Lotus Festival Returns

Popular summer festival blooms again in person
for 41st year.

The Lotus Festival returned after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic July 9 and 10 at Echo Park Lake. This year’s festival honored the people and culture of India.

The Lotus Festival originated in 1972 and is one of the City’s largest festivals and a celebration to promote awareness and understanding of the contributions by the Asian and Pacific Islander people to our culture and to the local and surrounding communities.

A variety of entertainment, Asian food and drinks, booths, artwork, handmade crafts, an eco-friendly area, a children’s courtyard, and other activities were offered. The event also brought back the widely popular Dragon Boat Races with teams of people paddling across Echo Park Lake.