Beach Shuttle Service Extended for Abbot Kinney Festival

Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe announced the free beach shuttle for residents and visitors to Playa Vista, Marina del Rey and Venice will be extended to support a change in date for the Abbot Kinney Festival on Sunday, October 7, 2012.

Supervisor Knabe noted that the shuttle service extension was prompted by the festival’s decision to move its date from Sunday, September 30 to Sunday, October 7 to accommodate the complete closure of the 405 Freeway project known as “Carmegeddon II.”

“Thanks to the partnership with Playa Vista, those who want to visit Marina del Rey or travel to the Abbot Kinney Festival can enjoy the ride without worrying about finding parking or dealing with traffic headaches,” said Supervisor Knabe.

Since its founding in 1984, the Abbot Kinney Festival has grown in size and popularity to become one of the largest community events of its kind in the country.  Each year, it attracts more than 150,000 eco-conscious urban singles, couples, and families to the sunny beachside community of Venice.

The free Playa Vista Beach Shuttle will provide service via a special route with stops in Playa Vista, Marina del Rey and at the Abbot Kinney Festival between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. For more details on the service route and bus stop locations please visit