SUNDAY FUNDAY IN MDR

There is always something fun going on in Marina del Rey. Especially on Sundays. Check out this cool list of things to keep you and the family entertained while staying in the hottest vacation spot it the world! Enjoy

 

MARINA SUNDAYS

Head to L.A.’s Marina for Sunday Funday every weekend in August and September. Want to play? Enjoy the sparkling Marina waters by kayak, paddleboard, harbor cruise, or boat rental. Or, kick back at a hotel pool party or waterfront restaurant with musical entertainment.

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HORNBLOWER CRUISES

Take in some Southern California sunshine on the top deck of a Hornblower cruise in Marina del Rey. Brunch cruises on Saturdays and Sundays come with bottomless mimosas or sparkling cider, a buffet style brunch spread, and live jazz music. Reference code MDRCVB15P to save 15 percent on your brunch cruise; valid for up to 6 adults; does not apply on holidays; find full terms and conditions on the Hornblower website. 310-301-9900.

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PRO SUP SHOP RENTALS

Ask for the “Marina Sundays Special” and get $5 off your stand-up paddleboard or kayak rental plus a free Pro SUP hat (while supplies last). Find the rental truck on the far side of the parking lot of Jamaica Bay Inn, 4175 Admiralty Way. 310-989-4350.

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SPA DEL REY

Reference “Marina Sundays” at the time of booking to receive a complimentary hot stone upgrade to a 60-minute classic massage or a scalp massage added to your 60-minute facial at no additional cost. 310-574-4356.

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SPORTFISHING & WHALE WATCHING

Get $10 off a full fare ticket for Whale Watching or Open Party Fishing excursions on Sundays with Marina del Rey Sportfishing. Click below to get a printable coupon, which you will need to bring to the boat. Reserve your excursion by phone, 310-822-3625.

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CAST & PLOW AT THE RITZ-CARLTON

Mention “Marina Sundays” to your server at The Ritz-Carlton’s signature restaurant to receive a 10 percent discount on your restaurant bill (excluding alcohol). Discount is valid 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Also enjoy live acoustic guitar during brunch, 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. 310-574-4333.

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TONY P’S DOCKSIDE GRILL

Head to this popular gathering place for Sunday breakfast or brunch on the patio or in the dining room and add bottomless mimosas for just $15, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Two-hour time limit. 310-823-4534.

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CAFE DEL REY

Enjoy live musical accompaniment by cellist Hitoshi Suzuki during Sunday brunch hours at this premier waterfront restaurant. Enjoy a three-course brunch with bottomless mimosas, sparkling wine, or Bloody Marys for $44. Or, order a la carte and add a bottomless beverage package for $22. Brunch begins at 10:30 a.m., and last reservation is at 2:15 p.m. 310-823-6395.

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WATERSIDE

The Marina’s premier shopping center will offer live music on the plaza from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sundays. Enjoy a changing lineup of performers from jazz to contemporary pop covers in between browsing retail shops including Sephora, William B, M. Fredric, and Paper Source. Or, enjoy tunes with a meal outdoors from such eateries as Mendocino Farms, Mainland Poke, and Sugarfish.

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FISHERMAN’S VILLAGE

Dance to free live music on the plaza every Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. Genres range from blues and jazz-funk to salsa and reggae. Click below for the latest lineup.

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KILLER SHRIMP RESTAURANT & BAR

Dig in to seafood favorites at this iconic Marina del Rey restaurant. Sunday happy hour runs 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., then again from 10 p.m. till midnight. Specials on food and select beers, wines, and a cocktail of the day. Check out the happy hour menu online. 310-578-2293.

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DOMA KITCHEN

Savor Eastern European comfort food at this delightful cafe located in a nondescript corner of the Marina Marketplace, near the post office and Pavilions grocery. Doma Kitchen will offer live music from various artists on Sundays during brunch or dinner hours. Reservations are recommended. 310-301-0582.

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BEACHSIDE AT JAMAICA BAY INN

Dine at the hotel’s on-site restaurant, Beachside, and get 10 percent off bottles of wine on Sundays. A weekend staycation at this tropical oasis will set you right for the next work week. Guests can enjoy free beach yoga on Sundays, as well as onsite bike rentals, a heated waterfront pool, and stand-up paddleboard rentals nearby. Book direct to save 20 percent on your Saturday or Sunday stay. 310-823-5333.

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MARINA DEL REY HOTEL

The hotel pool is open to the public on Sundays all summer, noon till 6 p.m. – no cover charge! Food and beverages for purchase, luxury cabana rentals, games, themed events, DJ entertainment, and more. Book direct and save 20 percent on Saturday and Sunday stays. 310-301-1000.

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NEED A
RIDE?

The WaterBus operates from 11 a.m. till 8 p.m. on Sundays (click link for full schedule). These boats pick up from 8 stops in the Marina and cost just $1 each trip.

The Free Ride provides free, on-demand transportation around the Marina daily from noon to 9 p.m. If you see one of the Free Ride cars, just wave down the driver and hop in. Or, TEXT 323-435-5000 (no calls, please) with your pick-up location, destination, and passenger count. Please allow 10-15 minutes for pick-up. Gratuity for your driver is appreciated.

The Beach Shuttle offers free transportation on weekends and holidays on a set loop from Playa Vista, through Marina del Rey, and to the Venice Pier.

Public Parking Lots are located throughout the Marina. If an attendant is not present, use the pay-and-display kiosks, which take $1 and $5 bills as well as Visa & Mastercard.

