Activities & Performers

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Come celebrate our great city’s rich and diverse cultural heritage!

Say goodbye to Mayor Villaraigosa!  Say hello to Mayor-Elect Garcetti!

There are wonderful things to do and see at Celebrate LA — surprise concert performances by Grammy-winning artists, amazing emcees, fantastic food trucks, ex-POTUS and more. Check out the schedule below… and join us on the lawn at Grand Park for one wonderful night.

Come early for the food, stay late for the fun!


MCs and special guest appearances by:

  • Ryan Seacrest
  • Dominique diPrima
  • Wanda Sykes
5:00 pm Silverlake Conservatory of Music
— SCM Youth Chorale
— SCM LiveWire Band
— SCM Youth Orchestra
5:45 pm City of Los Angeles Music LA Heritage Artist
— United American Indian Involvement Pow Wow Dancers and Drummers
— Rev. Cecil Murray and Rabbi Don Goor
— Supervisor Molina and Council President Wesson
— President Bill Clinton
— Mayor Villaraigosa
— Placido Domingo
— Mayor-Elect Garcetti
7:00 pm City of Los Angeles Music LA Heritage Artist
— Plaza de la Raza Youth Mariachi
— Sangeet School of World Music — Shplang Ensemble
— A Place Called Home — 29Live Band
8:00 pm Seville (South Central ProSkool Soul and Funk)
9:00 pm Pepe Aguilar with Mariachi el Zacatecano


Top LA chefs demonstrate how to cook with healthy, local, sustainable ingredients
to create a meal for a family of four on a $22.26 budget.

Food Stage Emcees: Evan Kleiman & Rudy Espinoza

5:15 – 5:40 Roxana Jullapat
5:50 – 6:15 Jimmy Shaw
7:00 – 7:25 Neal Fraser
7:35 – 8:00 Roy Choi


  • Work on a thumbprint mural
  • LA2050 Snap Yourself Photo Booth
  • Collect the Celebrate LA Button
  • LA Neighborhood Pride Workshop
  • Interactive Sports with the LA Galaxy and LA Kings
  • Sign up for the Good Food Pledge


Free Nachos
  • courtesy of Hungry Hog
Farm Fresh Booths
  • McGrath Family Farm
  • Pedros Avocado Ranch
  • Weiser Family Farms
Food Trucks
  • Let’s Be Frank
  • Coolhaus
  • The Melt
  • Border Grill
  • Mandoline Grill
  • Dosa Truck
  • Mariscos Jalisco
Food Booths
  • Quesadillas
  • Crepes
  • Homeboy Diner
  • Snow Cones & Fresh Fruit