It was a spectacular day in Venice!  Blue skies, amazing vibes, and  thousands of happy people enjoying hundreds of free sports, fitness, wellness, and martial arts activities.

The Venice Beach Games was created by Venice Paparazzi founder Alex Stowell.  Thank you to our partners @venice_beach_rc and @lacityparks
We did it!

We have tons of photos and videos to go through, but as soon as we can we will share with you.

If you were at the event and want to have your photos included in our event galleries, we will would love that! 

We will photo credit you of course.  Here is the official Venice Beach Games drop box link.

A huge high five to our sponsors:

@usarmy @venicebeachbid @councilwomantracipark @quantumsquares @c4energy @ripd_calisthenics@superbloom.collective @experiencehoopla , @sweatyoga@thumz.up @la28games.

A big fist bump to participating organizations:

@world_calisthenics_org @battleofthebars @aimo_chloe
@boxunionstudio, @barrys @olabeachtennis@thesuncycle @more.of.that@f45_training_venice @street.paddle @vb.fc @viberidela@pop_paddle_venice @jfmboxing @boxunionstudio@animalflowofficial @jiujitsuflo @dancingfoundation@eclectichoops @girlisnota4letterword @heidi_lemmon @wearpurepatch @livonlabs @la.skate.hunnies@soundboxtruck @capoeirabrasilla @veniceball@venicepickleballclub @icepass_la@rowhousesantamonica @sweatyoga @linzydavidson@cynthiawardla @kikidesignsla @usambh @punchgunk @kinflowofficial @journeywithsony @reydiogobjj @alfalpha@icepass_la @heidi_lemmon ,@venicecommunitycleanups @spogomiusa @mrcharlies @venicefarmersmarket @groundworkcoffee @venicebeachfun @discovervenicebeach

Check out these epic drone photos by @pj_la.

Share your Venice Beach Games photos with us via the official Venice Beach Games drop box link. Thank you!

Fan Venice Beach Games on instagram to re-live or view the good times had by all!

Stay tuned for all event pics!


About the Event

VENICE BEACH, CA Venice Beach Games, the ultimate outdoor sports and fitness festival, returns July 29, 2023 to the Venice Beach Rec. Center, at 1800 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291. The event, a sun-soaked celebration of sports, fitness, competition, and camaraderie in the world’s greatest beachfront recreation center, is free of charge and open to the public.  

Who: Open to the public, all fitness levels, and abilities

What: 80+ events including competitions, classes, meditations, cold plunges, expos and much more. A schedule of activities and classes can be found here.  

Where: 1800 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291

When: July 29, registration and wristband pick up starts 8am, events run 9am to 4pm.

How: Advance registration on Eventbrite or in person starting 8am July 29. 

Once again, Venice Paparazzi has partnered with L.A. City Rec. & Parks and 80+ sports, fitness, recovery, and martial arts groups and brands, to bring the community a free day of classes, competition, and camaraderie in the world’s greatest beachfront rec. center. Growing exponentially from the inaugural event in 2021, the Venice Beach Games 2023 is on track with its mission: to capitalize on the momentum of the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics by bringing an exciting two-day sp

ort, fitness, and martial arts expo to Venice Beach, an international destination known the world over as a hub of the fitness lifestyle. 


Venetians, Angelenos and beyond are invited out to play, workout, and compete in a huge variety of all-level activities including a wide spectrum of athletics. Non-traditional sports like street gymnastics, long board dancing, submission grappling, skateboarding, and parkour are all on the roster, as well as more traditional games such as soccer, basketball, paddle tennis and handball. 

In addition to sports activities, two Fitness Stages and a Martial Arts Zone will offer free classes all day – all levels, all ages, all styles, no excuses! This year’s roster of instructors and competitors range from local legends to world renowned athletes and social media super-influencers to dark horse rising stars, and everyone in between. 

Event organizer Alex Stowell remarked, “The enthusiasm for participation in this year’s events was immediate and powerful. Participation is almost at 100 organizations. This year’s event is going to crush, and by 2028, the world will come to Venice to compete. If you want to be the top dog in your respective sport, you will need to add a gold medal at the Venice Beach Games to your hardware collection. Buckle up!” 

L.A. City Rec.& Park’s Westside Superintendent Sonya added, “The highly anticipated Venice Beach Games are set to captivate audiences this year. This thrilling event has garnered widespread support from athletes across the region, uniting them in their pursuit of physical fitness, wellbeing, and a strong sense of competition. The Games offer an extensive array of activities, catering to diverse interests and ages. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in invigorating yoga sessions, contribute to community clean-up efforts, experience rejuvenating ice baths, compete in handball and paddle tennis matches, showcase their hula hooping skills, and showcase their skateboarding prowess, among countless other exciting endeavors.”

With something for everyone, the Venice Beach Games promise an unforgettable experience that transcends abilities and age barriers.

Wristband pick up and in person waiver signing starts 8:00 a.m. at Muscle Beach. 

Venice Beach Games 2023 is a collaboration between Venice Paparazzi and L.A. City Dept. of Rec. & Parks.

Photos can be found here.


Thank You to Our Partners