20th Annual SOROFEST- Sunday June 4, 2017 (11am-4pm)
Plans are underway for this year’s annual South Robertson Community Festival, SoRoFest 2017! Over 8000 people are expected to attend the 20th anniversary of the popular street festival, sponsored by The South Robertson Neighborhoods Council.
The Oz-like theme of this year’s festival is “South Robertson: The Emerald Blvd.” and will highlight the occasion of South Robertson Blvd being recognized as one of Los Angeles’s “Great Streets” … inviting residents and families from the entire city (and region) to discover one of LA’s hidden gems.
“The SoRo Festival Committee is honored to be leading the community in this year’s very special 20th Anniversary celebration of Soro Fest 2017. ” said SoRo Festival Committee Chair Beth Hirsch. “This occasion is made even more auspicious as it coincides with the many coming changes to the neighborhood’s transportation and economic development infrastructure. But, most important here, is the way the business and residential communities come together each year to put on an amazing event that benefits our treasured institutions.”
South Robertson Blvd. will be closed to traffic from Cattaraugus Ave. north to Cadillac St, allowing the street to be taken over by booths, and community activities for everyone! The festival will be divided between distinct “Villages” that include a Beer Garden and Gourmet Food Village, Arts Village, Camp SoRo Kids Zone, Car Show, Health, Public Safety and Ecological Villages. The Main Stage will come to life with live music, dance, poetry, comedy and more. Also featured, T4T, will lead a community mural project and this year’s festival, in honor of its 20th, will include a special treasure hunt, raffles and much, more.
Admission to SoRoFest 2017 is free to the public and runs from 11am – 4pm on Sunday June 4th. Parking is available at Hamilton High School and surrounding neighborhood streets. The festival is also co-sponsored by the City of Los Angeles- Department of Cultural Affairs, CD-5 (Councilmember Paul Koretz), CD-10 (Council President Herb Wesson), City Trees, and LADWP who will be bringing along their new Solar Truck this year!
SoRo Festival proceeds will benefit the SORO Community Foundation (SoRo, Inc) a 501c3 that supports local schools and neighborhood improvement projects- building pride in the South Robertson community and bringing attention to a quality neighborhood full of culture and diversity.