We are Venice’s #1 events, activities, local deals, and information source! Click on the event that interests you! Enjoy, and see you out there! . Our partners Venice Paparazzi will be the official photographers for the events listed in red. Having a holiday party and need photographers? Hire Venice Paparazzi. View our services on www.HireVP.com . Nov-DEC 2017 , Nov. 16. Venice, California founder’s Abbot Kinney’s birthday Nov. 16 . Venice Chamber of Commerce at Surfside Nov. 16. Legendary Bingo Benefiting Girls PACT Nov. 17. Runway Playa Vista‘ Runway Funday Nov. 18th. 5th Annual Stouts N’ Staches Nov. 23. Thanksgiving at The Sidewalk Cafe. 11am-5 p.m Nov. 23 Thanksgiving Dinner at Cabo Cantina Nov. 23 Thanksgiving Day Cruises in Marina del Rey Dec. 1 Abbot Kinney First Fridays Dec. 2. Venice Sign Holiday Lighting and block party Dec. 2. Main Street Holiday event Dec 2 & 3. Muscle Beach Toy Drive Dec. 3. Lat Pulldown Competition at Muscle Beach Gym Dec. 3. Abbot Kinney Blvd Holiday Stroll and Snowday Dec. 6. Tony P’s Dockside Grill’s Annual Christmas Dinner Dec. 9. Join Team Venice at the 40th Annual Santa Monica-Venice Christmas Run! Dec. 9. Venice Surf-A-Thon Dec. 9. Marina del Rey Boat Parade Dec. 9 Marina del Rey Snow Wonder Dec. 9 Venice Canals’ Home & Bridge Decorating Contest Dec. 10. Venice Canal Boat Parade Dec. 16. The 9th Annual SANTA Monica Pub Crawl Dec. 14 2nd Annual Venice Home for the Holidays Benefit Concert Dec. 17. Runway Playa Vista Snow and Family Day . . . . ONGOING EVENTS: . First Friday’s and Food Trucks on Abbot Kinney Blvd. Every first Friday of the month Venice Farmers’ Market every Friday 7a.m.-11a.m Cruise California waters on a Hornblower dinner cruise Ice at Santa Monica. Iceskating Rink Artists and Fleas on Abbot Kinney Blvd. 2nd and 4th Sat. Venice Drum Circle every Sat. & Sun. (On the beach by Brooks Ave.) Venice Oceanarium at the Venice Pier every Sunday. Venice Electric Parade every Sunday at Sunset. Tune in at RadioVenice.TV every Sunday at 4:20 p.m Venice Flea Market at Venice High School every 2nd Sat. at 9 a.m. Roller skate & dance at the Venice Skate Dance Plaza every weekend Theatre Fare, a reading series with Pacific Resident Theatre. 2nd Tues Venice Open Mic Night every Wed. Venice Underground Comedy & Burlesque @Townhouse every Wed. Kid’s Sing Along @ the Cow’s End Cafe Mon & Thurs. Elegant Strangers & boardwalk views at The Sidewalk Cafe. every Thurs. Twilight Concert Series at the Santa Monica Pier every Thurs. Venice Jam Session and Music Workshop Exploring the Blues every Thurs. Marina del Rey Concerts every Thurs and Sat. Friday Night Lights Bike Ride Nightlife at James’ Beach and Canal Club every Fri. and Sat Live music at Venice Beach Bar, Hinanos, Townhouse For Art and Theater: Pacific Resident Theatre, Beyond Baroque, SPARC, Electric Lodge, G2 Gallery, Cave Gallery, LA Louver, and Venice Art Crawl Daily Venice Sunset and a 360 degree view at High Rooftop Lounge Pool table at Hinano’s and The Brig Sports bars: Cabo Cantina, The Sidewalk Cafe, and Tony P’s Dockside Grill Marina del Rey Concerts every Thurs and Sat. Live Music • DJs • Dancing • Fun Times at Surfside Venice Visit an art gallery or go to the theatre Click here for best happy hours! . Click on images for larger version of the Venice Holiday Events Calendar! .. . , FIND YOUR VENICE BEACH ADVENTURE! . Explore VisitVeniceCA.com! . VisitVeniceCA.com features organized lists of information helpful to visitors and locals alike! As