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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 30th, 2017

Hike, Paddle & Smell the Roses — How to Celebrate Great Outdoors Month in Marina del Rey

June marks another “Great Outdoors Month” in the United States, and that means it’s officially time to indulge in the spectacular outdoorsy opportunities happening all around us. Sometimes we all get so wrapped up in work, errands and the bustle of everyday life, we forget to get out there and literally smell the roses, get awestruck by wildlife, and connect with the planet on the most basic level. Plus, biking, walking, hiking, kayaking, paddling — all excellent ways to get your blood pumping without having to hit the gym. Sounds pretty good, right? Then start prepping — air up your bike tires, lace up your hiking boots, wipe down your paddleboard, and make some plans. Afterall, June is practically here!

Alright, we’ve set the stage for inspiration. Now it’s time to look at some of the best options in and around town. Have fun, everyone. Happy Great Outdoors Month!

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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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April 3rd, 2017

HOW TO MAKE YOUR MARINA DEL REY MLB PARTY A HOME RUN

March madness just ended and now, the Major League Baseball craze is officially underway with the first opening game happening just days ago (the Dodgers & Angels first games are TODAY)! Are you ready for the SoCal team spirit, Marina del Rey? As always, you’ll be able to take in the ballpark action at the usual spots around town, like Yardhouse, Sports Harbor, Mo’s Place, Tony P’s, Killer Shrimp… you know the sports bar drill. But sometimes, watching the game on your own big screen in your own awesome pad (especially if it’s a sweet waterfront pad!) has its own great rewards. Inviting only your besties to watch; having your own smorgasbord spread to enjoy; and kicking back with zero driving required are pretty excellent reasons to forego the crowded pub scene. Plus, no matter what team you’re rooting for, you can cheer them on loud and proud with zero judgement from the opposite side (well, as long as you invite like-minded friends over, that is).

To help you host an awesome baseball soirée, here are some party pointers with décor ideas and concession-style food inspired by our SoCal stadiums. (The menu holds so much more than hot dogs, my friends.) Ready? Let’s Play Ball!