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
May012019

Bike Month 2019

May 1 - 31, 2019

Citywide @ participating Buy Local SM businesses, City Hall + more 

May is Bike Santa Monica Month!  In partnership with Santa Monica SPOKE, GoSAMO, City of Santa Monica + participating Buy Local SM businesses, thiere are Bike Month Events + Specials, Bike to Work Day Pitstops (May 16th) + weekly Bike Local SM Handlebar Happy Hours!   For more info + to see SPOKE's cool interactive #BikeLocal map: click here. 

UPDATE: Due to forecasted rain, some Bike to Work Day 2019 events are moving to FRIDAY, MAY 17. This includes the Bike Pit Stop Locations at Santa Monica City Hall and Santa Monica Bike Center from 7:30 - 9:00 am--featuring giveaways, food and beverages, gift packs for bikers, and lots of bicycling information. Big Blue Bus and Breeze Bike Share will still offer their free ride promotion on Thursday, May 16.   For updated map + list of May 16th + May 17th Bike Events:https://smspoke.org/event/btwd-pit-stops-morning-evening-05-16-2019/ 

Thursday
May162019

Bike to Work Day

Location:  participating businesses throughout Santa Monica

Thursday May 16th + Friday May 17th

Get all the info and stay up to date at SMSpoke.org

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

Saturday
May182019

Montana Avenue Sidewalk Sale

Saturday May 18th + Sunday May 19th

10am- 6 pm

Location:  Montana Avenue (participating businesses)

Sunday
May192019

2019 Santa Monica Wine Auction

Location:  Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, 101 Wilshire Blvd.

4pm

Tickets will be available starting March 25, 2019 at 10 am for Santa Monica's soiree of the year.

https://e.givesmart.com/events/cUB/.  With 30+ food and wine tastings and incredible auctions, this event has a history of selling out.  Get your tickets early so you don't miss the fun!

 

Wednesday
May222019

Bike Local SM Handlebar Happy Hour (weekly in May!)

 Location:  Upper West, 3321 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! 

Our Happy Hours support local businesses and BuyLocalSM.  This month we are excited to support our #MostLovedSM Finalists of 2019 - including Upper West, West 4th + Jane, Enterprise Fish Co + Tiato! 

Get all the info and stay up to date at SMSpoke.org and on the event page HERE 

Come join us!

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

Sunday
May262019

6th Annual MAINOPOLY: A Taste of Main Street

Location:  Main Street

1-6 pm

Celebrate Memorial Day weekend and experience Main Street’s best restaurants, coffee shops, ice cream shops, and more by joining us for the 6th Annual “MAINopoly: A Taste of Main Street” on Sunday, May 26th. This all ages event is a take on the classic board game, where every participating location you visit earns you credit to fill your game board map, for a chance to win free prizes. So throw on your top hats and monocles, get your “dice” ready, and make your way down Main Street for a culinary walking tour of the street's finest eateries! A portion of all proceeds will go directly to Summer SOULstice & The Main Street Business Improvement Association. 

For more info + to buy your tickets: www.mainstreetsm.com/mainopoly/

Sunday
May262019

Orchestra Santa Monica

2:30 pm

Location:  Moss Theater @ New Roads School, 3131 Olympic Blvd.

Featuring the Orchestra Santa Monica's new music director, Roger Kalia, who will be presenting a wonderful program of works by Kodaly, Shostakovich, and Dvorak and we will also be featuring cello soloist Eric Byers.  Special "Buy Local SM" offer of $5-10 discount per per ticket when you buy online here:  www.OrchestraSantaMonica.org 

Wednesday
May292019

Join us for a screening of Paris to Pittsburgh: Sustainable SM Film Event

Location:  Aero Theater, 1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica

7pm (arrive by 6:40 pm to guarantee a seat)

From coastal cities to America’s heartland, Paris to Pittsburgh celebrates how Americans are demanding and developing real solutions in the face of climate change.   And as the weather grows more deadly and destructive, they aren’t waiting on Washington to act.

Panel Discussion with Michael Kadish, Exec. Dir @ Grid Alternatives a& Garrett Wong, City of SM OSE after the film. Additional panelists to be added.  Prize Drawing.

This event is FREE for Santa Monica residents + High School and College students! Please reserve your seats at https://paris2pittsburgh.eventbrite.comNot a Santa Monica resident or High School/College student? Purchase tickets here>

Friday
May312019

Bike Local SM HandleBar Happy Hour (weekly in May!)

 Location:  The Gallery Food Hall, 1315 Third Street Promenade

5 -7 p.m.

Join us for our weekly #BikeLocalSM Handlebar Happy Hour events as part of Bike MOnth, 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.  For this week's HBHH we're Get all the info and stay up to date at SMSpoke.org.  Come join us!

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

Saturday
Jun012019

SaMo PRIDE Month

June 1 - 30, 2019

Citywide

Celebrate Santa Monica's first Pride Month!  A month-long series of events to celebrate our LGBQT+ community, individuality, empowerment, inclusivity and acceptance.  Organized by Downtown SM, Inc., SM Pier, SM Place in partnership with the City of Santa Monica.  For more info:  https://www.smpride.com/

If you are a Santa Monica business (or organization) and would like to participate by hosting an event, offering a SaMo Pride special or promoting an existing service you provide to the LGBQT+ community, we want to hear from you!  To submit your info:  SaMo Pride Month Business Participation Form