This Sunday in LA: Abbot Kinney Festival and Tarfest!


Fellow Angelenos, this upcoming Sunday fruitfully offers us some killer options for entertainment.

First, we have Abbot Kinney Festival.  Here’s what the website has to say:

“Since its founding in 1984, the Abbot Kinney Festival has grown in size and popularity to become one of the largest community events of its kind in the country.  Each year, it attracts 150,000+ eco-conscious urban singles, couples, and families to the sunny beachside community of Venice on the last Sunday in September.


I have had the pleasure of strolling Abbot Kinney Boulevard on a pleasant day, and I’m sure this will be an awesome experience even beyond the music.  Which brings me to my next point: the music.  The Festival’s lineup includes bands such as Hanni El Khatib, Swahili Blonde, KISSES, and Family of the Year (among many others) performing throughout the day on three different stages.

The festival runs from 10am-6pm this Sunday, September 25th. Also, it’s FREE. Yessssss.


Another way to spend your Sunday is at TarFest, held at the La Brea Tar Pits (I see what they did there…). This festival runs from 12-6 pm (you could even attend both Abbot Kinney and this if feeling ambitious), and is also FREE.  Yes, it is entirely necessary to put FREE in all caps every time.  This festival, spanning a couple of weekends, is described by the site as such:

“TarFest is a premiere arts and culture event in Los Angeles and the Miracle Mile District produced by LAUNCH LA. In 2011, TarFest will take place over several weekends in the fall with more diverse programming and special production partnerships. Dozens of the nation’s most distinctive emerging artists, performers, and cultural innovators come together and showcase their talents and ideas at historic and notable venues along the Miracle Mile.”

The musical portion includes performances by acts such as Saint Motel, Everest, and Obi Best, to name a few.  Plus, there are cool statues of giant mastodons. Don’t be stupid, just go.