ECHO PARK — Remember the Lotus Festival, with its sprawling mass of food and craft vendors, Dragon Boat races, Asian-themed music and dance shows and fireworks displays that would gobble up Echo Park Lake for a weekend in July? The last festival, which celebrates Asian-Pacific cultures and the blooming of the lake’s lotus bed, was held three years ago just before the lake and park closed for a two-year-long clean up. Echo Park Lake reopened last year but the festival was called off to give the newly planted lawns and shrubbery time to get established and withstand the throngs that descend on the park during the festival weekend. This July, however, the lake will once again host the Lotus Festival, which is scheduled to be held on July 12 & 13.
So, what’s on tap for this year’s festival. Well, besides a colorful poster (see below) and a Facebook page, the are no other details readily available. Stay tuned.