Santa Monica's fifth annual Unity Resource Festival took place at on Sunday afternoon. It featured musical performances, dancing, comments from local leaders and an awards ceremony.
The day's mild weather may have contributed to a mild turnout, compared with past years, but those who came reveled in the fun nonetheless.
Santa Monica organizations ranging from social-service groups to civic departments to schools were stationed at kiosks, encouraging curious attendees to become more involved in the community.
Musical acts ranged from hip-hop crew Luminaries to Taiko drum performers to salsa band OPA OPA.
City Manager Rod Gould, faith leaders and Vice President of Student Affairs Michael Tuitasi gave remarks at the beginning of the event, which was presented by the college, the City and the Santa Monica Bay Area Human Relations Council.
Unity Awards were granted to community groups that have helped improve the city's quality of life. Among those honored were , the and .