The most happening festival “Abbot Kinney” may seem far away, but preparations for this huge celebration are already underway. The traffic is going to be shut down but the roads will be open for the participants of Abbot Kinney to join in on the fun-filled activities of this mile-long street party.
The 35th annual Abbot Kinney festival promises to be as exciting as always – if not more – with 4 live music stages, thrilling rides, imaginative games for kids, super-delicious food and 3 beer gardens. Sounds fun. Isn’t it? Guess what the best part is: entry to the festival is free for all!
Each year, funds are raised so that the public can enjoy access to this fantastic street festival free of cost.
‘They say the Abbot Kinney Festival is one of the biggest fundraisers of the year. The event gathers more than 100,000 people on the classical street of Venice.’
People who want to enjoy a few brews should bring cash with them, however, as they do charge at the Beer Garden. Additionally, you would need to buy a $5 wristband, which you can easily buy from any of the three beer gardens. A fast past for the Beer Garden costs around 35$ and you can avail a free drink by purchasing the pass.
The KidsQuad stage is full of games that would make any kid’s dreams come true. The activities include bungee basketball, treasure hunts, bouncy slides, face painting, tie-dye stations and much more. You can purchase tickets from $1 to 25$ for entry to KidsQuad. In addition, to get unlimited access you can buy a $100 KidsQuad wristband.
If you are rather in the mood for some memorable festival food, you don’t need to worry, as there are top quality food vendors available on site. From Poke shack to Falasophy and Kogi BBQ, Abbott Kinney has it all, and then some. They also have full-fledge vegan dish varieties available. So, if you like to opt for healthier options, a wide range of pressed juices and smoothies can also be found in addition to scrumptious veggie dishes.
The Festival takes place at Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice. A family parade starts in California Avenue at 9:45 am, which takes a route from Abbot Kinney Blvd and California Ave to Main Street.
It is not wrong to say that Venice is a walking city; the streets have wide pathways for pedestrians only. Just buy a city map from any local store and get lost in the beautiful streets of Venice.
You can also consider Vaporetto (a ferry) that runs on the water and go from bus stop to bus stop. A single ticket of Vaporetto costs around $8.70 but it will be worth buying.
However, you can also hail taxis instead of walking on foot. The city offers efficient public and private taxi services as well as car rental facility.
You can find several hostels in Venice that provide dorm-style housing for visitors, equipped with all the basic necessities.
However, if you wish to stay in Venice for a few weeks, consider living outside of the city centre such as in Mestre or Marghera. As these are less costly locations, you can afford to stay longer here. You can easily reach the main city in 10 minutes by taking the bus or train.
You can also find accommodation via Airbnb, as many Venetians will be happy to offer you an affordable stay under their roof.
Search the map below to find the cheapest accommodation options near the Abbott Kinney Festival.
Venice is a magical city, full of unending wonders left right and center. From historic attractions to serene canals and romantic natural sceneries, the city has everything you could ask for in a tourist spot.
Visit St. Mark’s Basilica (cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Venice). The site is a top tourist attractions because of its gigantic pillars and exquisite architecture. The cathedral is free to enter.
You can also purchase a $23 Venice museum pass with which you can visit nine historic museums of Venice. The Glass Museum and Doge’s Palace are the must-see toppers of this list.
If you want to take your taste buds on a delicious roller coaster, try Cicchetti (Italian-style tapas). You can nibble them down with delicious Italian wine to get a symphony of tastes going in your mouth.
The Abbot Kinney festival is going to take place on Sunday, September 29, 2019, from 10 am to 6 pm.
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