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Celebrate the arrival of Spring in Santa Monica! Enjoy a variety of spring specials and events offered by local Santa Monica businesses.

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Spring Specials in Santa Monica

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

 

SPRING-INSPIRED EVENTS

 

Guacamole Festival

May 1st-June 15th
La Sandia, 395 Santa Monica Place
Chef Richard Sandoval introduces guests to La Sandia’s Fourth Annual Guacamole Festival, featuring guacamoles that highlight regional fl_avors. Guacamole dates back to Aztec times, where traditional Mexican guacamole was comprised of avocado, onion, chiles, fresh tomato and salt. Over time, regions of Mexico began mixing in local ingredients, creating thousands of variations.


Tango In The Park

May 5th, 12th, 19th, 6pm
Virginia Avenue Park, 2200 Virginia Ave

You're invited to dance to live music courtesy of the Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra. The "Tango in the Park" sessions will be taught by Daniel Ponickly, artistic director of Ballroom Madness. All ages are welcome at this free event.


76th Annual Memorial Day Observance

May 26th, 11am
City of Santa Monica Woodlawn Cemetery, Mausoleum & Mortuary, 1847 14th Street

Every Memorial Day, Woodlawn honors our nation’s brave men and women in uniform with a ceremony open to the public. Highlights of the program typically include patriotic music provided by local groups, keynote speeches by prominent local officials, and an exciting fly-over of military aircraft.


Santa Monica Pier Paddle Race & Ocean Festival

June 7th
Santa Monica Pier, 200 Santa Monica Pier
Lots of fun right in our own backyard at the 5th annual Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race and Ocean Festival. Happening all day on Saturday, June 7th the event will feature a slate of several races, contests and exhibits, including kids beach and ocean competitions, a lifeguard dory race and surf history pop-up museum. Hula dancers will perform throughout the day on the pier deck. Live music and an awards ceremony will follow the completion of the races for the top finishers in each of the divisions.


Santa Monica Festival

June 14th
Clover Park, 2600 Ocean Park

2014 marks the 23nd Annual Santa Monica Festival - a celebration of all that is unique to one of Southern California’s most innovative cities and favorite beachside destinations. Showcasing sustainable living and culture through an array of fun, family-friendly activities and performances, this free festival provides an opportunity for residents and visitors alike to come together, to connect, create, and celebrate Santa Monica. Co-presented by the City of Santa Monica’s Cultural Affairs Division and the Office of Sustainability and the Environment, the festival reflects the intersection of art and the environment.


Drink:Eat:Play Wine Festival

June 14th, 5-9pm
Santa Monica Pier, 200 Santa Monica Pier
Drink:Eat:Play Wine Festival, present by Total Wine and More, will take place at the Santa Monica Pier on Saturday, June 14th from 5pm to 9pm. Attendees will have access to over 50 wineries, hundreds of wines and the perfect evening setting. General admission is $50 and VIP is $60. Both admissions include wine and admission to Pacific Par, with VIP attendees admitted an hour early (5pm to 6pm). Food is sold separately.


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SPRING DISCOUNTS

 

Aqua Surf School

2701 Barnard Way | (310) 902-7737
Aqua Surf Summer Surf Camp's "a true California surfing experience." Get $100 rebate when you register your kids early for summer surf camp.  Every Summer Break Week (June 2nd - September 12th) Mondays-Fridays 9:00am-3:00pm. Ages 5 to 17 years old. Valid April 7-May 5, 2014.


Azure Aveda Salon

395 Santa Monica Place #202 | (310) 393-7888
First time client color retouch and haircut for $89 (Regular price $105). Valid February 1-June 30, 2014.


Cameo Bar at the Viceroy

1819 Ocean Avenue | (310) 260-7511
Spring Cocktails are here with the weather. Come and join us for a Spring Cosmo, Strawberry Julep, Cucumber Cooler or even the Pineapple express. Served all day and well into the night. Firday and Satruday nights we have a live DJ in the bar from 10pm. Visit website for details on DJ and other spring offerings. Valid March 27-May 18, 2014.


Iobella

507 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 101 | (310) 579-2078
Transform your body. Transform your life. Get Bikini Body ready now! 20 Classic Sessions for only $2500 or 30 Classic Sessions for $3500! Valid March 1-May 30, 2014.


