If you are in Venice on a weekend day, stick around after the sun goes down and hit up the drum circle! At the end of Brooks Ave. on the beach, hundreds of people gather with their drums, shakers, congas and various percussion instruments, as well as  their dancing feet, and have a jam. If you can’t find Brooks Ave, just listen and you will hear their beats. This gathering of different types of people from different parts of the world drumming, dancing, getting into the zone and feeding off other people’s energies is a must thing to do while in Venice.  Drum and dance at the Venice drum circle.

Venice Drum Circle

ABOUT: The Drum Circle forms on the beach directly in front of where Brooks avenue meets Ocean Front Walk. Though it is not an official event, it happens like clockwork every Sat. and Sun, usually beginning around noon and lasting well into the darkness. Free spirits and serious percussionists alike, bring drums of all shapes and sizes to this improvisational jam on the sand. People from all over the world come to attend the famous festivities, dancing, chanting and banging out the communal song that is the Venice Drum Circle.

ADMISSION FEE: Free
WHEN:  Saturdays and Sundays.  12 noon – sunset!
WHO CAN PARTICPATE: Anyone. All ages.
LOCATION: By the beach at the end of the Venice Beach Boardwalk and Brooks Ave.

ADDITIONAL WEBSITES:
VENICE BEACH DRUM CIRCLE: www.venicebeachdrumcircle.com/