Ocean Avenue is the place to be this summer, and we’re kicking it off with a benefit event to celebrate the Kentucky Derby! Ocean Avenue’s Day at the Races will take place on Saturday, May 6 from 12-5 p.m., with a portion of proceeds benefiting the Surfrider Foundation. Ladies, don your best Derby hat and gentleman, sport your bow ties for complimentary tastings and food and drink specials at each participating location along Ocean Avenue, including Del Frisco’s Grille, Red O, Herringbone, O+O Sicilian Kitchen & Bar and more. Tickets are $40 and help protect and preserve the world’s oceans and beaches with this inaugural tasting event on Santa Monica’s premiere beachfront street.
The 4th annual MAINopoly: Taste of Main Street returns on Sun. May 28. This board game-inspired progressive foodie tasting event features over 20 Main Street restaurants and bars all offering free tastings in exchange for “MAINopoly” dollars and the popular GO TO JAIL VIP Lounge.
Pedal on the Pier is an annual fundraiser that transforms the Santa Monica Pier into a high energy outdoor cycling studio to raise money for the Harold Robinson Foundation’s Camp Ubuntu, which provides LA’s underprivileged children with a unique camp experience. The event features 100+ stationary bikes with 400+ cyclers for 5 hours/100 miles while 1,000 family and friends cheer them on. Attendees enjoy DJ’s, musical and special guests, dancing, great food and drink from local restaurants and eateries.