Group of friends relaxing by the pool at Marina del Rey Hotel


We rounded up this month’s must-do events in Marina del Rey. Located 4 miles north of LAX, L.A.’s Marina offers fun seaside events for everyone to enjoy. Scroll below for this month’s must-do events in MDR. Click here for the MDR events calendar.


Sunday FUNDAY at Marina del Rey Hotel 

Date: Sunday, August 6, 13, 20, and 27 

Time: 1 to 5 p.m. 

This family-friendly summertime pool party series is a great place to unwind by the pool, listen to tunes by a live DJ and enjoy cocktails and food specials from SALT. Free for hotel guests; cover charge for the public ($50/adult, $20/child). Click here for more information. 




Date: Sunday, August 6, 13, 20, and 27 

Time: Sunset (between 7 – 8 p.m.)

Jamaica Bay Inn presents a free outdoor movie series every Sunday with seating at 7 p.m. and movie starting at dusk. Warm drinks, snacks and treats are available for purchase. Bring low chairs, blankets and pillows. Seating is first come, first served. Move line-up below. Click here for more information.

  • 8/6 Pitch Perfect
  • 8/13 Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • 8/20 50 First Dates
  • 8/27 Ticket to Paradise


Annual Free Summer Concert Series at Burton Chace Park 

Dates:  Select Saturday and Thursdays, see below.

Time: 7 p.m. 

Grab your family, a picnic dinner, and a blanket or low-profile beach chairs and make your way to Burton Chace Park for this popular event series. Seating is first-come, first-serve. On alternating Thursdays, enjoy classical and opera performances. On alternating Saturdays, expect a mix of pop music groups, including alt-rock, indie, and folk. Click here for the 2023 summer schedule. 

Saturday, August 5: Y La Bamba – Pop Concert

Thursday, August 10: JazzAntiqua – Marina del Rey Sympony

Saturday, August 19: Gregory Porter – Pop Concert



Annual Free MARINA MOVIE NIGHTS at Burton Chace Park 

Dates:  Saturdays in July, August and September 

Time: 8 p.m. 

The free movie nights at Burton Chace Park returns in 2023! Pack a picnic dinner along with a blanket or low-profile beach chairs and find a spot on the grass by 7 p.m. to watch movies by the sea. Seating is first-come, first-serve. Click here for the full 2023 summer movie lineup.



Date: Wednesdays 

Time: 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 

Savor light bites and cocktails on a yacht every Wednesday evenings. City Cruises offers a premier “Sights & Sips” cruise out of Fisherman’s Village. Board at 6 p.m. and cruise from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Dance the evening away as you watch the sunset and enjoy live DJ entertainment. Click here for more information. 


Killer Rides Car Show

Date: Sunday, August 27

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

The free car show is a family-friendly event for anyone who loves exotic cars, muscle cars, motorcycles and more. Click here for more information. 



Ride the MARINA WaterBus 

Hop aboard a scenic harbor tour for $1 per person (yes, $1 one-way gets you to a couple of stops; buy another ticket to reach other stops). The open-air water taxi stops at eight locations throughout the Marina including Burton Chace Park, Fisherman’s Village, Marina “Mother’s” Beach and more. See below for the schedule. Click here for more information. 

Fridays: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturdays: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sundays 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Labor Day: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.




Starting August 14, discover the joy of interactive group drumming at Burton Chace Park every Sunday through October 16. Choose from two 60-minute sessions: 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. every Sunday. All ages are welcome to enjoy a journey of creating beats and sounds collectively. Click here for more information. 



There are tons of fun spots in MDR offering live music along the waterfront. Check out the weekly free concerts at Fisherman’s Village every Saturday and Sunday. Or enjoy cocktails and apps while listening to live music at restaurants including Beachside Restaurant & Bar, SALT Restaurant & Bar, The Warehouse, Killer Yacht Club and more while you take in the water views and ocean breeze. Most events are free to attend. Click here for more information.