Spend a Beautiful Day at Pacific Park Celebrating the 22nd Annual Pier del Sol! Food! Rides! Kennedys! Philanthropy!

This year’s honorees: Richard and Gloria Pink pictured with with a medal winner in track & field. Photo by Elise Thompson

This Sunday, from 10 AM until 2 PM, Pier del Sol’s annual fundraising brunch will once again take place on the beautiful Santa Monica Pier. Stroll along the boardwalk enjoying the ocean breezes as you sample small plates from more than 30 of LA’s top chefs and restaurants. You will also have exclusive, unlimited free access to the park’s rides, including the now-iconic ferris wheel, as well as tickets for the games of chance, crafts, entertainment and a beer and wine garden. This fundraiser benefits the Special Olympics Southern Californian athletes, and this year it will be a real celebration as it is the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Special Olympics.

Some of our favorite participating restaurants are Playa Provisions (Chef Brooke Williamson) Angelini Osteria (Chef Gino Angelini), Melisse Restaurant (Chef Josiah Citrin), Providence (Chef Michael Cimarusti), The Baklava House (Chef Brenden Collins),  El Cholo (Chef Gerardo Ochoa), Hache LA (Chef Jimmy Su), Dylan’s on Crenshaw Soul Food (Chef Greg Dulan), and Sprinkles Cupcakes (Chef Candace Nelson).

Pier del Sol takes place Sunday, October 14, 2018, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The event is family-friendly. Every year Pier del Sol honors a chef who has contributed something special to the event. This year’s honoree is Pink’s Hot Dogs, who are always there to support the Special Olympics. Honorary Co-Chairs are Maria Shriver and Bobby Shriver.

Admission to the VIP Brunch is $175 per adult ticket (Includes 1 VIP brunch ticket • Unlimited ride wristband • 12 game tickets • Gold medal beverage garden access) and $75 for children (ages 5 to 12 – available at the door on the day of event only). Children under five are free, but will not receive a meal/beverage coupon nor game tickets. No children will receive Gold medal beverage garden access, in case you were wondering. General Admission – $75 • Ages 5 and up • 1 Pacific Park ticket • Unlimited ride wristband • 8 game tickets • A meal and beverage coupon for Pacific Park’s food plaza (Note that GA does not include entry for the super awesome brunch. But if you are more into the rides than food, it might be the ticket for you.)

Getcher tickets here!

Elise Thompson

About Elise Thompson

Born and raised in the great city of Los Angeles, this food, culture and music-loving punk rock angeleno wants to turn you on to all that is funky, delicious and weird in the city. While Elise holds down the fort, her adventurous alter ego Kiki Maraschino is known to roam the country in search of catfish.
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