Main Street 4th of July Parade, July 4, 9:30-11:30am, free, Parade begins at Main Street and Civic Center
It’s the third year for Main Street’s Independence Day salute, with local organizations and businesses marching with flags, banners, and unusual themes and costumes. Watch for our Santa Monica Mirror contingent and give us a wave.
Joan Baez, July 9, 7:30pm, free, Santa Monica Pier, twilightdance.orgShe is a singer, songwriter, activist, and American icon. Joan Baez will be leading Santa Monica’s Centennial later this summer, but tonight she will be performing, along with special opening guest Tift Merrit, one of the many artists who has followed in the career path set by Baez.