Santa Monica Events Calendar


Santa Monica events offer something for every style and taste.Santa Monica events offer something for every age, style, taste and activity level.

Here 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 beach and community events and celebrations, this is your guide to what's happening in Santa Monica.

Because no matter when you visit, there's always something going on in Santa Monica.

And this guide to Santa Monica Events can help find the right happening for your crew or your family this summer!



July

July 24:  SCRABBLE NIGHT:  6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Montana Avenue branch library, 1704 Montana Avenue. 

July 24:  BEATBUDS:  2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Montana Avenue branch library, 1704 Montana Avenue. 

July 24:  SANTA MONICA CERTIFIED FARMER'S MARKET:  8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Third Street Promenade, 1351 Third Street Promenade. 

July 25:  GAME ROOM OPEN AT ANNENBERG COMMUNITY BEACH HOUSE:  11 a.m. - 7 p.m., 415 Pacific Coast Highway. 

July 25:  FAMILY GAME NIGHT:  6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., Main library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard. 

July 25:  MAT PILATES CLASS FOR BEGINNERS WITH RAGHAVAN:  6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Pico branch library, 2201 Pico Blvd.

July 26:  SUNSET SWIM:  7 p.m. - 10 p.m., Annenberg Beach House, 310.458.2239

July 27:  SANTA MONICA CERTIFIED FARMER'S MARKET:   8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Third Street Promenade, 1351 Third Street Promenade.

July 27:  GAME ROOM OPEN AT ANNENBERG COMMUNITY BEACH HOUSE:  9 a.m. - 7 p.m., 415 Pacific Coast Highway. 

July 28:  DAHN GIM AND ALEX WAND; NEW WORKS:  5p.m. - 8 p.m., Palisades Park, 1450 Ocean Avenue. 

July 29:  ARTFUL TODDLER:  10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard. 

July 30:  COMPUTER BASICS IV:  3 p.m. - 4: 30 p.m., Main library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard. 

July 31:  SANTA MONICA FARMER'S MARKET:    8 a.m. - 1 p.m., between 4th and 2nd streets. Santamonica.gov/farmersmarket



August

Aug. 1:  POOL OPEN AT ANNENBERG COMMUNITY BEACH HOUSE:  10 a.m. - 7 p.m., 415 Pacific Coast Highway. 

Aug. 1:  PAWS TO READ:   2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Montana library, SMPL.org/Montanabranch, 310.458.8682

Aug. 1:  MAGIC OF RAFAEL & KATIA:  2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Ocean Park Branch Library, 2601 Main Street.  

Aug. 2:  GAME ROOM OPEN AT ANNENBERG COMMUNITY BEACH HOUSE:  11a.m. - 7 p.m., 415 Pacific Coast Highway. 

Aug. 3:  MILLINERY ARCHAEOLOGY WITH LESLIE ROBINSON:  1 p.m. - 4 p.m., Palisades Park, 1450 Ocean Avenue. 

Aug. 4:  JAZZ ON THE LAWN:  5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Gandara Park, SMgov.net/jazz

Aug. 6:  NATIONAL NIGHT OUT:   5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Ken Genser Square, Santamonicapd.org, 310.458.8474

Aug. 7:  SANTA MONICA FARMER'S MARKET:    8 a.m. - 1 p.m., between 4th and 2nd streets. Santamonica.gov/farmersmarket

Aug. 8:  THE COMEDY OF ERRORS:   7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Virginia Ave. Park, SMgov.net, 310.458.8688

Aug. 9:  SWIM CENTER TEEN NIGHT   6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m., Santa Monica Swim Center, Santamonica.gov 310.458.8700

Aug. 10:  SWIM CENTR FAMILY SPLASH DAY:  1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Santa Monica Swim Center, Santamonica.gov 310.458.8700

Aug. 13:  BEACH = CULTURE:  6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Annenberg Beach House, Santamonica.gov/arts, 310.458.4904

Aug. 14:  PAJAMA STORYTIME:  6:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Ocean Park Library, SMPL.org/oceanparkbranch, 310.458.8683

Aug. 16:  LIBRARY AT THE BEACH:  10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Annenberg Beach House, SMPL.org, 310.458.8600

Aug. 17:  HUSHFEST SILENT DISCO: BORDER CLASH (SUBSUELO VS MOM):  7 p.m. - 12 a.m.; tickets $10 - $45, Santa Monica Pier, west end. 