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SO MANY WAYS TO PLAY

Marina del Rey has tons of on-the-water fun. Try a yoga class on a stand-up paddleboard, explore on a kayak, rent a duffy boat and picnic on the water, or charter a skippered yacht.

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DINE

WATERFRONT DINING

With waterfront views, year-round outdoor dining, and award-winning restaurants, Marina del Rey is poised to become the next culinary hotspot in Los Angeles.

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STAY

ROOMS WITH A VIEW

The Marina’s hotels each offer stunning views of the harbor and picture-perfect sunsets, plus easy access to on-the-water attractions.

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All information obtained by http://www.visitmarinadelrey.com/events/marina-sundays/?utm_source=Direct&utm_campaign=MarinaSundays. Please refer to their website for more information.
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Spend Time, Not Money at These 28 Free August Events in LA

Summer Jazz Nights August

August 1, 8, 7:00 PM — 9:00 PM

Hollywood & Highland Center

Hollywood & Highland hosts this weekly outdoor concert series featuring live music; this month will feature Josh Johnson (8/1) and Bria Skonberg (8/8).

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#NationalGirlfriendsDay w/Milk Jar Cookies

August 01, 5:30 PM — 7:30 PM

Williams-Sonoma

Call your girlfriends and head to Williams Sonoma for a free #NationalGirlfriendsDay party with Milk Jar Cookies and Le Grand Courtage bubbly.

FREE / RSVP

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Sound Off Silent Disco

August 02, 7:00 PM — 10:00 PM

Sherman Oaks Galleria

Grab your wireless headphones and get your groove on for this choose-your-own-channel dance party in Sherman Oaks.

FREE / RSVP

Snapback Noho

Aug 03, 10:00 PM — Aug 04, 2:00 AM

The Federal Bar

Get your nostalgia on and get your groove back at this Thursday-night old school hip hop and r&b throwback series in North Hollywood.

FREE / RSVP

Society6 Art Quarterly Magazine Launch Party

August 03, 7:00 PM — 10:00 PM

WERKARTZ

The next issue of Society6’s Art Quarterly magazine edition is being released, and they’re is celebrating with food, drinks, music, and tons of great art for sale.

FREE / RSVP

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Amplifier Pop-Up Studio

August 03, 12:00 PM — 4:00 PM

Amplifier Pop-Up Studio

Stop into the activist design lab Amplifier’s LA pop-up shop to pick up free art, share your American identity story, and explore the art of resistance from more than 100 U.S.-based artists.

FREE / RSVP

August Concerts on the Redondo Pier

Thursdays & Saturdays, August 03-31, 6:00 PM — 8:00 PM

Redondo Beach Pier

Bring a blanket and hit the pier for Thursday and Saturday night shows all month long, including performances by King Chris (8/3), Living Cover (8/17), and Like Zeppelin (8/26).

FREE / RSVP

Marina del Rey Summer Concert Series

Aug 03, 7:00 PM — Aug 26, 12:00 AM

Burton Chace Park

Catch Matthew Morrison (8/3), Yo La Tengo (8/12), Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida (8/17), and Arturo Sandoval (8/26) live (and free!) by the water in Marina del Rey this August.

FREE / RSVP

Launch of BOLD

August 03, 7:00 PM

Beverly Hills

Go BOLD for the launch of the month-long Beverly Hills Open Later Days, with fireworks, extended shopping hours, live entertainment, fashion influencer events, and restaurant specials.

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FIGFest

August 04, 11, 18 & 25, 4:00 PM

FIGat7th

Every Friday this August, catch live shows from Tuxedo (8/4), Hanni El Khatib (8/11), Sinkane (8/18), and Quetzal (825) as part of the FIGat7th Downtown Festival.

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1LIFE Thank You Party

Aug 05, 10:00 PM — Aug 06, 4:00 AM

The Belasco Theater

The 4th annual 1LIFE Thank You Party returns with a six-hour solo set from DJ/Producer ALEXANDER at The Belasco Theater.

FREE / RSVP

Marina Movie Nights

August 05, 19, 8:00 PM — 10:00 PM

Burton Chace Park

Bring the whole family along to Marina del Rey’s Burton Chace Park for two August screenings: Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (8/5) and Swiss Family Robinson (8/19).

FREE / RSVP

Beverly Hills Farmers’ Market Picklefest

August 06, 9:00 AM — 1:00 PM

Beverly Hills Farmers Market

This August, get in a pickle with the Beverly Hills Farmers’ Market’s curated contest featuring two categories: “Best Dill Pickle in Beverly Hills” and “I Can Pickle That!”

FREE / RSVP

Jerk Fest LA

August 06, 4:00 PM — 7:00 PM

UNION Night Club

Celebrate Jamaica’s 55th Independence Celebration with this festival and dancehall party at UNION.

FREE / RSVP

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Family Day at Smorgasburg

August 06, 10:00 AM — 4:00 PM

ROW DTLA

Bring the whole family along for the August edition of Smorgasburg’s family day, featuring live music, cotton candy, and balloon creations.

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Whole Foods Market 365 Opening Preview

August 07, 6:00 PM — 8:00 PM

Whole Foods Market 365 Santa Monica

Get a first look at the new Whole Foods 365 in Santa Monica, with samples, a live DJ, and patio games.

FREE / RSVP

All information obtained from:  https://www.eventbrite.com/rally/los-angeles/free-la-events-august-2017/?utm_term=cta_art4&aff=ebriterally20170803_la&ref=ebriterally20170803_la