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.


Summer has arrived in Southern California and everyone is gearing up for the 4th of July weekend! Whether you’re looking for family-friendly activities, great views, or nearby fireworks, we have you covered! Check out our blog post on other 4th of July events in and around Santa Monica.

13th Annual Fourth of July Parade
July 4, 9:30am-12pm
Produced by the Ocean Park Association, celebrate home and country at the 13th annual Santa Monica 4th of July Parade. The Santa Monica Fourth of July Parade has grown every year and brings together families, musicians, civic groups and exhibitionists of all stripes. Come in your red, white and blue! The parade will begin at Pico Boulevard on Main Street and will conclude at the southernmost beach parking lot.

Courtyard by Marriott Santa Monica
Discounted guestroom rates over July 1-4, 2019. Per availability and up to 10 rooms; a discounted rate of $259.00 plus applicable taxes and fees per night will be bookable. Must call our hotel sales coordinator directly and reference the special rate for consideration.

The Independence
The Independence will be celebrating our independence with extended brunch on July 4th and 5th! We will be open for brunch from 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM, then open for Happy Hour from 3:00-6:00 PM.

Santa Monica Main Street Visitor Information Center
4th of July Sale, 30% off all merchandise. Offer excludes TAP cards, domestic and international stamps. Valid July 4, 2019.

Sonoma Wine Garden
Sonoma Wine Garden will kick off brunch weekend on the Fourth of July, and keep it rolling through Sunday! Four days in a row of Bottomless Mimosas, specials, and rooftop brunching in the best city ever! Valid July 4-7, 2019.


March 23 through August 3 (Saturdays)
ROGA (run + yoga) returns to the Santa Monica Pier Saturday mornings for its Spring and Summer seasons, March 23 – August 10, 2019. 8 a.m. Run: Meet under the iconic Pier sign at the top of the ramp at Colorado and Ocean for a morning warm-up with a brisk run around the beach and Pier areas. 2 and 5 mile courses available. Walkers welcome too. 9 a.m. Yoga: Meet at the far west end of the Pier. Bring your mat and have your peace of mind restored by Santa Monica’s top instructors as you gaze over the Pacific. All levels encouraged.

Pier 360
June 22-June 23
The two-day beach bonanza brings together 500+ athletes competing for cash prizes (and glory), and ten thousand spectators who line the sand and the deck to cheer them on. There are lifeguard dory races, elite stand-up and prone paddle board races (SUP), ocean swims, volleyball and more. And, if that’s not enough, guests can catch skaters busting 360’s on the Red Bull skate ramp, test their warrior-status with a Ninja Nation obstacle course or kick-back and relax in the Beer & Spirits Garden while festival-staple Brownies & Lemonade spin beats all-day.Thanks to our beautiful city and awesome sponsors, it’s FREE.

Main Street Summer SOULstice
June 23
Main Street Santa Monica’s, 19th Annual Summer SOULstice is back and bigger than ever! Enjoy a day of live music, local vendors, two beer and wine gardens and activity areas for kids and pets.

Tap Takeover series at The Gallery
June 28, 2019
$3 beers ALL DAY at Azulé Taqueria, STRFSH and Paperboy. Enjoy a different specialty brew at every restaurant. Bring a friend grab some beer and food, and play board games!

Summer Open House at Bergamot Station
July 27
Join the arts community at Bergamot Station, Santa Monica for their annual Summer Open House event, Saturday, July 27th (doors open at 11 am). This is an unparalleled arts and community celebration in Santa Monica! Bergamot Station is an internationally renowned creative arts complex, boasting numerous galleries and creative businesses. The Summer Open House highlights gallery exhibitions and brings together live music, food trucks and special events. Come enjoy a thriving arts community gathering! This is a FREE family friendly event! There are no tickets necessary to gain admission. It is highly encouraged that attendees will carpool or ride share to get to the event. There is limited parking at Bergamot Station. Take the Metro! The Expo stop is onsite at the exit 26th Street/Bergamot Station.

Jazz on the Lawn
Sundays in August
Everyone is invited to grab friends, family and dancing shoes for free concerts in the park. A sampling of genres curated through the jazz lens, free dance lessons and intermission performances (on select dates), and some of the area’s finest food trucks will be presented in Gandara Park (formerly Stewart Street Park). New this year will be the addition of family-fun activities for children and adults at each concert beginning at 4:00 p.m. and running until 7:00 p.m.

