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Must-Do Events This Week in Santa Monica

From chocolate tastings to an event filled with chuckles to garage sales galore, we've got the lowdown on the fun events happening this week.

For more events happening in Santa Monica this week, check out our community calendar. If we're missing a local activity, don't be shy, add it!

  • TO KICK OFF FALL

SEPTEMBERFEST

Where/When: Santa Monica Pier; 2-6 p.m. Saturday

Why Go: Celebrate the glorious month of September (OK, I’m biased—my birthday was this month) with live music and more than 150 food trucks. I’m hoping to spot some lederhosen.

Pricing: $40-50 (VIP), purchase tickets here.

  • FOR YOUR HOME (AND WALLET)

CITYWIDE GARAGE SALE

Where/When: Various; 8 a.m. Saturday

Why Go: One man's trash is a neighbor's treasure! The city's Office of Sustainability has planned another citywide garage sale. With residents participating across the city, there's undoubtedly good deals happening near you.

Pricing: No admission

  • TO SATISFY YOUR SWEET TOOTH

THE INTERNATIONAL CHOCOLATE SALON

Where/When: Santa Monica Civic Auditorium; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday

Why Go: Indulge your chocolate cravings at this 6th annual sweet event where you can participate in tastings, demonstrations and panels. Oh, I mentioned the chocolate tastings, right?

Pricing: Tickets available online here only; $20-$25 adult tickets, $10 children 6-12 tickets, free for children under 6.

  • TO GET A HEARTY LAUGH

WESTSIDE LAUGH PARTY

Where/When: Westside Comedy Center; 8-10 p.m. Thursday

Why Go: Get your funny bone tickled at this event where you’ll be kept laughing by the comedic stylings of such well-known comedians as Rob Delaney, Carrie Clifford, Brody Stevens and Dennis Gubbins.

Pricing: $5-10, purchase tickets here.

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