City of Lomita Founders Day Returns to Downtown Lomita
Each year, the City of Lomita eagerly anticipates our Founder’s Day celebration, which takes place on the last Saturday in June. In the past, this festive occasion was held in Downtown Lomita along Narbonne Avenue. However, it was later relocated to Lomita Park, where it coincided with the annual Fireworks show. This year, as part of our ongoing commitment to support local businesses and highlight Downtown Lomita as the heart of our community, we are thrilled to announce the return of the celebration to Narbonne Avenue. Get ready for an incredible experience with thrilling rides, entertaining games, live music, crafts and vendors, delicious dessert trucks, and endless family fun. Stay tuned for more details about the event and the vendors who will be joining us.
The festivities will take place on Saturday, June 24th, from 10am to 9:00pm and continue on Sunday, June 25th, from 10:00am to 6:00pm. Saturday promises a lively Founder’s Day Fiesta including live music all day long leading into the fireworks show at 9:00pm. Sunday, you can enjoy live music vendors and more. Please note that Narbonne Ave will be closed between Lomita Blvd. North to 242nd Street. Lomita Park will also be closed on Saturday, June 25th. Street closures will begin at 12pm on Friday to through traffic on Narbonne Ave and impacting the turning lanes on Lomita Blvd. and Narbonne. Ave south of Lomita Blvd.
Lomita Park will be open to the public on Friday although it will be fenced off throughout the weekend. The park itself will be closed Saturday and no one will be allowed onto park grounds for the safety of the community. Last year, fireworks were shot off higher than years past. This year we’re shooting them even higher!
We strongly encourage our residents and community members to walk, bike, ride share etc. Limited parking will be available at the following locations:
- Lomita Railroad Museum (2137 W. 250th St.)
- Lomita Park (24428 Eshelman Ave.)
- Lomita City Hall (24300 Narbonne Ave.)
Tickets and Attractions
We will be having various attractions including the trackless trains, Ferris wheel, and jumbo slide for everyone to enjoy. Game booths will be free for all participants. Wristbands for rides may be purchased starting June 5th at Lomita Park or at City Hall for a discounted presale price of $30. Wristbands will be sold during the event on Saturday from 10am-8pm and Sunday 10am-4pm for $40.
Cinewav User Guide for Fireworks Show
We are excited to announce the audio for this year’s fireworks show will be presented by Cinewav! We want all of our community members to enjoy the fireworks show while listening to it live from wherever you are. Scan the QR Code, download the app, choose Lomita Founders Day 2023 and you’ll be able to listen to the fireworks show whether you’re at City Hall, at your home, or across town.
List of Bands
- Tres Hombres
- 80’s All Stars
- Kelly Boyz
- Barley Band
- Good Cop Bad Cop