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‘Big Parade Los Angeles 2014’ Celebrates Urban Walkability

Big Parade Los Angeles discovering downtown LA on the 2013 hike - photo credit Facebook Gilbert Garcia.
Big Parade Los Angeles discovering downtown LA on the 2013 hike – photo credit Facebook Gilbert Garcia.

The Big Parade Los Angeles is an annual two-day walk where participants explore the great City of Los Angeles. It includes about 80 public stairways over 35 miles, from downtown to the Griffith Observatory. The walk runs on a timetable, and is designed as a series of attached loops, so that people can come and go as they please – you can join for a mile, an hour, or longer.

Along the way, there’s music, art, history, guest speakers, and lots of surprises. According to their Tumblr site, the Big Parade is 100% free. No donations, no sponsors, no merchandise – just a walk with friends and neighbors.

Big Parade FAQ

Where and When | Saturday May 31 & Sunday June 1

Day One – Saturday: Meet at Grand Park, in downtown Los Angeles, at 8:30AM. Finish at 6PM at the Music Box Stairs in Silver Lake. Organizers will tentatively screen a movie at Laurel & Hardy Park, across from the Music Box Stairs, that evening (the Saturday night celebration location and theme could change).

Day Two – Sunday: Start at 8:30AM at the Music Box Stairs, at the intersection of Vendome and Del Monte, in Silverlake. Finish at the Griffith Observatory.

Join Points: You can join the walk anywhere along the way. Each day there will be four specific loops of lengths between two and seven miles, making it easy for anyone to participate.

For other FAQs (including insights on food, bathroom breaks,  entertainment, etc.) – click here.

Read more:

LA Daily News – Big Parade L.A. Highlights the City’s Walkability, Neighborhoods with 2 Day Urban Hike

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