One of the best things about Westchester is its small town community feel and almost nothing exemplifies this better than the community’s annual Fourth of July Parade. A little slice of Americana, for the last nineteen years the LAX Coastal Chamber has organized the parade, which welcomes thousands of local and international spectators who flock to Loyola Blvd. to celebrate our nation’s birthday.
“Even though we’ve put on this parade for almost two decades, we’re still blown away by how many people come out to celebrate with us every year,” said Chamber President/CEO Christina Davis. “It’s great to see so many familiar faces year after year, and we love seeing guests from all over the world who hear about the parade and get to experience what it’s like to celebrate the Fourth of July in Westchester.” Continue reading →
Planning for the 19th annual LAX Coastal Fourth of July Parade is underway and applications for participants are now available at laxcoastal.com/parade.
The parade committee is looking for 50 entries made up of floats, community groups, local sports teams, marching groups and school bands, to participate in the hometown event on Wednesday, July 4. While attendees love parade mainstays like the Great Pyrenees, the LAFD bandwagon and the Hogs motorcycle group, the committee is always interested in attracting a few new entries and floats each year to wow the crowdContinue reading →
It’s not easy for the LAX Coastal Fourth of July Parade committee to come up with a new parade theme, year after year, to help celebrate Independence Day. In the last eighteen years there have been tributes to America’s pastimes, songs, icons, heroes, patriotism and adventures, often leaving the volunteer-based committee scratching their heads when it comes to picking a new theme that will encourage participants to come up with creative, inspiring entries and floats. To help solve this issue, the parade committee is reaching out to the community to ask for their suggestions for this year’s event.Continue reading →
For many of us, the new year creates an opportunity to make plans and goals to accomplish in the next twelve months. For those looking to get more involved in their neighborhood, January is a fresh start to give your time, talent or treasure to the myriad of local groups that are always looking for new, enthusiastic people interested in joining their organizations.
Here is a short list of local groups that can help you accomplish your goal of getting involved and giving back to your neighborhood in 2018:Continue reading →
Now in its 18th year, the LAX Coastal Fourth of July Parade has become a community tradition that draws thousands of local residents, visitors and families to Loyola Blvd. to celebrate. Continue reading →
January is often a time for people to make goals and a list of things they’d like to accomplish in the next 12 months. If one of your resolutions this year is to give back and get involved in your local community but you’re not sure where to get started, Covenant Presbyterian Church is hosting its second annual Community Connections event on Sunday, January 29. The goal is to showcase, in an expo type environment, local groups, organizations and nonprofits that can “help you or help others.” Continue reading →
More than 250 community members celebrated Westchester’s 75th anniversary at a cocktail reception held at Loyola Marymount University on Thursday, October 27 hosted by the Westchester 75th Anniversary Committee in conjunction with the LAX Coastal Chamber and Loyola Marymount University. Continue reading →
Please join the Westchester 75th Anniversary Committee for a Celebration of Westchester on Thursday, October 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Loyola Marymount University. Guests can enjoy live music, food, drinks, photo booth, a display of historical society photos and memorabilia, as well as recognition of some of the people that have helped make Westchester What it is today. Continue reading →