Summer in Los Angeles means wonderful weather and how better to celebrate a Sunday than with a street fair in Los Feliz? Better yet, a FREE festival? I got a chance to check out the Los Feliz Village Street Fair this year for a few hours, and it was a blast!
There were two performing stages: one on Hillhurst and one on Vermont that hosted local Los Angeles musicians all day. Steven and a few of my friends particularly enjoyed the Atomic Sherpa’s performance with a trombone. There was also a dance pavilion provided by The Hollywood Hotel featuring Heartbeat House. On this stage, everything from Bollywood to samba and Latin jam were performed to get people moving!
For the kids, there was a carnival of rides. One ride in particular that I had never seen before was called Bubble Fun. You could literally walk on water…from the inside of a Plastic Bubble. For adults, there were tons of vendors selling everything from pet paraphernalia to jewelry to clothes to wooden pencils and so much more! None of this was free of course…but there were plenty of free hugs to go around!
Of course, there were also plenty of food to try. To beat the heat, I got some ice cream from Paradis. It was a bit pricey at $5 but oh so creamy and good. I’ve seen some unique flavors at this Los Feliz spot. I also tried from vegan pizza from Cruzer Pizza which surprisingly tasted really good. It was like Costco pizza but without all the grease…which made it better, right? A slice was $4. Steven tried a Seoul Sausage for $7-$8 that fit his exotic palette.
The fair was held on Hollywood Boulevard between Vermont and Hillhurst Ave. If you’re ever in the area, I recommend checking out the Wacko/Soap Plant. It’s a wacky collectible/bookstore/toy shop that has some fun knick knacks and a great selection of film books. There is also an art gallery in the back that rotates pieces. I saw some very interesting cake art there…you never know what you’ll encounter! It was easy to find free street parking in the streets nearby Vermont and Hillhurst.
Until next time,