See you at the Echo Park Lotus Festival


The 35th Annual Echo Park Lotus Festival will be held this weekend, July 11 & 12, and the Echo Park Historical Society will be part of the fun.

The celebration of Asian culture will bring live music and dance performances as well as food vendors and dragon boat races to Echo Park Lake. Please stop by the EPHS booth in the northwest corner of the park near the lake’s blooming lotus bed. We will be displaying historic photos and passing out guides and newsletters about neighborhood history.

Also, the EPHS members Dave Ptach and Rory Mitchell will be leading walking tours during the festival:

  • Echo Park Lake Tour: 2 pm on Saturday & Sunday
  • Washington Heights Tour: 4 pm on Saturday & 1 pm on Sunday

The festival begins at 12 pm on both days.

The lake’s lotus bed, which replanted two years ago after dying off for unknown reasons, has been a living neighborhood landmark for decades. Click here to find out more about the lotus.