the sister site to the famed VenicePaparazzi.com, we are Venice’s #1 events, activities, local deals, and information source! . Check out some of our awesome lists! Venice Attractions Maps, Tours and Itineraries Local Deals Taste of Venice Best Brunch and Happy Hours Best workouts Activities for Kids Arts and Culture The Perfect Date Relax, mediate and enjoy with this list 50+ fun things to do in Venice, California Where to stay Venice History Neighborhoods: Main St. Santa Monica Pier, Marina del Rey, Rose Ave., Washington Square Venice Info and FAQ’s . Explore Venice with this FREE activities checklist and map Whether your visiting Venice, California, or live in the V and need a stay-cation, no experience is complete without checking out each of the listed attractions and unique neighborhoods that make up our city. View and print Venice Activities CheckList & Map! . . . Art Openings – Live Music – Outdoor Festivals – Food Tastings Venice Sign Lightings – Beach Events – And More! . . June 1 Mar Vista Art Walk June 2 First Friday’s and Food Trucks on Abbot Kinney Blvd. June 2 Venice Pride Sign Lighting & Block Party June 3 Venice Pride: Big Beach Cleanup June 3 Venice Pride: Status Is Sexy Pride Extravaganza June 3 Let’s Go Fishing on the Venice Pier June 4 Full Circle’s Activ888 every Sunday June 4 Pedal on the Santa Monica Pier June 7 Venice Basketball League VBL Tip off! June 7 Tony P’s Dockside Grill’s Summer Beer Dinner June 7 Venice Chamber Happy Hour June 9 Friday Night Lights Bike Ride June 10 Venice Neighborhood Council’s Venice Green Expo June 10 Marina del Rey’s ARTSea June 10 Venice Library (FoVL) Used Book Sale June 10 Santa Monica Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival June 10 Still Screaming’s Opening Reception at Cave Gallery June 10 Artists and Fleas on Abbot Kinney Blvd. 2nd and 4th Sat. June 11 Venice Beach Singles Paddle Tennis Tournament June 11 Venice Basketball League VBL June 11 Venice Electric Parade every Sunday at Sunset. June 11.Bartels’ Harley-Davidson’s Chili Cook-Off Extravaganza June 15.Venice Art Crawl Happy Hour June 15 Venice Jam Session and Music Workshop Exploring the Blues June 17 Silicon Beach Parents Community Picnic June 17 Venice Community Volunteer Planting Day. June 18 Runway Playa Vista’s Playa Beach Party. June 21 Go Skateboarding Day June 22 LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce’s ChamberFest June 22 Surfside GRAND Opening PARTY (formerly Danny”s) June 23 Last music night at Abbot’s Habit on Abbot Kinney Blvd. June 24 The Venice Beach Neptune Parade. June 25 YAS Fitness Centers’ YAS-A-THON June 25 Main St. Summer Soulstice. June 30 V Gopher (Golf Tournament) Royal Penmar by the Sea ., .., JULY SPECIAL EVENTS . . July 4 The birthday of America, and the birthday of Venice, Ca. Party in Venice July 4 Mr & Ms Muscle Beach July 4. Venice Tribe Djs – Annual July 4th Beach Party July 4. Marina del Rey Fireworks July 5. Venice Open Mic Night July 6 Venice Jam Session and Music Workshop Exploring the Blues July 6. The Smashups at Surfside Venice July 6 Marina del Rey’s Free Summer Concert Series July 6 NO CONCERT THIS WEEK! Twilight Concert Series at the Santa Monica Pier! July 6. Live Rockin’ Music from the Elegant Strangers July 7. First Friday’s and Food Trucks on Abbot Kinney Blvd July 9 DogTown Rumble July 13 Venice Paparazzi will be rolling out the red carpet for Surfside’s grand opening event July 13. Live Rockin’ Music from the Elegant Strangers July 