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....

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.

Every Saturday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Location:  Virginia Avenue Park (Pico Boulevard at 22nd St).

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.

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

3rd Wednesdays, monthly, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Locations vary, to RSVP and purchase tickets:


Twilight on the Pier

Every Wednesday (Sept 5th - Oct 3rd) + final Sunday Oct 7th

6:30-9:30 pm

Location:  Santa Monica Pier

Sept 5th - Orquesta Akokan (Latin Wave)

Sept 12th - Betty Who (Australia at the Pier)

Sept 19th - Judy Mowatt (Island Vibes)

Sept 26th - Brazilian Girls/ Sudan Archives (Eclectic Indie)

Oct 3rd - Fela! The Concert (Afro-Beat + R&B)

Oct 7th - Red Baraat (South Asian Sounds)

Free!  Organized by the Santa Monica Pier.  For more info on the concerts + featured performers:      @SANTAMONICAPIER


Bike Local SM HandleBar Happy Hour (Monthly)

 Location:  Ashland Hill, 2807 Main Street

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 our favorite watering holes (and gastropubs) on Main Street.....Ashland Hill. Extended Social Hour menu until 7pm special for our group!  (See Below)

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


Last Sundays - Main Street

Every Last Sunday of the Month from 11am-7pm

Location:  Participating merchants along Main Street, from Pico Blvd to Pier Avenue

Head down to Main Street every Last Sunday of the month and enjoy merchant sidewalk sales, giveaways and extended happy hour at participating restaurant and bars.  Organized by the Main Street Merchants Business Improvement Association.  For more info >


OFF THE HOOK 4th Annual Seafood Festival

Location:  Santa Monica Pier

4- 7 pm

Save the date for the 4th annual OFF THE HOOK Seafood Festival.

Celebrate the sea at the 4th annual OFF THE HOOK Seafood Festival on the iconic Santa Monica Pier in honor of National Seafood Month, benefiting the Surfrider Foundation of West LA-Malibu. This foodie fundraising event will showcase the city’s best restaurants and chefs with dishes featuring their favorite underwater ingredients.

Enjoy seafood tastings, live music, interactive displays, games, the annual Oyster Shucking Competition, a sustainable seafood VIP Lounge & learn about the sustainable seafood movement. OFF THE HOOK will highlight Santa Monica’s unrivaled seafood offerings, & help raise awareness & funds for Surfrider’s Ocean Friendly Restaurant Program, & help protect the world’s oceans & beaches.

For more info + to purchase tickets:


COAST - Santa Monica Open Streets Festival 

Location:  Ocean Avenue + Main Street

Save the date!  The City of Santa Monica's annual open streets festival.  More info coming soon!

Exclusive to our Santa Monica Businesses - If you would like to offer a "Buy Local Santa Monica COAST Special", click here to submit your special for the day of the festival.  We will help promote you on the COAST website + in the COAST program guide.