Managers of the Abbot Kinney Festival expect to pull 120,000 people to this Sunday event — roughly 3 percent of L.A.'s total population. Whoa, there! The largest free festival in the country, AKFest promises activities to please absolutely everyone: Adults can enjoy the flowing Stella Artois in one of three beer gardens, while the little ones design tutus and ride ponies in the Kidsquad. Music aficionados will split between two performance venues: dubFrequency is staging dance experimentalism on the Palms and stage, while Milkmade hosts a blend of soul and roots rock on the Brooks stage. Rounding out the show are 300 craft vendors, 20-plus food trucks, rock walls, spoken-word poetry and a Ferris wheel. As an added bonus, the festival's proceeds will be seeded back into Venice via a community grant program. Abbot Kinney Boulevard between Main Street and Venice Boulevard, Venice; Sun., Sept. 29, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; free. (310) 396-3772,

Sun., Sept. 29, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 2013

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