You haven't seen it all until you've seen Venice! There is a
sandy three-mile beach here, but that is not what attracts
visitors. You go to Venice to shop and gawk. During the summer
season and on weekends, there is street entertainment at every
intersection along Ocean Front Walk. Street performers include
instrumental musicians, singers, jugglers, acrobats, mimes,
comics, magicians, prophets, fortune tellers, and other assorted
entertainers. You will see people with tricolor hairdos, painted
faces, weird tattoos, and outlandish clothing--or lack of it.
The Boardwalk is a virtual sidewalk circus, a walk 'n' rolling
skin show. There are lots of funky shops, too, if you want to
eat out of the ordinary or buy an unusual souvenir or T-shirt.
There are courts for basketball, handball, shuffleboard and
paddle tennis. Muscle Beach is a special area where fanatic bodybuilders pump iron in a public show of
strength. The Venice Chamber of Commerce maintains an Event
calendar while other sites contain historical
information and even a home
page featuring live photos and facts about the street
performers, artist, canals, and the community.