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5 Things To Do At Sunday's CicLAvia Without a Bicycle

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After a successful outing down Wilshire Boulevard in June, the city’s popular CicLAvia returns to where it all started this Sunday (Oct. 6)—closing down 7.5 miles of streets in Downtown Los Angeles. The Heart of LA event features five hubs—MacArthur Park, African American Firefighter Museum, Mariachi Plaza, Chinatown and Grand Park—which are good starting off points for participants.

And lest you still think you need a bike to take full advantage of CicLAvia, we’ve compiled a list of five things to do on Sunday—without the two wheels:

  • SoCal historian and pop culture expert Charles Phoenix is leading three, hour-long walking tours of Chinatown at noon, 1:30 pm or 3 pm, making stops at the Seven Star Cavern Wishing Well, Y.C. Hong's law office and Hop Louie, among other locations. The $39 ticket includes the tour, egg rolls and also doubles as a fundraiser for CicLAvia.
  • Piazza Italia—an Italian food festival—takes over part of Spring Street from 11 am-3 pm.
  • There’s live music at CicLAvia’s Chinatown Hub beginning at noon with sets by The Knitts, Dream Panther, Jesus Sons, 123 Death and LA Font.
  • Grand Parkhas giant games to play including checkers and chess as well as Jenga and Connect 4. Plus there are art activities from painting the Mobile Mural Lab to creating old-school bike spoke cards.
  • And if you need to get your shopping done, there are two farmers markets at CicLAvia: the Historic Downtown Farmers Market is at 5th and Spring Street all day and at the Mariachi Plaza hub, too. The latter location has an outstanding food truck lineup, too: The Melt, King Kone, Del's Lemonade, MOE Deli, CJ's Wings, the Broaster Kings and Bool BBQ.

Download a map of Sunday's CicLAvia: Heart of LA route.

See all of LAist's CicLAvia coverage here.