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. from mid April through early September. Best viewing spots are at Fisherman’s Village and Burton Chace Park.

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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. Event takes place once monthly, May through August. Stay tuned for 2019 dates.

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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. Stay tuned for 2019 date.

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May-September

Beach Eats Food Trucks

Head to the parking lot at Marina “Mother’s” Beach on summer Thursdays for dinner with a water view. New for 2018: live music! Swing by May 17 through September 27.

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June

Kahanamoku Klassic

The Southern California Outrigger Racing Association hosts this canoe event. Marina Beach. June 1, 2019.

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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.

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July-August

Marina Movie Nights

Plan a date night at one of these outdoor film screenings at Burton Chace Park on select summer Saturdays. Free admission. Click flyer for 2018 lineup.

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July-August

Summer Concert Series

This music series offers symphonic and pop music concerts on alternating weeks. Burton Chace Park. Free admission. 2018 dates: July 12, 21, 26; August 4, 9, 18, 23, 25;  September 1.

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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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December

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. Come early for the Snow Wonder kids’ festival.

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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. Stick around for the Holiday Boat Parade this same evening.

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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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