After more than six years of construction, the swooping new Sixth Street Viaduct is finally set to open—and with a two-day, car-free celebration.
On July 9, you’ll find a marketplace that includes vendors from both Boyle Heights and the Arts District; a celebration of a century of car culture that includes a lowrider tribute; food trucks; performances by Ozomatli and La Sonora Dinamita; and a lighting ceremony and fireworks display to end the evening. The pedestrian-only event is limited to 15,000 people, so you’ll want to register in advance and enter from the Boyle Heights side.
Then, on July 10, the bridge officially opens, but for the first few hours of the day (from 11am to 4pm) it’ll be limited to bikes and pedestrians only. Then, at 7pm, it’ll open to car traffic.