October 31, 2014

41st Annual Topanga Days Country Fair, May 24-26

 

County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky is Grand Marshal of the Topanga Days Annual Memorial Day Parade

LA’s largest, longest running and most anticipated bohemian festival and country fair returns this Memorial Day Weekend with live music, gourmet, organic and down-home food and beverages from local vendors, arts and crafts and fun family activities, and its eccentric, exciting, community-driven historic Memorial Day Parade.

“The rich traditions of Topanga Days were founded more than 40 years ago. They are alive and felt throughout the festival,” said Mimi Williams, Festival Director. “The support of the community and all Southern Californians help make this weekend special for all ages. We look forward to the next 40 years where music and art can be enjoyed by everyone.”

LIVE MUSIC

Music on two stages will start at 11 a.m. each day with main stage performances by Venice (as seen on NBC-TV’s “The Voice”); Royal Southern Brotherhood; The Jerry Garcia Band, featuring Melvin Seals; Lukas Nelson & P.O.T.R.; and much more exciting music from myriad local bands.

THE TOPANGA DAYS PARADE

One of the most festive, historic and bohemian parades in Los Angeles will start Monday, May 27 at 9 a.m. along Topanga Canyon Blvd. This year’s Grand Marshal is County Supervisor Zev Yaroslovsky. The parade is not only open to Topangans, but to anyone interested, from individuals to charities and other organizations. A flag-raising ceremony commemorating those who have served will commence after the parade on the main stage to kick off the final day of the Topanga Days Country Fair celebration.

GAMES FOR ALL

Kids’ Zone, 11a.m.-5 p.m., daily
—A complete kids’ zone will be available throughout the weekend. Kids and families will enjoy Face painting; Spill the Milk; Goldfish bowl toss (animal friendly – a new take on an old favorite); Lucky Duck; Make-a-bracelet; Tattoos; Treasure Dig; Bouncies; Rock Wall.

Games for Big Kids—Include the Horseshoe League play-off, sack race, egg toss, watermelon seed spitting contest, bucket fill and the famous pie-eating contest.

The 41st Annual Topanga Days Country Fair takes place Saturday-Monday, May 24-26, at the Topanga Community House, 1440 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, CA 90290, halfway between Ventura Blvd and PCH. Fair hours are from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily. Free shuttle service is available along Topanga Canyon Blvd. Check the website for official stops.

General admission: $25; TCC Members & Military, $15; Children 6-12 & Seniors, $15; Children 5 and under admitted free. Military enter free on Monday.

For more information—Topanga Days: topangadays.com; Topanga Community Club: topangacommunityclub.com.

About the Topanga Community Club: The TCC is a community-oriented, non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to protect, maintain, upgrade and enhance the Community House and the grounds entrusted to its care. The TCC is dedicated to serving the community of Topanga by providing access and support for philanthropic, educational and community activities and services.