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

Thursday
Apr262018

Sustainable Quality Awards 2018

11 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Location:  Le Meridian Delfina Santa Monica, 530 Pico Blvd.

Recognizing businesses in the Santa Monica area that are successfully putting sustainable practices into action.  

The 2018 SQA gala event includes a lively networking reception, followed by lunch with the SQA ceremony and Keynote Speaker Paul M.E. Bunje, Chief Scientist at XPRIZE Foundation.  Tickets are $70 ($60 for Chamber members).  They can be purchased here or by calling (310) 393-9825.

Awarded annually, the SQA promotes the efforts of local businesses making significant achievements in the areas of sustainable economic development, social responsibility, and stewardship of the natural environment. The SQA nurtures Santa Monica’s sustainable business community, inspiring other businesses to adopt their own sustainable practices and providing residents and visitors with a healthy economy and environment.  The SQA Grand Prize is given for combined excellence in Sustainable Economic Development, Social Responsibility, and Stewardship of the Natural Environment.  Specific excellence awards are given to businesses with outstanding achievements in any one of the three areas.

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Thursday
Apr262018

Bike Local SM HandleBar Happy Hour (Monthly)

 Location:  The Curious Palate, 395 Santa Monica Place (3rd Floor)

5:30 -7 p.m.

Join us for our monthly Handlebar Happy Hour where we'll be celebrating bicycling with our Bike Local Santa Monica partners - SM SPOKE + friends - at some of our favorite Buy Local SM bars + restaurants! 

This month we're excited to be visiting one of our Downtown SM faves, The Curious Palate, which epitomizes the buy local, farm-to-table movement.  Their motto is "Eat Well. Have Fun. Get Curious."  In addition to their Happy Hour Drinks (1/2 price on the asterisk items), they will also be offering our #BikeLocal HBHH group a special discount of 10% off on all food and drinks (excluding the happy hour drinks)!  www.thecuriouspalate.com.  

This month's event will also include a Bike Ride with the Mayor - for a chance to go on a fun group ride, starting at 5:30 pm.  It's free but RSVP is requested, here>  The Mayor and his group will join us at our Bike Local HBHH when they're done! 

The Curious Palate is located on the 3rd Floor of SM Place next to the movie theatres.  There's free bike valet parking @ The Bike Center (CO Blvd/ 2nd Street).

Everyone is welcome to join us at our monthly Handlebar Happy Hours.  No RSVP required for our monthly handlebar happy hour events.   

Sunday
May062018

Santa Monica - Malibu Wine Auction

Location:  Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

With outstanding food and wine tastings, an incredible silent auction and a live auction that will keep you on the edge of your seat, the Santa Monica-Malibu Wine Auction is the food and wine event of the year!  All proceeds fund essential staff and programs for students in our Santa Monica-Malibu public schools.

Auction lots will include incredible experiences, travel, gift certificates and, of course, wine. To donate an auction item, please fill out the form on the Wine Auction website.   Full details and tickets at smmwineauction.org.

Thursday
Jun142018

Montana Avenue Art Walk (tbc)

10 am- 6 pm

Location  Montana Avenue, between 7th - 17th Street

Be prepared to take advantage of this very special summer gathering filled with fun, vibrant and visually exciting experience to highlight the elegant shopping and eating options on Montana Avenue. 10 blocks. 150 + shops. There will be live music, local artists and fun for all!  Organized by the MT Avenue Merchants Association.

Sunday
Jun242018

18th Annual Main Street Summer SOULstice

12 - 7 pm

Location:   Main Street

More details will be posted closer to the date.  As always this music festival is free and open to everyone to enjoy.  Organized by the Main Street Merchants Business Improvement Association in partnership with the City of Santa Monica and Buy Local SM. 

Wednesday
Sep052018

Twilight Concert Series

7 - 10 p.m.

Location:  Santa Monica Pier

Save the dates!  The 2018 Twilight Concert Series will be taking place on Wednesdays, September 5, 12, 19, 26 + October 3, concluding with the final concert on Sunday, October 7, 2018 from 7-10 pm in conjunction with COAST, City streets event.  For more details closer to the date:  https://santamonicapier.org/