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Abbot Kinney Festival – Venice, CA

Abbot Kinney hipness is in full swing at the festival.

My favorite spot in West L.A is Abbot Kinney Blvd in Venice Beach. It’s stylish, trendy, close to the beach, and near the beautiful Venice Canals.  The shops and restaurants are an eclectic mix and the design and architecture of buildings and stores showcase individualistic style.

Last weekend, the annual Abbot Kinney Festival took place and of course, I dragged my man and Audrey there, even though the parking was $30 (no, we did not pay this, we parked further away, got some healthy exercise walking to the event, and free parking). It was quite crowded, shoulder-to-shoulder sometimes, but I really enjoyed browsing the vendor booths. the sample sales, and handmade goods.

It’s also a great place for people watching.  There were bands, food booths, and food trucks available.  If you’re interested in attending, check their website early September each year for the exact date of the festival.


I travel, eat, blog, organize and re-organize, hunt for the unusual out of the usual, attempt many DIY projects, and can't go without boba for more than a week. The craziest road trip I ever took was to go to Sequoia National Park for a day - from Huntington Beach. The round trip was over 12 hours and the visit lasted about 2 hours. But the views were worth it!

2 comments on “Abbot Kinney Festival – Venice, CA

  1. Kristen Schroeder

    A day of shopping-fun!


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