Meet Me at Reed

Music performers playing takio drumsImage: Performers at Meet Me At Reed's Taiko Festival, 2018, photo by Javier Guillen

Family Fun + Art in the Parks

Santa Monica’s summer outdoor cultural and recreational program is expanding into fall with free Saturday events throughout September and October. Bring picnic blankets, lawn chairs, and food, or enjoy rotating food trucks throughout the season.

All events will be located at:

Christine Emerson Reed Park
1133 7th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Art in the Parks

is a smorgasbord of free art and performances in parks throughout the City starting in May and running through October. Art in the Parks invites everyone to explore the City’s many parks through a range of art experiences including live music, dance and visual art for all ages. See full schedule


Santa Monica Buy Local Festival

Saturday, September 7, 2019
11am-4 p.m. Free admission

Local businesses will provide expertise, advice, health screenings and free product samples to promote a healthy and happy lifestyle.

Coast Festival Art Day

Saturday, September 14, 2019
3-5 p.m., Free admission

Come enjoy a day of art for all ages. Work with local artists and teachers to create art surrounding the theme of this year’s COAST event, Mobility. Create headwear that reflects you and your favorite way to get around and bring it to COAST on Sunday, September 15. All kinds of fabulous and fun materials will allow you to create whatever you imagine.  

Bruns Collective with Kevin Baché

Saturday, September 21, 2019
3-5p.m. Free admission

A variety of jazz standards, originals and pop hits re-imagined with Latin rhythmic influences and “Blood, Sweat & Tears” surrounding arrangements consisting of 3-horns, upright bass, guitar, piano, powerful vocals, virtuoso instrumental and scat solos throughout featuring vocalist Kevin Bachelder.

Pre-concert activities for all ages begin at 3 p.m.

Eco Friendly Day/Music by Todd Washington (TMax) Trio

Saturday, September 28, 2019
3-5 p.m., Free admission

Enjoy a pop-up cardboard playground, reptile displays, community garden workshops and more.  

TMax Trio - Perhaps it’s his personality that draws in the audience – easy-going, soulful, with a big heart.  And perhaps that’s why he refers to his music as “heart and soul.”  Because it doesn’t fit into any one style – it’s born of blues and jazz and pop and folk and a dozen other genres – but it’s more than the sum of its influences.  It’s music from the heart.  Music from the soul.


Family Fun Games with City Class and Camp Instructors

Saturday, October 5, 2019
3-5 p.m., Free admission

Get active with the City of Santa Monica’s Community Classes and Camps Program instructors. Demonstrations for the day in fun filled activities from, art to dance to science and engineering and all kinds of fun sports. Also, come and participate in a live demonstration of Pickleball one of Santa Monica’s fastest growing sports for people of all ages.

“The Movement” Featuring Anacron & Special Guests

Saturday, October 12, 2019
3-5 p.m. Free admission

A family-friendly, daytime event, during which featured instructors teach an all-levels lesson in a specialty dance style. - Provide a space for an open-format dance party, with featured DJ’s playing varied genres of dance music for participants to enjoy in a fun, safe, all-ages and family-friendly setting.

Pre-concert activities for all ages begin at 3 p.m.

Santa Monica High School Choir

Saturday, October 19, 2019
3-5 p.m. Free admission

The Samohi Choir - The renowned Santa Monica High School Choir performs broad repertoire of popular music in a large groups, as well as soloists, duets and smaller ensembles.

Pre-concert activities for all ages begin at 3 p.m.

Bounce-A-Mania (Bounce House Fun for Kids)

Saturday, October 26, 2019
3-5 p.m., Free admission

Reed Park turns into a “Bounce-A-Mania” Park as we transform the grass area into a Bounce House fun zone. Age appropriate Bounce Houses for youth ages 12 and under. Come bounce with us! 

Pop-up Grant Program

Reed Park. Pop-Up Grant Program. Apply Today! Grants up to $500. Accepting applications from October 1 to November 1, 2019.

The City of  Santa Monica’s Reed Park Pop-Up Grant Program is a new opportunity for  Santa Monica residents, businesses, and community organizations to engage and connect with one another through temporary enhancements, events, or programming in Reed Park, located at 1133 7th Street.