It must be that time of the year, ’cause cities seem to be closing down streets left and right to make way for food festivals. What better way to enjoy the cool breeze and the sun beating down your neck than canvasing a whole city street for good food and drinks. If you’re not too much of a foodie, I’ve got some great concerts, an awesome writing workshop and a little bit of art for you, too. Enjoy!
Sri Lanka Day
When: Saturday, August 6, 10:00 am
Where: Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA
Enjoy the world famous Third Street Promenade as you celebrate the Sri Lankan culture through musicians, dancers, and, of course, food. Since the event’s inception in 2006, Sri Lanka Day is the largest event of its kind in the country, with last year’s event having attracted more than 100,000 visitors. More than twenty booths will be lined along the Promenade, offering unique Sri Lankan foods and cultural knick-knacks. In the afternoon you can enjoy the “Pageant of Lanka” parade where beautifully dressed Sri Lankan performers and theatre elephants make their way along the street. Also not be missed is a fashion show with traditional and colorful Sri Lankan clothing.