MEDIA ADVISORY: 2018 Pier del Sol – Cheers to 50!

WHO/WHAT: Special Olympics Southern California Pier del Sol Food & Spirit Festival Media Events and Opportunities

WHERE: Santa Monica Pier & Pacific Park (200 Santa Monica Pier, Suite A Santa Monica, CA 90401)

WHEN: Sunday, October 14 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

BASICS: On October 14, join some of the best chefs and restaurants in Los Angeles as we celebrate Special Olympics’ 50th Anniversary at the 2018 Pier del Sol, an event that fuses great food with an amusement park experience to benefit Special Olympics Southern California athletes.




More than 30 of the best chefs, restaurants, breweries, and vineyards will feature mouthwatering tastings and drinks at the VIP Brunch.

This year’s Honorary Chef is Pink’s Hot Dogs. The legendary restaurant has been a part of Pier del Sol for 17 of its 21 years.

Featured Restaurants, Breweries, and Vineyards

  • Angelini Osteria
  • The Arbour
  • The Baklava House
  • BJ’s Restaurants
  • Broken Spanish LA
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co
  • Clementine
  • Da Kikokiko
  • Dulan’s on Crenshaw Soul Food
  • El Cholo
  • Four Stars Private Cuisine
  • Greenbar Distillery
  • Golden Road Brewing
  • Hot Point Hot Pot
  • Kali
  • LA Prime
  • Leese-Fitch
  • Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel
  • Macleod Ale Brewing Co
  • Maison Giraud
  • Mariasol
  • Melissa’s
  • Melisse
  • Mon Cheri
  • Navarro Vineyards
  • Normandie Restaurant
  • Pinks Hot Dogs
  • The Poke Shack
  • Porta Via
  • Providence
  • Republique
  • Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling
  • Santa Monica Brew Works
  • Scholb Brewery
  • Sloan’ Ice Cream
  • Sprinkles
  • Tanino
  • Terroni
  • Three Weavers Brewing Co
  • Via Alloro
  • Vinemark Cellars
  • Zapien’s Salsa


Pier del Sol is an exciting and unique day of fun on the historic Santa Monica Pier and Pacific Park. It’s the only food festival with a backyard private amusement park experience. All attendees will enjoy a day of games, unlimited rides, live music, dancing, arts & crafts, karaoke, photo booth, cupcake decorating, an auction, and more.


The Pier del Sol honoree for 2018 is AEG and Chief Revenue Officer Todd Goldstein. Honorary co-chairs of the event are Maria Shriver and Bobby Shriver. And thank you to the Co-Presenting Sponsors AEG and Delta.


Admission to the VIP Brunch is $175 per adult ticket and $75 for children (ages 5 to 12 – available at the door day of event only). VIP Group Packages are available. A group of four is $600. The VIP Brunch includes unlimited rides to Pacific Park and 12 game booth tickets. The special VIP Brunch will feature amazing food from L.A.’s top chefs and restaurants.

General admission tickets are $75 and include unlimited rides to Pacific Park, 8 game booth tickets, and a meal and beverage coupon to Pacific Park’s food plaza.

To purchase tickets, visit

Note: Children under five are free, but will not receive a meal/beverage coupon nor game tickets. A portion of the ticket price is tax deductible.


All proceeds from Pier del Sol benefit Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC). SOSC enriches the lives of 37,100 athletes and their communities through sports, leadership programs, and athlete health. Our free, year-round programs lead to improved health, self-confidence, and independence among athletes with intellectual disabilities and acceptance and inclusion in the community. Learn more at


  • CONTACT: Brian Szczerbinski – Cell: 562.686.5997
  • LOCATION: Santa Monica Pier & Pacific Park
    • 200 Santa Monica Pier, Suite A Santa Monica, CA 90401


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