35th Annual Abbot Kinney Festival

What a day!  A gorgeous blue sky, throngs of smiling faces, great food, drinks, entertainment, and a super positive vibe!

This AK Festival was one of, if not the, best ever.  And once again,  Venice Paparazzi were  the official photographers.  Check our the photos below and see if you made the cut!

About the Abbot Kinney Festival:

Founded in 1984, the Abbot Kinney Festival in Venice is one of the most popular festivals in Southern California, attracting nearly 100,000 attendees each year.  The Festival  spans a one mile stretch of the world-famous Abbot Kinney Boulevard.  The event featured 4 live music stages, artisan food vendors & food trucks, 350+ vendors, and 5 beer gardens. The immensely popular KidsQuad has rides, family entertainment, and  interactive activities for all ages.  There is literally something for everyone!

One very cool fact about the event is that some of proceeds go directly back into the community in the form of the AK Fest Community Grants that are awarded at the festival every year.

Congratulations to this year’s 2019 AKF Community Grant Recipients.

About the AKF Community Grant:  Funded by festival proceeds, the AKFA Community Grants Program awards funding to selected Venice-based nonprofit organizations that offer services and programs aimed at youth and families.  Since 1984, well over $300,000 in festival proceeds have been invested into the community of Venice.

2019 Grant Recipients

  • Education Committee of the Venice Chamber of Commerce
  • Friends of Broadway
  • Friends of Coeur d’Alene
  • Friends of Walgrove
  • Girls PACT
  • Grassroots Neighbor
  • Kolossol
  • Neighborhood Youth Association
  • Seeds to Plate
  • Venice Arts
  • Venice High STEMM Magnet
  • Venice Historical Society
  • Venice Oceanarium
  • WE Garden

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2019 Spirit of Venice Award:

About the Venice Spirit Award:   Since 1989, the Abbot Kinney Festival Association has recognized exemplary stakeholders nominated by the community for their contributions to the spirit, creativity and uniqueness of Venice.  Here is a fun VP fact! Venice Paparazzi’s Edizen Stowell won the Venice Spirit Award in 2015.  Go team!

2019 AK Fest Spirit Awardees Brian Lee, Donna Humphrey, Jonathan Zeichner, and Bart Miali

2019 Spirit of Venice Awardee Jataun Valentine

Venice Spirit Awardee. David Reiss. In this photo accepting award is his daughter

Venice Spirit Awardee Tim Bonefield

Check out epic photos by Venice Paparazzi

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Here is another fun fact!  Venice Paparazzi has covered Abbot Kinney Blvd events since 2007. Re-live 2007-2019 here!

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Save the date September 27, 2020 for #AKFest2020!

For more  info, visit AbbotKinneyFestival.com.  Fan and follow Abbot Kinney Festival on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram!


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