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July 5th, 2017

SATURDAY SPOTLIGHT: MARINA MOVIE NIGHTS AT THE PARK BEGIN!

Burton Chace Park in Marina del Rey really is the place to be this summer! A lot of us just wrapped up an epic 4th of July celebration there, and starting this weekend, the park will be the site of the spectacular Marina Movie Nights. If you’ve never indulged, you’re missing out. It’s by far one of the best summer to-dos in the area — especially for families looking for a great, low-key, outdoor weekend outing.

Batman Movie

So, this Saturday, July 8, will mark the season’s very first movie —The Lego Batman Movie, which will be lighting up the gigantic park screen (with that beautiful harbor of ours in the background) at 8 pm sharp. This is definitely a fun one for all ages, with characters voiced by the likes of Will Arnett (Batman), Michael Cera (Robin), Rosario Dawson (Bat Girl), Conan O’Brien (The Riddler) and – Apple’s “Siri” in its first big screen role!

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June 27th, 2017

Let the Sparks Fly — All Eyes on the Marina’s 4th of July Fireworks!

Red, white and blue is ruling the Westside roost next week for the most colorful, patriotic, awesome weekday event of the year — Independence Day! And in case you haven’t heard, the only place to be for the July 4th celebration is the one and only Marina del Rey. Why? Well aside from the fact that everything is better in the Marina, we will (as always) have one of the most spectacular Fireworks shows on the coast lighting up the sky over the harbor, bringing out people from all over LA and enchanting every single one of them.

Marina Fireworks

The display starts promptly at 9 pm and if you want to be in the epicenter of the “ooooohs and aaaahhhhs” — you’ll need to head out to Burton Chace Park or Fisherman’s Village early, where you can get a great view and enjoy synchronized music that takes the dazzle to another level. Other grand observation  ideas? How about setting up beach chairs on Mother’s Beach or taking your board out on the water for a moonlight paddle?

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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.

Holidays

June 14th, 2017

Great Options for a Fab Father’s Day in Marina del Rey

The fathers in our lives are pretty special, and this Sunday, it’s all about acknowledging their unique brand of dad-ness in the best way possible way — by celebrating in Marina del Rey! As always, our little pocket of paradise is chock full of possibilities to make dad feel appreciated, loved and really happy. So, let’s review your top options and get ready to make June 18th one of the best Father’s Days yet!

FATHER’S DAY BEER CRUISES

Food, beer and a nice big boat. The quintessential dad-style outing, are we right? Hornblower is making it happen with three cruises on Sunday — two Beer Brunch Cruises and the Beer Afternoon Buffet Cruise later in the day. The 12 pm cruise is totally sold out but you can still score reservations at the 11 am and 4 pm time slots!

Tickets are $74.95 per person (plus tax and service fees) and that includes two hours cruising on the harbor; free-flowing beer, champagne and sparkling cider; live entertainment; a bold and beautiful food spread (with everything from donuts, salmon filet and soba noodle salad to tri-tip roast, scrambled eggs and mac & cheese); and as a special little souvenir — a commemorative pint glass for your pops. All aboard the beer cruise!

 

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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: