AKFF Guide to the Best Summer Vibes

AKFF Guide to the Best Summer Vibes

Summer is a whirlwind of fun adventures and spur of the moment plans. Let me guide you guys to some upcoming summer events, where you can take the dopest pictures and not break your bank account.

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AKFF VIP Club contains all the hookups that any true beach goers could ever want. For only $29.00 you can become a member for an entire year. As a member of the club you are guaranteed hook ups on food, fitness and even retail!


Screen Shot 2017-06-20 at 10.02.54 AMAKFF Guide to Summer Concerts in Marina Del Rey, Santa Monica & Culver City!

Westside Summer Concerts: this page has all the line ups for this summer’s free concerts! Whether you like a beach venue or a park, this is the guide to help you find the perfect summer concert for you. Check it out if you’re a music lover or if you’re looking for a good time!

Summer Events in the Southbay

IMG_0928Southbay Event Guide this page has all the dopest events happening this summer! Surf Festivals, Concerts in the park and so much more! Go check it out if you like water sports or if you’re in the area and looking for something fun.


 partner-CulverWorks-AKFF-VIP-ClubCo-working in Culver City

 A strong business community geared toward helping other entrepreneurs and their businesses. Currently Culverworks is located in downtown Culver City.


New Co-Working in Culver City and Venice!

New Co-Working in Culver City and Venice!

The co-working craze in Los Angeles is at its peak now from over the last 5 Years. Spaces are popping up all over with notable growth in downtown Los Angeles Pasadena and Playa Vista. Get the latest on Culver City and Venice – 2 new spots to check out!

Culver works recently opened In the heart downtown Culver City.

CulverWorks LogoCulverWorks started in June of 2017 and is located across from the historic Culver Hotel. CulverWorks  is the re-imagination of the unique co-working space, formerly NextSpace, and is a testament to the strength of the community there. The President of CulverWorks says he “Really wants to keep the community together and this kind of community represents the future. Maintaining and supporting that means a lot to me.”

AKFF has been located there since January of this year and really loves the strong coworking community consisting of a variety of entrepreneurial businesses.

It’s a spacious second floor space conveniently located by the shops and restaurants and near public transportation the garage and street parking is available. Currently there are three offices available in this dog friendly environment.  We encourage you to check them out because they are simply amazing, especially the corner office, situated over Main Street and Culver Blvd. 

Make an appointment to see CulverWorks >

CulverWorks is now part of the AKFF VIP Club and is offering a 5 day passes for $75 they are normally $25 each. 

Find out about AKFF VIP CLUB & Get the offer >

GirlSpace-logoVenice co-working space, GirlSpace coming this fall!

AKFF  is happy to be the first to announce the opening of a new coworking space in Venice this fall.

GirlSpace, a woman oriented co-working space founded by the queen of co-working, Emmarie Dempsey, from NextSpace, El Camp and Barworks. She is excited about opening the space, slated for an opening in September 2017. It will be located near Abbot Kinney and Venice, a real sweet spot. 

GirlSpace will also be a Partner in the AKFF VIP Club and will have a special offer for our  Members in the fall.

Find out how to become an AKFF VIP Club Member and receive special deals from fitness to food trucks and co-working >

Feature Photo Courtesy: CulverWorks

A Guide to Summer Events in the Southbay

A Guide to Summer Events in the Southbay

Summer brings us free outdoor shows and festivals!  So where to begin.. those who love anything art related there are a few events coming up to peak your interest.

Magala Cove Lawn Art Show

Magala Cove Lawn Art Show

Malaga Cove Lawn Art Show

This event consists of original pieces from local artists in a family friendly environment. The type of art varies including jewelry, 3D sculptures, paintings, ceramics and photography. The artist attend the events to chat with people who are interested in buying their work and just to enjoy a friendly conversation with a fan. This art show has been a tradition in Palos Verdes for about 75 years.

Malaga Cove Plaza, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274
July 15-16th 10am-5pm

IMG_0816South Bay Greek Festival 

For all my foodies out there, the Greek festivals combines great food and a dope cultural experience. The festival brings in mostly locals who go to the church or who live near it. The festival showcases traditional dances and tasty authentic Greek food. The vibe is always welcoming to newcomers and those who just want to learn about and experience a new culture. The admission fee is $2 for adults, $1 for seniors and children are free. The tickets will be sold at the door.


722 Knob Hill Ave, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
July 14: 5pm-10pm   July 15: 12pm-10pm  July 16: 12pm-9pm

International Surf Festival

The 56th annual event that incorporates swimming, surfing, and various other beach activities  into the entire IMG_0933festival. In the past there were different festivals for each beach city however this festival has combined the South bay area into one 4 day festival. Participants range from ages 8-80 years old in any of the events available. The beach is filled with sponsors passing out free samples and fun activities for those of us who just want to walk around and scope the scene. To participate in the festival sign ups are located on their website.

