Abbot Kinney Blvd.

This is Festival Month in Venice

Don’t even think about missing the fun. Two of the best, and longest running outdoor events take place in September: Jazz at Palms Court/Venice Music Festival (see page 7) and the Abbot Kinney Festival (see back page).

Sunday, Sept. 19, is the 18th annual benefit fundraiser for the Venice Community Housing Corporation. Two events take place: Jazz at Palms Court Campaign Brunch is from 11am – 2pm and costs $125. (it’s a fundraiser). For the rest of us, there’s the Venice Music Festival from 2 – 6pm. It’s only $10. This year, Luminaries, The 44’s and Allensworth will perform. This is mostly an event for Venice locals.

Everyone comes to the Abbot Kinney Festival, a week later on Sunday, Sept. 26 from 10am – 6 pm. Don’t let the crowds deter you. Lots of Venice community organizations (including the Beachhead) will be there, as well as genuine handmade arts and crafts. There’s music and stuff for the kids.