BURBANK, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This week, the Downtown Burbank Partnership is pleased to announce the dates for five key events in 2013. A majority are free to attend, and all are family friendly. Downtown Burbank (Los Angeles) is a mixed-use urban neighborhood spanning 34-blocks and featuring more than 300 shops, restaurants and businesses. At the heart of entertainment industry, the area is renowned for its dynamic street scene, outdoor dining and pedestrian orientation.
EVENTS for 2013:
Downtown Burbank ARTS Festival
Saturday and Sunday, April 13 and 14, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Downtown streets will be packed with artists, street painters and more than 12,000 art lovers on San Fernando Boulevard between Magnolia Boulevard and Olive Avenue on Saturday and Sunday April 13 and 14 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Featured will be animation and digital artists associated with Creative Talent Network, and 90 regional artists displaying thousands of paintings, sculptures and photographs. Plus, Southern California’s most talented chalk artists will be producing supersized artwork on city streets, evoking every style from pop art to the high Renaissance. www.downtown-burbank.org
Downtown Burbank Car Classic
Saturday, July 27, 3:00 to 9:00 pm
The region’s most fabulous automobiles will cruise into Downtown Burbank in a spectacular showcase featuring restored and pre-1974 vehicles, exotics, hot rods and more. In tune with the district’s association with the entertainment industry, cars with a “Hollywood” twist will be in the spotlight — those appearing in film or television, or having a distinguished pedigree of celebrity ownership. In addition to cars, there will be family entertainment, music and vendor-booths. For further information or to register a vehicle, please visit www.downtownburbankcarclassic.org
Burbank International Film Festival
Wednesday, September 4 through Sunday, September 8
The Burbank International Film Festival returns for the fifth year packed with film screenings, red carpet events, honorees, awards, parties and seminars throughout Downtown Burbank. Enjoy screenings at AMC 16 Theatres, seminars, special appearances and more. Shining a light on the unknown artist of today, the BIFF helps emerging talent become the celebrated actors of tomorrow. www.burbankfilmfestival.org
Turkey Trot 5K/10K Run
Thursday, November 28, 8:00 am
More than two thousand men, women and children will lace up their shoes on Thanksgiving morning to participate in the fourth annual Turkey Trot 5K/10K Run. Benefiting the Burbank Community YMCA’s financial assistance program, the event features cash prizes for top finishers, a fun expo and costume contest. For more information and to register, please visit www.burbankturkeytrot.com or call the YMCA at (818) 845-8551.
Downtown Burbank Holiday Cheer
Sunday, December 1, 2013 through Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Downtown Burbank will kick off a month-long holiday celebration with Santa’s Downtown Wonderland on December 1. Festivities will then continue right up through New Year’s Day with dozens of events throughout the district, including the Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony, Metrolink Holiday Toy Express, Holley Trolley Tours, Breakfast with Santa and numerous winter activities. www.downtown-burbank.org .
For further information on any of these events, the public is asked to please call (818) 238-5180 or visit www.downtown-burbank.org.
Downtown Burbank is a mixed-use urban neighborhood spanning 34-blocks and featuring more than 300 shops, restaurants and businesses. At the heart of entertainment industry, the area is renowned for its dynamic street scene, outdoor dining and pedestrian orientation. Destinations include Urban Outfitters, IKEA, Barney’s Beanery, and Burbank Town Center. AMC movie screens consistently rank in the top five of theatrical circuits nationwide. The area is bounded by Verdugo Avenue, Glenoaks Boulevard, Burbank Boulevard and the I-5, and contains more than 9,000 parking spaces. The District is managed by Downtown Burbank Partnership, a California nonprofit mutual benefit corporation.