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Festivals & Events


Homeless Count

WHAT: Organized count of Santa Monica homeless by City staff and volunteers 
When: Late January
Where: Civic Center 
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Fireside at the Miles 

WHAT: Six weekends of intimate music, dance & drama in Santa Monica’s own historic playhouse.
When: January – February 
Where: Miles Memorial Playhouse 
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Airport ArtWalk

WHAT: Local artists showcase their studios and host performances and workshops at Santa Monica Airport.
When: Mid March
Where: Santa Monica Airport
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PAL Recognition Dinner

WHAT: Luncheon to recognize PAL Payroll Donors & Volunteers & a ceremony to award the Chris Carrey Scholarships.
When: Early May
Where: Sheraton Delfina Hotel


Santa Monica Festival

WHAT: A celebration of art, culture, local resources and sustainability.
When: Mid June
Where: Clover Park 
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PAL Charity Gold & Tennis Classic

WHAT: An annual charity golf & tennis tournament & auction to raise financial support for PAL programs.
When: Mid June  
Where: MountainGate Country Club

Santa Monica Teen Film Festival

WHAT: Established to showcase the talent of teen filmmakers, this interdepartmental initiative is now in its seventh year.
When: Mid June 
Where: Santa Monica Main Public Library, Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium 
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Teen Center Next Steps

WHAT: Celebration for SAMOHI graduates
When: Mid June
Where: Virginia Avenue Park Teen Center

Juneteenth Celebration

WHAT: An annual commemoration of the emancipation proclamation ending slavery.  
When: Mid June 
Where: Virginia Avenue Park 


Jazz on the Lawn

WHAT: A series of summer concerts featuring local jazz artists.
When: Sundays in August
Where: Stewart Park
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Back to School Safety

WHAT: Event for Santa Monica youth with safety demonstrations, free school supplies & healthy snacks.
When: August 
Where: Virginia Avenue Park 


Buy Local Week


WHAT: Event for local businesses, sidewalk sales and live music
When: September 22-28th
Where: Citywide at participating businesses



WHAT: An annual community event on Halloween evening to provide a safe & fun environment for families to celebrate the holiday.
When: October
Where: Barker Hanger

Santa Monica Well Being Festival + Buy Local Marketplace

When: October 18th
Where: SM Civic Surface Parking Lot

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