Labor Day Picks: The 11th Annual Art Deco Festival

The 11th Annual Art Deco Festival will be returning to the Queen Mary this Labor Day Weekend from September 4 -7.Art Deco Festival

The festival, in association with the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles, will celebrate the era of the 1920s through 1940s with musical entertainment, vintage dress experiences, themed parties, food and beverage tastings, Queen Mary Art Deco example tours and daily lectures. 

Activities during the event will be centered around Art Deco and its influence on fashion, music, cuisine, art and culture. Guests can attend this year’s new "Chef’s Tastings of the Times," a cooking demonstration and sampling of 1930s comfort foods (yum), or visit the Golden Era Travel Showcase, where a collection of vintage cars will be on display and a lounge area will have antiques and old-fashioned games. There will also be a Bazaar where festivalgoers will find take-home keepsakes, as well as a pop-up hair salon where guests can complete their vintage look. 

Don't forget dancing shoes because The Gatsby Daze Garden Party is a must. Guests will spend an afternoon dancing to some of the biggest musical hits of the 20s performed by the 11-piece Crazy Rhythm Hot Society Orchestra. Grammy-winning Ian Whitcomb & His Bungalow Boys will also perform during Sunday’s Tea Dance, and the Dean Mora Orchestra will take the stage for the Grand Art Deco Ball. Other musical events will include the Bootlegger’s Bash, while Satin Dollz will perform at the Martini Bar playing jazz, swing and big band selections.

In addition, daily lectures taking place throughout the weekend will cover various Art Deco topics, and walking tours will explore the Queen Mary’s design elements and artwork. 

Day passes for the 11th Annual Art Deco Festival begin at $29 and an all-inclusive Art Deco Grand Passport is priced $399. Additionally, guests who want to get the most out of the weekend can choose to stay onboard with a variety of packages.