Street Closure Notice for December 9, 2017

The Echo Park Community Parade Committee, together with support from Council Districts 1 and 13, will be holding the yearly Echo Park Community Parade on Saturday, December 9, 2017, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm along Sunset Boulevard. We hope you will join us for this festive annual event.

In order to accommodate the parade, from 9:00 am until approximately 2:00 pm on December 9, Sunset Boulevard and some adjoining intersections will be closed to traffic, per LAPD and LA DOT.

We are aware that this may inconvenience you and/or your neighbors and your customers. The Parade is an important event for our community and we appreciate your support and understanding. If you have questions or concerns please contact the Echo Park Community Parade Committee at (213) 640-7673.

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2017 Parade Kickoff on Friday, December 1

Get into the holiday spirit and get your parade groove on! Join the excitement of the forthcoming 50th Golden Anniversary of the Echo Park Community Parade at the official kick-off event on Friday, December 1.

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Meet the 2017 Parade Ambassadors & Grand Marshal

Each year the parade features a theme that explores the neighborhood of Echo Park and helps inspire ideas for the artwork contest as well as parade floats. This year’s theme is “Golden Memories of Echo Park” and commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Echo Park Community Parade. The Grand Marshal and Parade Ambassadors nominated and chosen this year with that theme in mind.

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Art Contest Winners 2017

Congratulations to all the winners of our annual Parade Art Contest! Each winner will be featured on our printed materials for the parade, including the flyers, calendar and banners.

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Join us for the 2017 Echo Park Community Parade!

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Applications now accepted for the 2017 Echo Park Community Parade

December 9 at 11am along Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park

Join us in Echo Park on Saturday, December 9 in Echo Park for the annual Echo Park Community Parade!

Celebrating the holiday season, the parade is a historic event that has been put on by a committee of local volunteers for nearly five decades.

Each year the parade features a theme that explores the neighborhood of Echo Park and helps inspire ideas for the artwork contest as well as parade floats. This year’s theme is

“Golden Memories of Echo Park”


Join the Parade – submit your application!

The Committee is currently accepting parade entry applications from any organizations, schools, elected officials, businesses and other entities. The event is free for all participants.

Applications are due October 2, 2017.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Street closure notice for 12.10.16

The Echo Park Community Parade Committee, together with support from Council Districts 1 and 13, will be holding the yearly Echo Park Community Parade on Saturday, December 10, 2016, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm along Sunset Boulevard. We hope you will join us for this festive annual event.

In order to accommodate the parade, from 9:00 am until approximately 2:00 pm on December 10, Sunset Boulevard and some adjoining intersections will be closed to traffic, per LAPD and LA DOT.

We are aware that this may inconvenience you and/or your neighbors and your customers. The Parade is an important event for our community and we appreciate your support and understanding. If you have questions or concerns please contact the Echo Park Community Parade Committee at (213) 640-7673.

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2016 Grand Marshal and Ambassadors

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Grand Marshal

Los Angeles Theatre Academy (LATA)

The 2016 Grand Marshal is the Los Angeles Theatre Academy, a multi-lingual organization that provides theatrical education for children and adults onstage and behind the scenes.

 


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Ambassador: Martin Cox

Martin Cox is a long-time Echo Park resident and photographer.


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Ambassador: Mary-Austin Klein

Mary-Austin Klein is a long-time resident and celebrated painter.


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Ambassador: Katrina Alexy

Katrina Alexy is a local artist and creator of the Healthy Foods mural on Logan Street.

2016 Art Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Art Contest!

This year’s winners are…

Echo Park Community Parade Art Contest Winner

Destiny Hernandez / 5th grader at Rosemont Elementary

 

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Sophia C. Arias / 11th grader at Marshall High / Artwork submitted via El Centro Del Pueblo

Echo Park Community Parade Art Contest Winner

Koa A.Z. Baoy / 4 1/2 months old / Artwork submitted via the Echo Park Farmers’ Market

Echo Park Community Parade Art Contest Winner

Belen Alvarado / 8th grader at Sandra Cisneros / Artwork submitted via the Echo Park Farmers’ Market

 

Each year the Committee hosts an art contest where children of a variety of ages can submit parade themed artwork. A panel of judges review all submissions and select four winners to be awarded a cash prize and their art prominently displayed in the parade.

Children in kindergarten through high school are eligible to participate each year (submission details can be found here).

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Announcing the 2016 Echo Park Community Parade

Join us in Echo Park on Saturday, December 10 at 11:00 am in Echo Park for the annual Echo Park Community Parade!

Celebrating the holiday season, the parade is a historic event that has been put on by a committee of local volunteers for nearly five decades.

Each year the parade features a theme that explores the neighborhood of Echo Park and helps inspire ideas for the artwork contest as well as parade floats. This year’s theme is “Celebrating the Artists of Echo Park.”

Art Contest

Each year the Committee hosts an art contest where children of a variety of ages can submit parade themed artwork. A panel of judges will review all submissions, selecting four winners who will be awarded a cash prize and their art prominently displayed. Children in kindergarten through high school are eligible to participate, and entries can be submitted at various locations around Echo Park, including the Echo Park Farmers Market on Fridays on Logan Street south of Sunset.

Click here for more info.

Join the Parade

The Committee is currently accepting parade entry applications from any organizations, schools, elected officials, businesses and other entities. The event is free for all participants. Applications are due November 1, 2016.

Click here to apply.

Advertising + Sponsorship

Local businesses can support the parade by advertising in the colorful, printed calendar that is distributed throughout the community. Advertisement sizes range from business cards up to full pages. The deadline for advertising is November 1, 2016. Contributions as advertisers are tax deductible.

Click here for more info and ad specs.

Press/Media info

Click here for the press release.

2015 Grand Marshal and Parade Ambassadors

The Parade Committee has nominated and voted on the 2015 Grand Marshal and Parade Ambassadors that will be featured in the parade along with special guests.

Grand Marshal:

Samuel Zamarripa

Parade Ambassadors:

Peter A. Shire, Bennett Kayser, Echo Park Chamber of Commerce and Armando Barragan