Big Parade LA


To maintain an element of surprise and because we move slowly, we traditionally post the routes and timetables for the current Big Parade about five days prior, so look for them here around May 25, 2014. ALL THE INFO BELOW IS FOR 2013!


Get ready…this is what you need to join the Big Parade (links are to PDF documents.)

  • The HOW-TO, which details how you can join us, what to bring, what to expect, etc.
  • The Day One schedule, which will tell you what you’ll see and when on Saturday, May 18.
  • The Day Two schedule, for Sunday, May 19. If you are joining late in the day, please read the special parking note!
  • The Code of Civilitywhich by participating in the Big Parade you agree to follow.

If you want more specifics, including stairway counts/lists, detailed routing data, or mass transit info, go here for Day One and here for day two.

Saturday will include a kid’s segment; a special segment devoted to ugly buildings; a visit to the Barlow Respiratory Hospital Site in Elysian Parkr; Angelino Heights Victorian architecture; Silverlake; and finally the Music Box Stairs and a free community pot luck supper (please RSVP). Lunchtime music from the Ukelele Orchestra of the Western Hemisphere.

Sunday will include Silverlake, including the urban wilderness of the old Corralitas Red Car Property;  a compact loop of 11 stairways in the Franklin Hills, a walk through Griffith Park and a discussion of parrots with Charles Hood. Lunchtime music from the Swords of Fatima.

And don’t forget, there’s a on Friday, May 17, there’s a prologue walk, led by Bob Inman, if you’re really ready to go.