June 22, Venice Neptune Parade

It is on!  Summer solstice in Venice and time for the Neptune Parade!

Here is message from event organizer Jessica Sugar Shack!

Dust off your straw hat, find your bathing suit, put a flower in your hair, strap on a grass skirt! It’s time to celebrate SUMMER!

Join us in a Zany Summerlicious Celebration of the Season of the SUN and ShEnAnIgAnS! Let’s honor our Beautiful Beach..and Venice Fun…and Surfside..and partying…and dancing like crazy Kooks! WE NEED YOU to come kick off the Best time of year!

  • Saturday, June 2212:30pm
  • 12:30 Pre-Party at Surfside, 23 Windward Ave. Venice, Ca 90291
  • 1:30pm Parade Start
  • After party at Surfside with BANDS ALL DAY


Venice History: 1938 –  It began with the arrival of King Neptune in an outrigger canoe followed by Queen Venetia’s coronation and a royal procession along Ocean Front Walk. The queen read a proclamation commanding her subjects to engage in three days of fun and frivolity. The afternoon parade featured floats and costumed merrymakers wearing enormous plaster of paris heads that were manufactured in Arthur Reese’s studio. Windward Avenue was roped off for a street carnival where wandering gondoliers entertained.  (Photos below and  above insert taken frowww.westland.net)

June 22 event details to be announced shortly.

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