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Fiesta Hermosa kicks off summer in the South Bay

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Dana Rosen is among the dozens of artists and artisans who present their work at Fiesta Hermosa over the Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. Photo by Kevin Cody

Dana Rosen is among the dozens of artists and artisans who present their work at Fiesta Hermosa over the Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. Photo by Kevin Cody

Hermosa Beach’s summer season traditionally both kicks-off and ends with the community celebration Fiesta Hermosa. In its 41st year, this season’s three-day Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends will be more locally focused, with more local bands, booths and an area set up for non-profits.

“Each weekend brings in over 150,000 people to our city,” Matt Bennett, the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau Communications and Special Event director said. “The best part of the weekend is it’s different for everybody. Some people like the music, others like the arts and crafts or games, other people love the beer gardens.”

For Bennett, the most exciting part of the events is the buzz in the air that the fiestas create.

“It’s a way to promote the area,” Bennett said. “Most people probably can’t remember when there wasn’t a fiesta.”

This year will feature a new section called “Hermosa Village” to showcase local non profits. It will be a home-town area where they can have bake-sales, games and a place to show what locals do to help their community.

41st Annual Fiesta Hermosa

Downtown Hermosa Beach

Friday through Monday, May 25 — 27, August 30 — September 2

Visit fiestahermosa.net for more information.

Riviera Village Summer Festival

Saturday, Sunday, June 29, 30

Redondo Riviera Village

Over 250 arts and crafts booth, great food from local vendors and kids play on carnival rides. Listen to local bands all day on the Community Stage while enjoying brews in the beer garden or fresh squeezed lemonade and taquitos from Olvera Street. “No-cost Bike Corral” valet service on Catalina & Ave I run by the Beach Cities Cycling Club, sponsored by the BCHD

RVSummerFestival.com

Hermosa Beach Art Walk

Saturday, Sunday, June 8 and 9.

See hbartwalk.com

Hermosa Beach Summer Sidewalk Sale

Saturday, Sunday, August 10 and 11.

See hbchamber.net

 

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