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Los Angeles State Historic Park

  • Things to do
  • Chinatown
L.A. State Historic Park
Photograph: Courtesy CA State Parks
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Time Out says

With 32 acres of open space directly adjacent to Chinatown, L.A. State Historic Park boasts an amazing view of Downtown. The park was once home to major events like FYF, Renegade Craft Fair and Hard Summer, but all went quiet with a major multi-year renovation that started in 2014. Upon its completion in spring 2017, the park redesign added drought tolerant landscaping, a scenic overlook bridge, an orange grove and a snack bar, Cargo.

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Address:
1245 N Spring St
Los Angeles
Price:
Free
Opening hours:
8am–sunset
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What’s on

Street Food Cinema

  • Outdoor

For dinner and a movie, all in one, just follow the food trucks. During the spring, summer and fall, Street Food Cinema throws together a series of outdoor parties—usually alfresco, sometimes in a drive-in format—that include screenings of some of our favorite movies, paired with an assortment of gourmet food trucks and even a live music performance from a cool local band. The screenings are held in venues across L.A. and alternate from week to week, so make sure to check the schedule. Some of the outdoor venues are dog-friendly, allowing you to bring your four-legged cinema lover along. See more of this season’s outdoor movie screenings in L.A.

Bob Baker Day

  • Performances

In celebration of the late Bob Baker, the namesake puppet theater hosts this annual celebration at Los Angeles State Historic Park. The free fest, which runs from 10am to 5pm, features puppet performances throughout the day, plus an assortment of crafts and activities that typically includes everything from bubbles to balloons to music.

L.A. Pride in the Park

  • Music festivals

The long-running L.A. Pride has left West Hollywood for destinations farther east—though WeHo actually still hosts its own Pride-related music fest—for this music festival on the edge of Chinatown. And for this year’s edition, Megan Thee Stallion and Mariah Carey will headline the concert at L.A. State Historic Park. Now expanded to two days, the Christopher Street West-produced concert will arrive on June 9 and 10, with all sorts of other LGBTQ+ programming between sets.

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