image001Celebrating its seventh year, the Los Angeles Culture Festival presents the Hollywood Carnival Parade and Festival taking over Hollywood Boulevard from 11am to 4pm on Saturday June 23 miraculously transforming this storied street into a grand carnival and extravaganza with marchers and masqueraders dressed in vibrant, breath-taking costumes, dancing to pulsating rhythms from around the globe.

Following the high energy Hollywood Carnival Parade, all masqueraders, participants, and onlookers, will make their way into the Carnival Culture Village at 6800 Hollywood Blvd, open from 12 noon until 10pm. The Village is the grandest, most exciting and fully entertaining outdoor event of the Hollywood Carnival Weekend. It is filled with a wide range of world cuisines, arts and crafts, and top headlining local, international, and Caribbean acts so festival goers are sure to experience the true Carnival feeling.

The parade will take place along Hollywood Boulevard ending at the event’s Carnival Culture Village festival site at Highland Avenue in central Hollywood. The cavalcade will feature over 60 bands with the pulsating rhythms of Calypso, Soca, Samba, Reggae, Zouke, Latin, Punta, Meringue, Mariachi, Reggaeton, Blues, Jazz, Steel-pan, Indian, Asian, African, Middle Eastern, and other global music. The Parade of Bands is a FREE event for ALL AGES to watch. Bands interested in joining the parade should apply at

Other popular events during the Hollywood Carnival festival include a number of day and night parties at noted Hollywood nightclubs. Details on these will be announced closer to the festival. For a true taste of the worldwide carnival spirit, the Hollywood Carnival brings the sounds, tastes, and vibes of LA. Join the festival at

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