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July 1 – August 31, 2024

Elephant Parade® Burbank 2024, the world’s largest touring public elephant art exposition, comes to the city of Burbank from July 1 to August 31, 2024.

This citywide exhibition, a first for the Los Angeles area, will include 25 elephant statues at high-traffic Burbank landmarks, public spaces, local businesses, and at area hotels. Funded and initiated by Visit Burbank, the City of Burbank’s official tourism marketing association, the “herd” of 25 will be led by Mahua designed by Los Angeles-artist Chariya Bissonnette and located on the AMC Walkway.

Each elephant has been imaginatively transformed by celebrities and artists devoted to elephant conservation and celebrating the beauty of these universally adored animals through vivid color, design, passion, and humor. No two of the 25 elephants are alike and each one merits a viewing at its carefully chosen Burbank venue. Elephant Parade® Burbank 2024 is free and open to the public at all 25 locations.

Downtown Burbank’s Elephants

Eleven of the Burbank elephants will be located in Downtown Burbank. The following are those elephants.

Jasmine

Khloé Kardashian “Jasmine”
Located on the Burbank Town Center’s 2nd Floor Patio

“My elephant, Jasmine, is a golden, elegant princess, beautiful beyond explanation. The elephant is the symbol of wealth and wisdom. Whatever may appear on the surface, the essence is in the soul. The point of life is to enjoy it to the fullest and leave only good behind.”

Trunks

Katy Perry “Trunks”
Located on the AMC Walkway by the Batman Statue

Inspired by the musical ingenuity of Katy Perry, the bright colors and designs of “Trunks” pays tribute to Perry’s iconic musical career and gives reference to her millions of followers, “KatyCats.”

Mahua

Chariya Bisssonnette “Mahua”
Located on the AMC Walkway in Front of Ben & Jerry’s

Crafted in vibrant colors and designs, “Mahua” is named after the elephant spirit that takes care of all other elephants. It inspires protection and conservation of these majestic animals.

Chris Justice “Petunia II”
Located on the Burbank Town Center’s 2nd Floor Patio

My goal was to celebrate the pure joy of the elephant. I figured the easiest way to connect that emotion was with the flower, which can be appreciated by humans and animals alike. An authentic bridging between man and nature.

Chris Chun “Garlands (Maa Lii)”
Located on the AMC Walkway in Front of Ben & Jerry’s
Maa Lii is an ancient Thai word for flower blossom. Flowers are integral part of Thai culture celebrating the elephants. Not only worn at festive occasions such as graduations, birthdays, weddings, and for good luck, flowers are also used in the most beautiful floral garlands honoring life and to pay respect to Buddha.

Mosha

Diana Francis and Laura Seeley “Mosha”
Located at the Community Services Burbank

Mosha, as a baby elephant, stepped on a landmine. Mosha was rushed to the Friends of the Asian Elephant Hospital in Thailand. ELEPHANT PARADE was founded to provide funds and support for her care. Mosha was te first baby elephant to receive a prosthetic leg. In her honor, a special Mosha elephant is created for each Elephant Parade exhibition held around the world.

Utain Wongjai “Meditation”
Located at the Community Services Burbank

Meditating allows me to listen to myself and my heart. This elephant represents my admiration and faith in the elephant and my Buddhist beliefs. 

Golden Poppies

Jeff Carillo “Golden Poppies”
Located at Hilton Garden Inn Burbank

The black and gold design found on this hand-painted elephant symbolizes happiness, success, attainment, and prosperity. Even within a field of darkness and unknown, a miracle can always bloom. If you follow your dream, you will one day emerge with happiness.

Gentle Guardian

Johanna Enriquez “Gentle Guardian”
Located at Hotel Burbank

It is nighttime, a most magical time when the evening sky is filled with angels, our gentle guardians. One by one, their eyes twinkle with curiosity, illuminating the night sky. As the night grows on, the guardian angels continue to peek out from the heavens, watching over the world below, keeping us safe.

Surprise

Eric Vozzola “Surprise”
Located at IKEA Burbank
This artwork celebrates the end of a festival/show/concert when confetti explodes during the last song, the lighting goes wild, and excitement fills the air.

