May 25 – 27, 2019
The family-friendly event includes live music, carnival rides, an enormous variety of food and beverages alongside painters, sculptors, photographers, handcrafters and jewelers in addition to featuring 30 local businesses and 10 local artists.
Stay entertained throughout the holiday weekend with the Kiddie Carnival’s 30-foot slide, 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. Popular food court vendors return, and food trucks will be stationed throughout the venue. Adults can support several local nonprofit groups by enjoying the Charity Beer & Wine Garden.
This Fiesta will see a reconfiguration to the venue, which will extend further up Pier Avenue to Monterey Boulevard, adding more booth spaces and additional ADA parking. Booths along the east side of Hermosa Avenue have been moved from the street to the sidewalk to create a more spacious footprint. A brand-new acoustic stage with shaded tables and seating will be located in the intersection of Pier Avenue and Manhattan Avenue.
‘Fiesta de las Artes’, an experiential art zone at Fiesta Hermosa the Chamber created in partnership with South Bay Artist Collective, will return. This area, located in the parking lot of Laurel Tavern, will feature a series of 12 surfboards painted by local artists, an outdoor gallery, as well as an artist’s “cool-off” tent. Rafael McMaster will be creating live art with audience and youth participation and Paul Routan will be painting body art with live models (both male and female). Murals by Dan Gardner and Josh Barnes will be painted live throughout the weekend, and Sam Harang, Jake Tedeso and Chris Bowman will also be featured artists. In addition to Fiesta de las Artes, these artists will also be exhibiting live art in the intersection of Pier Avenue and Hermosa Avenue over the weekened.
Locals are encouraged to walk or bike to Fiesta Hermosa and use the free bike valet lot at the beach staffed by Hermosa Cyclery, which offers air for tires and on-site diagnostic checkups. Visitors can stop by the head of the Pier on their way to the bike valet to meet the KTLA Street Team!
For additional information, visit the website at http://fiestahermosa.net/