Twilight on the Pier
August 21-September 25, Wednesdays
Twilight on the Pier is a weekly festival as iconic as the Pier itself. As the premier free outdoor music series in Southern California, Twilight on the Pier is an expansive, awe-inspiring and immersive environment for concert-goers from around the world. Entering its 35th year, Twilight on the Pier will bring a mix of classic-meets-contemporary music to the Pier. With a focus on “Local Meets Global,” the series will spotlight the best and brightest SoCal has to offer and the unique sounds from around the world – with the idyllic Pacific Ocean as the backdrop. Featuring art installations, best-in-class culinary offerings, a wine and beer garden, interactive games, multiple artist stages, and more, Twilight on the Pier is truly an experience unlike any other.

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Stand Up for Sustainability at Shore Hotel
Book a stay at the Shore Hotel throughout the month of June with the ‘Stand Up for Sustainability’ room package which includes a gift pack of reef-safe sunscreen from Raw Elements and surf lessons for two from Santa Monica-based AquaSurf. Valid June 1-30.

Summer in Santa Monica at Shore Hotel
Receive $75 Off Partial Ocean View King or Double Room this summer if you book before July 2. Valid through July 2.

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2000 Main Events & Catering
Receive a FREE tray of sweet treats when you spend $400 or more on any catering order or private party booking. Valid May 20-August 31, 2019.

Azulé x Tacotopia
Azulé and Tacotopia are partnering this summer! Show your purchased Tacotopia ticket at Azulé to recieve one complimentary taco. In honor of Tacotopia, Chef Luis created the California Cholula Taco with Cholula-seasoned ground beef, fries, avocado and aged white cheddar. Valid through August 31, 2019

Bike Attack Electric
Get biking this summer! 10% Local discounts for every electric bicycle, items already on sale or by Aventon excluded. Valid June 10-August 31, 2019.

The Broad Stage
An afternoon of music, dance and interactive entertainment at The Broad Stage. Our annual community festival, Broad Fest, welcomes friends and neighbors for a relaxing and engaging afternoon in the sun. This free outdoor event features music performances, a live DJ, dance lessons and other activities for the whole family. Line-up to be announced in early summer. Valid May 23-August 31, 2019.

Brows by Naomi
Get summer your summer look on with 15% Off your first eyebrow waxing, threading, or tweezing service. Valid May 20-August 31, 2019.

The Buffalo Club
Visit The Buffalow Club this summer to try Summer Baby Zucchini Flowers! Filled with Scallop Mousse and Dungeness Crab, Lobster Coral Cream, you won’t want to miss out on this tasty summer special. Valid June 17-September 1, 2019.

The Clayhouse Pottery Studio
The Clayhouse is the oldest high-fire ceramics studio on the Westside and features a gallery, retail store, pottery classes and a studio for members. It’s been in the same location since 1971 and provides a unique environment for a community of creative potters and artists. Stop by for the SUMMER POTTERY SALE this July 12, 2019 (4-9pm) and July 13, 2019 (10am-4pm).

Co+opportunity Market & Deli
25% off Organic Pizza on the Weekends! Valid on Saturday and Sunday; whole pies only. Valid June 1-August 31, 2019.

Currency Exchange International
Traveling this summer? Take 50% off the exchange fee for any foreign currency or foreign traveler’s cheque transaction. Valid May 22-December 31, 2019.

Edgemar Center for the Arts’ Adventures in Filmmaking
A different film is made each week this summer! Ages 8 – 12 years. Students will write and star in their own original short film. They will be guided to collaborate with their peers bringing their thoughts and ideas to the page, and from the page to the screen. Students will learn how to collaborate in creating a short movie and practice shooting and editing techniques to create a cohesive movie. This is a one-of-a-kind experience, and we are thrilled to be able to see what ideas our students come up with and help them make it a reality on screen! The week will conclude by showing the final project on the big screen in front of family and friends. Students will leave the camp with the production skills required to create a movie, along with footage of their very own short film.

Edward Avedis
Design your dream ring or piece of jewelry this summer with no charge at Edward Avedis. Let them manufacture your perfect piece and the design fee is free.
Valid July 1-August 31,2019.

Enterprise Fish Co.
Every Monday & Tuesday 2 lb. Live Maine Lobster + 2 Sides for $42.95. Every Wednesday- $1 Freshly Shucked Oysters (ea). Valid May 20-December 31, 2019.

