(SEPT. 5) Local merchants on or near Abbot Kinney, the thoroughfare that runs diagonally through Venice, come together every month to feature the best artists, gifts, products and music in the area. Local charities benefit as art junkies, couples and families descend on the always funky beach community. And, of course, beverages are available.
Berth 78 - Nagoya Way, San Pedro, 90731
(SEPT. 12-14) Welcome to the home of the world’s largest lobster festival, The Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival, 2009 winner of the Guinness World Record for the Most Seafood Served at an Outdoor Event. We feature entertainment. Lobster lovers enjoy a scenic outdoor park along LA’s historic waterfront, and shops at Ports O’ Call in San Pedro, California. After feasting on our world famous discount Maine lobster meals, guests enjoy dancing, street performers, a pirate camp, tall ships, shopping for arts and crafts, and musical performances by some of today’s best up-and-coming acts.
Linden Ave. and E. Broadway, Long Beach, CA
4:30pm to 10:30pm
Exhibits of paintings, sculpture, photography and crafts all greet those who venture to visit this beach-and-harbor-side city's downtown district. This monthly event also includes two stages for live music and street performances.
112 E. 22nd Street, San Pedro, 90731
11:00am to 6:00pm
The SoCal Etsy Guild is back with another amazing “Mom & Pop-Up Shop” at CRAFTED. This one day festival showcases dozens of Southern California’s modern makers of handmade soaps and lotions, clothing and jewelry, treats both sweet and savory, and so much more. Combined with the makers inside CRAFTED’s permanent marketplace, you’ll get to shop creations from over 100 of the best local crafters around — all while enjoying live music, art projects for all ages, a hula hoop station, and face painting.
Harbor Blvd. and Swinford St., San Pedro, CA
Get ready for the dirt to fly at the Port of Los Angeles for the Red Bull Global Rallycross races. Watch small-body cars such as Ford Fiestas, Subarus, and Volkswagens that are modified with four-wheel drive and 600-horsepower engines race along the beautiful LA Waterfront. For tickets and information, visit global-rallycross.com.