The 40th Annual Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair got underway Saturday morning around 10 a.m. with a parade.
Local youth carrying the colors and official parade banner followed on the heels of two MB Police motorcycle officers and a parade official who led the parade.
As is custom, Manhattan Beach City Council members rode the short parade route on Valley Drive to Joslyn Center in classic cars with friends and family members accompanying them.
The Mira Costa marching band followed the vehicle procession and then performed on the lawn outside Joslyn Center's entrance.
Mayor Wayne Powell welcomed fairgoers and introduced council members nearby.
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The fair is open Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and features food booths, games, crafts, kids' games, arts and crafts vendors, musical entertainment, and beer and wine gardens.
The Matt Johnson Memorial Blood Drive is held at the fire station at one end of the fairgrounds both days.
The Hometown Fair is put on by an all-volunteer staff and proceeds go to nonprofits and youth groups.