Plan An Event

Do you want breathtaking views, an intimate gallery, an historic carousel, or something else? We’ve got a space for every occasion. Host an epic birthday, wedding, corporate event, or just a plain old awesome party here. Grab our event kit for details, then give us a shout.


We can always use volunteers for our wide variety
of programming, from concerts to movies and more. It’s a great way to get some fresh air, a little exercise with a great view, and enhance the experience of
the community.

Drop us an email to sign up for our general volunteer list, and if there’s a specific event or program you’re interested in, let us know!

Merry Go-Round Birthdays

All the best birthday parties have pony rides. And are there any better party ponies than at the Pier’s Merry Go-Round? Email us to plan your next party!


The Santa Monica Pier Corp is a 501c3 non-profit and is always looking for support to help us keep developing great free community programming. Contact us for more info.

Educational Adventures

Are you looking for an unforgettable educational experience? Check out the Education page for upcoming events, our downloadable scavenger hunt and a curriculum for parents and educators.


Questions about leasing carts or businesses? Structural improvement projects? Reach out to our friends in the city’s Office of Pier Management.


Drop us a note if you have any questions. The Pier is a great backdrop for any story and we’d love to help you showcase it.


This is kind of like volunteering, but with more commitment on your part, more mentoring on ours, and the intent of school credit and/or work experience development. We tend to look for one dynamite intern per season who is an excellent communicator with a can-do attitude and a passion for marketing, communications and event production.

Look for a notification here for our next season’s application deadline, or drop an email with ‘INTERN’ in the subject line, your resume and the season you’re applying for.


So you’re the performing type? In LA? How odd. Street performers enhance the visitor experience of the pier through a wide variety of acts and talents. To start, you’ll need a license from the City of Santa Monica, next you’ll need to check out street performer guidelines to get started.