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S.T.E.A.M MACHINESMarch 4, 2018 An annual celebration of S.T.E.A.M.  that inspires the next generation of innovators. The one-day festival features a national Rube Goldberg competition, exhibits showcasing the latest and greatest inventions and a panel of renowned professionals creating and advocating incredible things.
RUN + YOGA = ROGASpring, Summer and Fall 2018Get fit with this free workout class held Saturday mornings at the Pier. Meet at 8am under the Santa Monica Pier sign on Colorado and Ocean for a 2-5 mile run, followed by yoga at the far west end at 9am.

An Illegal StartFri & Sats in Feb & MarSanta Monica Public Theatre, founded by Tony Award-winning actor and long-time Santa Monica resident PAUL SAND, brings a unique and extraordinary theatrical experience to an equally unique and extraordinary venue with the new stage play An Illegal Start inside the national landmark Merry-Go-Round Building.

Independent Spirit AwardsMarch 3rd, 2018Awards dedicated to independent filmmakers.

Smorgasburg Market at the PierMarch 10, 2018Photo Credit @LadeslushcoFood festival with over 70 vendors.

Los Angeles MarathonMarch 18, 2018Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon.

Wanderlust 108April 28 & 29, 2018The World’s Only Mindful Triathlon brings the community together for a 5K run/walk, a dj-powered yoga session, and guided meditation.

SAVE THE PIER PLAYApril 20, 21 & 22, 2018A one-hour play on the west end that recounts the 1972 grassroots fight to stop the demolition of the Santa Monica Pier.

Copa Cabana Beach SoccerMay 19-20, 2018A youth beach soccer tournament hosted in sunny Santa Monica.

Pedal on the PierJune 3, 2018A 5 hour cycling event on the Santa Monica Pier, raising funds to send inner city kids to camp through the Harold Robinson Foundation.

Pier 360 Ocean Sports | Beach FestivalJune 23, 2018The annual Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival presented by Clif is an all-day, family-friendly celebration of water sports, beach activity and ocean history.
Sea-SawJul 29-Aug 29An all-new art series featuring six genre-bending artists showcasing their bold, eclectic & interactive work.
PROCON @ The PierEVERY MON, AUG 6-27PRO/CON @ The Pier, The Return of Civil Discourse, is a non-partisan discussion, designed to better inform public discourse on ballot measures and hot button issues.
TWILIGHT ON THE PIERFall 2018The premier SoCal free outdoor concert experience is back this fall, keeping summer vibes going long after Labor Day. There's nothing like watching the best contemporary and classic music with the sunset and waves as the backdrop.

Opera at the BeachSeptember 22LA Opera presents Opera at the Beach. A live broadcast of Don Carlo, a story of resistance, romance and rivalry starring Plácido Domingo from the stage of Dorothy Chandler Pavilion to the big screen at the Santa Monica Pier. Bring your chairs and blankets to enjoy opera under stars at this free event. The Wine Terrance presented by Los Angeles Magazine will offer tastings from various boutique wineries.

Santa Monica ClassicSeptember 9, 2018The 5K/10K USATF certified course is open to runners and walkers (strollers welcome, too!) of all ages and abilities.

Crawfish for CancerSeptember 8, 2018Crawfish boil with all proceeds benefitting the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.

Pier Del SolOctober 2018Culinary festival with all proceeds benefitting the athletes of Special Olympics Southern California.

Off the Hook Seafood FestivalOctober 6, 2018Celebrate the sea at the 4th annual OFF THE HOOK Seafood Festival on the iconic Santa Monica Pier in honor of National Seafood Month, benefiting the Surfrider Foundation of West LA-Malibu. This foodie fundraising event will showcase the city’s best restaurants and chefs with dishes featuring their favorite underwater ingredients.

COASTOctober 7, 2018Street festival engaging the community through experiential mobility, sustainability and art zones.

FRONT PORCH CINEMAOct 18-21Unwind after a long week with films, food, drinks and fun! With a mix of old classics and blockbuster hits, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Unique LA Holiday MarketDec 15+16, 2018 | 10:00–17:00


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