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Our Picks for MDR Weekend Fun: Aug 27-29

Looking for brunch spots by the sea? A chill afternoon listening to live music? Or perhaps you’re looking for a kid-friendly activity outside?  We break down our 12 picks for weekend fun in L.A.’s Marina this Friday-Sunday, August 27-29. Keep scrolling below to plan your weekend adventures in Marina del Rey. 


Thursday: Food Trucks

Beach Eats is a popular weekly food truck series located at Parking Lot 11 near Marina "Mother's" Beach. Grab some food and have a picnic at the beach from 5-9 p.m. on Thursdays through September 30, 2021.

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Thursday: Live Music at Fisherman's Village

Enjoy some relaxing music at Fisherman's Village from 6-9 p.m. on Thursdays. Click button to view the full line-up each month for the "Thursdays is the New Friday" series. Plan for dinner or drinks at local restaurants in the village such as Sapori, Whiskey Red's or El Torito.

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Friday, Saturday & Sunday: Marina WaterBus

Only two more weekends left to ride the Marina WaterBus! This open-air water taxi stops at 8 locations throughout Marina del Rey and is a fun way to see the harbor, sea lions and sail boats up close! Pay cash at any of the stops (just $1 per person). Bikes, strollers and small pets are allowed.

Friday: 5-8 p.m. Saturday: 12-8 p.m. Sunday: 12-8 p.m.

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Friday: Marina Drive-In Movie Night

Got no plans for Friday? Hakuna matata! Bring the kids, a blanket, lawn chair and some snacks to share at the 5 p.m. screening of The Lion King (G). Or for any Joan Crawford fans, dive into this classic film, Mildred Pierce, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 per car, per movie plus $2.32 ticket handling fee.

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Saturday: YOGAqua

For a refreshing way to start your Saturday, grab your bestie and join a YOGAqua class at Marina "Mother's" Beach. The 90-minute yoga on paddleboard class is open to all levels and starts with a basic stand-up paddleboard lessons.

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Saturday: Live Music at Killer Shrimp

Get your Vitamin Sea while listening to free live music by Good Cop Bad Cop at the dock next to Killer Shrimp from 2pm to 5pm. Killer Shrimp dock is located in Basin E. Dingys, paddle boards and kayakers are welcome!

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Saturday: End of Summer Bash

To celebrate the end of summer, Jamaica Bay Inn and Beachside Restaurant invites you to their End of Summer Bash. Tickets include a welcome Mai Tai and delicious bites like wahoo ceviche and ahi tuna poke. Signature cocktails will be available for purchase. Live music provided by We the Folk. Ages 21+ only. Tickets available for $60 per person. Click button to buy tickets in advance.

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Saturday: Marina Drive-In DOUBLE FEATURE

It's highly likely that 80's fans will totally flip for the 5 p.m. screening of Stand by Me or the 8 p.m. screening of Breakfast Club. NEW: There's a BONUS screening for families at 5 p.m. featuring The Croods: A New Age. Tickets available for $20 per vehicle, per movie + $2.32 ticket handling fee. Click button to buy tickets now.

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Sunday Boathouse Pool Pary

There's only two more Sundays left for he Marina del Rey Hotel's annual summertime Sunday pool parties (open to the public, $15 for non-hotel guests). Enjoy DJ entertainment, themed events, and poolside bites and libations. Grab your pool-loving sun-worshipping pals and buy tickets now for this festive event!

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Sunday: Drum Circle at Burton Chace Park

What's more fun than being outside next to the ocean? Banging on drums during a free group drum circle. Make your reservation and get free tickets as capacity is limited. You can choose from two 60-minute sessions: 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. every Sunday. Enjoy lunch from local waterfront restaurants, hop on the WaterBus while you're at Burton Chace Park or bring your own food for a Sunday afternoon picnic.

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Sunday: Charter a Private Boat

Escape with your family and friends on a private yacht charter up the coast to Malibu or even to Catalina Island! This is a popular activity for small groups celebrating birthdays, anniversaries or even reunions. Click button to view the list of charter operators that are licensed to operate from Marina del Rey. Photo credit: Bella Yacht

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Sunday: Sunset Parasailing Session

Nothing compares to a sunset experience in Los Angeles while you're soaring 500' above the Pacific Ocean. Book a sunset parasailing excursion that will leave you flying high for the rest of your weekend.

Photo credit: Marina del Rey Parasailing

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