The 26th annual Abbot Kinney Festival, which will be held this year on September 26th, has opened its online registration for potential vendors and exhibitors. The second largest festival in Southern California, founded in 1984, is bound to produce a few memorable moments. And as the festival nears, Facebook fans are commenting on some of their own notable moments: lauren m brock recalls, “falling in love with my boyfriend 🙂 ♥”, while Ravi Kristin remembers “Sausages and beer. Good music, too many similar stands, Block dancing in the street. Shutting down too early, can't see out of beer tent. Good times.”

The festival typically features four live music stages, three food courts, and two beer gardens. “The goal is to raise funds to reinvest back into the community to support youth and families,” according to the Abbot Kinney mission statement.

Abbot Kinney Festival: Abbot Kinney Blvd. (Between Main St. & Venice Blvd); Venice; (310) 396-3772.

LA Weekly