DTLA PROUD Love Fest featuring a Splash of SummerTramp at Gloria Molina Grand Park

It’s the Summer of Love thanks to the return of DTLA Proud’s Love Fest, back for its second consecutive year at the newly named Gloria Molina Grand Park.

Celebrating the love that the LGBTQIA+ community fosters and encompasses, this 3-day festival will take place from Friday, August 25, to Sunday, August 27, 2023.

Love Fest is set to kick off with a free, all-ages day on Friday, August 25, from 4pm to 10pm. The festivities will continue over the weekend as a ticketed 21+ event on Saturday and Sunday, August 26 and 27, from 12pm to 10pm each day. The venue, Gloria Molina Grand Park, will transform into a vibrant and inclusive space that overlooks Los Angeles City Hall on Spring St.

With the heart of downtown Los Angeles transformed into a Queer epicenter, during Love Fest, we’ll get to celebrate all members of the LGBTQIA+ community in Downtown and beyond. The festival will feature a range of offerings, including Queer Vendors, LGBTQIA+ Non-profits, Community Partners, and the hottest, wettest downtown day party, Andres Rigal’s SUMMERTRAMP.

One of the key highlights of Love Fest will be its curated programming, with special focus on segments of the community that are often underrepresented. This year, a new shared space for parents and queer families will be introduced, along with programming dedicated to people of color, trans, non-binary, and femme communities.

The LOVEFEST Mainstage Spectacular on Friday, August 25th, will be the free night of the festival and will feature these inclusive programming segments.

DTLA PROUD’s mission remains steadfast: to create safe spaces and experiences that celebrate queer love and representation. The event also aims to raise funds to support the continued curation of programming at DTLA PROUD’s COMMUNITY CENTER space, A.R.T. (Accessibility, Representation, Thrive).

In the lead-up to the festival, DTLA PROUD and A.R.T. have been hosting “ART Therapy” sessions every Thursday night, providing a free art class that encourages breaking barriers and thinking outside the box.

Here’s the low down!

FRIDAY AUGUST 25, 2023 – LOVEFEST Mainstage Spectacular Lawn (4pm – 10pm)

Grand Park’s spectacular lawn will introduce the festival with all-age programming designed to get the festival kicked off and started with a collective of curated queer vendors, artists, and artisans showcasing their merchandise, goods and crafts. Lastly, will also feature resident community DJ’s and community and non-profit booths alike.

Talent Line up for Friday, August 25th

LOVEFEST with a Splash of SummerTramp – Grand Park’s Mainstage Lawn (All Day, 12pm – 10pm)

Day Party for 21+ only in Partnership with SummerTramp, Precinct, Redline, New Jalisco, Bar Franca, Akbar and 10DTLA. They are also going to have a collective of curated queer vendors, artists, and artisans showcasing their merchandise, goods and crafts. SummerTramp will also feature resident community DJ’s and community and non-profit booths alike.

The Love Fest promises to be an unforgettable celebration of love, diversity, and acceptance within the LGBTQIA+ community. And let’s not forget about RUN DTLA a two day long block party Saturday and Sunday, flowing down Broadway between 3rd and 4th like a long sparkling pony tail attached to the scalp of DTLA PROUD. As it continues its mission to strengthen and empower the local LGBTQ+ & ally community in Downtown Los Angeles, Love Fest stands as a testament to unity and inclusion.

Ticket Info:
DTLA PROUD Festival – Lovefest 2023 

Friday, August 25th | 4:00pm-10:00pm

“Mainstage Spectacular” | FREE Tickets | All ages

Saturday & Sunday August 26-27 | 12:00pm -10:00pm “Summertramp Mainstage” 

$20 Pre-Sale / $30 at the Door

The Run Block Party 

Saturday & Sunday August 26-27 | 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Just two blocks down on S. Broadway & W. 3rd St (In-front of Grand Central Market, Precinct and 10 DTLA) 

“Community Stage” | FREE Entrance | Vendor Village | Arts & Crafts | Art Installation


Author: Jackson Roberts

Just a Good Old Man Who Loves His Dogs l jackson@dtla-weekly.com