Downtown Santa Monica is a bustling area where there is plenty to do. Beaches, bars, and restaurants line the streets of this lively coastal town. The neighborhood also hosts events that locals and tourist alike can enjoy. These five annual events are just a few of the highlights you can look forward to this year.
Twilight at the Pier Music Festival – The music festival scene in LA has been going strong for a while now, but there's one event that sets themselves apart from the rest. The Twilight at the Pier Music Festival is a must-attend event if you're looking to get your weekend started off right. This annual festival usually takes place throughout multiple summer evenings and their lineup of artists never disappoints. Plus, it's conveniently located by the water so you can't beat watching some killer sunset views while soaking up some tunes. It's truly a great experience that everyone should try out at least once! Unfortunately, it's been halted for 2020 and 2021 due to COVID restrictions, but stay tuned and be sure to keep up to date for when this music festival will return in the near future.
Montana Avenue Holiday Walk – The Montana Avenue Holiday Walk is a festive and family-friendly celebration that will take place on the first Saturday of December. The early December celebration features live music and special sales from local merchants on one of LA’s most stylish streets. Santa Claus also makes an appearance and will take note of what your little ones want for Christmas.
MAINopoly – This annual event takes place in May and is a great way to enjoy the sights and sounds of Downtown Santa Monica. Participate in the MAINopoly scavenger hunt, where you get a Monopoly-style board, and participating Main Street local businesses mark a spot on the game. The objective is to visit every stop and throughout the journey, you'll be taken to some of Main Street's hottest retail and dining.
Summer SOULstice – Santa Monica Main Street’s SOULstice is a free, family-friendly festival with many musical acts and entertainment throughout the day. Alongside all of this great music will be food trucks for everyone to enjoy as well as other vendors selling their wares on the street. If you are looking for something fun to do during your summer break from school or work, come check out what SOULstice has in store. The annual event usually occurs in June, so mark your calendar and stay alert for future information.
Jazz On The Lawn - For a free musical experience in Santa Monica, head to Gandara Park for the Jazz on the Lawn Series. All throughout Sundays in August, you can enjoy live jazz music from some of LA’s most talented musicians and performers.
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