LA River Fiesta w/ Trader Joe’s & Rick’s Drive In & Out

LA River Fiesta w/ Trader Joe’s & Rick’s Drive In & Out


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LA River Fiesta featuring Trader Joe’s & Rick’s Drive In & Out

Take part in our LA River Fiesta this weekend – our friends at Trader Joe’s Silver Lake and Rick’s Drive In & Out are serving up our first FREE LA River Fiesta at the Frog Spot this Saturday night. Trader Joe’s is proud to serve LA River communities with locations in Hollywood and Silver Lake – learn more at

During the fiesta Live @ The Frog Spot has a killer show lined up with The Roswell Sisters, Hollywood Blues Destroyers, and David Serby!

Check out the full schedule below:

Saturday August 1st

9 am | Yoga for the Outdoor Enthusiast by REI

REI Outdoor School is serving up free yoga classes with their professional yoga instructors. Yoga helps you develop strength, balance, flexibility and concentration to improve your outdoor pursuits.

All experience levels welcome, please bring your own yoga mat.

REI Outdoor School | Class Info

11 am | LA River Nature Walk

Join our daily guided tour along the Los Angeles River Bike Path launching from the Frog Spot.

This is your chance to start exploring the hidden ecosystem that runs through the heart of Los Angeles and ties us all together.

Learn about FoLAR LA River Docents

5 pm | LA River Fiesta with Trader Joe’s & Rick’s Drive In & Out

A big thank you to our generous friends at Trader Joe’s Silver Lake and Rick’s Drive In & Out. When summer hits, duck! Better yet, head to Trader Joe’s so you’re ready for every eating occasion Summer may throw at you. Beat the heat with refreshing Pineapple Juice, take a dip with creamy Avocado Salsa or keep it classic with tangy Key Lime Pie. It’s not complicated. We just focus on what matters — great food + great prices = Value.

Locations throughout Southern California and beyond learn more at

Rick’s Drive In & Out is where everybody eats in LA! Rick’s Drive In & Out has been a staple in Los Angeles for more than 30 years. They proudly serve high-quality fast food for those in LA and surrounding areas and especially Dodger fans. Rick’s Drive In & Out offers a variety of food that can easily satisfy any craving. Rick’s breakfast burritos voted number one in LA.
2400 Fletcher Dr Los Angeles, CA 90039‎

5 pm | Live @ The Frog Spot

The Roswell Sisters

The Roswell Sisters are a close-harmony vocal trio specializing in a combination of 30’s jazz and 60’s pop. From the shifting tempos and lightning fast key changes of the classic Boswell Sisters arrangements to brand new Boswell-style compositions culled from more recent hits, The Roswell Sisters offer an opportunity for some old-time harmonizing as well as some fresh, hip and totally modern pop. The old and new merge seamlessly in one exciting package!


Hollywood Blues Destroyer

Skip Heller’s Hollywood Blues Destroyers circle Americana. In Heller’s creative mind, he has the luxury 360-degree vision with respect to time. Heller draws heavily from the past while looking ahead and never losing sight of what’s going on. The Destroyers’ beyond jazz style delivers wholly authentic sound sealed by their distinctive horn section.

David Serby

One of LA’s most gifted singer-songwriters David Serby’s latest release represents a sharp left turn from the music that has acquired a loyal following among LA’s country fans. His first three albums – I Just Don’t Go Home (2006), Another Sleepless Night(2007) and Honky Tonk and Vine – flexed a brawling honky tonk sound in the grand West Coast manner. His most recent album, 2011’s Poor Man’s Poem, was a dark, acoustic-based folk cycle that still cleaved to Serby’s California-bred country roots. | Facebook | Twitter

Sunday August 2nd

9 pm | Yoga for Athletes by Courtney Seiberling

Join Courtney for a welcoming community yoga class with the athlete in mind. Yoga deepens mental focus while lengthening, safely stretching, and realigning the body. In class, you will flow, sweat, find stillness, and practice self-care.

Courtney Seiberling is a RYT-200 Yoga Teacher and private instructor, with classes offered at Will Rise Crossfit in Burbank and Westridge School in Pasadena. Her classes are simple, deep, connective, and real. She knows the practice to be transformational –  you will find her style to be playful, meditative, rooted, and accessible for all levels.

Learn More | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

11 am | LA River Nature Walk

Join our daily guided tour along the Los Angeles River Bike Path launching from the Frog Spot.

This is your chance to start exploring the hidden ecosystem that runs through the heart of Los Angeles and ties us all together.

Learn about FoLAR LA River Docents

12 pm | River Encounters

Join FoLAR’s staff for their weekly educational series at the Frog Spot – River Encounters. This week we’ll learn about what’s happening right now with Alternative 20 – a plan to remove 11 miles of concrete from the LA River!

Everyone’s heard about the US Army Corp’s recent decision to adopt Alternative 20 as their recommended plan but what does that mean for the LA River? FoLAR President Lewis MacAdams will bring you up to speed so you know what’s now and what’s next in river restoration.

Learn More about the Corp’s decision | Learn more about Alternative 20

Special Guest

Stella the Steelhead

FoLAR’s 2014 Los Angeles River cleanup inspired The FLOD Art Collective, a group of artists, poets, musicians, bike freaks, and river philosophers, to construct Stella, a large steelhead trout. It’s made from bamboo, palm, salvaged lumber, an extension ladder, baby jogger wheels, paper mache’, rags, paint, tomato cages, and washed out discards from the LA River.

Stella the Steelhead has Migrated to the Frog Spot for the summer – come and visit.

Learn about Stella the Steelhead

Frog Spot Info

Located along the breathtaking Elysian Valley bike path at 2825 Benedict St Los Angeles, CA 90039. Make sure to look out for our signs in the neighborhood – they’ll help your way to the Frog Spot!
Open Saturday 8 am- 8 pm & Sunday 8 am – 6 pm
Beer + Wine served after 2 pm Saturday
Keep an eye out for special events!
Free Water + Wifi | Premium Drinks & Snacks | Vegan Options | Saturday Beer + Wine served after 2pm | Bocce Ball + Bean Bag Toss | River Walking Tours | Free Bike Repair Stand | Free Classes | LA River Docents | Kids Corner
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Address + Map
2825 Benedict St Los Angeles, CA 90039

Keep Up with FoLAR

Friends of the Los Angeles River does more than run The Frog Spot – we are Team River. From being the premier advocate for the Los Angeles River and the Los Angeles River Community to our ground-breaking education & community programs FoLAR is leading the way. Look below and see some of what’s coming up next!

The FoLAR Fandango: an industrial garden party

Save the date! – Get ready for our annual celebration on October 10th! We’re throwing a one-of-a-kind party with art, music, and entertainment on the up-and-coming East Bank RSVP today.

Rolling with FoLAR’s Los Angeles River Rover

FoLAR’s Los Angeles River Rover never stops taking the River to the people. To find out where you can see the river rover next visit our event calendar.

LA River Docents Wanted!

We need YOU to help us engage people at the Los Angeles River Rover and The Frog Spot!
Don’t miss our next docent training session – Sign up today!

Off tha’ Hook Catch & Release Fishing Derby

Save the date! FoLAR’s Second Annual Family Fish Day “ Off tha’ Hook” is back on September 5th. $50 for Adults who want to participate in the contest – The Kids Fish portion of the day is FREE if you register them in advance – learn more

LA River Kayak Season

Whitewater and wildlife meet urban culture when you kayak the LA River with LA River Kayak Safari. Kayak with the best gear and swift-water trained local guides. Book Your LA River Kayak Safari today!

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