Fiesta La Ballona Returns to Veterans Park this Weekend. Don’t miss out! Veterans Memorial Park at 4117 Overland Avenue For the first time ever, all details about Fiesta la Ballona can be found in the palm of your hand by downloading the Fiesta La Ballona App from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store!
This spectacular summer festival features live performances, carnival rides & games, a beer & wine garden, food trucks & a food court, and a vendor village showcasing local groups & artisan wares. New this year are “Plunge into Fiesta” at the Culver City Municipal Plunge, Silent Disco at the Entertainment Tent, and Imagine: Zero Waste World’s sustainability activities.
Admission is FREE! Carnival Ride Wristbands are still available for pre-sale ($5 off).
Fiesta la Ballona will officially kick off August 23 at 6:00 pm in the Fiesta Entertainment Tent. The Opening Ceremony, with members of Culver City’s City Council and other local officials, will include special performances by the Culver City High School Marching Band, the Santa Monica Oceanaires, and El Marino Rainbow Taiko.
More information is available by visiting the Fiesta La Ballona website or calling (310) 253-6650. A program guide, which includes a map of the event and all scheduled activities, will be available on the app and at the Fiesta La Ballona Information Booth.
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Parking, Transportation & Pets
Attendees are encouraged to bike, walk, or take the bus to the event to avoid parking challenges!
Parking is available at Sony Pictures Studios off Overland Avenue.
Bike Culver City will offer a secure bike valet for visitors who ride their bikes to the celebration on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM.
Culver CityBus provides bicycle racks on-board to encourage bike riding and public transportation. Please call (310) 253-6500 or visit www.culvercitybus.com for information about traveling to the event by bus.
Electric scooters are not allowed in Veterans Park, so e-scooter parking will be available near the Bike Valet.
This year’s Dial-A-Ride shuttle will operate on Saturday, August 24 (12:00 PM – 8:00 PM) and Sunday, August 25 (12:00 PM – 8:00 PM). The pick-up/drop-off zone will be at the Sony Pictures Studios Garage and Fiestagoers will be transported to and from the parking lot turnaround in front of the Culver City Registration Office.
Pets are not allowed in Veterans Park and only ADA-compliant, trained service dogs will be admitted.
Our Sponsors & Volunteers
The Fiesta La Ballona Committee appreciates the support of the local organizations and businesses who are sponsoring this year’s event! 2019 contributors include:
Sony Pictures Entertainment, Southern California Edison and Westfield Culver City
Cedars-Sinai, Chevrolet, Culver City Rotary Club, Golden State Water Co, Kane, Ballmer & Berkman, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, Steeldeck, T-Mobile, and Tito’s Tacos Mexican Restaurant
AYSO Region 19, The Culver Studios, Culver City Volvo Mazda, Echo Horizon School, HeArt Realtors, The Smile Artists, Vivian Lesny, and West Basin Municipal Water District; Activity Partners – Bike Culver City, Culver City Arts Foundation, LA Galaxy Star Squad, Joymode, LA Kings Ice Crew, and reDiscover; Friends of Fiesta – Backstage Bar & Grill, Cavanaugh Realtors, The Conservatory, The Help Group and Kind Snacks; Media Partners – 95.5 KLOS, Culver City Crossroads and Culver City Observer; and Zero Waste Partner – Image Property Services.
The City of Culver City’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department and the Fiesta La Ballona Committee organize and produce the event along with the assistance of over 75 volunteers. This year’s Fiesta Committee members include: Chair Greg Guzzetta, Vice Chair Marcus Tiggs, Lizet Alvarez, Lisa Marie Parker Desai, Ronnie Jayne, Lila Swenson, and Robert C. Wayne.
Friday, August 23 – 4:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Saturday, August 24 – 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday, August 25 – 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM