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Topanga Days is back! Celebrating its 48th year, the three-day family-friendly festival and fundraiser continues to draw a diverse group of people to the Topanga Community Center with an eclectic mix of musical acts, plenty of activities fun for all ages, local artists and vendors, food, desserts, specialty drinks, and the outrageous and wacky Memorial Day parade.
This year’s musical lineup features the surf rock, neo-psychedelic vibes of Los Angeles natives, Allah-Las on Saturday, May 27th at 5:30 p.m., the funky, soulful grooves of jam band, The Main Squeeze, on Sunday, May 28th at 5:30 p.m., and the raucous and genre blending sound of Celtic Rock stalwarts, Young Dubliners, on Monday, May 29th at 3:45 p.m.
In addition to these great headliners, the diverse, high-quality Main Stage outdoor lineup includes:
Venice *** The Spazmatics *** Forty Feet Tall *** Boostive *** Jared James Nichols *** The Chester Copper Pot Band *** Tonoso *** Friends Of *** Calling Cadence *** Regina Ferguson *** Disco Fuchsia *** Big Day Satellite
The indoor Corral Stage returns this year and features an impressive lineup of performers ranging from Americana and electronica artists to funk and blues bands, and of course the Topanga Belly Dancers!
Saturday May 27, 2023
Amilia K. Spicer
Pine Mountain Gang
I See Hawks in LA
The Regulars Irish Band
Sunday May 28, 2023
Kiss The Frog
Monday May 29, 2023
Cannon & Oestman
The Blue Dolphins
Graywolf Blues Band
Corral Stage Band
People of Earth
Check topangadays.com for the times each band is scheduled to play, and of course, the beloved ballfield games like the Sack Race, Egg Toss, and Pie Eating Contest.
With plenty of additional activities for kids—from creative face painting to lollipop trees to a Kids’ Fun Zone with various games and bounce houses, this event makes for the perfect family outing.
Topanga Days is going to be well worth the price of admission to support your local community center.
Get more bang for your buck by becoming or renewing your TCC membership now and get a great deal on tickets.
Single Day Pass
Adults: $25 for TCC members / $50 for non-members
Kids (ages 6-12): $15 for TCC members/ $20 for non-members
Ages 5 & Under: Free
Adults: $60 for TCC members / $135 – non-members
Kids (ages 6-12): $35 for TCC members / $50 non-members
5 & Under: Free
Tickets are available for purchase online at topangadays.com ONLY. Purchase early before they sell out!
Allow sufficient time for parking. TCC provides shuttles running up and down Topanga Canyon Blvd. from 10 am to 7:00 pm all three days. The shuttle stops are:
~ Viewridge Estates at the Viewridge Estates sign
~ The Corral (East side of Blvd.) at Santa Maria Rd.
~ Flying Pig Turnout (East side of Blvd.) at the Flying Pig
~ Café 27 (West side of Blvd.) at 1861 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd.
~ Community House (no parking here)
~ North of Oakwood (East and West sides) at Oakwood Dr.
~ Froggy’s Fish Restaurant (West side of Blvd.)
~ Topanga School Road at the bridge
~ Topanga Market Parking Lot at Endless Color Pizza
Be sure to park legally on the road—to the right of and clear of the white line or you WILL be towed.
On Cheney, Canyon Trail, Happy Trail & Summit—if you block fire truck access you will be towed. Be very careful to have your tires OFF of the road on side streets with no white lines. Fire danger is real, and patrols will be in the canyon making sure roads are clear.
That said, there will be a temporary tow lot on Monday, May 29th at Viewridge at the Top of Topanga. Please help us keep the roadways clear and safe by parking responsibly.
Topanga Days is the largest annual fundraiser for the TCC, a volunteer managed non-profit community center that is open to the public. “We know that the Topanga community is looking forward to a return to a three day event,” says TCC President Kelly Rockwell.
Topanga Days sponsorships. Nonie Shore, the TCC VP in charge of Events & Fundraising adds, “We are grateful to everyone for helping to sponsor our fundraiser this year, as this event has become very expensive to host. This year, the Anthony & Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation, The Wright Way Team with Compass Realty, Molson Coors, and Snyder Sutton Real Estate have led the way in being our Backbone Trail sponsors.” Every sponsorship makes a difference, and it is not too late to become a sponsor. All sponsorship information can be found on the website.
One last highlight of the weekend is the Topanga Days Memorial Day Parade on Monday morning, May 29th from 8:30 am-10:30. This year’s Grand Marshals are the Topanga Trash Warriors, led by co-founders Joseph Rosendo and Roger Pugliese. The impressive parade of floats, cars, kids, firetrucks and more begins at Pine Tree Circle and ends after the entrance to the Topanga Community Center, where Monday’s festivities will begin with Catherine McClenahan singing our National Anthem and a flag raising ceremony honoring members of the military. All members of the armed forces, past and present, with military I.D. receive free entrance to Topanga Days.
A handful of local businesses have already generously stepped up to maintain the tradition of the parade. “Our community is grateful to Adrian Wright and Jordan Wright of the Wright Way Team at Compass, Endless Color, Exposition Studios, Suncoast Mortgage, Topanga Living Café, and William Preston Bowling, a Pritchett Rapf Realtor, for financially supporting this beloved parade,” adds Shore. Visit the website for information regarding the parade or to register a float. Have a safe and wonderful Topanga Days! For all the latest updates, check topangadays.com
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