The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with “Kooza” Cirque du Soleil, will hold the eighth annual “Taste of Santa Monica” food festival on the Santa Monica Pier from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, September 13th.

This year’s Taste of Santa Monica will offer an extended live music performance and sunset Happy Hour from 5 to 7 p.m.

The entrance fee is $10, while children two to ten years old are $5, and children under two are free. “Taste bucks” can be purchased upon entrance in $1 increments to use for sampling items at all the booths. A VIP pass can be reserved for $65 per person to receive early VIP entrance to the event at 12:30 p.m., unlimited food and drinks (wine booths and bottled water included).

For more information and to purchase tickets, www.tasteofsantamonica.com/, or (310) 393-9825 ext. 10.

The entrance fee includes live music, giveaways, and chances to win “Kooza” tickets, preferred prices to see “KOOZA,” international pizza tent, and to meet and mingle with the “Kooza” street team. For children there’s an interactive kids corner provided by Y-Water and a water bar, cook with the chefs, and discounts to Pacific Park.

The festival includes wine booths and a Budweiser beer garden.

The year’s festival participants include:

Acadie Crepes, Angelato Café, Barney’s Beanery, Beachcomber Café, Bombay Café, Bon Melange Catering, Border Grill & Ciudad Catering, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Buddha’s Belly, Caffe Bellagio, Cezanne Restaurant — Le Merigot Hotel & Spa;

Chart House, Chez Jay, Duke’s Malibu, Edible Arrangements, El Cholo Restaurant, Enterprise Fish Co., Farm Fresh To You, FIG Restaurant — Fairmont Miramar Hotel, Gardens of Santa Monica, Hooters, I Cugini Restaurant, Il Fornaio, La Grande Orange;

La Vecchia Cucina, Leaf Organics, Library Alehouse, The Lobster, Locanda Del Lago, Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, LU Cookie/Biscuits, Mahatma Rice, Mariasol Restaurant, Maui Wowi Hawaiian, Monsoon Café, Nawab of India;

Ocean Avenue Seafood, The Organic Panificio, Panera Bread, Real Food Daily, Ruby’s Shake Shack, Rusty’s Surf Ranch, Shangri-La Hotel, Sheraton Delfina Santa Monica, Swingers Diner, Vienna Pastry, Whole Foods, Wokcano, Xooro, and The Yard.

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