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

Entries in SM Pier (3)

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/

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!)