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May 2017
May 27 - May 28
Downtown Hermosa Beach,
Intersection of Valley Drive and Pier Avenue
Hermosa Beach, CA United States
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Free

Fiesta Hermosa

For the past forty years, the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce has produced Fiesta Hermosa, the largest arts and crafts fair in Southern California. Over 270 artists and crafters are featured, including painters, photographers,ceramicists, jewelers, sculptors, and hand crafters. With the ocean as a backdrop, the festival takes place every Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekend in downtown Hermosa Beach.

May 27 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium,
3720 Stephen M. White Drive
San Pedro, CA 90731 United States
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Free

Robotics by the Sea

Bring your entire family and join the crew at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium to learn about underwater robotics. Witness R.O.V. (Remotely Operated Vehicle) demonstrations and much more.

May 27 @ 7:00 pm
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium,
3720 Stephen M. White Drive
San Pedro, CA 90731 United States
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Grunion Fishtival

Join the Aquarium for some night time fishyfun and a chance to hatch yourvery own grunion! Enjoy a classic grunion video,some arts and crafts, and a chance to speak with grunion researchers while exploring the aquarium at night   See website for ticket prices.

May 28 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Leimert Park Village,
43rd Place
Los Angeles, CA United States
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Free

Leimert Park Artwalk

Leimert Park Village has a long history of being the center of African American arts and culture. The village isinviting the public on the last Sunday of each month to share a day of art exhibitions, music, fashion, food, drumming,spoken word, and localshopping. Throughout the day, culturalspaces, artiststudios, and storefronts will also have offerings ranging from free computerseminars and specialtyvendorsto film screenings,youth theater performances, and live bands

May 29 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Inglewood City Hall,
1 W. Manchester Blvd.
Inglewood, CA United States
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Free

City of Inglewood’s 69th Annual Memorial Day Service

Join the City of Inglewood in honoring and recognizing past and present war heroes while remembering men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice of giving their lives while serving in the United States Armed Forces   Image by Ian Sane

June 2017
June 3 - June 4
Aquarium of the Pacific,
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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$29.95

Pacific Islander Festival

Discover the rich and diverse cultures of the Pacific Islands through traditional craft demonstrations, educational programs, and live entertainment, including music and dance performances. Watch hula, listen to Tahitian drumming, try out ancient Hawaiian games, and admire artisans as they create traditional weavings. The fourteenth annual Pacific Islander Festival will feature various cultures, including Hawaiian, Marshallese, Tahitian, Samoan, Tongan, Fijian, Kiribati, and Maori. Adults – $29.95, Children – $17.95, Seniors – $26.95 Children under three and Members are Free. Saturday…

June 3 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
1700 Montana Street,
between Logan and Lemoyne
Los Angeles, CA 90026 United States
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Free

Arts, Literacy, and Community Day

All are welcome to this festival, inspired by the NEA Big Read program, that will seek to bring arts and literary activities to children/families. Copies of  the “Poetry of Emily Dickinson for Young Readers”  will be distributed (while quantities last). Enjoy artmaking and workshops inspired by Dickinson’s nature poems, as well as nature-themed workshops and demonstration that promote environmental wellness and awareness. Activities also include an exhibition of artwork created by local students, an installation by the Echo Park Historical…

June 24 - June 25
Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute,
1964 W. 162nd St.
Gardena, CA 90247 United States
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Matsuri

Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute annual Matsuri is a two day event of carnival games, cultural performances like Hula and Taiko, and delicious Japanese food cooked fresh to order. Saturday – 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

June 24 @ 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Once on June 25, 2017
San Fernando Valley Japanese American Community Center,
12953 Brandford Street
Pacoima, CA United States
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Free

San Fernando Hongwanji Buddhist Temple Obon Festival

This is one of the largest Buddhist gatherings in the City of Los Angeles. In 2017, we celebrate the 94th Obon Festival. Attendees can participate in the tradition of Japanese Obon Odori dancing and enjoy other cultural and ethnic experiences such as taiko drum performances, Japanese calligraphy and doll exhibits, and a variety of tasty ethnic foods.

June 25 @ 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Once on June 25, 2017
San Fernando Valley Japanese American Community Center,
12953 Brandford Street
Pacoima, CA United States
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Free

San Fernando Hongwanji Buddhist Temple Obon Festival

This is one of the largest Buddhist gatherings in the City of Los Angeles. In 2017, we celebrate the 94th Obon Festival. Attendees can participate in the tradition of Japanese Obon Odori dancing and enjoy other cultural and ethnic experiences such as taiko drum performances, Japanese calligraphy and doll exhibits, and a variety of tasty ethnic foods.

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