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July 11th, 2018

Outdoor Summer Screenings in and Around Marina del Rey

Summer movie magic is back in Marina del Rey with the super fun (and free!) Marina Movie Nights starting this Saturday, July 14th at Burton Chace Park. The first film to hit the big waterfront screen this season is none other than the amazing La La Land—starting at 8 pm sharp. But take our suggestion and get there a couple hours early because there’s even more fun to be had before the film rolls. At 6 pm, the dance-art JAM Sessions will be happening, giving everyone (young and old!) the chance to learn some serious moves and have a lot of fun doing it. The cool thing about the JAM sessions is that each dance relates to the particular night’s movie—so for example, the dance before La La Land will be tap! Kind of nifty, right?

Now that you’re stoked for the JAMs and the movies, let’s get down to the details, shall we? Here’s the film trio planned for Marina Movie Nights this summer—and because we know how much you love the outdoor screening phenomenon, we also have listings for other outdoor movie venues on the Marina’s off nights. Happy summer!

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June 12th, 2018

MARINA LIFE IS A PICNIC—PACK A BASKET TO CELEBRATE JUNE 18TH

Good news, summer fans—it’s picnic season! Prime time to pack up a luscious meal and head to a gorgeous outdoor spot for some open-air fun. If you want to follow true picnic protocol, then your first outing of the season should definitely be on International Picnic Day—June 18th. Sure, that falls on a Monday but that shouldn’t stop you! Get creative and make a plan for a team picnic with co-workers. Or have a Monday evening picnic dinner with friends or your honey. All it takes is a great location, good food and your favorite company. And we can help with the first two.

 

WHERE TO PICNIC LIKE A PRO (PLUS RECIPE INSPIRATION)

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May 22nd, 2018

YOUR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND GUIDE: MARINA DEL REY + BEYOND

The Memorial Day holiday is just around the corner (May 25 to 28!). And if you’re not one of the 3 million+ Angelenos skedaddling out of town for that long, wonderful weekend, chances are you’re in the market for some great local happenings. Well look no further, friends—because we’ve got your fun right here. From pool parties and cruises to family festivals and more, your (unofficial) start of summer is poised for greatness this year.

 

Hornblower Memorial Day Cruises
13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey

When it comes to memorable, gorgeous holiday outings, you can’t beat a Hornblower Cruise—so definitely check out their awesome array of Memorial Day Cruises. Reserve your private table for their brunch or dinner cruises during the long weekend and you’ll enjoy a fun-filled atmosphere with fabulous food (brunch buffet or four-course dinner), champagne, music and more, including those beautiful harbor views.

Book now because spots are filling up fast (Saturday’s Champagne Brunch Cruise is already sold out!). Visit their website for reservations, menu samples and cruise times!

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April 24th, 2018

YOUR CINCO DE MAYO GUIDE IN & AROUND MARINA DEL REY-MAY 5TH

The countdown to mariachis, margaritas and major fun is underway with Cinco de Mayo less than two weeks away! Plans are in the works all around Marina del Rey to celebrate the best of our Mexican-American culture—and if you love a good time, start mapping out your May 5th fiesta strategy right now. Here are some of your best Cinco de Mayo bets in Marina del Rey (and our neighboring towns!).

Image source: La Cabana

HISTORICAL VENICE CINCO DE MAYO PARADE

Hop on your bike and ride up the strand to see the colorful  Cinco de Mayo Parade, featuring dancers from the Ballet Folklorico Flor de Mayo, Aztec dancers, Charro Mariachi Band, the Venice High School Band, classic cars, and more. The fun will keep going until 6 pm at Oakwood Park (767 California Ave, Venice) where families can enjoy a lively Cinco de Mayo festival with music from Balance, tons of great Mexican food, piñatas, face painting, arts & crafts for kids, raffles, and a whole lot more.

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April 17th, 2018

HOW TO SPEND EARTH DAY WEEKEND IN AND AROUND MARINA DEL REY

Be the Change You Want to See!

This Sunday, April 22, is the 48th annual Earth Day—the one day of the year we officially show some love to our gorgeous, miraculous planet. The catalyst of the very first event in 1970 was a pretty ghastly oil spill in the Santa Barbara channel back in 1969. The devastation was so powerful, it spurred modern environmentalism and prompted major changes in policy. Today, Earth Day serves as a crucial reminder that protecting our environment is still a monumental priority—and it makes its impact through events that educate, create awareness and highlight green volunteer opportunities all over the world. And yep, that includes in and around Marina del Rey! You ready to honor Earth Day all weekend long?

Here are just some of the ways to honor this meaningful celebration—Saturday and Sunday.