Culver City’s Fiesta La Ballona is Back This Weekend

Culver City’s Fiesta La Ballona will be held August 23-25, 2019 at Veterans Park which is located at 4117 Overland Avenue in Culver City. This spectacular summer festival features live performances, carnival rides and games, a beer and wine garden, food trucks and a food court, and a vendor village showcasing local groups and artisan wares. New this year are “Plunge Into Fiesta” at the Culver City Municipal Plunge, Silent Disco at the Entertainment Tent, Imagine: Zero Waste World’s sustainability activities, and the first Fiesta La Ballona App. The Opening Ceremony, with members of the Culver City City Council and other local officials, will occur on August 23 at 6:00 pm in the Fiesta Entertainment Tent. The ceremony will include special performances by the Culver City High School Marching Band, the Santa Monica Oceanaires, and El Marino Rainbow Taiko.

Where is Veterans Park?

Veterans Park is located at 4117 Overland Avenue at the intersection of Culver Boulevard and Overland Avenue, just west of Downtown Culver City. From the 10 freeway, exit at Overland and go south. From the 405 freeway, exit at Culver Blvd. and go east.

What is the admission fee?

Admission to the Fiesta is free. Live entertainment on the stage is also free. Food, drinks, rides and other attractions cost extra.

Can I ride the Culver City Bus to the Fiesta?

Yes! Fiesta-goers are encouraged to ride the Culver City Bus to Fiesta. Lines 1, 3, and 7 all run conveniently within a block of the Fiesta. Click here for more information about the Culver City Bus. Dial-A-Ride shuttle service will also be offered between Veterans Park and the Sony parking lot for those with disabilities. You must show your disabled placard.

Can I ride my bicycle to the Fiesta?

Yes! Fiesta-goers are encouraged to leave their cars at home and ride their bicycles to the Fiesta. There will be a free Bike Valet and e-Scooter Parking from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25.

Where can I park?

Fiesta-goers will be able to park at the Overland lot at Sony Pictures Entertainment during the following hours:

Friday: 4:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Saturday: 9:30 AM – 10:30 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 8:30 PM
There will be a shuttle from the parking lot to Veterans Park.

What are the hours of Fiesta?

Fiesta’s general hours of operation are Friday from 4:30-10:00PM, Saturday from 11:00AM-10:00PM, and Sunday from 10:00AM-10:00PM.

Friday: Food, musical entertainment, vendor booths, and carnival rides begin at 4:30PM and close at 10:00PM
Saturday: All vendor booths and entertainment start at 10:00AM. Food vendors and entertainment closes at 10:00PM.
Sunday: All vendor booths and entertainment start at 10:00AM. Food vendors and entertainment closes at 7:00PM.

Can I use my Credit Card at Fiesta?

Each booth vendor sets his or her own policy regarding payment methods. Cash is the preferred method, and is the only way to purchase carnival ride tickets. There will be ATM’s on-site at the Fiesta.