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February 2018
February 17 @ 2:00 pm - May 28 @ 4:00 pm

29th Annual Memorial Day Parade in Canoga

The 29th Annual Canoga Park Memorial Day Parade is a wonderful tradition that allows our community to come together to honor our fallen and the families of those gave that gave their lives to insure our freedom. The theme every year is “Saluting the Price of Freedom.” The event will include marching bands, equestrians, floats, and many military displays.

March 2018
March 3 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
El Pueblo Historical Monument,
125 Paseo de la Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
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Lantern Festival

Each year, the Los Angeles Lantern Festival is presented by the Chinese American Museum and culminates the Lunar New Year celebration. Enjoy the music, dance performances, martial arts, magicians, food trucks, arts and crafts booths, and a spectacular lighted dragon finale. Sponsor: Friends of the Chinese American Museum

April 2018
April 21 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
El Dorado Regional Park,
7550 East Spring St.
Long Beach, CA United States
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Cambodian New Year Festival

Cambodian New Year Festival highlights a variety of Cambodian customs, art, cultural activities, and performances for the excitement of the upcoming New Year. There will be musical entertainment, vendors, international foods, artist exhibits, children’s games, carnival games and slides, and vendor and community information booths. Cost: Advance festival tickets $30/vehicle including $7 park fee, festival day $40/vehicle including parking Sponsor: Cambodian Coordinating Council

April 29 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Shoreline Aquatic Park,
Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA United States
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Dutch King’s Day

Come celebrate the Dutch King’s birthday. Enjoy an Amsterdam style outdoor party with typical Dutch street food and a Heineken beer garden. The event also features fun attractions for adults and kids, a Dutch style flea-market, photo ops, live music, and a Dutch DJ’s Dance Party. Wear orange! Sponsor: United Netherlands Organizations – Consulate of the Netherlands

May 2018
May 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Inglewood City Hall,
1 W. Manchester Blvd.
Inglewood, CA United States
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City of Inglewood’s 69th Annual Memorial Day Service

Join the City of Inglewood in honoring and recognizing past and present war heroes while remembering men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice of giving their lives while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

June 2018
June 23 - June 24
San Fernando Valley Japanese American Community Center,
12953 Brandford Street
Pacoima, CA United States
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San Fernando Hongwanji Buddhist Temple Obon Festival

This is one of the largest Obon festivals in Southern California. The event includes taiko drum performances, Japanese folk dancing, ethnic foods, Japanese cultural displays, and games. June 23 & 24, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m Sponsor: San Fernando Hongwanji Buddhist Temple

July 2018
July 4 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Downtown Ventura Cultural District,
101 S. California Street
Ventura, CA United States
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Annual 4th of July Street Fair

This popular annual event attracts up to 50,000 people to Downtown Ventura and features 300 artisans, food booths, nonprofit organization displays, and four stages of continuous live entertainment. Sponsor: City of Ventura Cultural Affairs Division

July 4 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Los Angeles, CA United States
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4th of July Celebration at Hansen Dam

A holiday celebration in the San Fernando Valley featuring music and other live entertainment, food, and fireworks. Booths offer information about safety, health, community resources, and more. Come take a swim in the 1.5-acre swim lake available for use during the day. Attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic. Sponsor: City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks

July 4 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
LA Memorial Coliseum,
3911 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA United States
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LA Coliseum’s Annual 4th of July Fireworks Festival

The 4th of July kicks off with a free concert and festival in Exposition Park and concludes with a forty-five-minute fireworks show that evening. Sponsors: City of Los Angeles, All Access Entertainment

July 4 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium,
3720 Stephen M. White Drive
San Pedro, CA 90731 United States
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68th Annual John Olguin July 4th Spectacular at Cabrillo Beach

The celebration features music, family activities, food trucks, and a spectacular firework show at 9:00 p.m. on Cabrillo Beach. Sponsor: Port of Los Angeles


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