Monterey Park's Birthday Celebration (Canceled) 

Show your community spirit and help celebrate Monterey Park’s birthday, even while Safer at Home
May 29 is Monterey Park’s 104th birthday and the city is calling on all residents, young and old, to help commemorate the occasion by coloring and displaying a birthday coloring sheet in a front window. While we usually celebrate MPK’s birthday with the annual “Happy Birthday Monterey Park Play Days” carnival and parade, the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic necessitates a little creativity.
The city wants to continue to commend its residents for abiding by the Safer at Home order and encourage the community to showcase their spirit by posting the coloring sheet in a front window of homes for community members to share and enjoy. This will also brighten the days of first responders and city staff like police officers, firefighters, public works staff and other essential workers as they continue to serve the community.

To download a coloring sheet, click here.


Watch the 2019 parade on our YouTube channel @MontParkTV

Thursday-Sunday, May 7-10, 2020, Barnes Park
Celebrate Monterey Park’s 104th birthday and our recognition as one of America’s best places to live and raise a family at the annual birthday carnival and parade. 

Birthday Celebration Parade
Fun for the entire family with local high school bands, dance groups, community organizations, businesses and VIPs. 

  • Saturday, May 9, 11 am
  • New parade route: Parade will start at Ramona/Newmark and proceed north to Garvey Ave., West to Chandler Ave., south to Newmark Ave. and East to McPherrin Ave. Parade ends at Barnes Park at the carnival. New Route & Street Closures Map
  • FREE parade entry for bands, drill teams, JROTC, service clubs, local community organizations, novelty and more. Click here for downloadable parade application.


Birthday Celebration Carnival
Four days of thrilling rides and live entertainment at Barnes Park.  

The schedule of events for Monterey Park’s Birthday Celebration go as follows: 

Thursday, May 7 

5-10pm - Carnival 

Friday, May 8

5-11pm - Carnival  

6:30-9:30pm - Concert - featuring Cici Lau and "Little Beatles" Danny So 

 5-11pm - Food Trucks 

La Fiesta Mexican Food Truck (Tacos, burritos, quesadillas, etc)

Hunger Sticks (Asian Fusion)

Austyn’s Burger (Burgers, grilled cheese sandwiches, turkey burgers, hot dogs, etc)

Paradise Cookies & Ice Cream.

Saturday, May 9

11am - Parade NEW Route (see map)

11am - Spirit Contest - Local schools and youth organization show your spirit (More details coming soon)
*Spirit Contest sponsored by San Gabriel Valley Entrepreneur Lions Club  

 Noon-11pm - Carnival 

 Noon-11pm - Food Trucks 

La Fiesta Mexican Food Truck (Tacos, burritos, quesadillas, etc)

Hunger Sticks (Asian Fusion)

Austyn’s Burger (Burgers, grilled cheese sandwiches, turkey burgers, hot dogs, etc)

Paradise Cookies & Ice Cream.

 

 Stage

2:00 p.m.- Parade Awards Ceremony

6:30–9:30pm – Free Concert featuring Cold Duck

Sunday, May 10

1-10pm - Carnival 

Noon-10pm - Food Trucks 

La Fiesta Mexican Food Truck (Tacos, burritos, quesadillas, etc)

Hunger Sticks (Asian Fusion)

Austyn’s Burger (Burgers, grilled cheese sandwiches, turkey burgers, hot dogs, etc)

Paradise Cookies & Ice Cream.

Barnes Park is located at 350 S. McPherrin Ave., Monterey Park, CA 91754. For more information, please contact Recreation@MontereyPark.ca.gov or 626-307-1388.

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