Independence Day festivities will include the Mr. and Ms. Muscle Beach Bodybuilding, Figure, Bikini and Men’s Physique contests at the Venice Beach Recreation Center, 1800 Ocean Front Walk, Thursday, July 4.
The traditional holiday event will feature competitors from different nations and is open to all amateur athletes; the entry fee is $80 per participant. Admission is free for spectators.
There will also be onsite exhibits from companies in the health and fitness industry, along with educational materials, giveaways and more.
Contest registration will begin at 7:30 a.m., with prejudging starting at 10 a.m.
A parade of athletes and presentation of colors by a U.S. Air Force Blue Eagles Honor Guard will begin at 1 p.m., followed by the competition finals.
Among other highlights is the induction of Beverly Jocher Miss Muscle Beach 1952, into the Muscle Beach Venice Hall of Fame.
Joe Wheatley Productions is presenting the event in conjunction with the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks.
Information, (310) 399-2775 or (818) 922-4626.

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