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March 2015
Wed Mar 4
7pm - 830pm
Green Living Workshop
Tue Mar 10
4pm - 7pm
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Wed Mar 11
7pm - 830pm
Green Living Workshop
Wed Mar 18
7pm - 830pm
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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 April to perform for each fiscal year (June - July).  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 Sunday Main Street Farmers Market is the only Farmers Market in Santa Monica with a children's entertainment section.  Subject to space availability, children’s activities are allowed pursuant to local regulations and may include, pony rides, arts and crafts activities, face painters, and performers.

Children’s activity performers may apply to participate at SMFMs by submitting the Children’s Activity interest form. All qualified applicants will be accommodated on a space available basis. Once there is no space, selection will be conducted through an Request for Qualification process. Selection criteria include, but are not limited to the following:

• Experience performing children’s activities

• References

• Appropriateness and quality of the activity provided


Last updated: 6/26/2014

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


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

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