For immediate release
August 20, 2019
Walk to Los Angeles to take place August 24 beginning in San Gabriel
San Gabriel, CA On August 24, 2019, locals will recreate the historic nine-mile trek from the San Gabriel Mission to El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument to commemorate the City of Los Angeles’ 238th birthday and to recognize San Gabriel as the birthplace of the Los Angeles region.
The “Celebrate Our Heritage Walk to L.A.” will begin at 6:00 a.m. at the San Gabriel Mission located at 428 South Mission Drive with a short program featuring San Gabriel City Councilmembers, a marimba musical group and a blessing by Father Alex Gaitan of the San Gabriel Mission. 
Once walkers reach Union Station in downtown Los Angeles, they will participate in the Ceremonial Walk from Union Station to El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument at Olvera Street. From there, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy presentations, museums, restaurants and a jazz performance by legendary jazz artist Barbara Morrison & Jerzy ‘George’ Kossek.
This year’s event is sponsored by the City of San Gabriel, El Pueblo de Los Angeles, the County of Los Angeles, the San Gabriel Mission, the City of Los Angeles, Los Pobladores 200, the El Pueblo Park Association, the US Forest Service, the National Park Service, the Western National Parks Association, the United States Department of State and the Fulbright Association: Greater Los Angeles Chapter.
About the City of San Gabriel

The birthplace of the Los Angeles region, the City of San Gabriel features a diverse population of over 41,000 residents. Founded in 1771 and incorporated in 1913, San Gabriel serves as the home of the San Gabriel Mission. The City features a historic core in the Mission District and a vibrant arts and culture scene at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse. For more information about the City of San Gabriel, visit the City’s website at or blog at .
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Jonathan Fu
Phone: 626.308.2800, extension 4624
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City of San Gabriel

425 South Mission Drive
San Gabriel, CA 91776