Planning an Event

Want to host an event in Downtown Santa Monica? Here's what you need to know.


Third Street Promenade is available for public events.


To apply, download and complete the City of Santa Monica Event Application and fax to 310.458.3921 or email to

  • Application must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the event date.
  • All events must be free and open to the public.
  • Events must have a cultural or educational component that is the primary focus, and cannot be purely promotional or product based.
  • Alcohol is not permitted on Third Street Promenade.
  • Fees are associated with an event permit. For details, call 310.393.8355.