MAJOR ANNUAL EVENTS

Marina del Rey is a fun and vibrant getaway with a range of activities, from free outdoor concerts that get you moving to jaw-dropping fireworks displays. We’ll update our Events Calendar as details become available, but this short list will help you plan ahead.

April-September

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. April 18 – September 5, 2018.

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May-August

Killer Rides

Killer Shrimp Restaurant & Bar opens its parking lot to hot rod, classic car, and motorcycle displays. Free admission. 2018 dates are May 27, June 24, July 29, August 26.

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May

Marina Fest & Discover Marina del Rey

A boat show with vendors, yacht and sailboat displays, and kids’ activities (Sunday only). Burton Chace Park. May 19-20, 2018.

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May-September

Beach Eats Food Trucks

Head to the parking lot at Marina Beach on Thursdays for dinner with a water view. Stay tuned for 2018 dates.

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June

Kahanamoku Klassic

The Southern California Outrigger Racing Association hosts this canoe event. Marina Beach. June 2, 2018.

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June

ARTsea

Enjoy free admission to this community festival with outdoor art galleries, interactive art workshops, a maker’s market, food trucks, a wine & beer garden, watersports, dance performances, and all-day live music and DJ entertainment. *On hiatus for 2018. See you in 2019!

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July

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.

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July

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 29, 2018.

July-August

Movies in the Park

Family-friendly films are shown on an outdoor screen. Burton Chace Park. Free admission. 2018: July 14, July 28, August 11, August 25. (Lineup released closer to event  date.)

July-August

Summer Concert Series

This music series offers symphonic and pop music concerts on alternating weeks. Burton Chace Park. Free admission. 2018 Symphonic: July 12, 26; August 9, 23. 2018 Pop: July 21; August 4, 18; September 1. (Lineup released closer to event  date.)

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October

Marina Spooktacular

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. October 27-28, 2018.

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Marina Lights

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 (stay tuned for 2018 information). Free admission!

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December

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 8, 2018.

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December

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. December 8, 2018.

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December

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.

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Year-Round

Weekend Concerts at Fisherman’s Village

Enjoy live jazz, R&B, country, salsa, and other genres on rotation. Concerts are Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Find the latest lineup in our full events calendar.

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