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Springtime Activities in MDR to Enjoy in April

Springtime is finally here in Marina del Rey! This month, there are plenty of springtime activities in MDR that you can enjoy with your friends and family. From live music and dining cruises to farmers’ markets, there is something for everyone. Whether you want to explore the scenic coastline or indulge in some delicious seafood, Marina del Rey has it all! 

Outdoor Movie Nights

Back by popular demand, Jamaica Bay Inn Jamaica Bay Inn will feature fun family-friendly movies on the lawn starting April 16. Event seating starts at 7pm, movie showing starts at dusk. Enjoy $4 off half-bottle red or white wines. Food, drinks, and picnic pack will be available for purchase. Click button for more information.

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Hop aboard a brunch or dinner cruise

Hop aboard a brunch or dining cruise to enjoy a chef-inspired buffet with a selection of wine, champagne, and classic cocktails. You’ll enjoy live entertainment and gorgeous views of the Los Angeles coastline, luxury yachts, and delightful sea life.

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Live Music & Entertainment

Whether you're into live bands or comedy nights, salsa dancing or outdoor concerts, there is always something fun to do. This month, Beachside Restaurant and Bar brings its Thursday night live music back on the outdoor patio. Killer Yacht Club offers comedy nights on Wednesdays and live music on Thursdays through Sundays. And don't forget to try salsa dancing at The Warehouse. Click button for more information.

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California Yacht Club Sunset Series Regattas annual Marina del Rey event

Sunset Series Regatta

Kicking off April 19, this annual summer series is back with the boat races every Wednesday evening through September 6.

Free to watch! As long as you have a view of the Marina’s main channel, you'll catch a part of the race. Popular viewing spots include Burton Chace Park or Fisherman's Village.

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Marine Gear Swap Meet

The Marina del Rey Marina is hosting its annual swap meet on Saturday, April 15, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. There’s no cost for vendor participation, but call 310-822-0316 to reserve a space. Free admission and parking for shoppers, too.

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farmers market

Farmers Market

Support local vendors by coming to the weekly open-air Marina del Rey Farmers Market on Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. With everything from fresh produce to handmade artisan crafts, it's the perfect place to stock up on goodies while enjoying the beautiful outdoors. Click button for more information.

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Art Gallery at Fisherman's Village

Counsel & Canvas Art Gallery located at Fisherman’s Village will be exhibiting “Intersections in Life” featuring works by local artists Buena Johnson, Eugenia Ortiz, John Onobrakpeya, Damola Adepoju, Cecily Willis, and Errol Cook which include varying mediums on display. The public is welcome to attend the opening reception on Friday, April 7 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The exhibit will run through April 30.

Exhibit Hours: Weekends 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

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Floating picnic

Looking for a unique way to spend time with your friends and family? Rent a duffy boat and float around the harbor while enjoying a tasty floating picnic with your favorite snacks and drinks. Trust us, it's a guaranteed good time! Click button for more information on duffy boat rentals at Fisherman's Village.

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Look for sea lions on the docks

If you're looking for some cute and cuddly company, head to Burton Chace Park where you'll find sea lions lounging on the docks! Or, for an even closer encounter, rent a kayak or paddleboard and take to the water to see these playful creatures up close and personal. Click button for more on where to see marine life in MDR.

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Rent bikes and explore the coastal bike trail

Get your heart pumping and your legs moving by renting bikes to explore the coastline on the 22-mile Marvin Braude Coastal Bike Trail. With stunning views and plenty of stops to take in the scenery, it's the perfect way to get some exercise while sightseeing. Click button to view the bike map.

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