School is back in session! Will your family stick close to home as you adjust or will you go in search of new adventures?
If you’re an adventure seeking family, here are some fun activities near us in 90045 on tap for September.
1. Westchester Arts & Music Block Party
If you haven’t been to WAM yet, you’re in for a treat! WAM is a free day-long community event benefiting Westchester’s Emerson Avenue Community Garden. You’ll find artisans, live music, dance, art, garden tours, community oganizations, food trucks and a wine & beer garden.
WPNS is offering supervised childcare so parents can enjoy the party kid-free. Don’t delay. RSVPs for childcare go fast, as you can imagine – reserve here.
Saturday, September 21st • noon to 8 pm
Emerson Avenue between 80th St & 80th Pl (in front of the garden!)
2. Broad Fest
An annual community festival in Santa Monica offering music, a live DJ, dance lessons and other family-friendly activities. Find the talent line up here.
Sunday, September 1st • 2 pm to 7 pm
The Eli & Edythe Broad Stage — 1310 11th St. Santa Monica CA 90401. Parking is free.
3. Fiesta Hermosa
Another annual festival, this one in the South Bay in downtown Hermosa Beach. Called the “Largest Arts & Crafts Fair in Southern California” with 300 artists, this event also offers a kiddie carnival, pony rides, live music, food court and wine & beer garden.
Labor Day Weekend (8/31-9/2) • 10 am to 6 pm
Hermosa Beach on Pier Plaza, Hermosa Ave & lower Pier Ave
Free shuttle bus service from 7:30 am to 7:30 pm from the Northrop Grumman parking lot at the SW corner of Aviation & 33rd Street in Manhattan Beach.
4. Coast Santa Monica
Two miles of Santa Monica streets closed to cars and open to people to bike, skate, scoot, run, walk and roll. Decorating all modes of transportation is encouraged and there is a contest celebrating creativity and innovation.
There are also artist-led workshops ahead of the event to help with inspiration. More on these workshops here. Tons of performers and cool activities planned with this event. Check the city’s website for more. Be sure to scroll to the bottom to take it all in!
Sunday, September 15th • 10 am to 4 pm
With all the road closures, please check this page for more info and getting to the event and parking (hint: the Blue Buses are free)
5. Coastal Cleanup Day
Coastal Cleanup Day is the world’s largest volunteer day to protect our environment. Volunteers from all over the world will do their part to clean local beaches, rivers, creeks and parks. This year, Heal the Bay is celebrating its 30th year coordinating Coastal Cleanup Day in LA County. Come party at WAM after!
Saturday, September 21st • 9 am to noon
Three locations near us including Playa del Rey, Ballona Wetlands and LAX Dunes. Click on icons on the map on this page for details for each.
6. Urban Kids Fishing Derby
Urban American Outdoors TV hosts its 4th Annual Urban Kids Fishing Derby Los Angeles at Kenneth Hahn State Park for kids ages 7-15. This free fishing event offers prizes, including a $100 prize to the biggest catch of the day! With only 250 spots available, you may want to pre-register on this page.
What are you up to this month? Drop us a note in the comments!
About Tracy Thrower Conyers
Tracy Thrower Conyers is a long-time resident of Westchester 90045. Tracy closely follows local politics, political players and social chatter relevant to Westchester. You’ll frequently find her at Neighborhood Council meetings, as well as on all the social platforms where 90045 peeps hang out. As a mom with a school-aged child, Tracy is keenly aware of the importance of the educational choices we make for our kids, and spends a lot of time following local schools. She’s passionate about California’s charter school movement as a source of innovation for public schools, and pays extra attention to special needs education choices and resources. Tracy is also a Broker Associate and founding principal in Silicon Beach Properties. She is a recognized expert on Silicon Beach and its impact on residential and residential income real estate, and has been featured by respected media outlets including the LA Times, KPCC and KCET. Tracy’s primary focus and expertise includes buying and selling homes and residential income properties in Westchester and the Playas, but she is also very tuned in to the wider Silicon Beach area. Find more on Tracy and Silicon Beach Properties on sb.p’s website. Connect other places online with Tracy: LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram & Pinterest.