Carnivale of Savings


Join us for Carnivale of Savings 2021

June 24 – 26 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The party is on with Carnivale 2021. The merchants at Hawthorne Plaza are thrilled to host an annual summer event again. We hope you’ll meet us on the corner for Carnivale—a weekend full of merriment, savings, performers, live music and entertainment, activities and art.


Full Schedule

Thursday –– Saturday

Sidewalk sales

Selfie stations

Balloon displays


Saturday, June 26


Molly BalloonsMolly Balloons
She’s transforming Hawthorne Plaza into a Carnivale as emcee, master of events and coordinator of nonsense. Center stage is the location for all live entertainment, games, and fun.

Dave BrennDave Brenn, World Champion Balloon Artist
Participate in a group balloon art lesson and show.

10:00 am – 10:30 am
11:30 am – 12:00 pm
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Jason D'Vaude
Jason D’Vaude, The Circus Man
Catch this one-man-circus show and juggling sensation.

10:45 am – 11:15 am
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Live Music

No Carnivale is complete without a dance party. Diamond Empire, a top 40, rock, pop, funk and Motown band, is hitting the stage and turning Hawthorne Plaza in to your dance floor. Shop and party the day away as the band brings unstoppable live energy and plays your favorite hits. You don’t want to miss Diamond Empire. The band’s members have played with famous artists like Aretha Franklin, Bruno Mars, Janelle Monae, Lenny Kravitz, Prince, Rihanna and The Lumineers.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm


Performance Artists

Sidewalk Chalk
Artists turn the sidewalks of Hawthorne Plaza into beautiful works of art.

Balloon Models
Carnivale models in balloon-dresses zooming around on hoverboards get the party started and keep it going.


General Merriment

Selfie Stations
Spectacular backdrops for unique selfies.

Games, Bubbles, Toys
Balloon Twister, balloon animals, and more.

*Times subject to change


About the Performers

Dave Brenn
Dave has traveled the globe, teaching and performing at the top levels of the balloon art world. He has performed at Disneyland, red carpet galas for Pixar, multiple TV appearances including the Disney Channel and Dreamworks TV, and he was a lead designer on multiple Guinness World Record Breaking balloon sculptures in China. There’s nothing he can’t make with balloons, and he’s ready to teach you!

Jason D’Vaude
Dangerous objects! Perilous stunts! Feats of strength and balance! Jason, a self-taught one-man multiple-adjectived circus sensation, brings his comedic juggling, fire, and clowning shows to audiences around the world, delighting them with his charming humor and distinct but refined awkwardness. After seeing Jason juggle sharp objects, climb up precariously-balanced objects, ride an extra-tall unicycle, or manipulate fire like a master, audiences are left speechless except to say, “That was AWESOME!”