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Santa Monica Events Calendar


Santa Monica events have upped the cool factor in the city this summer - so just dive in! Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Below you'll find details about upcoming Santa Monica events and regularly scheduled activities, day by day.

From things to do in Santa Monica at night; to Santa Monica beach events; to community events and celebrations, this is your guide to what's happening in Santa Monica.


October Events 

Sunday, October 7:  Coast; City of Santa Monica's Open Streets Event; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

COAST explores art, sustainability, and mobility with more than two miles of city streets closed to cars and open for people to stroll, bike, and roll! Experience the community's public spaces in a new, reimagined way with live music, art installations and engaging activities for all. Visit smgov.net/coast for details and more information.


Weekly Monday Events 

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.: Annenberg Beach House, Marion Davies Guest House & Docent Tours

Discover the rich history of the Annenberg Beach House with free 30-minutes tours led by Santa Monica Conservancy docents.

Drop in between 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. when docents are available to share history, answer questions and provide brief tours. Annenberg Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica; (310) 458-4904.

Tuesday Santa Monica Events

5:30 - 9:30 p.m.: Food Truck Bazaar at California Heritage Museum

From 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m a diverse array of gourmet food trucks bring delicious and affordable cuisine to Santa Monica. Bring a blanket and enjoy a picnic on the Museum lawn, or wander over to The Victorian where you can sit on the patio or hang out in the park. 

Free parking in the Museum parking lot; metered parking in adjacent lots. Free bicycle valet. Proceeds benefit the Museum. 2612 Main Street, Santa Monica.

What's On Wednesdays

8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Downtown Farmer's Market

Santa Monica farmer's market serves up the freshest produce from local farms and is widely acclaimed as the place to go for the highest-quality and largest selection of locally grown fruits and vegetables in Southern California. Arizona Avenue at 2nd Street, Santa Monica; (310) 458-8712. Admission is free.

Friday Events

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.: Annenberg Beach House, Marion Davies Guest House & Docent Tours

Discover the rich history of the Annenberg Beach House with free 30-minutes tours led by Santa Monica Conservancy docents. Drop in between 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. when docents are available to share history, answer questions and provide brief tours. Annenberg Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica; (310) 458-4904.

E11EVENTH HOUR at Viceroy Santa Monica

Friday and Saturday nights from 10 p.m. - 1 a.m. is the time to hit up E11Eventh HOUR social club, where handcrafted cocktails, a late-night menu, and a resident DJ come together for a relaxed, enticing vibe.

Save the best for last and meet us at the E11EVENTH HOUR. Viceroy Santa Monica, 1819 Ocean Avenue. 

Saturday Santa Monica Events



8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Downtown Farmer's Market.

Santa Monica farmer's market serves up the freshest produce from local farms and is widely acclaimed as the place to go for the highest-quality and largest selection of locally grown fruits and vegetables in Southern California.

Arizona Avenue at 2nd Street, Santa Monica.

10 a.m.: Downtown Santa Monica Walking Tour

In approximately 2 hours and six walkable blocks, you'll discover more than 130 years of Santa Monica history, from its Wild West frontier beginnings to the sophisticated metropolis it is today.

RSVP the Thursday prior to the tour at (310) 496-3146. The cost is $5 for members, and $10 for the public. 1436 2nd Street (between Broadway and Santa Monica Blvd.), Santa Monica.

11 a.m.: Free Historical Walking Tours of the Santa Monica Pier.

An hour-long free historical walking tour through 100 years of Santa Monica Pier history.

Hear stories about the apartments above the Merry Go-Round, hidden nooks and crannies of the Pier, the original Muscle Beach, celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe & Charlie Chaplin, and even a certain fishing boat captain who became immortalized as a world-famous cartoon character.

200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica. No reservations required; simply show up at the Pier Shop at the historic Merry-Go-Round building before tour time and look for the blue-shirted pier docents. (310) 458-8900.

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.: Annenberg Beach House, Marion Davies Guest House & Docent Tours

Discover the rich history of the Annenberg Beach House with free 30-minutes tours led by Santa Monica Conservancy docents.

Drop in between 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. when docents are available to share history, answer questions and provide brief tours. Annenberg Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica; (310) 458-4904.

2 p.m.: Story Time at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

Come to the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium on Saturdays for a whale of a tale!

The Aquarium hosts story time in the Dorothy Green room at 2 p.m. Children (and adults) love to hear a good story, and the Aquarium has a nearly endless supply of books for celebrating life of the sea.

Cost is $3 to $12. 1600 Ocean Front Walk, Santa Monica; (310) 393-6149.

E1EVENTH HOUR at Viceroy Santa Monica

Friday and Saturday nights from 10 p.m. - 1 a.m. is the time to hit up E11Eventh HOUR social club, where handcrafted cocktails, a late-night menu, and a resident DJ come together for a relaxed, enticing vibe.

Save the best for last and meet us at the E11EVENTH HOUR. Viceroy Santa Monica, 1819 Ocean Avenue. 

Sunday Santa Monica Events

8 a.m. - 3 p.m.: Santa Monica Airport Antique Market

Noted as one of the top 10 "Flea Markets" in the U.S., the Santa Monica Airport Antique Market is an outdoor, dog-friendly market features furniture, antiques, collectibles, art, vintage clothes, jewelry, rugs, and more.

Located next to the Museum of Flying at 2800-3200 Airport Ave., Santa Monica; (323) 933-2511.

9:30 a.m. -  1 p.m.: Main Street Farmer's Market

he Main Street Farmer's Market features some of California's freshest produce and prepared foods from Main Street restaurants as well as artisanal foods prepared with ingredients sourced from California farmers - you can't get more local than that!

There's also musical entertainment from a variety of featured weekly bands, face painting, balloon designs, and bi-weekly cooking demonstrations featuring local produce.

Heritage Square, 2640 Main Street, Santa Monica.

11 a.m.: Free Historical Walking Tours of the Santa Monica Pier.

An hour-long free historical walking tour through 100 years of Santa Monica Pier history.

Hear stories about the apartments above the Merry Go-Round, hidden nooks and crannies of the Pier, the original Muscle Beach, celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe & Charlie Chaplin, and even a certain fishing boat captain who became immortalized as a world-famous cartoon character.

200 Santa Monica PierSanta Monica. No reservations required; simply show up at the Pier Shop at the historic Merry-Go-Round building before tour time and look for the blue-shirted pier docents. (310) 458-8900.

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.: Annenberg Beach House, Marion Davies Guest House & Docent Tours

Discover the rich history of the Annenberg Beach House with free 30-minutes tours led by Santa Monica Conservancy docents.

Drop in between 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. when docents are available to share history, answer questions and provide brief tours. Annenberg Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica; (310) 458-4904.

Shark Sundays at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

Don't miss this favorite weekly feature at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium. At 3:30 p.m. every Sunday, you can watch and listen to an informative presentation about these often misunderstood animals while the horn and swell sharks cruise around the tank, noses out of water, mouths open, anticipating the meal to come.

Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, 1600 Ocean Front Walk, Santa Monica (310) 393-6149.

Wrapping Up on Santa Monica Events

Please note that these Santa Monica events are subject to change, so please do call ahead to confirm.

If you have other favorite Santa Monica events, activities, or things to do that occur regularly during the week, or know of a Santa Monica establishment with daily, recurring music, events, or menu specials, use the form below to share it and we will post it to the site!







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