Fiesta Hermosa returned for Memorial Day concerts, carnival

Thursday, June 1, 2023
Fiesta Hermosa returned for its Memorial Day weekend carnival.
Fiesta Hermosa returned for its 53rd nightly beach concert and carnival for Memorial Day weekend.

One of Southern California's largest arts and crafts festival is returned beachside for Memorial Day weekend.

The festival will took place throughout the entire downtown Hermosa Beach area from Pacific Coast Highway to the beach from May 27-29 and featured family-friendly activities such as live music, food and beverages, local retail and vendor promotions, and carnival rides and games. To accommodate all attendees, the event was free and open to the public with free shuttle parking.

For 52 years, Fiesta Hermosa has been filling Hermosa's streets with art, music, and fun. It was originally named Fiesta de las Artes and welcomed visitors to the beach to shop and enjoy the art.

"Most exciting this year was the news of our carnival relocation to upper Pier Avenue" President/CEO Jessica Accamando said in a press release. "Rides, games and a petting zoo were located just east of the Makers Mercado in order to make access to the carnival easier and include all of the businesses along Pier Avenue."

Other festival highlights included this year's carnival having live music brought by the South Bay Music Connection featuring local young musicians.

The festival's beach concert lineup included Jeremy Buck, Missus Jones (Amy Winehouse tribute), The Long Run (an Eagles tribute) Peace Frog (Doors tribute), K-Tel Allstars, Forever Rod (Rod Stewart tribute) and more.

Additional activities included Sunset Vibes Silent Disco on Saturday, Comedy and Magic Club shows on Saturday and Sunday and a Memorial Day ceremony on the beach stage on Monday.

To see a map of Fiesta Hermosa and learn more, visit