Los Angeles waited several years for the re-opening of the Sixth Street Bridge and last year that wait was finally over. In celebration of this grand achievement, the Arts District Community Council of L.A. (ADCCLA) and the Los Angeles River Artists & Business Association (LARABA) have teamed up to return the weekend long Bridgefest 2023!
The year old bridge serves as a link between Boyle Heights and The Arts District — and it has also united locals in more ways than one.
“This bridge represents so much about connecting two different communities,” shared Todd Terrazas, President of ADCCLA and board member of LARABA, with us last year. “And we really want to develop a better relationship with our brothers and our sisters that are on the other side of the bridge.”
The bridge has definitely breathed new life into DTLA, and with Bridgefest being an annual event, Terrazas hopes it encourages Angelenos to explore gems around the city and connect with the city in a whole new way.
“We wanted to make sure that our voice is heard and that our local businesses are being supported,” said Terrazas.
The festivities kick off from August 4 to 6, 2023 — where folks can enjoy specials all weekend long at participating businesses in Arts District and Boyle Heights. The official Bridgefest celebration on the bridge takes place on August 5, 2023 from 1 to 9p.m. on celebrating and supporting local artists, businesses, and the new PARC Groundbreaking.
Folks can expect live music, vendors, festivities, and even a 21+ garden. Although entry to Bridgefest is completely free, meaning no ticket is required, it is highly recommended to RSVP to stay up to date on all the news around Bridgefest. You can do so here!
As Terrazas shared with us last year, Bridgefest is set to be an annual event so don’t miss out on history in the making. We hope to see you this year to honor the bridge and the reunification of communities. Cheers!
📅 When: Festivities begin and conclude – August 4 to 6, 2023 | Bridgefest Celebration takes place on August 5, 2023 from 1 to 9 p.m.
📍Location: Bridgefest Arts District Entrance, 598 Mateo St Los Angeles, CA 90013