Angelenos have been waiting several years for the opening of the Sixth Street Bridge, and now this Saturday the anticipation is 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 throw Bridgefest 2022 all weekend long.
The new bridge links Boyle Heights and The Arts District, but it’s also uniting Angelenos in more ways than one.
“This bridge represents so much about connecting two different communities,” said Todd Terrazas, President of ADCCLA and board member of LARABA. “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 is breathing new life into DTLA and Terrazas hopes this encourages Angelenos to explore spots and connect with the city in a whole new way.
“The bridge has been six years in the making, and finally it’s opening up.” said Terrazas. “We wanted to make sure that our voice is heard and that our local businesses are being supported.”
If you’d like to take part in this community-driven celebration, be sure to RSVP and purchase your commemorative mug that will help you gain to access to awesome discounts and festivities. Folks participating in the business crawl fest can expect top of the line specials on drinks, eats, and so much more. Money raised from the mugs will go toward ADCCLA and LARABA, which are non-profits that aim to better the community. Mugs can be purchased at participating businesses or on Bridgefest’s site. Click here for a map on participating locations.
This weekend long event takes place from July 8 to July 10. Be sure to attend Sunday’s party located at the corner of Palmetto and Santa Fe with your Bridgefest ’22 mug to retrieve your delicious ice-cold free beer and more discounts!
Terrazas also shares that Bridgefest is set to be an annual event. We hope to see you this year to honor the incredible completion of the bridge and the reunification of communities. Cheers!
Learn more about the grand opening of the Sixth Street Bridge here.