Since you all have been asking – there is NO FIRST FRIDAYS ON ABBOT KINNEY IN JULY on our National Holiday, July 4th 2014.  Have fun on the holiday (see below) and make sure to come to 1st Fridays on August 1, 2014!  The AKFF Team is planning something special just for you! Hint: Fashion, Food, Music, DJ’s! JUST ADDED VENICE DUCK BREWERY – HOTEL ERWIN BBQ ON JULY 4TH!

The Marina del Rey Fireworks are always a favorite Fourth of July event! Fireworks can be seen at 9pm for 20 minutes from the beach and at various restaurant and hotel locations in the area. A fave viewing spot for the AKFF Team has been on the beach near the Venice Pier, closest to Washington Bl. There are a slew of restaurants on Washington to get eats and drinks before the fireworks.

Keep in mind both traffic and parking will be crazy- really! If you can walk, bike, skateboard or take a bus to your fireworks viewing spot, it will be a much better experience for you.  The traffic on Lincoln is the worst before and after the fireworks and best to avoid it, plussome street closures in the Marina.

You can see fireworks in the Marina if you’re hooked up with a boat or book one of the boat cruises. You can also take the bike path close to the UCLA Aquatic Center which is about as close to the fireworks as you can get and is really spectacular. Also check out Burton Chace Park and Fisherman’s Village in the Marina which will get packed quickly. More info >

You will want to check out this event at Hotel Erwin in Venice, right by the beach!

On July 4th from 1-6pm the valet area will be transformed into a patio where you can enjoy brews from Venice Duck Brewery, hotdogs and music by Venice musician, Chris Hawley!

It’s sure to be a good time so stop on by! 
The deets: $20.00 gets you one hot dog or hot link and two beers.
(The downstairs party does not grant you access to the rooftop.)

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