You may have been to artsy street fairs in the past, but THE street fair of the year is unlike the others. More vendors, more food trucks, more live music, more fun! Venice Beach is home to the Abbot Kinney Festival, which is arguably the coolest street festival in So Cal. The annual event takes place on the last Sunday of September. This year the 32nd annual Abbot Kinney Festival will happen on Sunday, September 25th, on a mile long stretch of the world famous Abbot Kinney Boulevard.
What can you expect at this art, food and music extravaganza? In addition to the boutiques, artisan eateries, and ground breaking art galleries that are established on the boulevard, festival goers will be treated to:
free festival admission
300 quality vendors
top food trucks and booths
kids rides and games
5 live music stages
3 beer gardens (wristband and ID required)
2 kids stages
The festival features work and free exhibits from many local artists and artisans. Watch as locals create various art, from chalk drawings to traditional paintings to three dimensional works of art. There is something for the entire family to enjoy, no matter what your age or interests!
Worried about parking? Leave the car at home and bike it instead! A FREE bike valet is available so you can park your park safely and securely while you enjoy the festival. The festival is also pet friendly, so your furry friends can join in the festivities.
To keep up with all the festival updates, check out the official Abbot Kinney Fest accounts on Twitter and Facebook. You can also see more pictures from past events, as well as a list of vendors, by visiting the festival event page HERE.
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