Carnevale! Venice Beach is here again. In these distressed economic times, how wonderful it is to enjoy a free flamboyant festival that will lift your spirits, while bringing smiles to your faces and much laughter to your hearts.
Inspired by the famed costumed Italian Carnevale, this costumed celebration by the sea has been celebrated for the past 7 years and has become a true Venice Beach tradition. It is a perfect match for such an artistic community. It brings together the colors and cultures of Venice Beach and is now attracting Californians from all over who want to come join the party.
Event Producers and local Venice Beach Residents, Esquire Jauchem, Miriam More, and Brady Walker truly know how to put on a party. On June 6th, Venice Carnevale! will once again be celebrated in Venice at the west end of Windward Ave at the Beach.
Don’t miss one of LA’s most happening festivals of the year, “Carnevale!”. As always there is a free costume contest, stilt walkers, a cast of incredible characters as well as a whole line up of talented local singers, dancers and musicians, arts and craft booths with original clothing, jewelry and accessories.
There is something for everyone at Carnevale! On the main stage there will be DJs, Dancing, Live music and local acts such as The Bonedaddys; Harissa Belly Dance Troupe; Hillel - Mr. Balloon Man; Kathy Leonardo; Gabriel Rosati & Brazilatafro Project; Street Smart; Sugarbitch; UFONIK; Wadada Raggea Band and of course the famous Fiery Grand Finale with Mutaytor, which combines not only a crowd pleasing pulsing musical show, but also a visual spectacle to include fire dancers, and pyrotechnic acts
Carnevale! is being presented in association with The Venice Chamber of Commerce and will take place on Saturday June 6th starting at Noon going till 10:00 pm, at the west end of Windward Ave at the Beach.
Check out www.carnevale.us for updates and special announcements. Carnevale is funded in part by grants from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and the Venice Neighborhood Council. Additional Co-sponsors are: Graphics Quarter, Project Alma, The Free Venice Beachhead, The Townhouse and the new Hotel Erwin.
Come to Venice Carnevale! Be a part of the Masquerade, come in costume, or just wear something outrageous...Celebrate Venice Carnevale! 2009.
Official Website: http://www.carnevale.us
Added by trishabennettpr on May 10, 2009