Eve European Salon
Pamper yourself to a full-service salon offering hair, skin, nails, lashes and makeup services. You can also download our mobile app to see the full list of services and/or book your own appointments (exclusive offers through the app) Or Mention Summer Specials to receive a % of your first Service. Valid June 1-August 31

The Gallery Food Hall
Enjoy Marg Mondays at Azulé (half off pitchers of Sabé Blanco Margarita) and Paperboy (half off full pies and slices of Margherita pizza). Valid all day long on Mondays.

The Hydration Room
Receive a FREE Vitamin B12 Shot as a new patient at The Hydration Room. Valid June 1-August 31, 2019.

Inner Light Manual Therapy
Relax this summer and take 20% off massage & bodywork specials all summer long!

Jack’s Jewelers
Summer and Re-location Sale! Stop by Jack’s Jewelers for up to 50% Off throughout the store. Valid May 20-July 6, 2019.

Kings ATA Martial Arts
We are a Santa Monica Martial Arts facility. We focus on offering the most professional training available, in a fun, exciting environment. No martial arts experience needed.No uniform needed for camp. Camp Schedule June 18th – August 24th $250/ weekly or $75/ daily drop in. Camp hours Monday-Friday9am – 2pm. Hourly before care available 7:30AM – 9AM. Hourly after care available 2PM – CLOSE Ages 4-7 ( we do offer classes for age 2-3) Ages 8 -12

La Monarca Bakery
Frozen Friday buy one get one free Frappes! Make any of our drinks ice-blended for the Summer. Valid June 10-September 1, 2019.

Malin + Goetz
Visit our shop Thursday nights with your four-legged friend and enjoy sips + treats for dogs + humans. Every Thursday 4pm-6pm, June 6-December 26, 2019.

PAINT:LAB Summer Art Camp
Get the kids creative juices flowing with PAINT:LAB’s Summer Art Camp, Monday- Friday 12.30-3.30pm throughout the summer!
Mondays: Featured Artist; Tuesdays: Animals & their environment; Wednesdays: Mixed media; Thursdays: Am Drawing, Pm Arts & Crafts; Fridays: Fantasy art

Paws & Effect Pet Spa
Don’t leave your pup out of Pride! We have everything you need for your furry family members to strut with Pride; t-shirts, bandanas, bow ties and toys. Celebrate with your entire crew! Valid May 30-June 30, 2019.

It’s time to starting thinking about fitting into that bikini again! Start a workout routine at Pilatesmith that will have you toned, strong, and lean. Get your first Private workout for just $50, first Duo for $80, Or grab a 3-pack of Privates for $267 or 3-pack of Duos for $321. Valid June 1-July 31, 2019. Additionally, Bridal Bootcamp is here just in time for wedding season! Get wedding-ready with 25 workouts in 30 days, and discounts on optional upgrades like like a nutrition plan and detox treatments. Private and Duo programs are available! Valid March 1-July 31, 2019.

SaMo Pride Specials at The Gallery
STRFSH – $6 smoked rainbow trout dip with dill cream cheese and saltine crackers
Paperboy – $8 Pride Pizza 9″ with mozzarella, fontina, provolone, parmesan, rainbow veggies
Azulé-$5 Rainbow Taquitos and $5 Rainbow Churros
Valid June 8-16, 2019.

Santa Monica Main Street Visitor Information Center
SaMo Pride: Throughout the month of June, mention “PRIDE” and receive 30% off your entire purchase. Offer excludes TAP cards, Domestic and International stamps. Valid through June 31, 2019

Santa Monica Playhouse
A complimentary glass of wine or non-alcoholic beverage is your special perk when you get tickets to see CINDERELLA TOPSY TURVY – part of the Santa Monica Playhouse Annual Fairy Stories for Pride Celebration. This is definitely NOT your mother’s Cinderella. Put the kids to bed and enjoy this wonderful adult fairytale.

Santa Monica Tickets Service
Get your summer show tickets with Santa Monica Tickets Service! $17.76 off any purchase of $200 or more. Valid May 20-September 30, 2019.

Upper West
Monday Night – All Night Happy Hour 5-10pm Tuesday Night – 1/2 Priced Bottles of Wine from 5-10pm Wednesday Night – Build your own Prix Fixe dinner. Valid June 10-August 31, 2019.

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