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
Jun132018

Santa Monica Chamber Installation Dinner

5:30-9 pm

Location:  Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows,  101 Wilshire Blvd

The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce Installation Dinner, held at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, is the Chamber’s foremost opportunity to gather with local business leaders and visionaries to come together as a vibrant community.  Tickets:  $200 (non profits $150).  For more info + to purchase tickets, click here.

Tuesday
Jun192018

The Future of Santa Monica Restaurants - Green Business Mixer Event

3- 5 pm

Location:  Bareburger, Main St.

Calling all Santa Monica Food Service Businesses!  This event is geared exclusively for you, our Food Service sector (restaurants, cafes, hospitality etc) and is by invitiation only.  For more information:  Eventbrite Registration page

The event will help participating share best practice on:  

  • Evolution of eco-friendly food to-go ware
  • Mandatory food waste Organics collection
  • Plastic straws alternatives like paper and bamboo 
  • Sustainable Food Service product vendors
  • The future of protein; plant based meat
  • Revision of Santa Monica's Disposable Food Service Ware Ordinance

Free Event by Invite Only.  For additonal info, contact Susy Borlido, e:  susy@sustainableworks.org or T: 310.458.8716 x2.

Sunday
Jun242018

18th Annual Main Street Summer SOULstice

12 - 7 pm

Location:   Main Street

5 Stages, 100+ Vendors, Beer & Wine Gardens.  Block Party + Open Street Festival. 

Organized by the Main Street Merchants Business Improvement Association in partnership with the City of Santa Monica and Buy Local SM. www.mainstreetsm.com

 

Free admission.  Open Street Festival!

 

Wednesday
Jun272018

Bike Local SM HandleBar Happy Hour (Monthly)

 Location:  tbd 

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! 

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

Wednesday
Jul042018

4th of July Parade 

Starts at 9:30 am

Location:  Main Street (starting at the intersection of Main St + Pico Blvd, then heading south on Main St towards the Venice border)

 

Organized by the Ocean Park Association with support provided by the City of Santa Monica, local business + community partners and Buy Local SM. 

For more info:  https://www.santamonicaparade.com/home.html

Saturday
Jul282018

Montana Avenue Art Walk + Festivale

10 am - 6pm

Location:  Montana Avenue (7th -17th Streets)

Organized by the Montana Avenue Merchants Assoc.  For more info:  http://montanaave.com/

 

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/

 

Saturday
Sep082018

Buy Local Santa Monica Health + Fitness Festival

Location:  Reed Park (Lincoln @ Wilshire)

Save the date!  More info coming soon.

Sunday
Oct072018

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!