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

Sunday
Mar262017

CicLAvia - Bike Ride with Santa Monica's Mayor

9 - 11 am

Location:  17th Street EXPO Breeze Station - Colorado Avenue/17th St

Ride Breeze or ride your own bike, but don't miss this one!  For March we combine the Monthly Ride with the Mayor, a Breeze Community Ride celebrating SPRING that includes free 1.5 hours ride time credit* & a Feeder Ride to CicLAvia, Culver City meet Venice all into ONE.

Start from 17th Street Expo Breeze Station - if you RSVP you'll also get bagels and coffee (bring your own cup)

Join Santa Monica Spoke, Mayor Ted Winterer, City Manager Rick Cole, City of Santa Monica Mobility Team and Breeze Bike Share at the 17th Breeze Expo Station at 9am for this 3x's the FUN EVENT!

Surely to be a day of fun and excitement, you’ll experience some of Santa Monica amazing bike infrastructure, hear about new projects and if you like, chat with the Mayor, City Management and staff on our way to CIcLAvia!. The ride is 5.4 miles mostly on streets with bike lanes. We end our ride at the CicLAvia Venice Hub.

CicLAvia is one of the country’s largest open streets events! Streets will be closed to cars and open for use as a recreational space for people walking, biking, running, skating and any other people powered mode.

Also, learn helpful tips on how to use the Breeze Bike Share system, including checking out, locking, flexibility of “out-of-station” and “hold” features, multiple bike check out on one account, along with safety tips and Rules of the Road.

All participants that RSVP will receive a promo code good for 1.5 HOURS of ride time on Breeze Bike Share* and first time Breeze participants can receive a FREE helmet. Registration is FREE but required.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ride-with-the-mayor-breeze-community-ride-ciclavia-all-in-one-tickets-32717662409?aff=eac2

Wednesday
Mar292017

#BikeLocalSM Handlebar Happy Hour (monthly)

Location:  Bareburger, 2732 Main Street

5:30  - 8 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!

To view Bareburger's Happy Hour menu, click here

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

Wednesday
Mar292017

Connect to Protect Gallery Event

7 pm

Location: Lois Lambert Gallery at Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave.

The photos have been selected! Come see some amazing and inspiring photos of how the Santa Monica community connects to nature within the city. 



 








The evening will start off with Wine and Hors d'oeuvre networking hour.

Bread donated by Bezian Bakery, Cheese donated by Organic Pastures and Miyoko's Kitchen

 A short presentation about Santa Monica parks and open space will be given by a representative from Community Cultural Services.             

 

Sylvie Rokab, the Producer and Director of Love Thy Nature will give a short presentation and end the evening with a Blue Marble Contemplation - "Pay it forward"  TO RSVP >
  

Sunday
Apr022017

Orchestra Santa Monica Concert: “Unique Communities: A Musical Exploration”

2:30 pm

Location:  Moss Theater, 3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica

“Unique Communities: A Musical Exploration” 

Revueltas: Suite from Redes (Nets)
(Excerpts from Paul Strand's film Redes will be shown)
Copland: Appalachian Spring Suite

An extensive musical exploration by Music Director Allen Robert Gross, discussing musical examples from two suites, excerpts from the film Redes, and a complete performance of both compositions. Experience a sense of two very distinctive communities during this performance.   This concert is funded in part by the Leo Buscaglia Foundation whose mission is "Building community spirit by helping people to help others." 

 Special, "Buy Local" on-line-only, discount ticket offer for April 2 OSM concert ($20 tickets, reg. priced at $30 each):  http://www.orchestrasantamonica.org/buyTickets_2017-04-02_Special.html

For further information/questions, please visit www.OrchestraSantaMonica.org  or contact the OSM office at 310-525-7618.

Thursday
Apr062017

Kids' Yoga Day - Pep Rally + Concert

Location:  Santa Monica Pier

4-6 p.m.  For more info:  www.KidsYogaDay.com

Thursday
Apr062017

Santa Monica Farmers Markets Prepared + Packaged Food RFP Pre-Submittal Meeting

2-3 p.m.

Location:  SM Main Library, 601 SM Blvd.

Each year, the City of Santa Monica and Santa Monica Farmers Markets (SMFM) Team issues a Request for Proposals for a limited number of Prepared Food + Packaged Food Stalls.  If you are interested in applying for a SMFM Prepared and Packaged Foods Stall, you'll need to come to this meeting to learn about the application requirements.    Selected Vendors will start July 1, 2017. 

MANDATORY PRE-SUBMITTAL MEETINGS (must attend one):

TUESDAY MARCH 7, 2017, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
For more info:  click here. 

Thursday
Apr202017

2017 Sustainable Quality Awards

11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica Hotel, Pico Blvd

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

The event is scheduled to begin 11:00 am on April 20, 2017 at Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica Hotel in the Penthouse Ballroom.  SQA winners will be formally recognized during a special award presentation starting at 12:00 pm. A sustainable lunch will be served.

  • An active networking and exhibitor hour showcasing local businesses and local chefs with their sustainable bites begins at 11:00 am. 
  • Free bike valet will be provided and attendees will receive a raffle ticket for walking, biking or carpooling to the event.

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.

For more info + to purchase tickets: 

Saturday
Apr222017

Bergamot Spring Fling

Location:  Bergamot Station Arts Center, 2525 Michigan Avenue

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Save the date! The Spring Fling is just around the corner!  In the festive spirit of the Holiday Open House this too is an unparalleled arts and community celebration! Bergamot Station is an internationally renowned creative arts complex, boasting over 40 galleries and creative businesses. The Spring Fling highlights 25 gallery exhibitions and brings together live music, local vendors and special events. Come enjoy a thriving arts community gathering! 
For more info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/201029090376948/

This is a FREE family friendly event!

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/

Thursday
Jun222017

Twilight Concert Series

Thursdays, June 22 - August 17, 2017

7-10 p.m.

Location:  Santa Monica Pier

Save the date!  More info coming soon:  http://santamonicapier.org/