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The Abbot Kinney Festival
March 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
If you have ever taken a stroll down the boardwalk at Venice Beach and seen the freakshow barkers, tarot readers and cult enthusiasts, you might have wondered who is responsible for this madness. Abbot Kinney was both a developer and a conservationist who opened The Venice Recreation Area in 1905. It incorporated side shows with carnival rides and gondolas straight from Venice. Every year the colorful citizenry of Venice celebrates its founder with The Abbot Kinney Festivals.
The 2019 festival takes place on Sunday, September 29th from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. The festival has been going strong for 35 years and features music, food, and fun provided by local performers and artists. Admission is free and all of the action takes place right on Abbot Kinney Blvd. The festival is unique in that it uses its proceeds to fund its own grant. The grant is awarded to the community project of an innovative and altruistic Venetian. The festival only goes on for one day, so you will want to hit all the highlights.
Abbot Kinney Festivals – Music
There are four music stages at the festival and each one of them features plenty of space to dance. You will hear everything from folk to punk music and you may even get to see the next big rock band. If you like a little booze with your tunes, you can enjoy suds at one of the four beer gardens. A wrist band cost $5 and gets you into all of the gardens and $35 gets you a fast pass that lets you cut to the front of the line.
Although LA is known for its obsession with healthy living, the Abbot Kinney Festival features plenty of greasy goodness. Enjoy a churros bar with a variety of dipping sauces or indulge in craft ice cream or Belly Bombz fries. Don’t pass up the salty perfectly textured vegan jerky they sell at the festival.
You will find plenty of unique gifts to take home to your friends. There are over 350 booths at this festival on Abbot Kinney Blvd, and each one of them contains a little sample of LA’s wonderful weirdness. Find out about the Hari Krishna religion or buy a tiny voodoo doll that will help you win the heart of the one you love or make them pay for not returning your affections.
Where to Stay
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