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:


Ice at Santa Monica 2018/19 Season

November 3, 2018 - January 21, 2019

Location:  Arizona Avenue @ 5th Street. 

Ice skating for all ages!  For more info including ticket sales, skate rentals + times:


Santa Monica Restaurant Week 2019

January 7 - 13

To celebrate California Restaurant Month and highlight Santa Monica as an award-winning, health-conscious culinary destination, participating Santa Monica restaurants and their chefs will craft delicious, healthy, and custom dishes centered around this year’s special restaurant week ingredient – the PERSIMMON.

Use #SMRESTAURANTWEEK for a chance to win a $500 gift certificate!  From January 7-13, 2019, diners are encouraged to share their Santa Monica Restaurant Week 2019 experience on their Instagram, Twitter or Facebook using #SMRestaurantWeek. Read complete terms and conditions.

Organized by SM Travel + Tourism in partnership with Buy Local SM.  To see the list of participating Santa Monica restaurants + featured persimmon dishes, click here


Fireside at the Miles - Winter Performances

Jan 11th - Feb 23rd - Friday + Saturday nights @ 8pm at Miles Memorial Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for youth (age 18 or under)/seniors (age 55 +)/students. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m. FIRESIDE AT THE MILES PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE (read more)

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3rd Annual Pico Fitness Crawl

8 - 11 a.m.

Location:  Pico Boulevard - VA Avenue Park + participating businesses

The 3rd Annual Pico Fitness Crawl Returns this Saturday!

Run, jog or walk along 2.5 miles in Santa Monica, from the 10 freeway to the beach and experience traditional favorites like CrossFit®, Pilates, boxing, yoga, weightlifting and karate, blended with “totally LA” workouts, like belly dancing, resistance training at the Original Muscle Beach and ballet folklorico/Aztec dance; you choose the kind of workouts that are right for you. See participating fitness businesses below.

Tickets are $10.  For more info + to purchase tickets:

Presented by the Pico Improvement Organization to showcase Pico Boulevard's businesses


Plaza Film Nights

November 21 - January 16

Every Wednesday @ ICE, 1325 5TH Street

Family Films: 6pm, LA Films: 8pm.

A cinephile's exploration of the City of Angels' role in motion pictures.  Film Schedule as follows.  For more info > 

January 2:  The Chronicles of Narnia + LA Plays Itself.  January 9:  Cool Runnings + Stand and Deliver.  January 16:  Happy Feet + Killer of Sheep


Last Sundays @ Main Street

Location:  Participating shops on Main Street

1-5 pm

The Last Sunday of every month, come down to Main Street for live music, merchant sidewalk sales, food specials and giveaways.  Organized by the Main Street Merchants Business Improvement Association.


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.