Do This Today: The Los Feliz Village Street Fair

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I can’t give you a weekend guide because I’m super swamped with errands as well as a big build today! But I will tell you, you must check out the 20th Annual Los Feliz Village Street Fair! It’s all taking place on Hillhurst Blvd on Today, Saturday September 7, 2013, noon to 11pm. There will be food vendors, local shops, live music etc all taking part in the neighborhood celebration. I’ve gone past years and it’s a great way to be outside, get a tan and get so exercise walking around.

The Los Feliz Street Fair

This is my third installment of LA fairs (Silver Lake Jubilee and the Franklin Festival being the first two), this time tackling the Los Feliz Street Fair. The heat made today a challenge, but I still got in some great exercise and attended this local community event. I parked far, far, far away. Practically not in LA. Okay, that’s a lie, but I parked miles away to avoid traffic and also force myself to get in a good walk. I walked quite a distance along Franklin and got to see some fun sidewalk graffiti on my way to the main event.

You know me and textures/colors. I love the above and below photos. It’s true, “a little smile never hurt anybody” -the sidewalk.

I HAD to stop in Wackos. That place is like a sensory overload, but also so fun. If you’re in the neighborhood, you have to pay a visit. It’s a great gag-gift shop also with an excellent book collection. I took a look at Bohemian Modern: Living in Silver Lake, and after all my Secret Stair walks I recognize most of these homes. I’m going to add this book to my birthday wish list (which is coming up scary fast!). Ugh, I wish I owned a house, someday. At least I can read the books and see the homes on my walks.

Look at the fun trapeze set-up they had! It only cost $8 to play in this, which was fun for kids and adults. They also had a bunch of carnival rides which made this fair unique compared to the Jubilee and Franklin Festival.

Such a colorful event. There were 3 rows of tents, so lots of local artists, vendors and restaurants were represented at the event. There was only one food truck (given the Food Fest at the Rose Bowl this weekend) but that worked well for the local restaurants which is really what it’s about (celebrating the neighborhood).

The heat was a challenge to say the least, so despite the photo below showing a nonexistent crowd, there were actually a lot of people watching from under the shade of the sidewalk lined trees. The shade just happened to be far from the stage, which is unfortunate, but the shade felt ten degrees cooler.

This last photo below I took on the long walk back to my car. It makes me smile, as I think of myself as an artful walker 🙂