Events

June 2017
Wed Jun 28
10am - 7pm
POOL OPEN 10am-7pm
Wed Jun 28
630pm - 830pm
ULTIMATE FRISBEE
Thu Jun 29
10am - 7pm
POOL OPEN 10am-7pm
Thu Jun 29
630pm - 8pm
The Reset Plan Program
Fri Jun 30
10am - 7pm
POOL OPEN 10am-7pm
July 2017
Sat Jul 1
10am - 7pm
POOL OPEN 10am-7pm
Sat Jul 1
2pm - 330pm
Energizing Qigong: An Introduction by Jack Neff
Sun Jul 2
10am - 7pm
POOL OPEN 10am-7pm
Mon Jul 3
10am - 7pm
POOL OPEN 10am-7pm
Mon Jul 3
230pm - 315pm
Summer Activity Program: Bubble Mayhem @ Main
Tue Jul 4
10am - 7pm
POOL OPEN 10am-7pm
Wed Jul 5
10am - 7pm
POOL OPEN 10am-7pm
Wed Jul 5
230pm - 315pm
Summer Activity Program: Dave Skale @ Montana
Wed Jul 5
630pm - 830pm
ULTIMATE FRISBEE
Thu Jul 6
10am - 7pm
POOL OPEN 10am-7pm
Fri Jul 7
10am - 7pm
POOL OPEN 10am-7pm
Fri Jul 7
10am - 3pm
SMPL at the Beach
Sat Jul 8
10am - 7pm
POOL OPEN 10am-7pm
Sat Jul 8
2pm - 3pm
Gardening Workshops @ Fairview
Sun Jul 9
10am - 7pm
POOL OPEN 10am-7pm
Mon Jul 10
10am - 7pm
POOL OPEN 10am-7pm
Mon Jul 10
230pm - 315pm
Summer Activity Program: Reptile Family Animal Show @ Main
Tue Jul 11
10am - 7pm
POOL OPEN 10am-7pm
Wed Jul 12
10am - 7pm
POOL OPEN 10am-7pm
Wed Jul 12
230pm - 315pm
Summer Activity Program: Michael Rayner @ Montana
Wed Jul 12
630pm - 830pm
ULTIMATE FRISBEE
Wed Jul 12
7pm - 8pm
Mindful Meditation
Thu Jul 13
10am - 7pm
POOL OPEN 10am-7pm
Thu Jul 13
630pm - 730pm
Introduction To T'ai Chi
Fri Jul 14
10am - 7pm
POOL OPEN 10am-7pm
Sat Jul 15
930am - 1pm
Master Gardeners at the Market
Sat Jul 15
10am - 7pm
POOL OPEN 10am-7pm
Sat Jul 15
10am - 330pm
SMPL at the Beach
Sun Jul 16
10am - 7pm
POOL OPEN 10am-7pm
Mon Jul 17
10am - 7pm
POOL OPEN 10am-7pm
Mon Jul 17
230pm - 315pm
Summer Activity Program: Polynesian Paradise Dancers @ Main
Tue Jul 18
10am - 7pm
POOL OPEN 10am-7pm
Wed Jul 19
10am - 7pm
POOL OPEN 10am-7pm
Wed Jul 19
230pm - 315pm
Summer Activity Program: Mad Science’s “Up, Up and Away!” @ Montana
Wed Jul 19
630pm - 830pm
ULTIMATE FRISBEE
Thu Jul 20
10am - 7pm
POOL OPEN 10am-7pm
Fri Jul 21
10am - 7pm
POOL OPEN 10am-7pm
Sat Jul 22
10am - 7pm
POOL OPEN 10am-7pm
Sat Jul 22
12pm - 3pm
Mini How-To Festival at Reed Park
Sun Jul 23
10am - 7pm
POOL OPEN 10am-7pm
Mon Jul 24
10am - 7pm
POOL OPEN 10am-7pm
Mon Jul 24
230pm - 315pm
Summer Activity Program: S.T.E.A.M. Works Puppet Musical @ Main
Tue Jul 25
10am - 7pm
POOL OPEN 10am-7pm
Tue Jul 25
11am - 1130am
Family Yoga at Montana
Wed Jul 26
10am - 7pm
POOL OPEN 10am-7pm
Wed Jul 26
230pm - 315pm
Summer Activity Program: Bubblemania @ Montana
Wed Jul 26
630pm - 830pm
ULTIMATE FRISBEE
Thu Jul 27
10am - 7pm
POOL OPEN 10am-7pm
Thu Jul 27
6pm - 830pm
Community Picnic 6pm - 8:30pm
Fri Jul 28
10am - 7pm
POOL OPEN 10am-7pm

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Entertainment & Education

 

In addition to a wide variety of California grown farm products and prepared foods, the Sunday Main Street Farmers Market provides curated entertainment and hands on educational activities for market customers to enjoy.  The intent is to provide locations within the Market where educators and performers can engage customers in a fashion consistent with and complimentary to the Farmers Market mission. 

Market Mission:  The Santa Monica Farmers Markets are committed to promoting healthful eating and sustainable agriculture in California by providing fresh agricultural products from small farms to urban customers, thereby building community and preserving California farmland.

These activities are authorized by the Farmers Market Rules sections 2.3.9, 2.3.10 and through direction from City Council on September 9, 2014 to develop a pilot program to test a variety of educational and entertainment activities at the Main Street Farmers Market.  The overall goals of the pilot program are to test a diversity of educational activities and programming and entertainment vendors to the market and to provide a variety of interesting activities for customers on a rotational basis.

Some of the activities tested are listed below.

  • Weekly musical performances
  • Face painters
  • Balloon twisters
  • Story time
  • Arts and crafts
  • Robotics
  • Magicians
  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Seedling planting
  • Book signings

Aside from weekly musical performances, all proposed activities should be hands-on and interactive.  Proposals that closely tie in with an agricultural, sustainability or healthy eating themes are highly encouraged.  During the pilot period the City waive any participation fees, however most participants will be required to obtain a business license.  Participating applicants may collect tips or charge a materials or activity fee.

All Entertainment and Educational Program applicants may apply on a rolling basis throughout the year and selected applicants are scheduled on a quarterly basis according to the schedule below. Once accepted applicants do not need to apply again for subsequent quarters.  Acceptance of an application does not guarantee a specific number of participation dates, which are subject to quarterly scheduling and are dependent on the other programmed activities, seasons, holiday themes and space available.  Applicants will be notified of acceptance or rejection within approximately three weeks of the submission deadlines:

Submission Deadlines

Scheduled to participate

April 15

Quarter 1:  July – Sept

July 15

Quarter 2:  Oct - Dec

October 15

Quarter 3:  Jan - Mar

January 15

Quarter 1:  Apr - Jun




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Please note that outreach/tabling/information booth space is only provided for City of Santa Monica departments and programs.  Organizations wanting to fund raise are not permitted. 

 

 

Please CLICK HERE to apply for the Entertainment and Educational Programs. 

 

 

Last updated: 3/23/2017

Market Schedule


Open Rain or Shine
Year-round

Market Closures

Saturday Downtown 11-26-16
Sunday 12-25-16
Sunday 01-01-17

Wednesday Downtown

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

Saturday Downtown

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

Saturday Virginia Ave. Park

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

Sunday Main St.

2640 Main Street
(in Heritage Square)
8:30am-1:30pm

 Reminders

Bring Your Own Bag (BYOB)!

We Accept
CalFresh

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Market Match

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

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