June 26, 5-9:30pm, free
Corsair Field, Santa Monica College
1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.3001.
The 4th of July comes early to Santa Monica with this annual music and food fest (beginning at 5 p.m.) and fireworks show (gates open at 7 p.m., fireworks begin at 9).
10th Annual Main Street Summer SOULstice
June 27, 1-6pm, free
Main Street between Pico and Marine
Party on Main Street with open house at local shops and 21 live bands on six stages up and down the street. Returning favorites include tribute bands Heartless, The Neil Deal, Dr. Wu, and Petty Theft. Also appearing are local legends The Bonedaddys and the Paul Chesne Band.