Sunset Junction Street Festival/Fair Los Angeles Reviews
Aug 18, 2007
The Sunset Junction Street Festival/Fair is presented by the Sunset Junction Neighborhood Alliance which is a non-profit organization whose goals are to promote and embrace cultural diversity in the Silver Lake, Echo Park, and Los Feliz comunities (http://www.sunsetjunction.org/).
The entrance fee is $15. Kids 12 and under and senior citizens are Free! I think presale tickets are available for $10-$13 on-line. And if I remember correctly, all entrance fee proceeds go onto finance many of the Sunset Junction Neighborhood Alliance's community programs like youth outreach, neighborhood clean up, and mural painting.
The Sunset Junction Street Festival/Fair is family-friendly event with typical carnival food vendors serving up cotton candy, kettle and pop corn, corn dogs, and hot dogs as well as rides and games for the kiddies. For foodies with more adventurous palates, there were vendors serving up special sausage dogs, a Hawaiian food stand, several vendors serving Latin American fare like homemade taquitos and pupusas, and of course BBQ...it's not a fair/festival without the grilled meats.
In addition to the food, the festival/fair is a venue for artisans to showcase their crafts from clothing and jewelry to natural soaps and wind chimes...you name it and someone was probably selling it.
The Sunset Junction Street Festival/Fair is a live music lover's dream come true! The Sunset Junction Street Festival/Fair is a fabulous avenue for musicians to perform. And with three stages, how can it not be a great music venue? Local bands, artists at the cusp of stardom, headliners, and stars of yesteryear all grace the stages at Sunset Junction. This year the talent schedule included Ben Harper, Hot Hot Heat, Morris Day and the Time, The O'Jays, Buzzcocks, Deniece Williams, and She Wants Revenge. The live music draws huge crowds so if you plan on going next year get there early to secure your spot in front of the stage.
It's not all food, fun, and games. The festival/fair is big opportunity for community outreach...anything from free health info to groups seeking support for the arts and from local radio stations to LA's own professional lacrosse team (LA has a lacrosse team?)...they all had booths manned by loquacious volunteers waiting to strike up a conversation and get your support or at the very least a few minutes of your time to give their informative spiel.
All in all, the Sunset Junction Street Festival/Fair is good fun especially since it is a community fundraiser!
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