15. L.A. City Doubles Paddle Tennis Tournament July 15 The World Wall: Canada A Vision of The Future Without Fear July 15 Suzy Williams in The Lit Show at Beyond Baroque July 16 Venice Beach Basketball League July 16. Runway Playa Vista’s Sunday Funday’s Rock N’ Rollin’ July 20 Venice Art Crawl July 20 Marina del Rey’s Free Summer Concert Series July 20 Twilight Concert Series at the Santa Monica Pier! July 20 Live Rockin’ Music from the Elegant Strangers July 21/23 LAPD Pacific Division’s Pacific Area Carnival July 22. Life Rolls On- They Will Skate Again July 23 41st Annual Old Fashioned Day in the Park July 23. Venice Beach Basketball League July 23. Friday Night Lights July 26. Shakespeare by the Sea July 26. Venice Chamber of Commerce’s Installation Awards July 29 Venice Springtime Ladies Jam July 29. Marina del Rey Summer Concerts – Pop Saturdays July 29. Venice Beach Festival 2017 . AUGUST EVENTS . Aug 5 Art Exhibition – Ruth Chase: West of Lincoln Project Aug. 6 Festival of Chariots Aug 17. Venice Art Crawl 7 year anniversary Aug. 19. US Open National Singles Paddle Tennis Tournament Aug. 20 Venice Beach Basketball League Aug. 26. Venice Beach Music Fest Aug. 27. Jet to Jetty Beach Run Every Thursday night! Annual Twilight Concert Series at the Santa Monica Pier! Every Thursday night! . Marina del Rey’s Free Summer Concert Series Every First Friday of the month! First Friday’s and Food Trucks on Abbot Kinney Blvd Every Friday Night: Friday Night Lights – 08/04/2017 – 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Every Saturday night! Marina del Rey Summer Concerts – Pop Saturdays Every Sunday: Venice Beach Basketball League Visit an art gallery or go to the theatre . . SEPTEMBER EVENTS . Sept. 4 Labor Day Muscle Beach Championship Sept. 9 Fall Classic Paddle Tennis Mixed Doubles Tournament Sept. 16 Take part in the world’s BIGGEST volunteer day to protect the ocean! Join Team Venice & Venice Paparazzi for International Coastal Cleanup Day Sept. 16 Venice Vintage Motorcycle rally and Miss Venice Vintage Sept. 17. Runway Funday at Playa Vista Sept. 21. Venice Art Crawl Sept. 21 Venice Paparazzi will be rolling out the red carpet for 12th Annual Champion of Youth Gala – Boys and Girls Club Venice Sept 22 /23. Venice Paparazzi will be on the scene at Venice Art Crawl’s Venice Afterburn Sept. 24. Venice Paparazzi will be the official photographers at the Abbot Kinney Festival Sept. 30 Grease Sing-a-long at Rydell High (Venice High School) . OCT-DEC 2017 , Oct 1 A Window Between Worlds’ HeART Awards Oct. 6 First Friday’s and Food Trucks on Abbot Kinney Blvd Oct. 6-8. Venice Paparazzi will be rolling out the red carpet for the 14th Annual The Other Venice Film Festival (OVFF) Nov. 16. Venice, California founder’s Abbot Kinney’s birthday Nov. 16 . Venice Chamber of Commerce at Surfside Nov. 18th. 5th Annual Stouts N’ Staches Nov. 23 Thanksgiving Dinner at the Sidewalk Cafe and Cabo Cantina Dec. 1 Abbot Kinney First Fridays Dec. 2. Venice Sign Holiday Lighting and block party Dec. 2. Main Street Holiday event Dec 2 & 3. Muscle Beach Toy Drive Dec. 3. Lat Pulldown Competition at Muscle Beach Gym Dec. 3. Abbot Kinney Blvd Holiday Stroll and Snowday Dec. 3 Venice Canal Boat Parade Dec. 9. Join Team Venice at the 40th Annual Santa Monica-Venice Christmas Run! Dec. 9. Marina del Rey Boat Parade Dec. 9 Marina del Rey Snow Wonder TBA. Runway Playa Vista Snow and Family Day . . . For all Venice Beach Fun, check out www.VisitVeniceCA.com . . .