This weekend is Fiesta La Ballona, one of the biggest and best end-of-summer parties in Culver City, and the Pardee Family can’t wait to see you there!
Fiesta La Ballona, Culver City’s spectacular summer festival, will be held August 24-26, 2018 at Veterans Park located at 4117 Overland Avenue. The popular Culver City event features live entertainment, carnival rides and games, food trucks and a food court, and a Beer and Wine Garden, as well as booths spotlighting local organizations and featuring artisan wares. Fiesta La Ballona is bicycle-friendly and strives to be a zero-waste event. Admission and parking for Fiesta La Ballona are free.
Last year, Fiesta La Ballona attracted approximately 30,000 visitors over the course of the weekend. The festival kicks off the afternoon of Friday, August 24th and closes down Sunday night, August 26th. Fiesta hours are 4:30pm to 10:00pm (carnival rides start at 5:00pm) on Friday, August 24; 11:00am to 10:00pm on Saturday, August 25; and 11:00am to 9:00pm on Sunday, August 26.
The City of Culver City’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department and the Fiesta La Ballona Committee organize and produce Fiesta with support from scores of volunteers. A variety of local sponsors also help fund and support Fiesta. Information on unique and tailored sponsorship opportunities is available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or (310) 253-6667. You can also find Fiesta La Ballona on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with #FLB2018.
Culver City is a five-square-mile, urban community of 39,000 residents surrounded mostly by the City of Los Angeles but also shares a border with unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. It is centrally located on the Westside near Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, and Los Angeles International Airport. Culver City is particularly known for its well-run public school system, “small town” charm, growing high-tech and creative economies, and a dynamic downtown that is regionally known as a destination for restaurants, live theater, and art galleries.
Where is Veterans Park?
Veterans Park is located at 4117 Overland Avenue at the intersection of Culver Blvd and Overland Avenue, just west of Downtown Culver City. From the 10 freeway, exit at Overland Avenue and go south. From the 405 freeway, exit at Culver Blvd and go east.
What is the admission fee?
Admission to the Fiesta is free. Live entertainment on the stage is also free. Food, drinks, rides and other attractions cost extra.
How much do the rides cost?
Tickets are $1.00 each with discounts for purchase of 20 or more. Rides vary in a number of tickets required between 3-5 tickets per ride. Wristbands are available for unlimited rides on Saturday and Sunday only until 6:00 p.m. After 6:00p.m., wristbands cannot be used and only ride tickets are valid. The Recreation Office pre-sells ride wristbands until supplies run out. Call (310) 253-6650 for more information.
Can I ride the Culver City Bus to the Fiesta?
Yes! Fiesta-goers are encouraged to ride the Culver City Bus to Fiesta. Lines 1, 3, and 7 all run conveniently within a block of the Fiesta. Click here for more information about the Culver City Bus. Dial-A-Ride shuttle service will also be offered between Veterans Park and the Sony parking lot for those with disabilities. You must show your disabled placard. Service is provided on Friday 8/25 from 4:30-8:00 pm, Saturday 8/26 from 11:00 am-7:00 pm, and Sunday 8/27 from 11:00 am-6:00 pm.
Can I ride my bicycle to the Fiesta?
Yes! Fiesta-goers are encouraged to leave their cars at home and ride their bicycles to the Fiesta. A free Bike Valet service is offered on Saturday and Sunday until 6:00 p.m. Bike Valet is located at the south end of Veterans Park near the intersection of Barman and Overland.
Where can I park?
The Sony Parking Structure offers ample free parking for Fiesta visitors. It is located one-half block north of the Culver/Overland intersection. Enter the Sony lot from Overland and turn right into the parking structure. Handicapped Parking is available at Veterans Park in the visitor lot behind the Veterans Memorial Building Auditorium. Visitors who park on the residential streets need to be aware of and obey all posted signage. The Senior Center lot may NOT be used for Fiesta parking during the Senior Center hours of operation.
What are the hours of Fiesta?
Fiesta’s general hours of operation are Friday from 4:00-10:00PM, Saturday from 11:00AM-10:00PM, and Sunday from 10:30AM-9:00PM.
- Friday: Food and musical entertainment starts at 4:30PM for the Senior Special until 6:00PM. Carnival rides and Beer and Wine Garden start at 6:00PM. Food vendors, Beer and Wine Garden and entertainment closes @ 9:30PM. Carnival rides close at 10:00PM sharp.
- Saturday: All vendor booths, carnival rides, pony rides, petting zoo, entertainment, etc. starts at 11:00AM. Food vendors, Beer and Wine Garden and entertainment closes @ 9:00PM. Carnival rides close at 10:00PM sharp.
- Sunday: All vendor booths, carnival rides, pony rides, petting zoo, entertainment, etc. starts at 11:00AM. Food vendors, Beer and Wine Garden and entertainment closes @ 6:00PM. Carnival rides close at 9:00PM sharp.
Can I use my Credit Card at Fiesta?
Each booth vendor sets his or her own policy regarding payment methods. Cash is the preferred method and is the only way to purchase carnival ride tickets. There will be ATMs on-site at the Fiesta.
- WHEN: Friday, August 24 through Sunday, August 26
- WHERE: Veterans Park – 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City 90230
- COST: Free admission
- WEBSITE: http://www.fiestalaballona.org/