Food, fun, and life size monopoly await at MAINopoly on Sunday
SANTA MONICA – It might just be time to put on your stretchy pants and head over to Main Street this weekend! MAINopoly is here for the fourth year in a row bringing with it music, delicious eats, and games!
If you’re not familiar, MAINopoly is pretty much a child’s dream come true: it brings Monopoly to life in an interactive event complete with ice cream, chicken, waffles and pretty much every other type of food.
However, it’s not just for kids, MAINopoly has a little something for everyone. For the over 21 crowd, jail has never looked so good. The “GO TO JAIL” VIP Beer Garden is complete with cold beer to sip on, a photo booth, a DJ, snacks, and games.
However, despite all the fun, the event is about more than just good music, good food, and good times. It all started when Gary Gordan from the Main Street Business Improvement District searched for a way to raise funds for Summer SOULstice and bring in new customers to Main street.
Together, with Spin PR group they “brainstormed some different ideas and came up with a fun, interactive play on the classic board game that introduces people to new businesses and restaurants they may have never been to before,” said organizer Kim Koury. That was four years ago, and since then, the event has grown in size and effect.
“It gets bigger every year! We had nearly 1,000 people attend,” Koury said in reference to last year’s crowd. “People love to get dressed up as Monopoly game board characters and participate in the festivities,” she concluded.
In addition to raising money for Summer SOULstice, MAINopoly raises money for Heal the Bay, an environmental organization dedicated to improving the environment. MAINopoly will run from 3:00-8:00 on May 28th on Main Street in Santa Monica.
Photos courtesy of Spin Public Relations.