Laguna welcomed summer with music and camaraderie with its sister city, Menton, France.
The fifth annual Fête de la Musique was presented Saturday by the Laguna Beach Sister Cities Assn., mirroring an event held in Menton.
Mayor Jane Egly and association President Karyn Philippsen welcomed the crowd at the opening ceremony on the cobblestones at Main Beach. Terri Gans, communications attaché to the French Consulate in Los Angeles, stood in for the consul, who was unable to attend.
The ceremony included Lisa Morrice singing "La Marseillaise." Jenny Wang sang the "Star Spangled Banner." The Laguna Concert Band's Swing Set also entertained.
Onlookers included association members Nancy Beverage, Jennifer Karan, Betsy Jenkins and Councilwoman Toni Iseman; Laguna Beach High School teacher Odile Dewar; Barbara Painter and other beachgoers, who staked out spots on the grass surrounding the cobblestones.