Redondo Beach Summer Street Festival
in Riviera Village, June 29-30, 2013, 10
a.m. - 7 p.m. both days! Free admission.
Redondo & Catalina I Avenues, Redondo
Beach, CA rvsummerfestival.com
REDONDO BEACH, CA--Riviera
Summer Festival is an annual event that
has gone by various names through its
decades-long history. But the fun is the
same, the entertainment and food superb,
and the ocean view setting out of this
They call the shopping and
residential district of Redondo Beach
"Riviera" because its tall, stately palm
trees and hillside luxury homes and
businesses all offer the look and feel
of a privileged lifestyle. Most of the
area isn't particular fancy...it is more
beach casual and eclectic.
And that's what you will find at the
Summer Festival. Vendors set up food
booths with smoked and barbecued meats,
hot dogs, gelato iced desserts,
sandwiches, an outdoor Mexican cafe, and
all the kinds of foods you'd expect to
see at your annual county fair.
The vendor booths sell everything you
might expect at the weekly art fairs and
markets. Lots of hand-made stuff such as
clothing, Hawaiian prints, crafty
outdoor plaques, garden--you name it.
The entertainment includes several
stages and areas of entertainment. In
the beer garden are solid rock bands
playing favorites. Down the road are
Polynesian style dance groups, kids
entertainments and all sorts of funny,
musical and interesting community type
activities to enjoy.
A carnival with rides such as Tilta-Whirls,
swings, kiddie trains, and a house of
horrors in an entire carnival zone
offers additional excitement and
The sunshine usually breaks through
the June gloom so you definitely should
bring your sunblock and a hat for the
inevitable burn if you aren't accustomed
to those bright ocean-reflecting rays.