THE SANTA MONICA PIER

The Santa Monica Pier is located at Ocean and Colorado Avenues in Santa Monica, CA. The Santa Monica Bay, on which the Pier sits, is the perfect location for a weekend of soul and reggae jams.

Santa Monica Pier Official Website

 

GETTING THERE

 

BY BICYCLE

Avoid traffic as well as those pesky carbon emissions while having fun on two wheels! There’s no better way to attend a concert at the Pier than by bike. The beachfront bike path leads directly to our FREE bike valet that is located just south of the Pier.

 

BY CAR


Parking for autos is available just south of the Pier off of Pacific Coast Highway (1550 PCH Lot), on a first come, first served basis. Additionally, there will be shuttles running from the south beach lots adjacent to Barnard Way between Bicknell and Hollister Aves. There is also plenty of parking as close as two blocks away from the Pier in Santa Monica city parking lots on Colorado Ave., 2nd St. and 4th St. THERE WILL BE NO PARKING PERMITTED ON THE PIER DECK.

Click here for directions to the Pier

Click here for a complete listing of parking in Santa Monica

 

BY BUS

The Pier is served by Santa Monica’s Big Blue Bus lines 1,7 and 10.

CLICK HERE FOR BIG BLUE BUS MAP AND SCHEDULES

 

FAQS

 

Do I need a ticket or reservations? And what is the cost?

Yes. The Beach Ball is a ticketed event. Please refer to the TICKETS page of this website for more info.

 

What time does the show start?

We’ll get going each day at 4pm. Doors will open at 3pm.

 

Is there seating available?

G.A. tickets for this event do not guarantee a seat.

 

Can I go in and out of the venue?

Yes you can.

 

Is there an age limit to attend?

The Beach Ball is an all ages event, though under-21s are not permitted in the backstage patio bar nor on the south side of the venue, where alcohol will be served.

 

Are pets allowed?

Pets are NOT allowed in the venue for this event. Dogs must be on a leash anywhere else on the Pier. Dogs are not allowed on the beach.

 

Is smoking permitted?

Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the Santa Monica Pier.

 

What else can I NOT bring inside the venue?

Glass bottles


Liquids in glass or plastic (other than up to 1 litre of unopened water)

Umbrellas

Chairs

Blankets or sheets

Bikes


Marking pens

Weapons

Knives

Video/audio recording equipment and professional photography gear are all prohibited inside the venue.

 

What happens if my favorite artist falls off the show?

Beach Ball is a festival, with many artists performing so we think you will still enjoy the event regardless. The line-up is subject to change and no refunds will be given.

 

Where can I eat?


There will be food carts at the show with a range of dining choices. You are allowed to bring your own food, although security will search your bag upon entry.

 

Is alcohol permitted?

There will be several full service bars within the venue. You may not bring alcohol into the venue and consumption of alcohol is not permitted in public spaces on the Pier with the exception of licensed establishments.

 

How cold does it get?


After the sun goes down it can sometimes get a bit chilly requiring a sweater or jacket. It’s always a good idea to have something to throw on just in case.

 

What happens if it rains?

In the unlikely event that there is precipitation, we suggest you dress appropriately. The Beach Ball is a ‘rain or shine’ event.

 

Where is first aid located?


If you require first aid assistance, please visit the Pier Corp. Booth/Tent and we will contact the proper authority. If it is an emergency, please call 911.

 

Where is the lost and found?

Please visit the Pier Corp. Booth/Tent for any lost items.

 

For other questions: beachballfest@gmail.com