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Where's the event?

200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401The Pier is located in the heart of Downtown Santa Monica, just off Ocean Avenue & Colorado Ave. Three entrances: the ramp on Ocean Avenue and Colorado, the Grand Entrance on Ocean Front Walk or the steps by Bubba Gump (handicap accessible).

What is the daily schedule?

Pier 360 starts early and goes into the evening, with two packed days of entertainment, competitions and activities. The ocean races start early (8AM) so if you’re coming to spectate, plan accordingly, but we’ll have competitions on land and at sea throughout the weekend.


Can I bring anything in?

Please leave your cigarettes, weapons, alcohol, bikes and scooters at home. You will be permitted to bring purses & backpacks, recyclable water bottles, chairs & blankets, friends & family and all the good vibes.



When's the Event?

June 22 & 23, 2019

Is this thing going to be cool?

Are live music, free food and sports cool? Do you #LoveSummerHateEverythingElse and thrive in good vibes? If so, then clearly, this is going to be awesome.

Will there be booze?

Yes, the Beer & Spirits Garden features delicious cocktails and refreshing beer. Please drink responsibly - and legally. Only adults 21+ will be allowed to enter the Beer & Spirits Garden.

Can I participate?

Duh! Whether you’re an athlete looking to register for the *serious* competitions register here or want to get in on the action as an *amateur* there are so many ways to participate at Pier 360. You can skate, ninja, sand run, drink, dance or hang to your heart's content. Check here for all the ways to get in on the action.


For the first time ever, in collaboration with the City of Santa Monica, Santa Monica Place and Downtown Santa Monica, we’re presenting SaMo PRIDE: an entire month of festivities and events to raise awareness and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, individuality, inclusiveness and acceptance. We’re keeping PRIDE through the end of June and are bringing the awareness, festivity and inclusivity to Pier 360. From LGBTQ+ athlete participation, free PRIDE giveaways, nonprofits on site who can educate and inspire, LGBTQ+ athletes in history installation and more… we’re excited to highlight this important part of our community. Come out and show your support at our epic beach festival! Our PRIDE partner, OneWest Bank, will also be on-site to help us celebrate and capture a truly extra-special month.

More about SaMo PRIDE

How do I get to the event?

Myth-busting 101: getting to the pier has never been easier. You can:Go Metro - take the Big Blue Bus or Expo Line from DTLA. Make sure to plan your trip ahead - there may be closures along the way! Rideshare - hail a ride with our friends at Lyft. Scoot or Bike - Please be safe, wear a helmet and follow the rules if you scoot or bike. No scooters are allowed on the pier or on Ocean Front Walk. Driving - We suggest the greener, cleaner modes of transport, but if you must drive, there are lots around the beach/Pier and downtown Santa Monica. You can try here, here or here. Just remember: don’t drink and drive!

Who can come to the event?

Pier 360 is an all-ages event fun for the whole family. We have kids programming, adult programming and activities for everyone in between (even your pups). Our events are free and open to the public, meaning we welcome people of all ages, races, genders, backgrounds and sexual orientations.

Can I bring my pets?

Pets on a leash are paw-some! We’ll have a pool “paw-ty” for the doggies, plus treats, festive outfits and more.

What happens if it rains?

It’d be a bummer, but Pier 360 is happening rain or shine. We hope for no ‘June gloom’ and sunshine all-day. If there is a major weather event (e.g. thunderstorm, lightning, etc.) we may be subject to cancellation.