The Venice Neighborhood Council’s seventh annual free Venice Community Potluck
Picnic and Barbeque will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 at Oakwood Park, 767 California Ave. in Venice.
Chicken, burgers, hot dogs – including veggie – and pulled pork will be served by Venice’s own firefighters from Los Angeles Fire Department Station 63. Capt. Jeremiah Johnson (Ret.), Barklie Griggs and Todd von Hoffmann will be on the grill.
Among the local elected officials scheduled to attend is Los Angeles Councilman Mike Bonin.
Entertainment will be provided by a variety of musical acts including blues and funk bands, and headliners the Bonedaddys.
Visitors are encouraged to bring a side dish, salad or dessert to receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of the many prizes donated by local businesses.
Activities will include games for adults and kids, including watermelon-eating contests, a rope pull, and a bounce house.
Admission is free and open to all. Street parking is available.