Grand Park bills itself as “the park for everyone” and with good reason. It’s not just the open green space and gorgeous setting surrounded by the DTLA skyline, but also a commitment by the park to provide Angelenos with a host of awesome free activities.
With a great schedule of free events slated for the next few months, there’s no better time than summer to take a trip to Downtown, bust out a picnic basket and enjoy all that the park has to offer.
That said, we’ve got a quick rundown of the highlights from 2015’s scheduled summer programming.
Scan the list below to see if there’s anything that might tickle your fancy and, as always, enjoy!
Grand Park’s 4th of July Block Party
Friday, July 4, 2015 | 3:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Angelenos take over the civic center with music, art, dancing, food, family, friends as fireworks are launched above the civic center skyline in a celebration of our nation’s independence. Count on a massive gathering of people, multiple pop-up music stages and food vendors on site.
Grand Park’s Sunday Sessions
Sundays: July 12, August 16, & September 20 | 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Little kids, teens and grown-ups alike will find Grand Park’s Sunday Sessions a fun way to spend a summer afternoon. Featuring the soaring sounds and beats of a best-of-LA line-up of DJs, Grand Park’s Sunday Sessions present the best of the Southern California dance music community. Guests can purchase food from food trucks and enjoy the sounds of summer in a beautiful setting right in the middle of the city.
Jose Hernandez’ Mariachi Nationals Ensemble Performance Hosted by Grand Park
Friday, August 7, 2015 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Grand Park hosts an ensemble of top mariachi youth performers from the third annual José Hernàndez’ Mariachi Nationals and Summer Institute, which is being held in Los Angeles in August. Bring a picnic and enjoy a gorgeous August evening at the park.
Adult Wind Symphony Concert Hosted by Grand Park
Saturday, August 8, 2015 | 6:00 p.m.
The Colburn Adult Wind Symphony is a 50-piece ensemble comprising adult musicians from the Los Angeles community. As part of the 47th International Horn Symposium there will be a number of performances held at the Colburn School from August 2-8, 2015 with a culminating performance of the finest soloists and ensembles performing at Grand Park on August 8.
Grand Park’s The Big PROUD Picnic
Saturday, August 22, 2015 | 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Big PROUD Picnic is the first in a series of intimate events highlighting L.A.’s LGBTQ community and offering a public invitation for Angelenos of all persuasions to connect. PROUD Play ‘N Picnic will offer families and kids a safe, enjoyable place where all know they are welcome. Grand Park guests will enjoy the park’s unique custom-designed playground along with games and music to make the day a special one.
More Grand Park Events…
Grand Park’s Bootcamp
Tuesdays: July 7-September 1 | 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
All summer long, Grand Park visitors can explore the entire park and get a free workout at the same time at Grand Park’s Bootcamp, presented by Grand Park in partnership with Operation Bootcamp. All fitness levels welcome!
Lunch Á la Park
Wednesdays and Thursdays
Every Wednesday and Thursday food trucks set up shop on Olive Court (between Grand Avenue and Hill Street) & the Marketplace (between Spring Street and Broadway) from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. If you work in downtown L.A. and need a new stop for lunch, check it out!
Grand Park is located at 200 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Open daily from 5:30am – 10:00pm. For more information on any of the events listed above, check out Grand Park’s event calendar on their official website.