This Sunday, April 27th, the Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation (SMMEF) will host its inaugural Pier Party!, a fundraising event to benefit all students in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD). The Pier Party is so Much More Than Just a Trip to the Pier! Enjoy a fun-filled Family Event with a VIP Component Featuring top local restaurants benefiting the Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation.

TSun-April27-PierPartyhe Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation, whose mission is to engage the community to invest in a vibrant educational experience for all students in the Santa Monica and Malibu public schools. To learn more about the Education Foundation and SMMUSD’s Vision for Student Success, visit

Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier, LA’s only admission free amusement park, offers 12 amusement rides, 17 midway games, an oceanfront food plaza and retail shops. In addition to the Pacific Wheel, the world’s only solar-powered Ferris wheel, Pacific Park’s signature rides include The West Coaster, a steel roller coaster that races 55 feet above the Santa Monica Bay; and Inkie’s Air Lift Balloon Ride, the high-flying, family-sharing kids’ ride. For additional information an hours call 310-260-8744, visit

This event is for all  ages will include rides, games, student music groups, a DJ, touch tanks from the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, mimes, arts and crafts by P.S. Arts, games with Marbles: The Brain Store, photos by 3D Cheeze, food and exciting raffle baskets.

The VIP part of the event features a continental breakfast reception with the Superintendent and brunch and cocktail tastings provided by top local restaurants including: Al Mare, Barlo Kitchen & Cocktails at Hotel Erwin, Blue Plate Taco, Caffe Luxxe, Chinois on Main, Del Frisco’s Grille, FIG, Hostaria del Piccolo, Hoyt Wines, JiRaffe, Joe’s/Bar Pintxo, The Lobster, Michael’s, Pier Burger and Wilshire.

PPierParty-Website-VIPurchase at Level 1: $25 each or 5 for $100, includes a wristband for unlimited rides Level 2: $50 each, includes a wristband for unlimited rides, $5 game card and a meal ticket

VIP: $175 each, includes brunch served by our finest local restaurants, , live auction, wristband for unlimited rides, $7 game card and a first-come, first-served parking pass to Lot 1 North

What: Benefit
When: Sunday, April 27, 10 am – 2 pm
Where: Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier 380 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401