There’s fun for the whole family at Community Summer Fest


Lakewood Center is hosting a “Lakewood Community Summer Fest” all day on Saturday, August 19 with a Macy’s fashion show, kids’ activities, 15 food trucks and a free evening concert.

“Summer Fest is one of our ways of saying thank you to the Lakewood community,” Lakewood Center Senior Property Manager Deena Henry said. “As a Lakewood resident myself, I know how local families love an opportunity for some affordable fun close to home, and Lakewood Center wants to be a place you can do that!”

The special day is sponsored by Lakewood Center in conjunction with the City of Lakewood and the Lakewood Sheriff’s Station.

“Lakewood Center has been extremely important to the economic health of our community since it opened as America’s largest regional mall in the 1950s,” Lakewood Mayor Diane DuBois said. “I hope residents from Lakewood will come to the mall for this day and night of fun. I know I’m looking forward to it!”

Schedule of activities for Summer Fest includes:

• 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Farmers Market (near El Torito)
• Noon to 2 p.m. – Activities at the Center Court inside the mall, including:
–Macy’s fashion show
–Honoring local heroes, such as veterans, Sheriffs, firefighters and teachers
–Comic Book Superheroes meet-and-greet for the kids
–Drawing for the VIP Experience (spend $150 at the mall on August 19 and enter to win. Winners get $100 of free food at Summer Fest, VIP seating for up to 10 of your friends and family for the evening’s events, and a $500 mall gift card. Terms and conditions apply, see for details).
• 4 to 9 p.m. – Outdoor fun near El Torito, including:
–Food trucks
–Inflatable fun zone for kids
–There will be large tents for shade with chairs. Feel free to bring your own chairs too.
• 6 to 9 p.m. – Free concert by the L.A. All Stars (one of the favorite bands from the Lakewood Civic Center Block Party).

For more information, call Lakewood Center at 562-633-0437 or go to