Events that focus on mind, body and spirit sprout in Grand Park, with invitations to explore the nooks and crannies of the park for everyone.
GRAND PARK’S SPRINGTIME READS launches a season of free reading and writing activities, creating interesting places and ways for bookworms of all ages to indulge in their passion for the written word, including THE BRADBURY ROOM, ¡LUNCHTIME! WRITERS’ MEETUP, and the beloved DOWNTOWN BOOKFEST:
THE BRADBURY ROOM // SAT MAR 12 / NOON – 4:51 // Olive Court will be transformed into an art installation of DIY typewriting inspired by Ray Bradbury’s own experience writing Fahrenheit 451. All are invited to type away, prompted by quotes from the famous book, amidst Grand Park’s trees, fountain and spring breezes.
¡LUNCHTIME! WRITERS’ MEETUP // EVERY TUES MAR 15 – MAY 10 / NOON – 1:30PM // All are welcome, from the novice writer to published authors to meet, greet and create works of the written word. An instructor will provide writing exercises, and writers are encouraged to bring their own projects to work on.
DOWNTOWN BOOKFEST // SAT MAY 7 / NOON – 5PM // Los Angeles’ only book festival focused entirely on the local literary community, Downtown Bookfest is a free event that offers book lovers of all ages access to the largest coalition of Los Angeles-based authors and publishers, all in an outdoor bookstore setting.
LAUSD GRAND ARTS FESTIVAL // SAT APR 16 / 10AM – 7PM // Presented by the LAUSD in partnership with Grand Park, the LAUSD Grand Arts Festival features work by more than 2,000 students from all over the LAUSD in addition to performances by professional artists, family art activities, food trucks and presentations by community arts partners.
EARTH DAY LA // FRI APR 22 / 9AM – 2PM // The Music Center, Grand Park and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power collaborate to offer Downtown L.A.’s residents, workers and visitors ways to live clean and go green. Discover energy efficiency and water conservation displays; sustainable gardening tours; composting, electric and solar vehicle demonstrations; tree giveaways; recycled art projects; E-waste drop-off; fitness and yoga classes; and the opportunity to eat lunch and enjoy a walk-through of Grand Park’s sustainable landscaping.
KETCHUM – DOWNTOWN YMCA HEALTHY KIDS DAY // SAT APR 30 / 11AM – 2 PM // Presented in partnership with the Ketchum-Downtown YMCA, this special festival is part of a national initiative to improve the health and wellbeing of kids. Healthy Kids Day features kid-friendly fun, prizes, healthy games and snacks, and more.
¡LUNCHTIME! CONCERTS // EVERY OTHER THURS MAR 2 – MAY 26 / 12:15PM – 1:30PM // Enjoy a lunchtime break with concerts by advanced students from L.A. County High School of the Arts (LACHSA).
¡LUNCHTIME! YOGA reTREAT // EVERY WED + FRI THRU MAY 27 / 12:15PM – 1:00PM // Relax, rejuvenate and re-energize into Grand Park bliss
¡LUNCHTIME! FOOD TRUCKS // EVERY TUES, WED + THURS / 11:00AM – 2:00PM // Take a break, grab a meal, and enjoy some fresh air in Grand Park’s Olive Court (between Grand and Hill) and Grand Park’s Marketplace (between Broadway and Spring).
¡LUNCHTIME! YARNOVER TRUCK // FEB 24 + MAR 23 / 11:00AM – 2:00PM // The Yarnover Truck makes its final appearances in Grand Park’s Marketplace (between Broadway and Spring) offering free crafting lessons.
Remember to enjoy Grand Park’s fountain, playground walking paths, gardens, dog run and little libraries throughout the year.
Grand Park is an L.A. County park powered by The Music Center.