First Fridays Brings Hot August Knights To Bixby Knolls

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The heat of summer makes for Hot August Knights in Bixby Knolls. As summertime rolls so does the art, music, and energy along Atlantic Avenue. We expect another perfect night to stroll and experience the fun and unexpected.

Ingredients for August include: Mobile art stations, medieval knights and artisans, improv comedy, dancing Elmo & Smurfette, classic cars, reenactors, karaoke, photography, bikes, DJs, jazz, rockabilly favorites, Timstrument, reggae, Robin Hood, community drawing, dominoes, tarot cards, face painting, First Books, antiques, piano man, Big Red Bus, and the Knolls Ranger.

Ride your bike to First Fridays and use the bike valet station at The Workshop, 4242 Atlantic. Bike maintenance demonstrations and service also available.

Councilmember James Johnson’s “First Books at First Fridays” at the Dana Branch Library begins at 5:30pm features knight-themed books. Special guest reader is Larry Forester, Mayor of Signal Hill.

Stop by Bella Cosa (3803Atlantic) from 6:30pm – 8:00pm to find all the information about First Fridays, maps, business info, and restaurant recommendations.

When the businesses start to close, “First Fridays After Hours” begins across the district. Nino’s Italian Restaurant will host its usual fun mix of music and late night dining. 562CityLife presents “Overtime at The Factory,” with music, food, and cigar lounge. EJ Malloy’s offers late night hospitality and the LB Petroleum Club hosts a late night pool party. Why go home early? Stay out (late into the night) and continue the energy.

Dine on Art-Lantic Avenue at one of our tasty restaurants then grab the Big Red Bus that will transport you venue to venue from designated stops at the participating businesses.

Full listing of participating businesses at:


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  1. Also on Thursday August 18 many area restaurants with be participating in the fourth annual CARE to Dine event, where restaurants donate 20 percent of your food and bar tab to the CARE Program at St. Mary’s. All donated money goes to direct client services at the only comprehensive HIV service program in the county!