The 30th Annual Sunset Junction Street Fair

Aug 15, 2010 by Lisa Newton

The 30th Annual Sunset Junction Street Fair begins on August 21st and 22nd.

Along with its 5 music stages, food, entertainment, and tons of fun, the Street Fair will no doubt be a great place to spend a Saturday afternoon.

The Sunset Junction Neighborhood Alliance sponsors the annual event, which celebrates the diversity of Silver Lake, Echo Park and Los Feliz.

It’s an homage to this area which encompasses a rich ethnographic and lifestyle–with a population that includes such diversity and cultures which include Gen X’s, Gen Y’s, Latinos, Gays, Lesbians, Students, and even a few entertainment moguls.

The highlight of Sunset Junction Neighborhood Alliance is their special youth program which was “created as a result of the community being pulled apart. People want their communities to be livable again, free of gangs, drugs and violence. The Youth Program has been a success in getting neighborhood youth involved in taking action in the community.”

To date, a few of the projects completed by Sunset Junction include:

  • twenty-five murals
  • After School Sports and Recreation Program
  • Sunset Junction Soccer Club
  • job training
  • planted trees on Sunset Blvd.
  • care of the Fountain and help on building the Triangle Park
  • painting local business murals
  • graffiti paint-out
  • neighborhood clean up

All of these programs are made possible and funded by the upcoming annual Street Fair. 100% of the ticket price–$15.00 online and $20.00 at the gate–goes to support the ongoing efforts of the Sunset Junction Neighborhood Alliance.

Children under 12 and and seniors over 65 are granted free admittance. In addition, if you live nearby at one of the local Silver Lake residences, you’ll also be able to attend the Street Fair at no charge.

Here’s a look at last year’s Street Fair:

So, mark your calendars for next weekend, from 11:00am to 11:00pm on Saturday, and 11:00am to 10:00pm on Sunday.

Who says Los Angeles’ neighborhoods aren’t people friendly?

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