May 27-29, 2023, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily
Topanga Community House
1440 N Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Topanga, CA 90290
(halfway between the Ventura Blvd. and Pacific Coast Highway, shuttles along Topanga Canyon Road)
THE ANNUAL TOPANGA DAYS PARADE on Monday, 9 a.m.
is one of the most festive, historic and bohemian parades in Los Angeles
featuring a steady stream of floats, cars, horses, dogs, kids, fire trucks
and more. It starts along Topanga Canyon Blvd. The parade is not only open to Topangans, but to anyone interested from individuals to charities and other organizations. Please visit the website to fill out an application. A flag raising ceremony will commence after the parade on the main stage to kick off the final day of the Topanga Days Country Fair celebration.
Bands to be announced
Zany games are a staple of the festival as well, with contests featuring names like Baby Derby and Bubble Gum Blowing Contest, Egg Russian Roulette, Cherry Seed Spitting, and Pie Eating Contest, a perennial crowd pleaser. It is a dancing, prancing, singing affair that embodies Topanga's colorful character and charm but is always a sincere tribute of remembrance and respect for the veterans of our armed forces.
KIDS' ZONE " 11AM-5PM Daily
Spill the Milk
Goldfish bowl toss
GAMES FOR BIG KIDS
watermelon seed spit
pie eating contest.
LA's largest, longest running and most anticipated bohemian festival and country fair returns this Memorial Day Weekend with live music, gourmet, organic and downhome food and beverages from local vendors, arts and crafts and fun-filled activities the entire family.
Over forty years of tradition celebrated on Memorial Day Weekend is produced by Topanga Community Club, with three days of jam-packed live music, arts and crafts, local vendors, amazing food and beverages, fun family activities, and a historic parade.
Topanga is one of the last remaining communities in Los Angeles county to
have been able to hold on to their roots and conserve, nurture and make use of
the natural landscape for the greater good of area residents and visitors. One
of the most unique aspects of the fair is the community's commitment of
maintaining the original natural beauty of the area and on the grounds where the
fair takes place.
TOPANGA'S RICH MUSICAL HISTORY
Topanga is rich with musical history and has been home to Woody Guthrie, Neil Young, Marvin Gaye, Etta James, Crazy Horse, Jim Morrison, Emmylou Harris, Keith Richards, Van Morrison and composer James Horner to list a few. Topanga Days is and always has been key in providing a welcoming gathering place for luminaries, locals, visitors and an eclectic variety of people from all walks of life.
STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL, THEN BOHEMIAN FAIR
During the mid 20th century The Topanga Corral nightclub was an area landmark that featured an eclectic mix of performers, including then Topanga locals Canned Heat, Spirit, Little Feat, Spanky and Our Gang, Taj Mahal, Emmylou Harris, Etta James, Windance, Neil Young, and Crazy Horse, Geronimo Black, and many others. It is rumored that Jim Morrison was inspired to write "Roadhouse Blues" about the drive up Topanga Canyon Boulevard to The Corral. Later in the 1970s, after being destroyed by fire and rebuilt, the club featured many up and coming bands from the L.A. punk scene. Legends such as Neil Young, Canned Heat and so many more have performed on the Topanga Days' stage. What originally started out as the Strawberry Festival during the 1960s evolved into what we call the Topanga Days Country Fair. The12-acre property, which has hosted years of events, was offered to the Topanga Community Club in 1949, originally known as the Topanga Woman's Club. It started as a community center for all, at which dance parties, bingo games, and children's events were held.
Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.