As the end of September draws near, Magnolia Park gears up for a great night of fun for everyone of all ages in this unique Burbank shopping district. Traditionally called Ladies Night Out, the shops and restaurants of Magnolia Park stay open late and throw a giant block party of sorts, with food trucks, musicians, special guests and interesting attractions. This Friday, September 27, the neighborhood party runs from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
All the swanky vintage shops lining Magnolia Blvd. put their best faux fur cape on and put on special sales and events, including live bands, fun games and opportunity drawings. Local artisans are set up both inside and outside of the brick and mortar stores, displaying crafts, jewelry, homemade jams, custom seasonings, henna body art and more.
And then there’s the food. A few cafes are open, like Romancing the Bean, but a huge draw are the many food trucks parked up and down Magnolia Blvd., between Hollywood Way and California Street. Last month brought out a slew of varying flavors and tastes, including a good selection of dessert trucks – always a hit with the young and old alike.
There are also the unique stores along Hollywood Way, north and south of Magnolia Blvd., like Peggy Wood’s Pet Emporium and The Jelly Bean Factory. Dark Delicacies always hosts a special event – this Friday, Aiden Casserly will be in the shop’s front window drawing custom caricatures. Additionally, mobile shops attend the event, like La Fashion Truck and The Record Truck.
Ladies Night Out, or the last Friday of every month, continues to grow in size and offerings. Plenty of street and store entertainment and the added bonus of running into lots of people from the neighborhood make Ladies Night Out a must-do evening. Many people have started visiting from beyond Burbank’s borders, to enjoy the atmosphere. Check out www.ladiesnightoutburbank.com for the most up-to-date information on food truck locations, special events and participating artists.