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June 20th, 2017

5 Ways to Kick Off an Epic Summer in Marina del Rey

Happy First Day of Summer! The season of the sun is officially upon us and it’s time to get a handle on all of the epic summer fun in store for us in Marina del Rey. Concerts, picnics, pool parties, harbor cruises — it’s all happening. And we don’t want to miss a moment of it. Ready to start scheduling? Here’s what’s on the agenda (so far).

Summer Concert Series at Burton Chace Park 

Symphonic Thursdays and Pop Saturdays start rocking our world in just a couple weeks and there are some great names on the lineup. For classical music lovers, the Marina del Rey Symphony will perform starting July 6 with special soloists and guests that will seriously dazzle. Plus, Glee superstar and amazing performer Matthew Morrison will be hitting the Symphonic stage on August 3 — so definitely mark that date in your calendar. As far as Pop Saturdays go – Grammy award-winning R&B artist Joe will kick off the season on July 15th, followed by the great Alejandro Escovedo on July 29th, Indie legends Yo La Tengo on August 12 and Jazz master Arturo Sandoval on August 26th.

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June 6th, 2017

Get Artsy at ART-SEA this Saturday at Mother’s Beach

If you love the beach AND you think pop art is the cat’s meow — then be at Mother’s Beach this Saturday when those two awesome worlds collide! Mark it down, boys and girls — four days from today, from noon to 10 pm, Art-Sea is taking over Marina Beach and transforming it into a beach-hipster Pop Arts District with great local artists, mini galleries, live music and more guiding you through an inspiring day right into a super-stellar night. And did we mention it’s FREE? Yeah, it’s free. (But bring some cash for food trucks, libations and of course, new artwork!)

Here’s what’s on the agenda: 

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May 23rd, 2017

5 Tempting Memorial Weekend Happenings In and Around Marina del Rey

Every season is a fantastic season when you live in Marina del Rey! But if we had to choose — obviously, summer wins our hearts every time. And this weekend, Memorial Day weekend to be exact, marks the unofficial start of summertime! And yes, that’s big cause for celebration.

Of course, we can’t forget that Monday, Memorial Day, is an important day to reflect and appreciate the unimaginable sacrifices of our U.S. veterans. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t make a new slate of great memories in the days leading up to it. Not to mention, a lot of the weekend options happening in and around the Marina include discounts/special offers for veterans and active military…because honoring them is what it’s all about!

So, take a look at 5 can’t-go-wrong choices, ranging from barbecue opps and brunch cruises to huge fiestas and pool parties. You’ll have to agree — 2017’s Memorial Weekend is shaping up to be epic — and you won’t want to miss a moment.

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May 16th, 2017

Weekend Spotlight: Don’t Miss Marina Fest & Venice Spring Fling

Anyone looking for something super fun to do this weekend, thank your lucky stars right now. Because two of the springs best events are on the agenda — Marina Fest on Saturday and Sunday, plus the Venice Spring Fling on Saturday. We know, that’s a whole lot of shenanigans to fit into one weekend. But you can do it! We have confidence.

Now, let’s see exactly what’s in store for you. Keep reading…

MARINA FEST & BOAT SHOW AT BURTON CHACE PARK — MAY 20TH & 21ST
13650 Mindanao Way

This is the weekend Marina del Rey shines with SO MUCH HAPPENING at Burton Chace Park. Admission for the actual festival is $10 for adults and complimentary for children, but there will also be some free side events for everyone (like the Historic Boat Tours, which are really cool). On both Saturday and Sunday, you can ooooh and ahhhhh at some gorgeous boats at the in-water boat show, plus you’ll enjoy live music, a DJ, more than 40 exhibitors, activities for the kids, food trucks, and a wine & beer garden for the grown-ups. If you come Sunday, make sure to check out the Classic Car Show in the lot. Marina Fest Hours are: Saturday 11 am to 8 pm/Sunday 11 am to 5 pm.

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May 2nd, 2017

6 Spots to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in and Around Marina del Rey

The time has come to indulge in major fiesta-style fun, Marina del Rey — because Cinco de Mayo is happening Friday, May 5th. That means the minute your weekend begins, you have some big time celebrating to do with salt-rimmed margaritas, ice-cold cervezas and fab Mexican food leading the way. There are so many parties happening around town to celebrate this cultural extravaganza, but we narrowed the list down to 6 (including one for your pooch!) that sound extra estupendo! Ready for the fun? Here we go!

Casa Sanchez Cocktails

Casa Sanchez Cocktails

Baja Cantina
311 Washington Blvd, Marina del Rey

If you’re looking for the center of Cinco de Mayo fun — look no further than Baja Cantina. This hotspot cordons off their outdoor lot and fills it with everything you need for a serious celebration: a great live band; taco and burrito stations; two outdoor bars; sombreros (of course!) and margarita and beer specials all day long. If you want a tamer setting, you can also make a reservation to sit in their dining room for a low-key celebration of your own. Just call 310.821.2252 to book your table.