International Surf Festival Details

Manhattan Beach Pier, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
August 3, 4, & 6

R-10 Paddleboard RaceIMG_0931

The 20th annual event is sponsored by a local Mexican restaurant, Riviera Mexican Grill. This event is an event connected to the International Surf Festival. This is a paddle boarding event that is held at Torrance Beach, participants are to paddle 7 miles out and come back to shore as fast as possible. Each participant will receive a t-shirt and a free breakfast burrito complimentary from Riviera Mexican Grill. Online registration is $40 and Beach registration is $50. There is going to be a raffle held for all the participants with some exciting prizes. So come out and support or join in on the fun!

R-10 Paddle Board Details

387 Paseo De La Playa, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
August 6 at 8am

Redondo Beach: Cruise at the Beach

IMG_0929This event is for all my car fanatics, the Redondo Beach’s Ruby’s host a classic car meet up where owners of these cars post up and admire each others cars. The event is located in the parking lot of Ruby’s near seaside lagoon which is a fun idea for families to check out after a day at the beach. The vibes are always great around this area and especially at car shows. Everyone is open to talk about their cars or give advice to anyone who is restoring a classic car. The event does not exclude newer models or even motorcycles, it’s a friendly atmosphere that most families in the area attend. This is a great event to come take pictures and enjoy the vibes of the beach and the company of great friends.

245 N Harbor Dr, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
April-October 27, Every Friday from 4pm-8pm

Manhattan Beach Concerts: Polliwog Park

IMG_0925This is an annual event that takes place starting the first weekend in July until the first weekend in September. This usually consists of local bands or bands in the surrounding area coming together for an afternoon of music. The performances are free to anyone who attends and likes to chill out to music. Most of the bands performing are cover bands. Usually people who attend this event bring blankets to sit on and make it an evening picnic. This event usually attracts locals and families but are open to anyone who would like to check it out. The surrounding area is a great place to chill and not too far away from the pier and local shops. The link below shows the lineup of bands that are to play each sunday. So come out and check out some great cover bands and chill vibes.

Manhattan Beach Concert Line Up

1601 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Thru September 5, e
very Sunday starting at 5pm 

San Pedro: Music By The Sea
This event has live music starting around 12pm and vendors selling crafts and even massages. It is held at a local park in San Pedro and it begins the first Sunday in July and ends on July 30. It is an annual event that brings out all the locals from San Pedro and the surrounding area. It is a great place to relax and have a nice BBQ on a Sunday afternoon. The event is free and welcoming to anyone who would like to attend. I have grown up attending this event and I have to say there has never been a bad vibe present at this event. Mostly families and friends come out for the music and the overall vibes. The only down fall of the event is the parking situation, so come early for a good spot!  I’ll catch you guys out there!

Music by the Sea line up

807 W Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro, CA 90731
July 2 to July 30, every Sunday
from 12pm-5pm

Are You Ready? AKFF Returns This Friday! Yass, Venice First Fridays!

Are You Ready? AKFF Returns This Friday! Yass, Venice First Fridays!

Food Trucks on Abbot Kinney! July 7:)
on Select Food Trucks in all locations!

Nothing beats AKFF on a summer evening! Check in with us using the hashtag #AKFF!

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Food Truck Lineup on Abbot Kinney

Check back for updates with more food trucks!

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Frach’s Fried Ice Cream
Son Of A Bun
Boba Tea & Me
Go Fusion N Grill
Dreamy Creations Cupcake Truck
Los Tamaleros
Boba Time & Me
Okamoto Kitchen

Food truck crowd on stepsCalifornia – Santa Clara

Rolln Lobster
Street Kitchen LA
Rice Balls of Fire
Crispy Cuban
L.A. Wing Co.
ZemaTruck Latin Vibes
The Chairman
The Original Grilled Cheese Truck
Spyros Gyros
Roni Macaroni
The Fix On Wheels

The Brig akffSanta Clara – San Juan

Crepes Bonaparte
Marcel Waffle
Pickles & Peas
Blue Nova


San Juan – Brooks

Ridges Churro Bar

The Brig
Dogtown Dogs – VIP Club Partner
Baby’s Badass BBQ
Border Grill
Kogi Truck
+ more



More AKFF Events:

G2 AKFFG2 Gallery

Head over to G2 Gallery to check out Photographers Susan McConnell and Robert Cabral stunning work at their exhibits July  7, 10am-6pm. This would be the perfect stop before going to town on your favorite food truck treats!
1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, Ca
G2 Gallery Exhibit deets >