April 22 & 23 2006
State Historic Park
Spring Street @ Spring & College.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Photo by Juantara © All rights reserved
Saturday, April 22, 2005
Sunday, April 23, 2005
Move-in: Saturday, April 23, 2005 from 6AM to 10AM. No move-in after 10AM
Move-Out : Sunday, April 24, 2005 from 6PM
Angeles State Historic Park
Spring Street @ Spring & College. Los Angeles, CA 90012
for a map and directions.
Eco-Maya Festival, an environmental hemispheric event, connects the indigenous cultural heritage of the Americans, with the urban mecca diversity, Los Angeles California. A one of a kind event, the festival provides a cross-cultural nesting environment where families join in a two-day celebration of cultural, education, entertainment, and fun. The festival brings universal balance with all cultures through the celebration of Mother Earth Day.
Eco-Maya Festival ties families to daily quality of life educational opportunities as well as promoting conservation of the ecology and biodiversity of our environment. Since the most ancient times, the Mayan people continue to have great respect for the environment and the conservation of their natural resources. The Mayan experience provides the path to a healthy and safe living that brings awareness of the transforming hemispheric heritage in the USA. This transformation represents the largest ethnic group in the nation…Latinos. In California, polls confirm the Latinos have the highest level of support in the state-averaging over 80% for protecting the environment.
Eco-Maya Festival originated in 1995 and is recognized throughout Southern California. Its uniqueness ties with the recognized Earth Day in the U.S. It is the only Latino environmental festival that reinforces the need to create awareness if environmental networks and resources for urban community sustainability through cultural heritage.
The first EcoMaya Festival drew a humble crowd of 300. The second celebration brought us 5,000 attendees. The third, fourth, and fifth celebrations brought us an attendance of 10,000 in 1997 and 12,000 in 1998. The 1999 celebration was interrupted by climate change triggered by global warming, keeping our attendance just slightly over 10,000. The 6th celebration in the year 2000 at our new home - Los Angeles City College - brought us an attendance of 15,000.
Parking at Spring St.
Free admission and entertainment for everyone.
The Key Elements of EcoMaya Festivals:
• It is a FREE event for the community
• The Marimba Festival
• The Feria Folklorica (Folkloric Fair)
• EcoMaya “Para los Niños” (For the Children)
• The Mesoamerican International Film and Video Festival
• The EcoMaya Feria de Artesania Tipica (Traditional Arts & Crafts Fair)
• Concert promoting: Protection of the
Mother Earth-Planet. Peace, No Violence and No to Drugs.
• Vendor Booth Spaces
• Ecological and Archaeological Workshops
• Delicious ethnic foods
• Every year proceeds from sponsorships benefit a non-profit
organization who’s mission is to improve the conditions of the
Los Angeles Area communities.