1. King Solomon the Snake Man
Just your average unicycle-riding, loincloth-wearing, snake-juggling flautist. NBD.
2. Seniors Who Could Rip A Phonebook In Half
Venice is home to the annual 4th of July Muscle Beach Competition because, America.
3. Giant Men In Tiny Speedos
Okay, Venice isn’t the only place to see giant men in tiny Speedos, but it’s arguably the best place to see giant men in tiny Speedos.
4. The World’s Strongest Women
Nancy Bates can lift those weights
As well as any feller.
If you don’t think it’s ladylike
Then you go up and tell her.
- Shel Silverstein
5. The Kush Doctor
According to their website, legal marijuana helps with everything from eyeball pressure to (ahem) chronic pain. Legal or not, we do not recommend getting wicked high and going to the Venice Beach Freak Show.
6. Roller Blading, Turban Wearing, Guitar Playing Weird-Beard
Anywhere else, this dude would be a weirdo. In Venice, he blends in perfectly.
7. A Guy Eating Four Swords At Once
Because eating three or fewer swords at once is sooooo Coney Island.
8. A Giant Kangaroo Running Along The Beach
“I wonder if anyone else can see that?”
- Sunbathing Guy’s interior monologue
9. Mermaids in Wheelbarrows
This woman is preparing for a march during National Go Topless Day. Oh, by the way: There’s such a thing as National Go Topless Day. #Venice #AmericaWins
10. Hippie vans
Movable drum circles. Patchouli-soaked mobile homes. A contact-high-on-wheels. Call ‘em what you will… they’re everywhere at Venice Beach.
11. Stackable Pets!
This gentleman is one loud noise away from total chaos.
12. The Venice Beach Freakshow
Naturally, the world’s best outdoor freak show is home to the world’s best indoor freak show. If you like live two-headed-animals, fire-eaters and medical-oddities-in-jars, Christmas just came early. AMC’s new unscripted show, Freakshow, premieres this Valentine’s Day at 9:30 EST.