The Big Parade is a two-day walk through Los Angeles.
Big Parade starts at the famous Angel’s Flight funicular railway in downtown LA and works its way west through LA’s extraordinarily eclectic neighborhoods — you can sample the culture and cuisine of every country in the world without leaving LA.
Day One stops for an overnight campout at the famous Music Box Stairs in Silver Lake — named after Laurel & Hardy’s Oscar-winning 1932 short film.
Then we’ll continue through the stairways of Silver Lake, on to the Franklin Hills and Los Feliz.
We traverse Griffith Park, the nation’s largest municipal park, and finally climb to the world-famous Hollywood Sign.
Along the way there’s music, art, history, guest speakers, and lots of surprises. The Big Parade is 100% free. No donations, no sponsors, no merchandise — just a walk with friends and neighbors.
But the Big Parade is more than just a walk.
The hope is members of each community we walk through will join us. We’ll stop to visit with interesting people and groups along the way. We’ll uncover secret (and not-so-secret) historic and cultural sites.
And we’ll spread the message that Los Angeles is — not could be — a walkable city.
When does the Big Parade happen?
May 19 and 20, 2012, with a prologue walk on Friday, May 18. A full schedule is at www.bigparadela.com
The Big Parade is a two-day walk from downtown LA (top left) to the Hollywood Sign. NOTE: No public access to the sign, and please respect the property of people living near the sign. The Other Side of Hollywood Sign (click here to enlarge) a photo by David Freid on Flickr