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Things to Do in Downtown Burbank

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There are plenty of things to see and do in the Downtown Burbank area. So if you’re visiting Burbank then come check out the monthly events going on.  One of the most famous of all is the Downtown Burbank Farmer’s Market, held every Saturday morning between 8am and 12:30pm. A perfect place to purchase fresh produce, including vegetables, fruit and flowers, it is also an amazing excursion for the family and a place where children can learn the origins of the things they eat. This Farmer’s Market is one of the oldest to be held in the Los Angeles area, being founded over a quarter of a century ago. Since then, the participation and support of the local community has allowed local farmers to sell directly to the public. Each of the vendors offering goods is specially selected to represent the best in local quality, from eggs, cheese, grass-fed meats and breads through to the raw fruit and vegetables. Whatever the weather, the market is always held, with parking available nearby. Even in winter, people flock to the area to purchase seasonal treats. Friendships have been formed at the market between the farmers and the public which can last for generations.

In April, a special weekend festival is coming to the town: the Downtown Burbank Arts Festival. To be held on the weekend of April 19th and 20th, the streets of Downtown Burbank will be filled with artists of all kinds. Those who work in digital media will be joined by street painters, photographers, sculptors and videographers will be filling the four blocks of streets along San Fernando Boulevard between 10am and 5pm. More than twelve thousand members of the public are expected to attend this massive celebration of art in the Burbank area. Long known as the Animation Capital of the World, the partnership between Burbank and the Creative Talent Network will be showing a whole block on animation and visual effects from film, television and video games. More than forty artists are represented, including those who have worked on some of the biggest shows in history.

Photo courtesy of downtown-burbank.org