There are so many fun events happening in and around Santa Monica this May. It’s a great time to discover something new and fun with your family and friends. Whether you are a fitness enthusiast, a sports lover, or a fan of the arts, there’s an event or two for you to enjoy this May. Here are our top recommendations for May events in Santa Monica.

Santa Monica May events

ROGA (Run + Yoga) On The Pier

When: May 18, 2019 @ 8:00 a.m.

Where: 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Cost: Free

If you love to start your weekend off with a good sweat, this Santa Monica event happens weekly on Saturday mornings in the spring and summer months. Whether you’re a runner, walker, beginner or expert yogi, you are invited to join.

You’ll meet up with your fellow Santa Monicans at 8 a.m. at the top of the ramp at Colorado and Ocean for a morning warm-up run or walk around the beach and Pier areas. There are 2 and 5-mile courses to choose from. At 9 a.m., you’ll indulge in restorative yoga at the far west end of the Pier – don’t forget to bring your mat! We know you’ll enjoy this relaxing yoga environment with a breathtaking view.

Copa Cabana Beach Soccer

When: May 18, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Where: 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Cost: Free

The Copa Cabana Beach Soccer tournament is an all-day event that you don’t want to miss if you love a great soccer competition. What’s better than watching your favorite sport on the beach?

In this impressive Santa Monica event, there are 23 fields, hundreds of teams, and thousands of athletes to check out, and we can’t forget to mention that there’s amazing Brazilian-style BBQ available, plus music and entertainment. This soccer tournament is more like a party, and it is a great event to attend with your soccer-loving friends and/or little ones.

Santa Monica May events

Santa Monica Airport Antique Market

When: May 24, 2019

Early Admission: 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.

General Admission: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Where: 2800-3200 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Cost: Early Admission: $7, General Admission: $5

If you love antique shopping, you will not want to miss the Santa Monica Airport Outdoor Antique & Collectible Market, which has been named one of the ‘Top Ten Flea Markets in America’. This Santa Monica event is held on the 1st & 4th Sundays of every month. Parking is free, and dogs are welcome on a leash.

The antique styles on display are far and wide, including vintage, retro, and eccentric from Victoriana to Mid-Century. You’ll find furniture, chandeliers, clothing, jewelry, art, rugs, sculptures, plants, outdoor accessories, china, silver, and more. Be sure to bring your design and decorator friends and family, as well as collectors of all ages.

Santa Monica May events

Wake Up With The Waves

When: May 25, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Where: The Pier Playground, 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Cost: Free

Wake Up With The Waves is the perfect Santa Monica event to take the whole family to, and it returns in May for three Saturdays: May 18, May 25, and June 1. This established children’s concert series helps you and your kids start the weekend off right with fresh air and entertainment. Kids ages 2-10 and their parents are encouraged to attend.

There will be an interactive storytime with Story Pirates, as well as music, dancing, playing, and more. What a great way to start off your weekend as a family!

Cinderella Topsy Turvy

When: May 31, 2019, from 10:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Where: Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Cost: $20

Cinderella Topsy Turvy – A Tender Gender Bender Romantic Musical Fairy Story is an internationally-acclaimed Rudie-DeCarlo music comedy that’s gotten a makeover from the Actors’ Repertory Theatre and All the Queen’s Men in honor of Pride 2019. This Santa Monica event opens May 31 and goes through June 22 on both Friday and Saturday nights at 10 p.m.

It is a delightful reimagination of the classic Cinderella tale that is not to be missed. Enjoy an out-of-the-box steampunk fairy godmother, silly stepsisters, playful costumes, and more. You are sure to enjoy this hilarious take on the classic.

Visit Big Dean’s On The Boardwalk For Great Food & Drinks

When you are visiting the Pier, be sure to swing by Big Dean’s on the boardwalk for yummy food, a friendly environment, and refreshing drinks. Whether you love a classic cheeseburger, fish and chips, chili cheese fries, or something else, you’ll find something great on our menu at Big Dean’s.

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