Marching bands, classic cars, floats, drills teams and, of course, Santa will make their way down Sunset Boulevard on Saturday, Dec. 9 as part of the annual Echo Park Community Parade
All are invited to take a place along the parade route and to enjoy the revelry, cheer, community spirit and wondrous merriment that makes the annual Echo Park parade a must-see cultural event by thousands of Angelenos and visitors.
Parade floats and entries will include classic cars, spectacular performances by community groups, and, of course, Santa and his elves. The main stage at Echo Park and Sunset Boulevard will feature live entertainment, remarks by local elected officials and other special guests.
- Saturday, December 9 at 11:00 am
- Sunset Boulevard between Vin Scully Avenue and Park Avenue
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 celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Echo Park Community Parade.
The Grand Marshal and Parade Ambassadors were chosen this year with the parade’s theme in mind. The 2017 Grand Marshal is Arthur Goldberg, who has for over 40 years run his law practice, the Working People’s Law Center of Echo Park, to serve the less economically privileged members of the community.
Parade ambassadors include Isa-Kae Meksin, a long-time Echo Park resident, retired school teacher and activist; the Hollywood Sunset Free Clinic, a nearly 50-year-old free, nonprofit health care facility; Taix French Restaurant, family owned and operated for 90 years; and Aurora Ramirez who has dedicated her Friday evenings to running the free children’s art table at the Echo Park Farmers’ Market, along with multiple other volunteer accomplishments.
For additional information about parade advertising, news and updates, photo galleries, sponsorship information and more, visit EchoParkCommunityParade.com.