May 24th, 2016
The start of Memorial Day weekend is just days away and while Monday is a day to reflect on those who have fallen in battle and honor their memory, the few days leading up to it are pure, patriotic, summery joy. Especially in Marina del Rey, where there are so many ways to welcome in the unofficial start of summer. From barbecues and sailing to swimming and car shows, we’ve got the fun going on in a big way. So grab your American Flag, put on some sunscreen and let’s get to a great three-day weekend!
BE A BBQ HOST WITH THE MOST
Throwing your favorite food on the grill is definitely a great American past time, and the beauty of it is, you can make pretty much anything. Burgers, grilled veggies, salmon, s’mores, grilled peaches or pineapple — all you need is a barbecue and you’re ready. And if you don’t have one of your very own, Marina del Rey has you covered because there are barbies at both Burton Chace Park and Mother’s Beach!
May 17th, 2016
Mark your calendars for Saturday June 4th and Sunday June 5th everyone, because one of LA’s biggest events is coming to the Marina and as always, it’s going to amazing. Of course, we’re talking about the spectacular MARINAFEST extravaganza, which is a super fun outing in Burton Chace Park (13650 Mindanao Way) with a ton of great activities, cool tours, breathtaking demos and much more. The festival runs from 11 am to 6 pm on Saturday and from 10 am to 5 pm on Sunday… so clear your schedule and get ready for major Marina-style fun.
Weekend Attraction Highlights Include:
An In-Water Boat Show
Tall Ship Tours on the Schooner Bill of Rights + Two Sail Opportunities Per Day
A Boat Parade on Saturday
A Classic Car Show on Sunday
LIVE Music + DJ Scott Jarema
A Wine & Beer Garden hosted by BARSHA
Vendors & Exhibitions
A U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Demo
Fun Kids’ Activities, including Bounce Houses
$1 Historical Tours by Hornblower Cruises
Tickets are free for general admission, $5 for Dock Entry, $16.82 for admission into the Wine & Beer Garden and $37.92 for a sail aboard a Tall Ship.
If you need added motivation to spring for a Tall Ship ticket, here’s a pretty great reason — 50% of all the Tall Ship Ticket proceeds will go to LifeSail Community Sailing, a unique non-profit that works with at-risk and under-deserved kids through sailing and boat building activities. It’s a very cool organization so if you want to sail on a Tall Ship and help kids at the same time — buy a ticket today!
Are you adding Marinafest to your June to-do list? Let us know if you’ll be there!
May 3rd, 2016
This Sunday, May 8th, is Mother’s day and that means it’s time to start making plans to honor the spectacular mom in your life. First item on the agenda: order the flowers and a box of See’s because let’s face it — you can never go wrong with the classics.
Second, make her feel extra special by doing something fabulous and fun with her right here in Marina del Rey.
If you’re currently having a creativity block on ideas, no worries, because we have some great ones for you to consider right here. Take a look!