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Watts Culture Festival


Saturday from noon to 6 p.m.

South L.A. has kicked off Black History Month with a myriad of events throughout the city, and this Saturday, Watts will be hosting a brand new event called Watts Culture Fest. On Saturday, Feb. 17, from noon to 6 p.m. at Southeast LA Worksource Center, 10950 South Central Ave. The marketplace event is designed to empower residents of  Watts and South LA and will  occupy a seven-acre parcel to offer residents visual and media arts studios and economic development opportunities. 

The year-long, biweekly free event will host several vendors and local businesses like Chef Keith Corbin's BBQ truck, Trap Kitchen, Sad Girl Creamery, and Straight Fast Food. It will also have businesses like Zaptos, Dreamers LA, Milyyscreations, and London James. 

Other things taking place at the event will be a Youth Gaming Lounge (Xbox, PS4, Dance-Dance Revolution, & more), an Adult Gaming Lounge - Dominoes and Spades tournaments, Joseph Randall Skate Park - Roller skating and Skateboarding,  Vendors selling crafts and food and a Backyard Games Tournament. 

The schedule for the event is as follows:

The festival schedule also includes:

–Noon to 3 p.m: DJ Fredrique Live Set @Fredrique.jr

–1 to 2:30 p.m: Sneaker Painting Workshop by Zapatos (Session 1) 

–3 to 4:30 p.m: Sneaker painting Workshop by Zapatos (Session 2) 

–3 to 6 p.m: DJ Dro Barlo Live Set @drobarlo 

Watts Culture Fest, sponsored by Wells Fargo, hopes to build a stronger cultural economy with its community at the forefront. Their primary objective is to foster community support and empower members to monetize their rich visual, oral, geographical histories, and preserve cultural heritage for future generations. Together, they strive to create a sustainable ecosystem that not only enhances economic opportunities but also promotes a sense of pride and identity within Watts.