - 2am

Location:  Robert Berman Gallery, Bergamot Station Arts Center, 2525 Michigan Ave. 

The NIGHT OF IDEAS is coming to Los Angeles!  Join us at the Bergamot Station Arts Center for a 7-hour marathon of debates, live performances, readings, art installations, screenings and music.

Featuring top leading thinkers and artists from around the world, this thought-provoking platform will explore the notion of UTOPIA(S), past, present and future through transdisciplinary lenses.  There will be food, drinks & music!

This event is coordinated worldwide by the Institut Français and will take place in 40 cities simultaneously around the theme:  "A World in Common". Be part of the movement!

[FREE EVENT / ALL SESSIONS IN ENGLISH]

GET YOUR TICKETS ON EVENTBRITE

Facebook event page

Wednesday
Feb012017

4th Annual Most Loved Santa Monica Businesses Contest - Voting Open!

Feb. 1 - 28, 2017

Vote now for your Most Loved Santa Monica Businesses!  Stay tuned for more info (closer to the date with the link the online survey!). 

To see last year's Most Loved SM winners + to find our more about this great contest: http://www.buylocalsantamonica.com/most-loved/