An LA hub of food, fun and live entertainment year-round, the Santa Monica Pier is lighting up this fall with some truly can't-miss fall events. The Off the Hook Seafood Festival is a celebration of California's coastal cuisine, with regional fare, beer gardens and wine tastings on October 17th. Front Porch Cinema kicks off October 9th with family-friendly films, food and drinks every Friday. While you're here, check out some of the other sights the historic pier has to offer.
Front Porch Cinema - October 9th - The pier transforms every Friday in October into a cozy front porch style setting where families can enjoy food, drinks and movies. This month the pier will be showing Big Hero 6, the Imitation Game, Guardians of the Galaxy and Ghostbusters. On October 15th there's a bonus screening of six films for Luna Fest, a celebration of women in film.
Off the Hook Seafood Festival - October 17th - National Seafood Month means a celebration of California's coastal bounty at this lively festival. Enjoy music, food tastings, beer and wine - all set to a backdrop of the Pacific Ocean. The festival takes place Saturday, from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
The Pier's Historic Carousel - A perfect pairing with the pier's vintage soda machine, this iconic carousel is a great place to soak up the history of the pier and treat the little ones to something they won't forget.
Pacific Park - Go for a ride on the pier's famous Ferris wheel, or board the coaster for a few minutes of thrills. Pacific Park is filled with rides, games food and unique things to do for everyone in the family.
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium - Heal the Bay's public marine education center offers hands-on exhibits for the kids, located beneath the historic carousel building.
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