If you’re still deciding which festival to attend this weekend, maybe consider this: Does Coachella have tall ships, water taxis, and fireworks over the harbor? Marina del Rey’s blowout 50th birthday celebration, which runs from Friday through Sunday, does. There’s also a free Three Dog Night concert, food trucks, and plenty of kid-friendly activities.
Assorted $19.65 dinner specials around the neighborhood will keep things festive and wallet-friendly, but one of the best moves might be to grab a seat at the Jamaica Bay Inn’s Beachside Restaurant, people-watch and take in the sunset as you sit just above Mother’s Beach, and drink at a leisurely pace. Beachside’s Manhattans will be $5, and house cocktails will be half off, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. all weekend.
Here’s a complete list of the weekend’s food and drink specials.