751 Echo Park Ave
751 Echo Park Ave CA
Events / Festivals

38th Lotus Festival (OPENING DAY)

July 14, 12:00 pm
Echo Park Lake: 751 Echo Park Ave

Event Overview

(JULY 14-15) The City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks together with The Los Angeles Lotus Festival, Inc. are proud to present the 38th Lotus Festival in Echo Park, CA.  This year, the traditional festival will honor and showcase the people and culture of The Republic of China.  This event in one of the City’s largest festivals and is a celebration which promotes awareness and understanding of the contributions made by the Asian and Pacific Islander people to our City and the local and surrounding communities. 

The Lotus Festival originated in 1972, by the Department of Recreation and Parks and members of the Council of Oriental Organizations (COO).  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 housed the largest lotus bed in the United States.  The lotus flower is significant to the Asian cultures as a symbol of rebirth, purity, and life.  The festival is held in July when the distinctive lotus flower blooms.   

The festival was originally named “the Day of the Lotus.”  The first two festivals were one-day affairs, which attracted approximately 15,000 people.  Due to the success of the festival, it was expanded to a two day event. 

The 38th Lotus Festival will be held Saturday, July 14, 2018 and Sunday, July 15, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm at 751 Echo Park Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Parking Information:
Various parking lots around venue.
Accessibility Information:
Handicap accessible with shuttle service.

Event Overview

(JULY 14-15) The City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks together with The Los Angeles Lotus Festival, Inc. are proud to present the 38th Lotus Festival in Echo Park, CA.  This year, the traditional festival will honor and showcase the people and culture of The Republic of China.  This event in one of the City’s largest festivals and is a celebration which promotes awareness and understanding of the contributions made by the Asian and Pacific Islander people to our City and the local and surrounding communities. 

The Lotus Festival originated in 1972, by the Department of Recreation and Parks and members of the Council of Oriental Organizations (COO).  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 housed the largest lotus bed in the United States.  The lotus flower is significant to the Asian cultures as a symbol of rebirth, purity, and life.  The festival is held in July when the distinctive lotus flower blooms.   

The festival was originally named “the Day of the Lotus.”  The first two festivals were one-day affairs, which attracted approximately 15,000 people.  Due to the success of the festival, it was expanded to a two day event. 

The 38th Lotus Festival will be held Saturday, July 14, 2018 and Sunday, July 15, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm at 751 Echo Park Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Parking Information:
Various parking lots around venue.
Accessibility Information:
Handicap accessible with shuttle service.