Happy 238th Birthday, Los Angeles!

by El Pueblo on August 21, 2019
El Pueblo
Celebrate the 238th Birthday of the City of Los Angeles this Saturday, August 24th!

El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument will celebrate the 238th anniversary of the founding of the City of Los Angeles with birthday cake, historical presentations, live musical entertainment and, for early risers, a nine-mile walk from Mission San Gabriel to El Pueblo Historical Monument. 

This event and El Pueblo museums will open to the public at 9:00 a.m., and are free for all to enjoy.

Event Details​:

238th Birthday Celebration of the Founding of the City of Los Angeles
Follow the historic route that Los Pobladores used when they first set out in September 1781!

Saturday, August 24, 2019
To walk the route, meet at Mission San Gabriel (428 S. Mission Drive) by 6:00 A.M.
PLEASE NOTE: There is no official bike ride for this year’s event.

at El Pueblo Historical Monument - Gateway to Nature Center
LA 130 Paseo De La Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Enjoy a special panel discussion on the history of Los Angeles Jazz and Blues music with legendary jazz artist Barbara Morrison & Jerzy "George" Kossek at 11:30 a.m. in the Gateway to Nature Center LA.

Learn how the sounds of nature influences and connects to Jazz and Blues music at 1:00 p.m. in the Gateway to Nature LA. Presented by internationally known blues artist and educator Michael "Hawkeye" Herman.

Visit the US Forest Service and National Park Service in the Gateway to Nature LA. See urban wildlife images from the Los Angeles River Camera Project and learn about our Open Public Lands.

For more information, download the flyer.