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Bring Back the Beach: Annual Awards Gala 2017

May 18 @ 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm


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Get ready for L.A.’s biggest beach party — Heal the Bay’s Bring Back the Beach: Annual Awards Gala.

Join us on May 18 at our annual awards gala for an excursion on the Santa Monica Pier. After several fun-filled years at the Jonathan Club, we’re moving to the Pier for a year.

Explore the hidden beauty of found objects and enjoy live performances in-the-round. Our evening will include:

  • Single-use is sew yesterday! Fashionista Marina Debris and special guest models present, “Beach Couture: A Haute Mess” – a jaw-dropping fashion show starring recycled ocean pollution.
  • Shell we dance? SoulCirque will play the night away and rouse the crowd with an interactive blend of live music, DJ sets and wild visuals.
  • We found art in a sandy place. Designer Keith Greco reveals a new art installation created with items from our cleanups around L.A. County. This large piece will also be a vibrant backdrop for a #SHELLFIE (AKA selfie).

We’re excited to announce this year’s honorees: KTLA5 and Sharon Lawrence!

We hope to see you on Thursday, May 18, for an evening of dancing under the stars, fruity cocktails, and plank walking the pier, as we continue the defense and protection of our local shores and waterways. It won’t be a party without you there!

We’ve also upgraded our sponsorship levels, with great benefits throughout the year for your organization, company or family, including complimentary Lunch ‘n Learns, beach cleanups, and private rentals of the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium.

For detailed information on our exciting new naming opportunities for you or your company, contact Danie Eley at 310.451.1500 or bbb@healthebay.org.


Where can I get my ticket?

You can purchase your ticket on our Eventbrite page.

What sponsorship opportunities are available for me or my company?

Sponsorship opportunities range from individual seats to naming rights on our main stage.

Check out the linked brochure below or call Danie at 310.451.1500 for more information.

BBB 2017 Sponsorship Packet

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Bring Back the Beach is a 21+ event.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is exclusive pier parking access available for our $10,000+ table attendees.

Parking at Lot 1 North, adjacent to the pier, is available until midnight.

Of course, we always encourage guests to carpool or use a rideshare service when convenient.

What can I bring into the event?

Come ready to party! Flat shoes will be most comfortable, due to the historic pier’s surface.

Please also bring your photo ID and a major credit card if you plan to make any purchases or bid on auction items.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact Danie Eley at 310.451.1500 or bbb@healthebay.org with any questions or concerns.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Bring Back the Beach has gone paperless! No need to print your ticket in advance.

What is the Fair Market Value of my ticket?

There is a $150 per ticket fair market value.


Many thanks to our 2017 Major Sponsors:


May 18
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Upper Deck at the Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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