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What are you kids doing indoors on a beautiful day like this? Go outside and play!

Fiesta Hermosa
Hermosa Beach's 3-day arts festival formerly known as Fiesta del Artes is the place to be in the South Bay this weekend. Cool breezes, local crafts, killer food, kids' rides, live music by trippy cover bands and a seriously out-of-control microbrew beer tent are to be expected.
Sat 8/30, Sun 8/31 Mon 9/01, 10 am - 6 pm / Hermosa Avenue and Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach / FREE

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(More festivals after the jump)

Long Beach Blues Festival
This year's lineup at the annual Blues Festival sponsored by KJAZZ 88.1 FM includes Chuck Berry, Taj Mahal and John Mayall. Bring a hat for the sun and blankets to sit on; not much else is allowed in. Keep an eye out for Stone's, the best food vendor at the fest.
Saturday 8/30 and Sunday 8/31 2 pm-11 pm Saturday, 2pm-10pm on Sunday / Rainbow Lagoon at Pine and Shoreline Drive / $50 and $85 at the gate. Discount for KKJZ members.

Orange International Street Fair
Craft fair, Irish, Greek, German, Mexican,Polynesian, English and All American-themed stages, family event by day, raucous rager by night Fri-Sun, Fri 5-10 pm, Sat-Sun 10 am - 10 pm Where: Plaza Square, Chapman and Glassel in the City of Orange / FREE

Long Beach Greek Festival
Live music, dancing, Greek food, and children's games.
Sat-Mon, noon - 10 pm / Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 5761 E. Colorado St, Long Beach

City of Los Angeles Birthday Celebration
The early morning "Los Pobladores - Walk to Los Angeles"
This event revolves around a reenactment of the 1781 trek of the original settlers of Los Angeles, known as Los Pobladores. Recruited in Mexico by agents of Governor the nine-mile walk from the San Gabriel Mission (428@. Mission Ave., San Gabriel) to found El Pueblo at the current Olvera Street.. At the end of the walk, Olvera Street, there will be live music, food and artists booths at El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Site.

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There is music at Olvera Street Saturday and Sunday, but the walk is Monday.
Monday, Sept 1, 2008, 6:00 am - 6:00 pmWhere: El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Site, 125 Paseo de la Plaza,Los Angeles, 90012 at Olvera Street / FREE