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

Wednesday
Apr262017

#BikeLocalSM Handlebar Happy Hour (monthly)

Location:  Lunetta All Day, 2420 Pico Blvd

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! For more info: click here.

Come one and all! 

This month we look forward to welcoming Lunetta All Day to the community (and celebrating the return of the acclaimed chef/owner Raphael Lunetta to his hometown!)

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

Saturday
Apr292017

Arts and Literacy Festival 2017

10am - 2pm

Location:  Virginia Avenue Park, Pico/23rd St

Save the date!  More info coming soon.  Organized by the City of Santa Monica in partnership with VA Avenue Park Committee.

Sunday
Apr302017

Santa Monica Malibu Wine Auction: Sip, Savor + Support our Students

Location:  Fairmont Miramar Hotel + Bungalows

4- 9 pm

Featuring world-renowned wine, top local restaurants + premier auction in support of the Ed Foundation and Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District.   For more info + to purchase tickets: https://www.501auctions.com/wineauction/tickets?type=8985

Tuesday
May022017

4th Annual Most Loved Santa Monica Businesses Awards Ceremony

Location:  City Hall, 1685 Main St

Time:  5-7 pm (tbc)

Tonight, we will be announcing the winners and runner-ups of our Most Loved Santa Monica Businesses Contest of 2017!  Everyone is welcome to attend. 

Stay tuned for more info and the RSVP link.

To see last year's Most Loved SM Business winners of 2016  + for more info on this annual contest: http://www.buylocalsantamonica.com/most-loved/

Wednesday
May032017

Santa Monica Farmers Market Events: What’s In Your Bowl? Chef Demo

Location:  Wednesday Farmers Market, 300 Arizona Avenue at Third Street Promenade      
9:30 am to 12:30 p.m.

Santa Monica’s four weekly farmers markets will each host one special food bowl event in May to highlight the seasonal abundance of California’s best produce, as part of the LA Times' First Annual Food Bowl.

GRAIN BOWLS: Join Chef John Pitblado of The Gourmandise School in Santa Monica for a lesson on how to cook whole grains, breakfast grain bowls, grain salads and condiments using heritage grains grown in California.  The California Grain Campaign and the Tehachapi Heritage Grain Project are helping farmers to plant, harvest, store and process traditional grains such as wheat, rye, buckwheat and spelt

DEMONSTRATIONS TAKE PLACE EVERY HALF HOUR FROM 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM AT EACH MARKET ON THE DATE DESCRIBED AND ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Saturday
May062017

Ocean Avenue's Day at the Races! 

 12-5pm

Benefiting Surfrider Foundation West LA-Malibu 

On your mark...Get set...GO around Santa Monica's Ocean Avenue and taste some of the best food and drinks the street has to offer!  Click HERE for Tickets

Thursday
May182017

Bike to Work Day

More info coming shortly!....

Saturday
May202017

Montana Avenue Spring Sidewalk Sale

Save the date!  More to come....

Saturday
May202017

Santa Monica Farmers Market Events: What’s In Your Bowl? Chef Demo

Saturday Downtown Market, 300 Arizona Avenue at Third Street Promenade  

 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

To celebrate LA Times Food Bowl, the Santa Monica Farmers Markets will host a series of chef demos featuring recipes of farmers market produce deliciously prepared and presented in a bowl.  And in recognition of the start of the California cherry season, all bowls will be prepared with a cherry on top!

POKE BOWLS:  Join Chef Gill Boyd of The Gourmandise School in Santa Monica, and Cape Seafood and Provisions, a local dock-to-dish seafood company sourcing sustainable California coastal fish, who will demonstrate methods of creating traditional Poke bowls using fish from small boat fishermen.     

DEMONSTRATIONS TAKE PLACE EVERY HALF HOUR FROM 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM AT EACH MARKET ON THE DATE DESCRIBED AND ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Sunday
May212017

Sand and Sea Ball

 

 

Location:  Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

5pm-10pm

Put on your dancing shoes for this gala event produced by Arthur Murray Santa Monica! Inspired by "Dancing with the Stars," the Sand and Sea Ball will feature local luminaries competing for the Mirror Ball Trophy to raise money for our students.

2017 dancers include: Dr. Ben Drati, SMMUSD Superintendent; Evelyn Guerboian, Financial Officer of Atelier by Edward Avedis; Beth Hansler,National Sales Manager, Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel; Jacqueline A. Seabrooks, Santa Monica Chief of Police +  Bill Walker, Santa Monica Fire Chief

All proceeds from the Ball benefit the Ed Foundation, supporting dance programs in SMMUSD schools. Buy your tickets today!