Echo Park lotus can’t wait for Lotus Festival

Echo Park Lotus blooming July 2015 6-25-2015 4-49-15 PM

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 designed to celebrate Asian cultures, is scheduled to include live musical performances, food booths, dragon boat races and other activities. But for lotus lovers, the aquatic plants blooming in the northwest corner of the lake will remain the star attraction.

Here’s a sample of Echo Park lotus photos that have been shared on Twitter and Instagram:

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  1. Thank you, Editor, and all the photographers for sharing their incredible pictures! I’m so happy the blooms are baxk.

  2. 35-year Echo Park resident

    What wonderful photos! One year a visitor asked me whether the blooms were artificial, since they looked so perfect!

  3. Are the lotus flowers still blooming? Today is July 27….

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