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Sunday Farmers Market - BandBands

The Sunday Main Street Farmers Market is the only Farmers Market in Santa Monica with an entertainment section.  Bands may apply annually each October to perform for the calendar year.  Musical Entertainers may apply to perform at SMFMs during the open application period each year by responding to the Request for Qualification (RFQ).

How to Apply

Follow the link below to the City's bid system and register to be notified when the proposal period opens. 

Note:  Select 96205 from the category listing to be properly notified.

Finance - Online Vendor Registration

Evaluation Criteria

Each applicant is evaluated by a selection committee.  The evaluation criteria include, but is not limited to:

  • Type of music
  • Quality of music
  • Preference is to give opportunities to many different musicians.
  • Experience performing in outdoor venues
  • Previous performance success and behavior


Children's Activities

Sunday Farmers Market ClownThe City of Santa Monica welcomes applications from interested parties for educational and entertainment activities at the Sunday Main Street Farmers Market. The intent is to provide locations within the Market where educators and performers can teach and entertain Farmers Market customers in a fashion consistent with, complimentary to the Farmers Market mission. Activities may include but are not limited to; cooking, gardening and urban homesteading demonstrations and workshops, face painters, balloon designers, magic or puppet shows, story time, jugglers, mimes, arts and crafts and dance performances with a preference for non-animal related activities.

CLICK HERE for the interest form.


Last updated: 6/15/2015

Market Schedule

Open Rain or Shine

(The Saturday Downtown market is always closed the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  Any market falling on Christmas or New Years Day will be closed)

Wednesday Downtown

Arizona Avenue
(between 4th & Ocean)
8:30am - 1:30pm

Saturday Downtown

Arizona Avenue
(between 4th and 2nd Streets)
8:30am - 1:00pm

Saturday Pico

2200 Virginia Avenue
(Pico Blvd. @ Cloverfield Blvd.)
8:00am - 1:00pm

Sunday Main St.

2640 Main Street
(in Heritage Square)


Bring Your Own Bag (BYOB)!

We Accept


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No animals are allowed in Farmers Markets (CRFC 114371(d))

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