July 12-15: It’s a great week to be by the beach in Venice and Santa Monica, filled with free events from art to the Pier Concert and a festival! While you’re at it, you may want to check out this beautiful beach property for sale:

Best BEACH in all of Santa Monica!

Literally, at the Best BEACH in all of Santa Monica! This stunning three story townhome with ocean views sits between the white sandy beach and Main St.’s cafe’s, restaurants & eclectic shops. Completely remodeled with extraordinary attention to every detail. Custom mood lighting & hardwood floors. Enter the bright, open living/dining/kitchen area with soaring ceilings & expansive walls for art. Enjoy the European custom Kitchen with Poggenpohl cabinetry, industrial stove & exquisite Italian marble counter tops. Third story loft overlooking the waves is perfect for a home office. The romantic private master suite has a huge custom walk in closet, jaw dropping master bath & built-ins. Additional bedroom & bathroom on same level. Two attached private garages.
118 1/2 Pacific Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405 $1,295,000 Check out the Listing >

Santa Monica Pier Concert: The summer pier concert is in its second week already! Every Thursday, starting at 7 until around 9/10pm thru September 6 is a fabulous and free live concert. This week features reggae bands, so get ready to start jammin at the beach! 

Venice Beach Biennial: This is the AK Blog pick of the week hands down! The Hammer Museum has branched out to the beach and this is a part of the Made in L.A. 2012 show! This outdoor art exhibit features local Los Angeles artists from Friday  to Sunday, starting at 11am to sunset each day, filled with temporary sculptures, installations, and performances plus vendor booths. This will be on the boardwalk aka Ocean Front Walk adjacent to the Windward Circle area.

Festival in Venice: Believe it or not the LAPD is hosting a festival in the Windward Circle area, Friday to Sunday from 12 noon-11pm. Make sure to have fun and be on your best behavior!  Family oriented and lotsa rides for the kiddies! Note that the Circle is cutoff to traffic and parking on the streets directly off the circle is not allowed in the block closest to it.

It’s All About Venice!