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

Saturday
Aug172019

Master Gardeners at the Pico Farmers Market (monthly - 3rd Saturdays)

Location:  Pico Farmers Market @ Virginia Avenue Park (Pico @ Cloverfield)

9:30am- 12 noon

Master Gardeners provide free gardening tips, solutions to gardening problems, seeds and seedlings as well as their technical expertise based on the Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program which provides intense gardening training emphasizing organic gardening and covers vegetables, fruits, flowers, shrubs, trees, soils, composting, pests and harvesting.

The Master Gardeners of Los Angeles visit the Pico Farmers Market on the third Saturday of each month 9:30 am - Noon.

Saturday
Aug172019

Meet Me at Reed

Saturdays, 5- 7 pm

Location:  Reed Park, 1133 7th Street

Santa Monica’s summer outdoor cultural and recreational program returns with free Saturday events throughout June and July. Bring picnic blankets, lawn chairs, and food, or enjoy rotating food trucks throughout the season.  Free Admission.   To view the weekly lineup: www.santamonica.gov/arts/meet-me-at-reed

 

Sunday
Aug182019

Jazz on the Lawn Concerts

Sundays, August 4, 11, 18, 25

Location:  Gandara Park, Stewart St @ Exposition

5 - 7 PM

Save the date!  The City of Santa Monica's 14th annual Jazz on the Lawn summer concert series presents lively, family-friendly concerts for all to dance, picnic, relax and enjoy live music along with rotating food trucks.  Stay tuned for more info!

Wednesday
Aug212019

Twilight on the Pier

Wednesdays - August 21 + 28, September 4, 11, 18 + 25

7 - 10 pm

Location:  SM Pier

Twilight on the Pier is the free weekly music festival as iconic as the Pier itself. Now in it’s 35th consecutive year, Twilight continues the long-standing tradition of celebrating emerging and established artists and sounds from around the world. Featuring art, an all new comedy stage, eats, wine and beer garden, games and interactive activations. 

To view the weekly concert lineup:  https://santamonicapier.org/twilight/

Thursday
Aug292019

Bike Local SM Handlebar Happy Hour (monthly)

 Location:  Heroic Deli + Winebar, 516 Santa Monica Boulevard

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! 

Our Happy Hours support local businesses and BuyLocalSM.  This month we're excited to visit one of our newest #BuyLocalSM business members - Heroic Deli + check out ther new happy hour menu.  For more info SMSpoke.org  Come join us!

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

Saturday
Sep072019

Buy Local Health + Fitness Festival

Location:  Reed Park (Lincoln Blvd @ Wilshire/California Avenue)

11am - 4 pm

This free community event, co-produced by the SM Chamber of Commerce + the City of Santa Monica, will feature  music,  pop up shops,  and  interactive classes, and lots of opportunities to get to know your City.   Local businesses will provide  expertise,  advice,  health screenings,  and  free product samples  to promote a healthy and happy lifestyle for the entire Santa Monica Community.  Local businesses from every neighborhood will be there.  Don’t miss the chance to be part of this amazing feel-good festival and help support your local businesses, schools, and public services!

This year we are pleased to be partnering again with the Santa Monica Classic and Santa Monica Education Foundation, along with UCLA Health SM, Kaiser Permanente, Providence St John's Health Center + Cedars Sinai.

EXHIBITOR OPPORTUNITIES - Take up the opportunity to be an exhibitor and learn how best to connect your business to the local community.

SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES - Help support our festival while also helping to increase visibility of your business or organization within the community!  It's a win-win.  #BusinessInTheCommunity #SupportLocalSM

 

Saturday
Sep142019

5th Annual OFF THE HOOK Santa Monica Seafood Festival

Location:  Santa Monica Pier

4-8 p.m.

The 5th Annual OFF THE HOOK Seafood Festival is making a splash onto the iconic Santa Monica Pier on Saturday, Sept 14th! This oceanfront culinary fundraiser features samplings from dozens of the city's best restaurants, boutique wines, spirits tastings, beer gardens, live music, oyster shucking competition and more, all while raising funds for HEAL THE BAY to help make our ocean safe, healthy and clean.

Enjoy some of Santa Monica’s unrivaled seafood offerings from restaurants such as FIG, Herringbone, Blue Plate Oysterette and The Lobster. Best of all, OFF THE HOOK strives to be 100% PLASTIC-FREE! Tickets are all-inclusive of food and drink. Tickets:  $50 GA/ $85 VIP (Early Bird tickets on sale until 8/16)

Catch them while you can! www.offthehookseafoodfest.com

Sunday
Sep152019

Santa Monica's 4th Annual COAST Open Streets Event

10am – 4pm

Location:  Main Street, Ocean Avenue (from Wilshire Blvd to CO Ave), CO Esplanade + SM Pier

This year’s COAST invites everyone to handmake or decorate real or imaginary people-powered devices and showcase them at the event.   On September 15, everyone is invited to this free city celebration of a more people-powered and sustainable Santa Monica where they can showcase their favorite real or imaginary car-free way of getting around. In addition to the two miles of car-free streets filled with roaming musicians, hands-on activities and an assortment of participatory classes, the event will be a pageant of attendees’ creativity.

Free, artist-led workshops in early September will provide inspiration and materials to create and decorate costumes, conveyances, walking pieces or devices (check event website starting in late July for workshop dates + locations).  People are also welcomed to decorate on their own or collaborate with friends, family and neighbors to create a larger than life moving installation that will be featured the day of the event. Attendees will bring, wear, or ride their creations to the streets on event day, where there will be opportunities to win prizes for creativity and innovation.   santamonica.gov/coast

PLEASE NOTE:  THERE WILL NOT BE EXHIBITOR OPPORTUNITIES @ COAST THIS YEAR BUT WE ARE COLLECTING "BUY LOCAL @ COAST" BUSINESS SPECIALS TO HELP PROMOTE YOU DURING THE FESTIVAL.  TO SUBMIT A SPECIAL, CLICK HERE:  http://www.buylocalsantamonica.com/coast2019/ (Deadline to submit is Sept 9th!)

 

Wednesday
Sep252019

Sustainable Works Eco Star Awards Celebration

6:30-9 p.m.

Location:  Capital One Cafe, 401 Broadway

Celebrate achievements of local leaders making valuable contributions to sustainability in our communities,.  This year's Eco Star Honoress are Julia Jaye Poysin of Steel Straws , Mike Sullivan of LA Car Guy and Sony Pictures A Greener World.  

ENJOY a choice of fare made from locally sourced organic ingredients prepared by Uplifters Kitchen. Complimentary beer, wine and refreshing beverages.

SUPPORT Sustainable Works and its mission to educate and inspire students, residents and businesses to make sustainable decisions and build more resilient and flourishing communities.  To purchase a ticket or be a sponsor:  https://sustainableworks.networkforgood.com/events/13484-sustainable-works-2019-eco-star-awards

Wednesday
Sep252019

Bike Local SM Handlebar Happy Hour (monthly)

Location:  Gilbert's El Indio, 2526 Pico Blvd 

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 visit one of the #MostLovedSM Businesses on Pico Boulevard... a true local, family-owned neighborhood gem....Gilbert's El Indio.

Gilbert's Bike LocalSM #HBHH special:  $14 pitchers of margaritas + $5 menu items (Weds 9/25 only!)

Our Happy Hours support local businesses and BuyLocalSM.  For more info SMSpoke.org  Come join us!

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