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 dealsspecial offers and 4th of July fun.

FOURTH OF JULY SPECIALS

“Celebrate America” at Santa Monica College
June 25, 4 to 10pm
Don’t miss the free spectacular fireworks and entertainment of “Celebrate America” – Santa Monica College’s popular star-spangled salute to our nation’s independence. The celebration – the only one of its kind in Santa Monica – will feature a dazzling fireworks show, live music by The Chris Mulkey Band and their Country Rock sounds, and a variety of food booths and trucks.

10th Annual Fourth of July Parade
July 4, 9:30 to 11am
Produced by the Ocean Park Association, celebrate home and country at the 10th Annual Santa Monica 4th of July Parade on Independence Day. From bands to cyclists, vintage cars and families strolling, this annual event draws thousands of viewers who are attired in red, white and blue along with the parade participants.

Brunch & Happy Hour at The Misfit
July 4, 4 to 7pm
The Misfit will serve a special brunch menu from noon till 4 pm. Happy Hour from noon till 7 pm! Valid July 4, 2016.

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SUMMER 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 takes 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.

Sunset Swims at the Annenberg Beach House
June 8, July 12 and August 9, 7pm to 10pm
Sunset Swims for adults are back this summer! The pool will open just for adults 18 years and older with fun themes, music and activities. Join us for Sunset Swim, an evening at the pool for adults at the Annenberg Community Beach House. There will be complimentary fruit bars and s’mores served while they last. Passes available on Friday at Guest Services, no reservations required.

Summer of Shakespeare Series
June 24 to August 21
Join The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles (SCLA) and Santa Monica College (SMC) Theatre Arts as they feature two of Shakespeare’s most popular romantic comedies, a student production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Twelfth Night, both reimagined as though they are a part of Los Angeles history.

Summer SOULstice on Main Street
June 26, 11am to 7pm
Main Street’s 16th Annual Summer SOULstice will return on June 26th in partnership with Heal The Bay, a non-profit environmental group. This special family-friendly event will feature free live music and kids activities as well as sidewalk sales, dining and shopping!

Twilight Concerts at the 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.

Upper West Art Opening
June 26, 4pm to 7pm
Start your summer by immersing in Santa Monica’s unique arts and culture sphere by attending a special art opening at Upper West.

Jazz on the Lawn
August 1-31, Every Sunday 5pm to 7pm
Santa Monica Cultural Affairs presents the 11th annual Jazz on the Lawn summer concert series. The fun, family-friendly concerts draw people of all ages who come to dance, picnic, relax and enjoy lively music in the park. Attendees can bring a picnic or grab a bite to eat at one of the food trucks that rotate each week.

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.

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HOTEL DEALS

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Santa Monica
DoubleTree Santa Monica is celebrating with a Sweet Summer Special! Book any meeting or event and spend a minimum of $1,000 and receive HHonors points bonus of 5,000 at signing, complimentary Sweet lemonade and Doubletree Signature Cookie Break, discounted parking rate of $5 for self or $10 Valet and a complimentary event wireless internet – Sweet! Valid June 23-August 31, 2016.

Hotel Casa del Mar
Hotel Casa del Mar just launched their new happy hour, featuring a selection of Casa del Mar “tinis.” The selection includes the Blue Basil Drop with Stoli Blueberi vodka, elderflower liqueur, lemon, and basil; Grape Gimlet with Plymouth gin, lime, grapes, cane sugar, and savory herbs; and the City that Never Sleeps with Maker’s Mark bourbon, Cinzano Rosso Campari, vermouth, Kahlua, and bitters each for $12. The menu features a selection of wines for $12, red sangria for $9, draft craft beer for $7, and house made Margherita and funghi pizzas for $12. Guests can sip on these specials while enjoying the stunning sunset views of the Pacific. Valid June 8-August 31, 2016, Sunday-Thursday, 3 to 6 pm.

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. Oceana Beach Club Hotel is also offering up to 15% off prevailing rates. Valid June 14-December 31, 2016. You can also save 5% off your stay when you prepay. Valid June 1-August 31, 2016, 8am to 10:30am.

