Santa Monica

Summer may be winding down, but things are just gearing up in Santa Monica. Here, the joy of summer extends into fall, with some of the year’s best and most beloved events taking place at our iconic neighbor, the Santa Monica Pier.

The events are all amazing, but what tops the list? Hands down, it’s Twilight on the Pier. Formerly the Twilight Concert Series, the premier SoCal free outdoor concert experience is back this fall, keeping summer vibes going long after Labor Day. It’s the perfect way to end a day spent on the beach or sipping craft cocktails beside our award-winning pool.

Another way to experience the beautiful public spaces surrounding our hotel, including the pier, is the COAST festival. On Sunday, October 7th, more than two miles of city streets will be closed to cars and open for people to stroll, bike, and roll as they seek out delicious local food, live music, and world-class art.

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Santa Monica Pier has music-lovers taken care of, but how about the foodies? Head to the pier on September 8th to enjoy Crawfish for Cancera delicious crawfish boil benefitting the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. Between bites of mouthwatering crawfish by champion boilers from New Orleans, guests can take in awesome music or belly up to the open bar for an ice-cold local beer.

Photo credit: @crawfish4cancer

The outdoor festival fun continues on October 14th, at Pier del Sol, a culinary celebration proudly supporting the Special Olympics of Southern California and celebrating 50 years of cultivating a more inclusive and welcoming world for all. The event features an exclusive VIP brunch with sumptuous bites from over 35 of L.A.’s top chefs and restaurants plus entertainment, music, arts & crafts, games, and unlimited rides at Pacific Park.

So even though summer may “officially” end on September 22, there’s no need to play by calendar rules here Southern California. You with us? Plan your stay now and keep the summer feeling going strong at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel and the Santa Monica Pier.