MAJOR ANNUAL EVENTS
California Sunset Series Sailing Regatta
The California Yacht Club puts on this series of sailing races that take place Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. Best viewing spots are at Fisherman’s Village and Burton Chace Park. April—September 2021.View WebSite
Killer Shrimp Restaurant & Bar opens its parking lot to hot rod, classic car, and motorcycle displays. Free admission. Event takes place once monthly. June, July and August 2021.View WebSite
Beach Eats Food Trucks
Head to the parking lot #11 (14101 Panay Way) on Thursdays, April through September, for dinner by the sea. Food trucks serve up gourmet grub from 5 to 9 p.m. Free admission. May 13, 2021 – September 2021.
UPDATE: Beach Eats TO GO allows patrons to order food in advance (online) and grab delicious food from food trucks every Thursday. Orders may also be placed at the food truck window. Masks must be worn when picking up food.View WebSite
Marina “Mother’s” Beach transforms into a creative playground with outdoor art galleries, interactive art workshops, a makers’ market, dance performances, and all-day musical entertainment. Also enjoy food trucks, a wine & beer garden, and watersports rentals.
UPDATE: ARTsea has been cancelled in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 and in compliance with the order of the Health Officer of LA County.
The Southern California Outrigger Racing Association hosts this canoe event on the first Saturday of June. Watch departures at Burton Chace Park or view the teams paddling the main channel en route to the ocean course. June 5, 2021.
A boat show with vendors, yacht and sailboat displays, and kids’ activities (Sunday only). Burton Chace Park. June 2021.
4th of July Fireworks
Marina del Rey’s waterfront fireworks show attracts spectators from throughout the Southland to Burton Chace Park, Fisherman’s Village, and local hotels and restaurants. Free admission. Update: Fireworks will return in 2021. More details to come!View WebSite
Old-Fashioned Day at the Park
View beautiful restored yachts from the 1920s-’50s and an array of vintage automobiles. Burton Chace Park. Free admission. July 2021.View WebSite
Summer Concert Series
This music series offers symphonic and pop music concerts on alternating weeks. Burton Chace Park. Free admission. UPDATE: Cancelled for 2021.
Experience the only haunted pirate ships in Los Angeles this Halloween! Expect kid-friendly fun by day and spooky entertainment by night (recommended for ages 13+). Burton Chace Park. Free admission.View WebSite
Marina Lights is a seasonal holiday light program at Burton Chace Park that runs nightly in December. Make a night of it with dinner at a waterfront restaurant, then stroll through the park to take in the holiday light displays. Entertainment is offered on Saturdays. Free admission!
Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade
Thousands of spectators congregate in Fisherman’s Village and Burton Chase Park to watch lighted boats on parade in the main channel. December 2021
Snow Wonder Festival
Offered on the afternoon of the Holiday Boat Parade, this kid-focused festival has crafts, snow play and sledding, face painting, DJ entertainment, and more. Burton Chace Park. Free admission. Stick around for the Holiday Boat Parade this same evening. December 2021View WebSite
New Year’s Eve Celebration
Head to Burton Chace Park for a Glow Party, 7 p.m.–midnight, with face painting, DJ music, dancing, and food trucks. Watch live broadcasts of the east and west coast countdowns to the New Year – with fireworks at 8:59 p.m. and again at 11:59 p.m. Free admission.