August 1–31 Marina Fundays
Marina Fundays is the best time to visit L.A.’s Marina! Throughout August and September, take advantage of special deals on dining and activities plus musical entertainment in Marina del Rey. Explore the harbor by kayak, paddleboard, or harbor cruise. Enjoy the warm coastal breezes from the patio of a waterfront restaurant or sandy cove with live music to set the mood. The events and deals listed on the website will be updated weekly, so check back regularly. Visitmarinadelrey.com/marinafundays; 424-526-7900.
August 1 & 2 — Sunset Cocktail Cruises
Hornblower Cruises & Events offers these seasonal low-cost sunset cruises on Wednesdays and Thursdays in the sparkling harbor. Wednesday sailings are timed perfectly to watch the California Yacht Club’s Sunset Series regattas, which run through September 5. https://www.hornblower.com/port/overview/mdr+mdrwednesdaysunset; 310-301-6000.
August 2 — Beach Eats
Catch live beach music by local band Unkle Monkey on August 2 at Beach Eats, Marina del Rey’s weekly food truck gathering at Marina “Mother’s” Beach through September 27, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Bring your own beach chair and enjoy the free show. Visitmarinadelrey.com/beacheats; 424-526-7900.
August 4 — Summer Concert Series
Cat Power performs Saturday’s free concert at Burton Chace Park. Show starts at 7 p.m., bur arrive early and picnic on the lawn. Details and season lineup at visitmarinadelrey.com/concerts; 424-526-7900.
August 4 – Marina del Rey Farmer’s Market
Find fresh, small-batch gourmet foods, produce, and handmade wares on Saturdays at the Marina del Rey Farmers’ Market. County Parking Lot 11, corner of Via Marina and Panay Way, next to the Cheesecake Factory. Open 9 a.m.–2 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/MDRFarmersMarket; 424-526-7900.
August 5 — Weekend Concerts at Fisherman’s Village
Break out your dancing shoes! Enjoy free concerts on Saturdays and Sundays year-round at Fisherman’s Village. This weekend, there’s no music on Saturday due to the Cat Power show at Burton Chace Park. But come on Sunday, 2–5 p.m., for salsa music by the Susie Hansen Latin Band. August’s full lineup: http://bit.ly/FVaug18; 424-526-7900.
August 5 — Sunday Boathouse
The Marina del Rey Hotel annually offers a summertime series of Sunday pool parties (open to the public). Come for DJ entertainment, themed events, and poolside bites and libations. No cover charge! Non-hotel guests must be age 21+. This year, Sunday Boathouse runs through September 2. http://bit.ly/mdrboathouse; 310-301-1000.
August 10 — Blues Cruise
Catch the Celso Salim Band on August 10, the final show in Hornblower’s 2018 blues cruise series. https://www.hornblower.com/port/overview/mdr+friday-night-blues-cruise; 310-301-6000.
August 11 — Marina Movie Nights
Watch Grease on August 11 outdoors at Burton Chace Park. Free admission! Movie starts at 8 p.m., but come at 6 to participate in an interactive swing dance class. http://bit.ly/2018flicks; 424-526-7900.
August 15 — Beachside BBQ
Beachside Restaurant & Bar offers a special barbecue menu once per month this summer – next date is August 15. From 5 to 9 p.m., savor brisket, pulled pork, hot links, and classic sides. https://www.jamaicabayinn.com/marina-del-rey-hotel/summer-events; 310-439-3033.
August 24 — Jammin’ Reggae Dinner Cruise
Come aboard for reggae music, Jamaican food, and signature cocktails. DJ entertainment. Price includes two specialty drinks and all you can eat. Embarkation at Dock 52. Parking available on-site at Dock 52 and down the street at Fisherman’s Village. Questions? Call 844-227-7771 or email email@example.com. Tickets at http://cruisesandfestivals.com/Marina-Del-Rey-Events_c_327.html
August 26 — Killer Rides Car Show
Don’t miss Killer Shrimp Restaurant & Bar’s final car show of 2018. Free to show, free admission. Held in the restaurant’s parking lot on August 26, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. http://www.killershrimp.com; 310-578-2293.
Submitted by Kendra Strey, Communications Manager, Marina del Rey Convention & Visitors Bureau