The annual "MAINopoly: A Taste of Main Street" takes place on Sunday, May 26th in Santa Monica. This interactive, all-ages community event allows participants to experience Main Street's best restaurants, cafes, coffee shops, ice cream shops, and more with a take on the classic board game. Participants are encouraged to visit all of the locations on their game board for a chance to win while exchanging fake "MAINopoly dollars" for food and drink tastings along the way.
Activities include the 21+ "Go to Jail" VIP Lounge with hosted food and drink, photo booth, DJ, games, beer garden and more. Participants are encouraged to dress in "Monopoly"-inspired or patriotic attire. So throw on your top hats and monocles, get your "dice" ready, and make your way down Main Street for a culinary walking tour of the street's finest eateries! A portion of ticket sales benefit Main Street's annual Summer SOULstice street fest.
WHAT: The 6th Annual MAINopoly: Taste of Main Street event will take place on Sunday, May 26th from 1-6 p.m. at some of the street's best food and beverage establishments to raise funds for Main Street's annual Summer SOULstice festival. MAINopoly is a fun, interactive community event that mirrors the classic board game, and gives participants a culinary walking tour of Main Street's finest restaurants, retail stores, cafes, ice cream spots, coffee shops and more.
Attendees will exchange fake "MAInopoly dollars" for food and beverage tastings at participating locations on their game board. Those who check off all of the locations on the "game board" and turn it in at the official after party will be entered to win a "Taste of Main Street" prize package with gift certificates to participating locations. This year's participating locations include Ashland Hill, Astro Donuts & Fried Chicken, Birdcage, Blue Bottle Coffee, Brick and Mortar, Cowabunga Republic, Dhaba of India, Dolcenero Gelato, Enterprise Fish Co., Espresso Cielo, Finn McCools, LA Vecchia Cucina, Lula Cocina Mexicana, Manchego, Poke Ceviche, Poking Poke, Rick's Tavern, Sweet Rose Creamery, The Anchor, Victorian and a Beer Garden at 2000 Main Events (formerly M Street Kitchen).
Restaurants will also be offering food and drink specials like $4 draft beers, $5 cocktails and $5 shots for those with the official wristband. Select retail locations such as 10 Women, Beau Greely Gallery, Bollman Hat Company, and Santa Monica Travel & Tourism will also be offering in-store activations and merchandise specials.
Other activities include a beer garden, "Go to Jail" VIP lounge (21+) with hosted beer, food, DJ, snacks, games and more. Attendees are encouraged to dress in "Monopoly"-inspired or patriotic attire.
WHERE: Main Street, Check-in location: 2810 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405
WHEN: Sunday, May 26, 1-6 p.m.
Businesses Include: 2000 Main Events, Ashland Hill, Astro Donuts & Fried Chicken, Birdcage, Brick and Mortar, Beau Greely Gallery, Cowabunga Republic, Dhaba of India, Dolcenero Gelato, Enterprise Fish Co., Espresso Cielo, Fedora Primo, Finn McCools, LA Vecchia Cucina, Lula Cocina Mexicana, Manchego, Poke Ceviche, Poking Poke, Rick's Tavern, Sweet Rose Creamery, Ten Women Gallery, The Anchor, The Victorian.
Sponsors Include: Buy Local Santa Monica, Coco Community, Dulce Vita Tequila, Farm Fresh to You, Main Street Business Improvement Association, Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, Getaround, Joymode, Venice Duck, Santa Monica Daily Press and Venice Paparazzi.
COST: Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of for GA, and $40 in advance and $50 day-of for VIP. Kids tickets are $15 for children 5-12 years old. GA tickets includes 20 tastings and game board as well as food and beverage discounts at participating locations. VIP tickets also includes access to the 21+ IP Lounge with hosted cocktails & food, in addition to the 20 tastings, game board and food and beverage discounts at participating locations.