Join in on the fun at the Neptune Festival on June 24, 2017

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Here is message from event organizer Jessica Sugar Shack!

“Hey Venice party peeps!   Summer is on it’s way!   The Venice Beach Neptune Parade is set for Saturday June 24, 2017.  Get your costumes ready and join in on the Venice Beach Fun!   The event is free, and open to all ages.  Come celebrate the beginning of SUMMER, and the crowning of Jeremy Marco & Carol J. Gronner!  I love you Venice.”

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Neptune Festival event itinerary:   June 24, 2-8 p.m., Pre party, Parade + After Parade Party at the Sidewalk Cafe

  • 2p.m. Meet and pre-party at the Sidewalk Cafe.  Mix, mingle and enjoy drink specials and giveaways!
  • 3 p.m. Royal Procession to the beach.   The parade will be chanting “Hail Summer! hail Venice!”
  • 4-8 p.m.  After party and live music at the Sidewalk Cafe.  Music by Damp Duo and The Smashup.  Mix, mingle, dance, and enjoy drink specials and giveaways!
  • The Sidewalk Cafe, 1401 Ocean Front Walk.  Venice CA 90291. www.thesidewalkcafe.com

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Venice History: 1938 –  It began with the arrival of King Neptune in an outrigger canoe followed by Queen Venetia’s coronation and a royal procession along Ocean Front Walk. The queen read a proclamation commanding her subjects to engage in three days of fun and frivolity. The afternoon parade featured floats and costumed merrymakers wearing enormous plaster of paris heads that were manufactured in Arthur Reese’s studio. Windward Avenue was roped off for a street carnival where wandering gondoliers entertained.  (Photos below and  above insert taken frowww.westland.net)

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View past Neptune Festival photo galleries by Venice Paparazzi!