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. In light of COVID-19, please check back regularly for updates on 2021 events.

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. Best viewing spots are at Fisherman’s Village and Burton Chace Park. April—September 2021. 

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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.  June, July and August 2021.

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May-September

Beach Eats Food Trucks

Head to the parking lot #11 (14101 Panay Way) on Thursdays, April through November, for dinner by the sea. Food trucks serve up gourmet grub from 5 to 9 p.m. Free admission. May 13, 2021 – November 18, 2021.  

UPDATE: Beach Eats  allows patrons to order food in advance (online) or on-site and grab delicious food from food trucks every Thursday.  Masks must be worn when picking up food.

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June

ARTsea

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.

 

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June

Kahanamoku Klassic

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. 

 

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June

Marina Fest  

A boat show with vendors, yacht and sailboat displays, and kids’ activities (Sunday only). Burton Chace Park. June 2021.

 

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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 2021.

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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. 

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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. 

 

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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. UPDATE: Cancelled for 2021.

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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. Free admission!

 

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December

Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade

Thousands of spectators congregate in Fisherman’s Village and Burton Chace Park to watch lighted boats on parade in the main channel. A 5-minute fireworks display will kick off the parade at 5:55 p.m. December 11, 2021 at 6 p.m.—8 p.m.

 

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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.  Stick around for the Holiday Boat Parade this same evening. UPDATE: Cancelled for 2021

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December

New Year’s Eve Celebration 2021

Head to Burton Chace Park to 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.

 *Updated for 2021

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