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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Events & Things to Do

LA River Boat Race Returns with Costumes, New Course, Good Times

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Grab those water socks and head on down to the Glendale Narrows Recreation Zone for the 2nd Annual LA River Boat Race on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015. Honorary boaters will hit the water starting at 11:30 a.m., with Los Angeles City Council River Committee chair Mitch O’Farrell welcoming the official racers at noon. Read More »

Echo Park lotus can’t wait for Lotus Festival

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ECHO PARK — The 35th Annual Echo Park Lotus Festival will be held this weekend at Echo Park Lake. But the showy lotus have already been in bloom for the past few weeks, mesmerizing park visitors with their pink and cream-colored blooms. The festival, which is ... Read More »

Mongolia meets Echo Park during annual Lotus Festival

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ECHO PARK -- With only about 2,000 Mongolians living in the Los Angeles area and no notable institutions to speak of, getting familiar with Mongolian culture is a challenge. And, despite what you may think, that platter of Mongolian BBQ you once ate is not authentic or even Mongolian (it was created in Taiwan). But next month, Angelenos will be able to learn more about the landlocked Asian nation as the 35th annual Echo Park Lotus Festival will highlight the culture of Mongolia during weekend-long event.