IZIP Store

2803 Main Street | (310) 310-8846
Bike to Work Week Special: $350 for a 7-day Rental. Valid May 11-17, 2014. And, Spring Fling Special: $10 Off Any Couples Bike Rental. Valid April 6-June 20, 2014.


Live Language Los Angeles

(310) 210-5938
Enjoy one-to-one English conversation lessons with Deirdre in beautiful Santa Monica. We will gift you with a free consultation, a 10% discount on lessons, and a beautiful gift bag. Valid April 15-May 31, 2014. 


Locanda Del Lago

231 Arizona Ave | (310) 451-3525
Come take advantage of our Spring Specials! Tailgater Sundays – Enjoy happy hour while the game is playing. Happy Hour nightly 4-7pm and all night Tuesdays. Wine Wednesdays – ½ price select bottled wines from our award-winning wine list. Thirsty Thursday – market-driven cocktail pitchers for $20 and pizzas for $8. And, Silicon Beach Lunch - speedy 2 course lunch for $16 and $19 Mondays-Saturdays.


Marbles: The Brain Store

395 Santa Monica Place | (310) 395-1526
Marbles is having their 1st ever store wide sale! Everything is 25% off. Valid now through May 25, 2014.


Pedego Santa Monica

214 Pier Ave | (310) 917-1111
Spring onto a new Pedego Electric Bike at Pedego Santa Monica and take $195 off purchase price when you say "Buy Local." Valid March 9-June 1, 2014.


Pono Burger

829 Broadway | (310) 584-7005
Pono Burger is celebrating its first year in Santa Monica with an anniversary weekend special offer and enter to win, as well as the launch of the spring menu created by Chef Makani. The new menu features three signature burgers made with organic, grass-feed beef, as well as an organic strawberry milkshake


Salon Tru Santa Monica

614 Santa Monica Blvd | (310) 394-0878
Brighten your look for Spring with 20% off a full highlight and haircut. New clients only. Valid March 15-June 1, 2014


Santa Monica Language Academy

1428 2nd St, Suite 300 | (310) 260-6307
Spring Language Classes - 20% Discount for all first time students. Join any of our language classes: Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese, Arabic, Farsi or Portuguese. Valid April 22-May 10, 2014.


Zengo

395 Santa Monica Place | (310) 899-1000
Cuba- Thailand Test Kitchen Menu Daily After 5pm. Every few months, the Chefs at ZENGO research and develop new recipes featuring the cuisine and spirits of one Latin and one Asian country. The result is a menu of specialty small plates and cocktails that showcase flavors and techniques from each region. Valid April 20-June 30, 2014. 


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Wake Up With the Waves on  Santa Monica Pier

Calling all kids, ages 1-8, your Saturday mornings are about to get musical! Join us for Wake Up With the Waves, the interactive concert series for children each Saturday morning 9AM - 11AM at the Santa MonicaPier. It’s fresh-air fun with a rotating cast of musicians and entertainers who get kids engaged with singing, dancing, playing and more! It’s a perfect way to start the day. Then stick around for family fun at the Pier with amusements, rides, restaurants and more!

For more information, visit
http://santamonicapier.org/wakeupwiththewaves/

April 5th - Lucky Diaz and The Family Jam Band

April 12th - Mista Cookie Jar and The Chocolate Chips

April 19th - Birdie's Playhouse

April 26th - Tome Freund & Hug Trees

May 3rd - David Tobocman

May 10th - Randy Kaplan

May 17th - Rhythm Child

May 24th -  Gwendolyn & the Good Time Gang

 

EAT|SEE|HEAR| Outdoor Movie, Food Truck & Live Music Event Series

Showtime presents Eat|See|Hear, a summer-long celebration of food, music & movies! Events takes place at Santa Monica High School located at 601 Pico Blvd (entrance on 4th St). Doors open at 5:30pm with live music starting at 7pm and movie at 8:30pm. Admission is $10.

For more information, visit http://eatseehear.com/

May 10th - 500 Days of Summer (PG-13)

May 17th - Office Space (R)

June 14th - Notting Hill (PG-13)

June 21st - When Harry Met Sally (R)

July 12th - National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (PG)

July 26th - Super Troopers (R)