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

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SEASONAL SPECIALS

Alchemy Organic Spa
Sand and sun, summer has begun! Nourish and repair your mind and body with Alchemie’s Hello Summer package – a luxurious Custom Remedy Massage & Sole Revival Foot Scrub. Our Alchemist will create a transformative treatment customized to your needs using various massage modalities complete with blood orange infused coconut oil. Get a Summer “Sole”stice Mani & Pedi to get your footies ready for sandal season – smooth away roughness and increase circulation with a custom blended grapefruit scrub, along with a strawberry lemongrass foot soak. Valid all throughout the season. Please call ahead.

American Cancer Society Discovery Shop
Get ready for a big semi-annual sale at American Cancer Society Discover Shop, with markdowns up to 50% off. Valid June 17-18, 2016; Friday, 10am to 6pm; Saturday, 10am to 5pm.

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

Azure Aveda Salon
Head over to Azure Aveda Salon for a $110 color retouch and cut special (for first time customers only), which include AVEDA rituals and blow-dry. Mention this special when booking. For one process color only, flat or curling iron costs additional. Valid June 1-August 31, 2016.

Bike Attack
10% off all bicycles and accessories. Valid June 1-July 31, 2016.

Bike Attack Electric+
10% off all bicycles and accessories. Valid June 1-August 31, 2016.

Bg Gallery
Receive a special 50% off art catalogs for those who bring a metro ticket to bG Gallery for Fathers Day through to the 4th of July. Valid June 19-July 4, 2016.

Bloomingdale’s
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.

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

Body Inspired Fitness
Enroll your kids this summer in Body Inspired Fitness’ Youth Program, a 4-week kids & teens workout series with fitness trainers, Jared and Holly. They’ll teach students how to discover their own inner athlete by making breath control, mind-body awareness, and precise form the foundation of our program. The Youth Program is not just for athletes! It’s for dreamers, dancers, bookworms, creatives, social butterflies, superheros, tech geeks and rock stars. Valid June 21-July 14, 2016, Tuesday and Thursdays, 3:00-3:45pm. See their website for special pricing and packages.

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.

California Chicken Cafe
Indulge in California Chicken Cafe’s summer menu item – French Country Style Half Chicken a la Carte with Sot-l’y-Laisse, Back and Gravy. Valid May 23-September 1, 2016.

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

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.

Inner Light Manual Therapy
Take advantage of summer savings on therapeutic massage and structural bodywork at Inner Light Manual Therapy. Inner Light Manual Therapy is offering a 30% discount on massage therapy and structural bodywork services on Fridays. Start your weekend off in a healthy way! Valid July 1-September 1, 2016, 10am to 8pm.

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 a umbrella and spend the day with us. You’ll get access to all our water and land sport 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 pales. Valid June 11-September 25, 2016, 11am to 5pm.

Kye’s
Get ready for Kye’s new menu for the summer season with new smoothie blends and cold brew! Valid June 15-August 31, 2016.

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.

Mercado
Sunday (June 19th) is National Martini Day! And Mercado has created the amazing tequila martini below to honor the day. Try the special Berry Spice Martini, made with Senda Real Tequila, raspberry, blueberry, lemon juice, sour mix, jalapeño and simple syrup with chile tan rim. Valid June 19, 2016.

Obica
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.

Peek Kids
It’s time to score big and shop till you drop for your precious ones as Peek Kids is having their biggest sale yet! Don’t miss out. Valid June 6-July 2, 2016, 10am to 7pm.

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.

Public Bikes
Public Bikes is having a special Father’s Day sale – take $100 off select bikes! Valid June 7-June 20, 2016.

Santa Monica Tickets
5% off all in stores purchases over $200. Valid June 14-August 31, 2016 Mondays through Friday, 9am to 2pm.

Sechoir +
Look and feel your best this season with a blowout at Sechoir + for $35 all day. Valid June 6-September 1, 2016.

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