Free community events are offered year-round. Photos of recent events are below.
We will post upcoming events here as soon as they are announced.
For cultural events, see Cultural Programs, Events & Tours>
AUDUBON BEACH WALKS
Connect with your inner naturalist and join us for Beach Walks with the Santa Monica & Los Angeles Audubon Societies, a Beach House winter tradition. Beach Walks are free, reservations are required. Comfortable clothing and sun protection are recommended.
Snowy Plover Beach Ecology Walk
Sunday, December 28, 8:30am-10am
Looking for a new holiday tradition? Explore the habitat and life cycles of the federally threatened snowy plover, a small white bird that makes Santa Monica and surrounding beach cities its home this time of year. Binoculars will be provided, or bring your own!
Family Field Trip Beach Walk
Sunday, December 28, 10:30am-11:30am
Sign your permission slip for fun. We'll head to the beach to explore slimy seaweed, sand crabs, beach hoppers, gulls, snowy plovers and grebes! Recommended for ages 5 and up, with parent or guardian in attendance. Binoculars and field guides will be available for extra fun.
Beach Walk & Sketch
Sunday, January 18, 9am-10:30am
Love the beach? Have an eye for detail? Bring your sense of adventure and take to the sands to walk and sketch the natural wonders of Santa Monica State Beach. Binoculars, drawing boards and newsprint will be provided, or bring your own easy to carry sketching tools.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARION!
Sunday, January 11, 11am-2pm
A winter tradition at the Beach House, Happy Birthday, Marion! pays tribute to the original Beach House resident, Marion Davies; actress, philanthropist, famed party host, and mistress of media tycoon WIlliam Randolph Hearst. Join the Santa Monica Conservancy and celebrate with vintage panache at Davies' 1928 Julia Morgan designed Guest House.
Photo albums of Recent Events
All photos taken by Jason Abraham.
Teams of two construct
yachts from corrugated cardboard and duct tape and vie for awards in a variety
of categories. Registration is $15 per team. Anyone can watch and cheer on the yachts! Look for the next Regatta in August 2015.
Pack a dinner and grab your
friends and family for a fun evening at the Beach House. Games for all ages, or sit back and
relax. This event is free, reservations
are requested. The Community Picnic takes place every July.
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