Celebrate LA Will Clear the Streets of Los Angeles

The eight-mile-long street festival features art, music, and food

A car-free day in Los Angeles sounds like a dream. On Sunday, September 30, this dream will become a reality at Celebrate LA. The eight-mile-long street festival, sponsored by the Los Angeles Philharmonic (LA Phil) in partnership with CicLAvia, will transform the roadways between the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl into a car-free zone where you can walk, run, skate, scoot, and bike.

Join LA Phil, the world-renowned orchestra led by the extraordinary Gustavo Dudamel, as they kick off their Centennial season with a festival showcasing more than 1,000 musicians, artists, and dancers performing at the festival’s six hubs. Stops along the eight-mile route include: the Walt Disney Concert Hall, MacArthur Park, Koreatown, Melrose, the Capitol Records building, and the Hollywood Bowl. Looking to get around the festival on two wheels? CicLAvia has curated a list of places throughout the city where you can rent bikes, rollerblades, and more here.

Though the eight-mile trek has a physical beginning and end, it’s not a race. Feel free to enjoy any (or all!) of the hubs throughout the day where you’ll find art, food trucks, and plenty of live music. The route will be clear from traffic from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., but the festivities won’t end there. LA Phil, Herbie Hancock, Kali Uchis, Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA), and other special guest will be ending the evening with a free concert at the Hollywood Bowl (Tickets for the concert will available through an online lottery on Monday, August 20).

Check out the promo video below or visit the LA Phil website for more information on Celebrate LA:

Last modified: July 30, 2018

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