Aug. 18:  JAZZ ON THE LAWN:  5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Gandara Park, SMgov.net/jazz

Aug. 20:  GENTLE YOGA:  6:30 p.m. Fairview Branch Library, SMPL.org/Fairview branch, 310.458.8681

Aug. 21:  TWILIGHT ON THE PIER CONCERTS KICK-OFF:  7 p.m. - 10 p.m., Santa Monica Pier. Featuring Rostam, Dijon, Jen Awad.

Aug. 23:  SUNSET SWIM:  7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Annenberg Beach House

Aug. 24:  CARDBOARD YACHT REGATTA:  5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Annenberg Beach House, 310.458.2239

Aug. 28:  LATIN WAVE - SANTA MONICA PIER CONCERTS:  7 p.m. - 10 Santa Monica Pier, featuring Helado Negro, Sun Cha, Bandas Las Angelinas

Aug. 31:  SOFT FABRIC MASK MAKING:  1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Camera Obscura Art Lab, Santamonica.gov/camera, 310.458.2239

September

Sept. 4:  MIDDLE EAST BEATS - SANTA MONICA PIER CONCERTS:  7 p.m. - 10 pm., free concert featuring A-Wa, Disco Shrine, Los Angeles Arabs Orchestra. 

Sept. 11:  ISLAND TIDES - SANTA MONICA PIER CONCERTS:  7p.m. - 10 p.m, Santa Monica Pier, featuring Hollie Cook, Western Standard Time SKA Orchestra, Upstream.

Sept. 18:  AUSSIE SPLASH - SANTA MONICA PIER CONCERTS:  7p.m. - 10 p.m., Santa Monica Pier, featuring Methyl Ethel, APRA Contest Winners.

Sept. 21:  HUSHFEST SANTA MONICA: DAFT PUNK VS RADIOHEAD:  7 p.m. - 12 a.m., Santa Monica Pier, west end. Tickets $10 - $45.

Sept. 25:  JAPANESE VIBES - SANTA MONICA PIER CONCERTS:  7 p.m. - 10 p.m., Santa Monica Pier, featuring Cornelius, starRo, Taiko Project. 



Monday Events 

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

Discover the rich history of the Beach House with Santa Monica Conservancy docents. There's no charge to visit, and reservations are never required. Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Drop-in between 11am - 2pm when docents are available to share history, answer questions and provide brief tours.

Tours are free, last approximately 30 minutes, and accommodate up to 15 people. During fall, winter and spring, hours are subject to change with short notice. Call (310) 458-4904 to confirm hours. 

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 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Downtown Farmers Market

The largest grower-only Certified Farmers market in Southern California and a favorite for local chefs. Established in 1981, the Wednesday Market opened with the modest goals of providing reasonably priced, high quality produce to the city's population.

It now hosts more than 75 farmers weekly and is widely recognized as one of the largest and most diverse grower-only Certified Farmers Markets in the state. Whether you're looking for a common, exotic or experimental variety of fruit or vegetable, this market is a treasure trove of seasonal agricultural diversity. Arizona Avenue @ 2nd Street, Santa Monica; (310) 458-8712. Admission is free.



Saturday Santa Monica Events

8 a.m. - ROGA (Run + Yoga) on the Pier

ROGA (run + yoga) returns to the Santa Monica Pier Saturday mornings for its Spring and Summer seasons through August 3, 2019.

8 a.m. Run: Meet under the iconic Pier sign at the top of the ramp at Colorado and Ocean for a morning warm-up run along the beach and around the Pier. Choose your speed, choose your distance (2mi and 5mi courses available). Walkers welcome too! Get more info at ROGA-Santa Monica Pier

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

Enjoy the market by the beach for a leisurely Saturday morning. Established in 1991, the Saturday Downtown Farmer's Market opened 10 years after the Wednesday Market in the same location - Arizona Avenue @ 3rd Street - as customers were eager for another market for weekend shopping. While the Wednesday market centers on the hustle and bustle of chefs and restaurants doing their shopping, the Saturday Downtown Market offers a more intimate experience for the casual market-goer. 

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.

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.

Sunday Events

8:30 a.m. -  1:30 p.m.: Main Street Farmers Market

The Sunday Main Street Farmers Market features some of California's freshest produce plus 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!

These farm-to-table prepared foods include breakfast burritos, pancakes, omelets, French pastries, breads, crepes and coffee and tea. Also, enjoy 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.

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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