On Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 11:00 am, the Echo Park Community Parade Committee will host the annual Echo Park Community Parade along Sunset Boulevard between Vin Scully Avenue and Park Avenue.
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 for over 50 years.
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 8 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 “Celebrating the Cultural Diversity of Echo Park” in celebration of.
The Grand Marshal and Parade Ambassadors nominated and chosen this year with that theme in mind are:
- Cindy Ortiz, Grand Marshal: Community activist and former long-time Parade Committee member
- Clarendon Johnston III, Ambassador: Echo Park resident and head football coach for John Marshall High School
- Shirley Sjaholm, Ambassador: Retired Principal and co-founder of Baxter Montessori in Echo Park
- Danny Bernabe & Mark Phillips, Ambassadors: Both have been committed staff of the Echo Park United Methodist Church for decades
- Joel Jacinto, Ambassador: A Commissioner of the Board of Public Works Commission and nonprofit advocate
This is also the first year the Committee is introducing a special celebrity guest who has inspired the community with their work. The 2018 Celebrity Ambassador is DJ Lance Rock, a Los Angeles-based musician, DJ, and actor also known as “DJ Lance Rock” on the award-winning Nick Jr show, Yo Gabba Gabba!
For additional information about parade advertising, news and updates, photo galleries, sponsorship information and more, visit EchoParkCommunityParade.com.
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