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Stranger Things 3 Fun Fair Pop-Up Takes Over Santa Monica Pier

The immersive fan experience brings 1985 Hawkins to life for fans of the Netflix show

Jessie Cowan
Fans Brining Their Best 80's Style to the Stranger Things Hawkins Fun Fair
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Stranger Things pop-up: Hawkins Fun Fair

Netflix's Stranger Things took over the Santa Monica Pier on June 29, 2019, transforming the space into the Hawkins Fun Fair, straight out of Season 3, set in 1985. A New York version of the immersive fan experience launches this week. Click through the gallery for a peek at what the Stranger Things pop-up had to offer.

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The entrance to the Stranger Things 3 fun fair at Santa Monica Pier.

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Fans pose on vintage bicycles at the carnival.

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Vintage bicycles, like the ones used by the kids on Stranger Things, are on display at the carnival on Santa Monica Pier.

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The entrance to the spooky fun house at the carnival.

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The alphabet wall from Stranger Things is on display at the carnival.

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Fans pose with the Hawkins High School cheer squad.

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Silk-screened Hawkins, Indiana T-shirts are made at the Stranger Things 3 fun fair on Santa Monica Pier.

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Stranger Things fans pose with a Lego Eggo waffle and a Lego walkie-talkie.

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A fan poses against a Stranger Things backdrop.

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A fan takes a splash in the dunk tank.

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The stage is decorated to resemble the town of Hawkins' Fourth of July celebration.

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A fan tests her strength at the Stranger Things 3 fun fair at Santa Monica Pier.

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Fans explore the Stranger Things-themed carnival at Santa Monica Pier.

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Fans take selfies with a backdrop featuring the cast of Stranger Things Season 3.