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 EVENTS

Independence Day Celebration at Santa Monica College
June 30, 2018
Bring your family and friends to Santa Monica College for a star-spangled salute for a Independence Day Celebration. Come early, picnic on the lawn, enjoy continuous entertainment and special exhibits, and cap off the evening with a spectacular fireworks salute to America.

Candytopia
Now through July 4, 2018
This four-month interactive art installation celebrates the vibrant colors and flavors of our favorite sugary delights across over a dozen environments, from flying unicorn pigs to a marshmallow tsunami. Bring your family, your friends, and your sweet tooth for an experience like none other!

Fourth of July Parade
July 4, 2018
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!

Sunset Swims at The Annenberg Beach House
July 13, August 10 and September 14, 2018
Take a splash and watch the sun go down at one of our Sunset Swim pool nights for adults (18+).

Montana Avenue Art Walk
July 28, 2018
MAMA (Montana Avenue Merchants Association) is proud to once again host our annual Art Walk. For those of you who were not here last year, the Art Walk was a great success with many stores participating, hosting & promoting their own special events for the evening.

13th Annual Jazz on the Lawn
Sundays in August
Grab friends, family and dancing shoes for free concerts in the park. A sampling of genres curated through the jazz lens, free dance lessons, intermission performances (on select dates), and some of the area’s finest food trucks will be presented in Gandara Park.

National Night Out
August 7, 2018
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live.

Cardboard Yacht Regatta at The Annenberg Beach House
August 25, 2018
Have you ever dreamed of setting sail across the waters in your very own yacht? Now you can build your own cardboard yacht and test its seaworthiness in a race across the Beach House pool!

Buy Local Health & Fitness Festival
September 8, 2018
This community event will feature music, pop-up shops, and interactive classes, Bike Rodeo, and lots of opportunities to get to know your City. Local businesses will provide expertise, advice, health screenings, and free product samples to promote a healthy and happy lifestyle for the entire Santa Monica community.

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HOTEL DEALS

Comfort Inn Santa Monica-West Los Angeles
Get 15% off your room rate when you book a minimum of 2 nights during our 4th of July event! Just call the hotel directly at 1-310-828-5517 and mention “Summer 4th Special” to get discounted rates. Based on availability, must book no later than June 22nd to get discounted rates. Standard room rates range between $239 and $299. Valid July 2-6, 2018

Courtyard by Marriott Santa Monica
Santa Monica Pier Package Save $34 per person! Our Pier Package features two free adult wristbands for unlimited rides at Pacific Park – located on the famous Pier only three blocks away with purchase of a hotel room stay. Valid February 1-December 31, 2018

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Santa Monica
Santa Monica Pier Package Save $34 per person! Our Pier Package features two free adult wristbands for unlimited rides at Pacific Park – located on the famous Pier only three blocks away with purchase of a hotel room stay. Valid February 1-December 31, 2018

Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica
Host your wedding in a stylish and artful setting with Le Méridien and receive special privileges and bonus Starpoints® to use toward honeymoon nights. Earn one Starpoint for every $1 of your wedding contract, up to 100,000 Starpoints*, receive overnight accommodations for the bridal couple on wedding night and celebrate with a sparkling toast during the wedding reception. Also, allow the Wedding Specialist to set aside a group of rooms at a special rate for your wedding guests. For more information and reservations, please call (310) 309-8038

Oceana Beach Club Hotel
Play hooky with our Sunday Stayover. Package available for stays on Sundays and Mondays. Get 15% off your stay and receive complimentary parking for one vehicle. So call in sick, get the kids a sitter or make us your home for your next business trip. March 1-July 12, 2018

Palihouse Santa Monica
Book 4 nights and get 15% off when you prepay! Valid March 15-December 31, 2018

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SUMMER SPECIALS

Benny’s Tacos and Chicken Rotisserie
Eat healthy 3 fish tacos (grilled or fried) with salsa and tortilla chips for $7.99. Valid 9am-9pm on March 16-July 31, 2018

