Abbot Kinney Festival
Vendors line both sides of Abbot Kinney at the 35th annual Abbot Kinney Festival - many with a decidedly Green edge (this is Venice, after all).
An eclectic range of musicians is scheduled to perform on stages up and down the mile-long stretch, and food trucks aplenty satisfy every gastronomical whim.
The Festival kicks off with a Family Parade at 9:45am, to the Samba-Reggae beat of Samba da Mudanca and Sandra Sandia. The parade begins at California Ave, then makes its way to the KidsQuad, (at Main Street).
The Kidsquad offers a range of fun activities. There, kids can climb a rock wall, create works of art, listen to kid-friendly music, enjoy bouncy slides and a surf simulator, go on treasure hunts, get glitter tattoos and make tie-dye t-shirts
Games and activities in KidsQuad require 2 to 5 tickets. Tickets are $1 each / $20 for 25. Unlimited wristbands are $100 at the festival, $90 pre-sale.
Parking: street parking or various public and private lots. Given the expected crowds, public transportation might be a better alternative.