Spring has sprung in Santa Monica! What better time to plan that Spring Break or beach getaway? While in town, check out fun seasonal events and spring-inspired discounts.

* Please note specials below are from Spring 2016. Check back for 2017 offers and events!


Rusty’s Emerging Artist Competition
April 14 through June 23
An annual Spring tradition on the Pier, Rusty’s Emerging Artist Competition returns to the popular restaurant/nightclub. Twenty bands vie for an opening spot in the Pier’s prestigious Twilight Concert Series. First round competition takes place Thursdays April 14 – May 12; Semi-Finals May 19 and 26; Finals June 23.

bG Gallery
May 14 through June 1
Bid farewell to spring with our feature exhibit of paintings by Thomas Whittaker Kidd at bG Gallery in Bergamot Station: “Fantastic Settings for Real Events”.

3rd Annual MAINopoly: Taste of Main Street
May 29
Come out for a foodie take on the classic board game Memorial Day weekend! MAINopoly: Taste of Main Street event will showcase the best restaurants and businesses on Santa Monica’s Main Street to raise funds for Summer SOULstice through a fun event mirroring the classic board game. Attendees will receive “Mainopoly” dollars for tastings at participating locations. Come out, have fun and wear your best “Monopoly”-inspired costume!

COAST: City of Santa Monica’s Open Street Event
June 5, 9am to 3pm
Join us in celebrating the Metro Expo Line opening with various activities planned on our community streets as well as in our parks! There will be fun “hubs” with the following themes: mobility, cultural and sustainability, including live entertainment and food stalls. Bike, bus, train or walk your way to a free, engaging and fun way to explore your city. Enjoy two miles of car-free streets and discover local food, music, shops, culture, dance and games with family and friends. Grab a picnic from a local restaurant or sit down and eat while you enjoy the view of all kinds of people enjoying Santa Monica. Shop at local businesses, discover new stores and revisit old favorites. The route is primarily along Ocean, Colorado, and Main throughout downtown Santa Monica.

Pedal on the Pier
June 5
Pedal on the Pier is an annual event where individuals and companies ride 100+ stationary bikes in order to raise money and send underprivileged children to summer camp. Have the opportunity to bike for a cause while staring out at the beautiful Pacific Ocean.

2016 Tommy Bahama Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival
June 11, 8am
The Tommy Bahama Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival is an annual all-day, family friendly celebration of decades of surf, paddleboard and lifeguard history. Tracing it’s roots back to the 1930’s Santa Monica Pier paddleboard races – some of the first in the world – this year’s event offers epic competition. Courses start and finish on the sand immediately south of the Pier. The event is free for spectators and fun for the whole family. Besides the races, there will be beach games and races for the kids, a lifeguard and surf history pop-up museum – plus live music and hula dancers performing throughout the day. Tommy Bahama will also bring back their signature lounge tent and 21 and over rum bar. Come celebrate decades of surf, paddleboard and lifeguard history.

Father’s Day at Santa Monica History Museum
June 18
Bring your father to the Santa Monica History Museum on Saturday, June 18 (the day before Father’s Day) and receive half-price admission!

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Boba Lab
Take the bus in spring and save the planet! Show us your bus pass/stub, and get your free gift! Also, get 10% off any beverage or pastry. Valid February 29-June 30, 2016.

Brambila Salon
Beachside Blowouts $39 each or $149 (4 pack plus free #Unite dry shampoo)! Book yours now! Valid February 24-May 31, 2016.

Charlie Kabob
Free appetizers or salads with purchase of any Kabob Entrees. Valid March 1-September 30, 2016.

Giant Santa Monica
Roll into spring at Giant Santa Monica and receive a free Giant Horizon Bike Helmet ($40 Value) with any Bike purchase over $400. Valid April 1-30, 2016.

Jack’s Jewelers
Spring Sale! 20% off on engagement rings and wedding bands! Perfect time to propose to your one and only this spring! Custom designs, jewelry and watch repairs on premise. Sale items not included. Valid March 21-May 31, 2016.

Oceana Beach Club Hotel
Book a Suite at our best available rate and receive breakfast for two each day! Valid February 24-December 31, 2016.

Pono Burger
Pono Burger’s 3 Year Anniversary & Burger Month! May is National Burger Month, and it is also Pono Burger Santa Monica’s 3rd Anniversary! We’ll be celebrating all month with special Spring Pairings. Try any of our new spring menu seasonal burgers along with its beer pairing listed on the menu for $18. Spring Pairings THE SASSY WAHINE Organic beef patty, housemade wasabi mayo, pickled ginger, organic avocado, organic pea shoots,housemade organic Okinawan sweet potato chips, housemade sesame ponzu dressing ~ Pair with Allagash Saison ‘ALEKINA BURGER Organic beef patty, housemade chimichurri sauce, organic avocado, Belcampo chorizo, organic sweet potato nest ~ Pair with Pranqster THE PALANI Organic beef patty, herbs de Provence, grilled organic sliced tomato, Cypress Grove Purple Haze chèvre, Niman Ranch bacon, sunny-side up egg, organic arugula, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil ~ Pair with Scrimshaw Pilsner Although not a burger, we are also including THE BREAKFAST Scrambled eggs, apple wood smoked bacon, Cheddar cheese, arugula, chipotle-bacon aioli ~ Pair with Strand 24th St. Pale Ale Like always, people can add a patty of organic beef to The Breakfast or Mary’s Organic free-range, antibiotic-free turkey for $5 more. Plus, we’ll be sharing the birthday love by giving away a dinner for 2 (valued at $50) to one of our Instagram followers EVERY WEEK through our birthday month of May! Diners just have to post a photo of their favorite Pono Burger on Instagram, tag @ponoburger, and a winner will be selected and announced on our Instagram each Sunday in May. Valid May 1–31, 2016.

Pressed Juicery Santa Monica
Custom Bundle of any five juices for $29.50. Valid in-store only. Valid February 25-May 31, 2016.

Santa Monica Tickets
5% off all in stores purchases over $200. Valid Mondays through Friday 9am to 2pm. February 24-June 22, 2016.

Sweet Rose Creamery
Available online for national shipping, Sweet Rose currently features an  April Pint Pack ($60) with four flavors made from scratch by Executive Chef/Co-Owner Shiho Yoshikawa using fresh spring ingredients from the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market, including: Olive Oil, Cookie Dough, Dark Chocolate Sorbet (dairy free), and Ojai Pixie Tangerine Frozen Yogurt – created in partnership with the 4th Annual Ojai Pixie Month, celebrating the petite, sweet, and seedless tangerine native to the area. These flavors are also available the entire month at the Sweet Rose Creamery store location along with other seasonal treats. Valid April 1-30, 2016.

The Ambrose
Pedal Power in SaMo! Enjoy Traditional King or Double Queen accommodations with all the extras! The Ambrose will reimburse guests up to $25.00 per room per day for bike rental(s) from Breeze Bike Share. Available Friday, Saturday, Sunday in March, April, May. $295.00 plus applicable taxes. Valid March 1-May 31, 2016.

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