The Lotus flower is significant to the Asian cultures as a symbol of rebirth, purity, and life. The event is held in July when the Lotus plant blooms. Echo Park Lake was selected as the site for the event due to its central location of local Asian and Pacific Islander communities and because it hosts the largest Lotus bed in the United States. The Festival includes food, live music, ethnic dances, and a variety of performers representing the people and culture of Asian and the Pacific Islands. Also featured at the Festival are a Children’s Area, Japanese Tea House and Ceremony, Silent Auction, Gift Bazaar and a unique Asian Artisan area. This year we are hosting the People’s Republic of China in the opening ceremony on Saturday, July 14th beginning at 12:00 noon.
12:00 noon – 9:00 p.m.
Sponsor: Los Angeles Lotus Festival Inc.
The historic Ford Theatres presents a summer season of music, dance, theatre, film, and family events in its 1,200-seat outdoor amphitheatre. Picnicking is encouraged! Food and beverages are available for purchase onsite. Check the website for scheduled events and costs.
The Hollywood Bowl is the summer venue for the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Nearly 80 concerts are presented during summer each year, including orchestral, jazz, popular, and world music. Sponsor: Los Angeles Philharmonic
Join the annual summer season of Shakespeare and the classics set in a rustic, outdoor amphitheater located in a natural canyon ravine. Picnickers are welcome. Check website for time and performance. Cost: $10 – $33 Adults, Free Children 5 and under Sponsor: Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum
This exhibition will unite multiple local histories—of Long Beach, the Pike Amusement Park district, the US Navy, LA Chicano culture and tattoo art. Through the personal stories of 6 community members, Ink will shed light on how tattoo art is an integral part of the historical and cultural fabric of Los Angeles. The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) will demonstrate tattoo art is a relevant, multicultural art form, not only in Southern California but throughout the world. Wednesdays,…
Latino Heritage Month is a citywide commemoration of Latino history, heritage, and tradition in Los Angeles. The celebration will acknowledge Latino contributions in the areas of education, religion, the arts, culture, and the humanities. Events include: community gatherings, educational programs, gallery exhibits, and several music, theater, and dance performances. Check website for events, times and locations throughout the Los Angeles area. Sponsors: Los Angeles City Council, Office of the Mayor, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs