Attendance At This Weekend’s Lotus(less) Festival? Why, Yes!

Attendance At This Weekend’s Lotus(less) Festival? Why, Yes!

It wouldn’t truly be Summer in Echo Park without the 33rd Annual Lotus Festival, sans the darling lotus leaves of its namesake.

Top Reasons to Go:

1.  Admission is free.

2.  The Lotus Festival will disappear for the next 2 years while Echo Park Lake is rehabbed under Prop O.

3.  A fireworks show above the Lake, Saturday night at 9 p.m., will inspire double rainbow exclamations for all attendants.

I’ve attended the day time  festivities — a circus of booths, bands, art, food, and hipsters as they revel in Asian and Pacific Islander communities — but believe the real magic happens after 8 p.m. Saturday night.  Parking is easier to find, the hot weather subsides, and the crowd eagerly anticipates the glow above the Lake.

Take the kids, plan a date, and walk about Echo Park Lake.

Who:  Sponsored by L.A. Lotus Festival, Inc. and the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks

What:  A celebration of Asian and Pacific Islander communities in Southern California

Where:  Echo Park Lake, between Glendale Blvd. and Echo Park Avenue, between Sunset and Bellevue

When:  Saturday, July 9, 2011 – 12 noon to 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 10, 2011 – 12 noon to 8:00 p.m.

Why:   Because the cool kids do.

For tips on parking or additional information, feel free to call or text Jovelle at (213) 718-1110.

About Jovelle Schaffer

Echo Park native and real estate agent who loves to cook, imbibe, and write about Los Angeles real estate, community, revitalization.

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