Breath of Life Studios
For your first voice lesson, pay only $80 ($20 savings) or purchase a five class package for $375 ($125 savings). Valid May 18-July 27, 2018

Charlie Kabob
Receive free appetizers or salads with purchase of any kabob entrees. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Valid March 1-June 30, 2018

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Santa Monica
There will be a sunset happy hour from 5:00pm-6:30pm Monday through Friday with $5 draft beer, $6 bottled beer, $7 well drinks, $7 select wines, $6 house wines and discounted appetizers served exclusively in the Jazz Loft. Valid June 11-September 21, 2018

El Cholo Santa Monica
El Cholo will be hosting Tamale Tuesdays and will be featuring their Famous Green Corn Tamale with Rice & Beans for $3.95 The El Cholo Margarita is only $5 with any food purchase. Valid on Tuesday fro May 1-November 1, 2018

Gilbert’s El Indio Mexican Food
Enjoy a Paloma with one fresh corn and chili pasilla with Monterey Jack cheese tamale or one spinach mushroom enchilada topped with Monterey Jack and house made salsa verde for $10. Valid July 1-October 1, 2018

Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern
Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern will be offering Watermelon Margaritas this summer and enjoy any draft beer and any burger for $16 at their Burger & Beer Mondays. The weekend brunch from 11-3pm includes bottomless mimosas or JFAT blonde beer on draft for $20. Happy hour runs from 3pm-7pm on Sunday through Friday and try their new vegan and vegetarian all natural brown rice bowls!

Lemonade Santa Monica
Lemonade has launched special picnic boxes! Each box costs $13 and comes with a choice of sandwich, seasoned kettle chips and a freshly baked cookie. Order today by contacting catering@lemonadela.com or calling (310) 463-9998. Valid year-round

Margo’s
Margo’s, the restaurant and bar on Montana has just debuted a new seasonal menu and Social Hour specials for the season. A range of discounted plates include Burrata Panzanella, Caesar Salad, Hamachi Fish Tacos, Mussels and Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders served alongside a range of discounted beer for $6, wine for $7 and cocktails for $8. Valid April 1-August 31, 2018

Melisse Restaurant
Mélisse will begin offering a pre-theatre menu. The three course menu will change frequently based on the produce offered at the farmers market each week, and supplemental items like our Egg Caviar will also be available. Seatings will be Tuesday-Friday’s from 5:30-6:30pm. Valid March 6-December 31, 2018

Mighty Pilates
Get a full-body workout with the sand between your toes and the sun shining on your skin. We offer traditional Pilate mat or Cardio & Pilates Beach Blast. Classes are included in all packages and Mighty Monthly Pass Memberships. For details on pricing, dates and times, contact Mighty Pilates. Valid May 7-September 1, 2018

Paint:Lab
Have your kids enjoy some creative and inspiring art time this summer at the “Kids Summer Art Camp” for children ages 6-12. Ask about our Teen Camp too! Valid Monday through Friday starting June 11-August 31, 2018

Puzzle Zoo
Weta Statues are now $9.99 each while supplies last. Marked down from $49.95. Valid February 23-December 31, 2018

Sand N Surf
Receive 10% off in store purchase of $75 or more (excluding clearance).  Valid July 1-September 30, 2018.

Santa Monica Main Street Visitor Information Center
Take 30% off your purchase on 4th of July, Memorial Day and Labor Day! Valid May 8, July 4 and September 3, 2018

Santa Monica Tickets
Receive 5% off all in-store purchases of $150 or more. Valid May 1, 2018-January 1, 2019

Thai Dishes
Thai Dishes on Broadway is offering $5 cocktails during happy hour from 4pm-9pm. Valid February 22-December 24, 2018

The Bike Shop
Receive up to 30% off during the summer sales event. Valid May 24-July 5, 2018

The Library Alehouse
Receive 20% off all day every Monday for service industry workers only. Cash only, discount valid with proof of employment. Valid May 15, 2018-August 1, 2018

Upper West
Join us every Tuesday night for 1/2 priced bottles of wine. Valid May 16-August 31, 2018

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