Sunday, October 22nd is our annual Del Rey Day at Bill Rosendahl Del Rey Park (formerly Glen Alla Park). The day kicks off at 11:00 a.m. and the fun will continue until 4:00 p.m. The full schedule can be found below, as well as some "Frequently Asked Questions," we've received in the past and some we've gotten so far this year!
11:00 a.m. : The LAPD Cadets will present the colors to start Del Rey Day
11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m. : Del Rey Jazz Band
12:00 p.m.: Opening Remarks from Councilmember Traci Park and DRNC President Ravi Sankaran
12:15 p.m.: Fitness Moment brought to you by Equinox
12:45 p.m.: Ocean Charter School Peace Players
1:00 p.m.: Stoner Avenue Cheer Team
1:15 p.m.: ICEF-Vista Choir
1:45 p.m. : Del Rey Annual Spelling Bee
3:00 p.m.: Baile Folclorico, Mar Vista Family Center
3:15 p.m.: DRNC's Annual Dog Costume Contest
Frequently Asked Questions: Del Rey Day
What is Del Rey Day?
Del Rey Day is the commemoration of the founding of Del Rey Neighborhood Council and this year marks our 20th Anniversary of serving the Del Rey Community.
What can I expect at the event?
Del Rey Day features student performances, our annual spelling bee and dog costume contest, as well as booths with activities and information from local organizations and schools.
We will also have free food and drinks throughout the day, as well as activities such as tie dye, face painting, and a community art activity (painting our We ARE Del Rey banner). There are also two bounce houses--one normal one and one obstacle course!
Where should my day start?
We recommend stopping by the Del Rey Neighborhood Council tent first. It's a bright blue tent with our logo on it--you can't miss it! Start there to meet some of the Del Rey Neighborhood Council members, as well as pick up some DRNC swag & information, and a ticket to participate in our community drawing for prizes from local favorites. The tent looks like this:
If you are participating in the dog costume contest, you will need to stop by this tent to sign-up your dog for the afternoon's competition.
What should I bring?
Your "I LOVE DEL REY" spirit!!! And also...whatever you need to get through a few hours of being outside in a park.
Since this is an outdoor event, we recommend bringing sunscreen and lots of water to ensure you stay hydrated! We are also limiting waste from this event by providing large, reusable water coolers instead of single use water bottles. Bring your own water bottle to top off or we can provide you with a recyclable paper cup.
There will be lots of chairs for seating, however, you might want to bring an extra picnic blanket just in case!
How do I register for the dog costume contest?
Stop by the Del Rey Neighborhood Council booth to register your pup to compete!
What are we tie-dying?
This year, we have a special Del Rey Day shirt with this logo on it:
We have kids sizes and adult sizes!
We also have dog bandanas with just the Del Rey Neighborhood Council logo on it. They look like this when tie dyed:
Can I bring my own shirt or item to tie dye?
Yes, of course. Feel free to bring your own clothing to tie dye.
What is the "We ARE Del Rey Banner?"
This is a NEW activity special to this year since this is our 20th anniversary. This large banner is a community art project--stop by the DRNC booth to sign your name or draw something on the piece. We will hang this behind our board during meetings and will eventually find a home for it. The goal of this is to have a community-created piece of artwork that everyone gets to contribute to.
Where should I park?
One of our sponsors, Tesla, has graciously opened their underground parking to us for the event. There are 50 spots available and the garage can be accessed off Alla Rd. There will be signs directing you to the lot.
There is also some limited street parking off Glencoe and the surrounding neighborhood. We also recommend walking, biking, and carpooling because of the limited amount of parking available at the park.
Will there be food & drinks available?
Yes! Would it be Del Rey Day if there weren't snacks?! We will have FREE food throughout the day at the food tent, as well as water refill stations throughout the park.
Additionally, there will be at least 1-2 food trucks parked alongside the park with food and drink for purchase.
Is this event dog-friendly?
ABSOLUTELY! Dogs are allowed at the event, but they must be on a leash. Stop by the DRNC tent to get a free tennis ball for your pup.
Are there bathrooms on-site?
Yes. There are two bathrooms in the park and we will also have two port-a-potties and a washing station.
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