Abbot Kinney First Fridays Official Site
The Official First Fridays FAQ.
Event: Abbot Kinney First Fridays
When: Every First Friday
Time: 4pm – 10:30pm
Place: Abbot Kinney Bl, Venice CA 90291
between Venice Bl and San Juan
What is Abbot Kinney First Fridays?
Whether it’s called First Fridays on Abbot Kinney Bl or Venice First Fridays, it’s a fun, food truck focused event with select shops open late, happy hours at local restaurants and bars, plus special popup events.
How & When it Started:
The event started in 2008, initiated by the Venice Chamber of Commerce before the food trucks hit. It was originally a community event with shops open late and included special events. Only thing was, hardly anyone was coming. There was a call to help spread the word about the monthly event so it could prosper and the businesses too, along the famous boulevard in Venice.
The Founder and Editor of this blog, a Venice local, Janet Gervers jumped in to help and created a website on her own time and expense, which quicly propelled the event to it’s landmark status and Page 1! This blog has benefitted multiple businesses in Venice and food trucks as well and contues this tradition of giving back.
Happening Every 1st Friday of the Month – Food Trucks Galore!
Since a lot and I do mean a lot of people have asked that’s when the popular food truck evnt happens on Abbot Kinney Bl in Venice. It’s a fun filled event with lotsa food trucks, changes up every month to give your taste buds a new adventure each time! It’s generally from 4:30 – 10pm. See the handy links below for a bigger scoop on this food truck feast!