"Have an Eccletic Time at Beacon St Festival" San Pedro Things to Do Tip by marinarena

San Pedro Things to Do: 27 reviews and 114 photos

  Beacon St Festival, San Pedro-Los Angeles
by marinarena

Beacon Street Festival is a summer block party thrown in front of the Beacon House recovery house for men who have become addict to alcohol and/or other drugs. (OK, you're thinking, why attend a street party here perhaps?) Well, come here if you like an intimate and an alternative festival experience compared to the typical carnival variety that go on in the summer. It is indeed a small affair for a quick bite to eat (hot dogs and the like), shopping for candles,clothing , local artwork, jewelry, artistic pieces and various knick-knacks. HOWEVER, the most intriguing thing here is the people-watching. There are quite colorful people here who may seemingly seem "opposing" physically but are warm and easy going.

REMEMBER- NO alcohol served here! I mean, there's a halfway house here!

I do have to caution. Though I saw many kids around, it may be best to leave the kids home or at least, to take them down the hill at Ports O Call for entertainment. This is an event more suitable for adults (youthful adults, singles, couples, those who like "alternative lifestyles). Talk and dancing gets pretty provocative here, though, nothing too, too naughty!

2005 Beacon St Festival Aug 13-14, 2005. Check website for future dates. The event has free admission and parking is fairly easily and available in the neighborhood or by city hall near 6th and Beacon.

My visit to the festival : Saturday, Aug 13, 2005

Read more on Beacon House in my Local Custom Tip.

Address: 1003 S. Beacon St
Directions: by 6th and Beacon
Website: http://www.beaconhouseassociation.com/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 26, 2006
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