Annual Venice Beach Events & Festivals
Food Trucks, Muscle Competitions, & Plenty More To See
The Venice Beach and Marina del Rey area are nothing short of exciting and is home to some of Southern California's most interesting events. If you are in the need of a party to set yourself apart from your friends back home, you have come to the right city. (You are sure to give your friends some serious FOMO.) Grab your phone and keep your Snapchat open because you never know what you are going to come across when wandering the streets of Venice, CA. Below are some annual events - that are sure to give you a few stories to take home with you after your stay at the Kinney Hotel in Venice Beach.
Gourmet Food Trucks Night: "Beach Eats"
Take a break from beer pong and fuel your body with some bomb food for the epic night ahead. Now through September 29th, 2016, you can find your favorite gourmet food trucks serving anything from seafood to tacos every Thursday from 5 pm - 9 pm. Grab your crew, call an Uber, and head to 4101 Admiralty Way in Marina Del Rey and get your grub on.
Take your party to a whole new scene. The Neptune Festival is the “Venice Start of the Summer Weekend” and with the costumes, music, and after party, it's definitely a Snapchat moment (or twelve) you won't want to miss out on. The warm up party starts at 4 pm and the festivities last until 10 pm, just in time to head to the next stop on your party train. Occurs every June.
Mr. & Ms. Muscle Beach!
Nothing says Venice like Muscle Beach. Check your hangover at the door and go see the Mr. and Ms. Muscle Beach Competition for some serious flexing action. Happening on July 4th, 2016 at 10 am, this is the perfect event to kick off your tribute (party) for #merica.
Venice Beach Mardi Gras
Happening every February, the Venice Beach Mardi Gras starts at noon and is known for its wacky costumes, tons of beads, and zany energy. Each year holds a different theme for participation and each year the efforts are even more impressive. If you are looking for the party to top all parties, make sure you are keeping your Instagram feed up to date with that #venicebeachmardigras.