Community & Unity People's Kite Festival

Clockshop’s 4th Annual ‘Community & Unity People’s Kite Festival’

Community & Unity People's Kite Festival

Clockshop’s 4th Annual ‘Community & Unity People’s Kite Festival’

Details

Saturday

May 11, 2024

2–6pm

LA State Historic Park

1501 N Spring Street

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Description

Join Clockshop for their 4th Annual Community & Unity People’s Kite Festival. This year’s festival will celebrate multicultural kite traditions at Los Angeles State Historic Park on Saturday, May 11, 2024 from 2:00–6:00 PM. As part of our inaugural kite commission program, our 2024 artist, Stevie Choi, will be creating three unique Korean kites to bring awareness to animal species native to Los Angeles whose continued existence is threatened by urban and industrial development such as the North American cougar, El Segundo butterfly, and the Least Bell’s vireo. For the first time, a kite competition will take place, inviting attendees to compete for the best handmade kite, judged by kite masters.

This all-ages, family-friendly cultural festival brings together diverse communities in Los Angeles through the art of kites and a day of joyful connection in this important public green space. Clockshop invites attendees to participate in free arts workshops, enjoy live music, and meet local community organizations to learn about their work in the nearby neighborhoods. The Kite Festival is designed as a celebration to honor the communities surrounding Los Angeles State Historic Park that fought for and steward this public parkland, recognizing their resilience, cultural histories, and aspirations.

Clockshop encourages attendees to make their own kites or visit the ‘eco-friendly kite options’ section here for suggestions on where to purchase or make kites ahead of the event. In an effort to limit plastic waste, a kite vendor will not be present at the event and instead, we will provide a very limited number of donation based ready-to-assemble kites on a first-come, first-served basis.

This event is free and open to the public. Clockshop suggests a $5 donation to support our free public programming and artist commissions.

RSVP HERE OR BELOW

ACCESSIBILITY

Arrival
Los Angeles State Historic Park is located at 1245 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012, directly adjacent to Chinatown and the Metro Gold Line. The park is located just 1 mile away from Los Angeles Union Station, making it accessible from several Metro routes. We highly recommend using public transportation, rideshare, biking, or carpooling. 

Parking
Parking at Los Angeles State Historic Park is extremely limited. There are two paid parking options at the park, both of which are on a first-come, first-served basis: the Main Parking Lot (1543 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012) and overflow lots operated by a third-party vendor for a flat fee of $20. Please consider reserving these spots for families with young children and those with limited mobility. If you are able-bodied and are not accompanying young children, consider using street parking or, better, public transportation. If parking on the street, please avoid street parking to the South and East of N. Main Street; this is a dense residential area and street parking needs to be reserved for residents.

Restrooms
Several portapotties will be available on site. The park’s main restrooms will be unavailable for the duration of the festival.

SUPPORT

Sponsors
Arts in California Parks
American Business Bank
LA County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis (SD-1)
Resources Legacy fund
Sieroty Company
Sierra Club

Partners
California State Parks
California Arts Council
Parks California
Arts District Community Council
LA Parks Alliance
LA River State Park Partners

This event is made possible by Arts in California Parks Program, a California State Parks program created in partnership with California Arts Council and Parks California. Additional support comes from our event sponsors, lead Clockshop Circle donors, and the generous support of our broader community.