The Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau hosts the 49th annual Fiesta Hermosa Saturday, August 31 through Monday, Sept. 2, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The family-friendly event includes live music, carnival rides, a variety of food and beverages alongside painters, sculptors, photographers, handcrafters and jewelers. Among the more than 300 arts and crafters, there will be more than 40 local vendors and more than 20 local artists featured, according to the chamber.
The event features the Kiddie Carnival’s 30-foot slide, Ferris wheel, merry-go-round, mechanical rides and games. There is also a petting zoo, pony rides and face painting.
Additionally, Fiesta Siesta returns to offer a tranquil setting for parents and their babies to rest and recharge.
Adults can support several local nonprofit groups through the “Charity Beer & Wine Garden.” Food court vendors and food trucks will be stationed at the intersection of Pier Avenue and Manhattan Avenue and will be accompanied by an acoustic music stage featuring shaded tables and seating.
On Saturday, there will be a one-time reunion show at the Main Stage from 4:30 to 6 p.m., put on by, “My High School Rebellion,” a project featuring members of Black Flag, Woolly Bandits, The Freeze, and Circle One with various guest vocalists.
New this year to Fiesta Hermosa will be “Free To Be Me Drum Circle” created by Sabina Sandoval. The community will be able to engage in this interactive musical experience on Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m.
Visit fiestahermosa.net for a complete list of musicians playing on three stages over the weekend.
The Fiesta footprint will be expanded one block east up Pier Avenue to Monterey Boulevard. This extension allows for additional ADA parking and gives the chamber the opportunity to offer booths to more local businesses, free expression groups and nonprofits.
"Fiesta de las Artes," a 10-booth experiential art zone at Fiesta Hermosa the Chamber created in partnership with South Bay Artist Collective, will be held in the parking lot of Laurel Tavern, located at 1220 Hermosa Avenue. There will be interactive opportunities for children, including canvas painting and designing T-shirts. The art zone is sponsored by the Hermosa Beach Kiwanis.
Stop by the art zone to watch live artists in action such as Paul Roustan (Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and Josh Barnes (Sunday and Monday, all day).
Free shuttle buses run to Fiesta Hermosa from the Northrop Grumman parking lot at the southwest corner of Aviation Boulevard and 33rd Street in Manhattan Beach. The pick-up and drop-off location on the venue will be at the intersection of 10th Street and Hermosa Avenue from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Locals are encouraged to walk or bike to Fiesta Hermosa and use the free bike valet lot at the beach staffed by the South Bay Bicycle Coalition, which offers air for tires and on-site diagnostic checkups.
Bring reusable bags for purchases as vendors will not have plastic bags in cooperation with the city’s environmental initiatives.
For more information on the HBCCVB, visit hbchamber.net.