On Sunday, September 24, 2017, you can experience all the excitement awaiting you at the 33rd annual Abbot Kinney Festival.
The festival will be held along a mile-long stretch of the famous Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice, California. This venue is unparalleled – Abbot Kinney Boulevard offers eclectic boutiques, artisan eateries, top salons, health and fitness stores, and influential art galleries, which all contribute to its alluring charm. The street also is renown for its lively nightlife, which attracts crowds from all over Los Angeles. No matter what store or scene you are looking for, Abbot Kinney Boulevard is the place to be.
This festival boasts a long list of fun, food, and entertainment for visitors to partake in during this much-anticipated event. Best of all, admission to the festival is free, which means you can partake in all the fun without breaking your budget. The festival also will have 300 quality vendors, top food trucks and booths, rides and games for children, four music stages, and three beer gardens.
· Beer Gardens: There will be three beer gardens at the festival. To enter, you must be 21 years or older (a valid ID is required) and present a wristband. Wristbands can be purchased at the entrance and will give you access to all three beer gardens. Regular wristbands cost $5 and the fast pass wristband costs $35. With a fast pass, you do not have to wait in line and your first drink is included.
· Food Vendors: Dozens of palate-pleasing vendors will be in attendance, including, Baby’s Badass Burgers, Border Grill, Cousins Maine Lobster, Falasophy, Hawaiian Chicken, Holy Guaca-Moly, India Jones Chow Truck, Italian Brain Freeze, Los Tamaleros, Okamoto Kitchen, Pinch of Flavor Truck, and Jenis Splendid Ice Cream.
· KidsQuad at Westminster Elementary School: This family parade will commence the festival! The parade begins at California Avenue at 9:45am and promises lively entertainment, such as parade participants dancing to contagious Samba-Reggae music!
· Activities for Children: Kids of all ages will be entertained from the extensive line up of events ongoing during the day. The festival will have face painting, tutu making, treasure hunts, ball tosses, sing and dance alongs with entertainers on the KidsQuad Stage, rides, slides, glitter tattoos, and tie-dye t-shirts.
The Abbot Kinney Festival promises to be a day of fun for the whole family. If you are planning to extend your trip in order to explore all the wonderful offerings around Abbot Kinney Boulevard, you are guaranteed to receive excellence service and accommodations at the beautiful Ayres Hotel Manhattan Beach. This hotel is a convenient distance from the festival and boulevard, and will also give you the opportunity to explore other areas of Venice, California during your stay.