There’s no better place to be during the summer than by the beach, experiencing what Santa Monica has to offer. Head to the Southern California coast and enjoy these summer events, hotel deals, and special offers.

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


Eat | See | Hear Outdoor Movie Series
Dates Vary
Showtime presents Eat|See|Hear, a summer-long celebration of food, music & movies presented by SHOWTIME! Events take place at Santa Monica High School located at 601 Pico Blvd. (entrance on 4th St.), and will include food trucks and a musical guest. Doors open at 5:30pm with live music starting at 7pm and movie at 8:30pm. Admission is $14. Check website for movie lineup.

Twilight Concerts at Santa Monica Pier
July 7 to September 8, Every Thursday 7pm-10pm
LA’s favorite summer tradition returns! From July 7th to September 8th, keep the beat all summer with a diverse mix of mainstream headliners and up-and-coming indie bands. Free on Thursday nights, from 7-10pm. Click the event for the lineup list.

Santa Monica Classic
September 11, 7am to 3pm
Come enjoy the picturesque course with ocean views and a finish line that is just steps away from the iconic Santa Monica Pier. This year’s Santa Monica Classic 5K/10K will take place on Sunday, September 11th. Registration will open on Wednesday, May 4th. The 5K/10K is open to runners and walkers (strollers welcome, too!) of all ages and abilities.

Off The Hook Seafood Festival
October 1, 3pm to 7pm
Celebrate the sea at the 2nd annual Off The Hook Seafood Festival this Saturday, October 1st on the iconic Santa Monica Pier in honor of National Seafood Month this October. This community fundraising event will showcase the city’s best restaurants and chefs with dishes featuring their favorite underwater ingredients. Enjoy seafood tastings, curated cocktails, live music, chef demos, games, a sustainable seafood VIP Lounge and learn about the sustainable seafood movement.

Front Porch Cinema on the Pier
October 9-30, 6pm to 9pm
Unwind on the front porch of California after a long week. We’ve got films, food, drinks & fun each Friday night this Fall. Oh, and the movies are really good too, and free! There are even old-timey lawn chairs for rent that melt away the stress of the week while you relax and enjoy the ocean breeze.

Back to Top


Palihouse Santa Monica
Enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast served in the lobby on Saturdays and Sundays. Valid June 18-December 31, 2016, 7 to 10:30am.

Back to Top


Ann’s Flowers
10% off your purchase. Valid June 1-October 31, 2016.

Benny’s Tacos and Chicken Rotisserie
Take 10% off your food order (dine-in or take-out only) when you mention “BENNY’S DEAL” at the cashier. Not offered with delivery, catering, and other specials or promotions. Valid July 22-September 30, 2016.

Enjoy a 10% off visitor savings certificate when you present your ID at Forty Carrots, Level 2 (see certificate in-store for details and restrictions).Valid June 2-December 31, 2016.

Bowlmor Santa Monica
Bring the entire family at Bowlmor and take advantage of the The Family Bowl Package, which includes two hours of bowling, shoes, two food choices of the following: Chicken Tenders, Cheese Pizza and Hot Dogs; one Side choice of the following: tater tots or french fries (soft drinks and juice included), and a $5 Gift Card for each guest. Valid July 4-September 7, 2016.

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

Del Frisco’s Grille
30% off all wine bottles all Labor Day weekend long!

Edgemar Center for the Arts
This summer, the Edgemar Center for the Arts introduces a performance lineup you won’t want to miss: A Night at The Black Cat Cabaret, a teeming speakeasy performance packed with colorful characters, beguiling musical numbers, scintillating costumes, and daring dance numbers; The Fabulous Fables of Aesops, a musical magical fable for all ages; and Barbara Tarbuck in “Stopping By.” Dates vary. See their website for performance schedule and ticket prices.

Haunted Santa Monica Ghost Tours
Get $5 off our walking ghost tour! Use promo code: GHOST. Valid July 4-September 1, 2016, 7 to 9pm. In addition, sign up for a Foodie Tour, where you will be sampling delicious tapas-style offerings from local restaurants while walking near the picturesque Santa Monica pier, or a Chocolate & Cheese Tour to try very delicious and unique expressions of chocolate and cheese. Beverages are not included but you may purchase them separately. Valid June 17-September 30, 2016.

Joy Ride Santa Monica Tours
Hop on one of our customized beach cruisers and take in all the sights and main attractions in Santa Monica and Venice with a reduced price of $60. After the tour, grab a beach chair and an umbrella and spend the day with us. You’ll get access to all our water and land sports equipment. We have boogie boards, footballs, soccer balls, beach volleyballs, frisbees, and for the little ones we have kites and even sand castle shovels and pails. Valid June 11-September 25, 2016, 11am to 5pm.

Locanda del Lago
Locanda del Lago celebrates Locals’ Monday – locals receive 15% discount on food Happy Tuesday… not just an hour (no corkage charge)! There will be Happy Hour all night long at the bar. Help Locanda del Lago support “Meatless Monday” movement by steering clear of all beef and beef by-products for the day. Enjoy Wine Wednesday with half-priced select bottled wines. Thirsty Thursday offers market-driven cocktail carafes for $20 and pizzas for $8. Also, check out the Silicon Beach Lunch, a speedy two-course menu ($16 & $19). Valid June 1-September 5, 2016, Monday till Saturday.

Hey Kids! Pizza (and everything else on the Kids Menu) is free for you every Sunday! Also, every week, Obica will have a special lunch menu starting at $10. Vegetarian options are also available. Don’t forget Wine Thursday at Obica – perfect for discovering your new favorite Italian wine. All bottles at 50% off on Thursday night. Valid June 15-September 30, 2016.

Paint:Lab Summer Camp
Let your kids’ inner artist shine through this summer! Enroll them in at Paint:Lab’s Summer Art Camp session (for children ages 6-12 years old). Valid Monday through Friday; half days 9am-noon or 1-4pm; full days 9am-4pm. June 13-September 9, 2016.

Pedego Santa Monica
Pedego Santa Monica is offering $195 Off MSRP on any Pedego Electric Bicycle this summer. Valid June 21-September 6, 2016, 11am to 6pm.

Pizza Antica
Enjoy 1/2 off all bottles of wine every Tuesday, all day. Valid June 7-September 6, 2016. There will also be bottomless mimosas with brunch. Valid Saturdays and Sundays, 11am to 3pm. June 4-September 4, 2016.

Back to Top


Are you a Santa Monica business with a summer special or event? Submit now.