It Is Fiesta Hermosa Time Again!

It is almost Labor Day weekend, and you know what that means.... It Is Fiesta Hermosa Time Again!

It is one of our favorite times of the year, where we get to particpate in one of the largest arts and crafts events in Southern California. Bell Event Services handles the audio, lighting, power, vendor management, and assists the Hermosa Beach Chamber in all aspects of the shows production. We really get to roll up our sleeves and put our expertise to good use. It is a full five days of around the clock work, but it is so worth it. With two rocking stages, the main stage with full line array and digital Allen & Heath iLive console, and the beer garden stage showing off an APB Dynasonics mixing board running to two double stack SLS 8695 speaker systems with four 18" subs, you are bound to find some serious audiophiles being suitably impressed. We are also running everything off of our very own bio-diesal generators, making sure we keep it eco-friendly.

The festival runs twice a year, Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend. If you plan on coming, why not ride your bike down and make use of the free bike valet service.

See you there!

This is what the Fiesta hermosa website says about the show:

"Since 1972, the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce has produced Fiesta Hermosa, the "largest arts & crafts fair in Southern California". Over 400 artists and crafters are featured, including painters, photographers, ceramicists, jewelers, sculptors, and handicrafters. The festival takes place every Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekend (Saturday, Sunday and Monday) in downtown Hermosa Beach, California. With the ocean as a backdrop, Hermosa Beach is an ideal place for a summer festival with temperatures of 80 degrees and balmy sea breezes. People flock to Fiesta Hermosa each year for not only the art fair, but for the Music – which is always of the highest caliber. There are two stages featuring live music – one at the Main Stage on the Pier and another in the Charity Beer & Wine Garden. The Main Stage features the finest "tribute bands" performing the classic rock of bands such as The Doors, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Rod Stewart, Santana, and Van Halen, to name just a few. Rock n' roll, country western, and rhythm and blues are showcased in the Charity Beer & Wine Garden.

Our buses and generators will be fueled with clean-burning biodiesel, made from used vegetable oil donated by local restaurants Patrick Molloy's, Sangria, and Café Boogaloo. Glass and plastic containers will be recycled by Consolidated Disposal, and the food court vendors will be using compostible plates and cutlery.

Fairgoers rave about our Food Court, which offers 18 different kinds of ethnic food choices. Everything is delicious – from roasted corn to Thai, Greek, and Mexican food, to tri-tip sandwiches and barbequed sausages, to the Hermosa Beach Lifeguards' famous fish tacos. Handmade guacamole, crepes, and shaved ice creations are also popular with the crowd. And where else can you find cotton candy, caramel apples, fresh squeezed lemonaide, and funnel cakes?

Our popular Charity Beer & Wine Garden features drinks served by town "celebrities", including the mayor, city councilmen, and non-profit organizations such as the Rotary, Kiwanis, HB Education Foundation, and other civic organizations. Proceeds are returned to the participating organizations for their good works in the community.

The Kiddie Carnival features a 30 foot slide, mechanical rides, rock climbing wall and bungee jump, and games for kids from 3 to 10 years old. Pony rides, a Petting Zoo, and facepainters are sure to delight the little ones."