 

For a full list of all the Burbank locations throughout the city, see Visit Burbank’s map:

 

About Elephant Parade®
Elephant Parade® orchestrates the largest global art exhibition of uniquely decorated elephant statues, aimed at promoting elephant conservation. These life-size, baby elephant statues, designed by artists and celebrities, tour international cities to elevate conservation awareness. Millions of people around the world have experienced Elephant Parade® to date, and more than 1,700 artists have contributed their designs. 2,000 unique elephant statues have been created. Since 2007, worldwide locations include Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2009; London, Great Britain 2010;  Singapore 2011; Hong Kong 2014; Bangkok, Thailand 2015; Mumbai, India 2018; Dubai 2019; Switzerland 2020, and Las Vegas 2022. www.elephantparade.com

 

Elephant Parade

Comedian performing at the Burbank Comedy Festival on the Flappers Comedy Club stage

The Burbank Comedy Festival will return August 11-17, 2024. 

Top celebrity headlining comedians, and over 300 of the hottest new talent from around the world, will converge in Burbank, California, for the Annual Burbank Comedy Festival at Flappers Comedy Club.

Past celebrity guests have included Adam Carolla, Jeff Garlin, Jimmy Dore, Tom Segura, Christopher Titus, Carol Leifer, Kevin Pollak, and many more. Past Festival participants: Ashley Gavin, George K. Burns, Ryan Kelly, James P. Connolly, Tony Baker, and more!

The Burbank Comedy Festival offers the next generation of talent the opportunity to perform and connect with top entertainment professionals, to encourage the expansion live comedy into the community, and to do some funny business in Downtown Burbank.

Visit FlappersComedy.com for more information.

Weekly Night Market

Fridays | 5:00-9:0pm
Saturdays | 5:00-9:0pm
Sundays | 3:00-8:00pm

This unique and exciting outdoor market takes place every Friday and Saturday from 5:00-9:30pm and every Sunday from 3:0008:00pm at the corner of Palm Avenue and San Fernando Blvd. on the AMC walkway in Downtown Burbank.

The market features more than 25 local, rotating vendors selling jewelry, toys, soaps, bath bombs, candles, cakes, hot sauces, and so much more. Many of the products are actually handmade by local artisans!

The Downtown Burbank Cultural Market is also a philanthropic event and each week vendors donate a portion of their sales to Home Again Los Angeles, serving the Burbank and Glendale communities to develop comprehensive, holistic solutions for families facing homelessness!

There is tons of free parking in Downtown Burbank, and you can enjoy dinner and drinks at one of Downtown’s many eateries before or after exploring the market!

The cultural market is hosted and organized by Hyenoor, with a mission to “create a weekly farmers market that serves the local community with fresh produce, artisanal snacks, and handmade goods.”

EVERY SATURDAY | 8:00AM – 12:00PM

The Burbank Farmers Market is one of the oldest Farmers Markets in Southern California (in their 40th year!). All of the produce sold is certified California grown, with most of it grown on family-owned farms—some of which have been in business for 100 years. All farmers are inspected by the Los Angeles County Health Department. A not-for-profit market, all proceeds go to the Providence Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, and are used to help provide medical care for those who would otherwise be unable to afford it.

The vendor list is always changing, for the most recent please visit www.burbankfarmersmarket.org/our-vendors

If you’d like to become a vendor, please email info@burbankfarmersmarket.org

THE DETAILS

DAY: Every Saturday

HOURS: 8:00am – 12:00pm – “Rain or Shine”

LOCATION: Olive & Glenoaks, Downtown Burbank
(In the Community Services Building Parking Lot)

FREE PARKING:
Small Lot at Olive & Glenoaks (gets crowded)
Fire Station Lot at Orange Grove & Glenoaks. (Available to the public on weekends.) Entrance on Orange Grove or Palm. [ PLENTY of spaces! / Please don’t jaywalk ]
City Hall Parking Lot – Third & Orange Grove (Entrance on Orange Grove. We’re right across Third Street.)
Street Parking

RESTRICTIONS: Service Animals Only, No Smoking

WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: Yes

Burbank Farmers Market

Saturday, December 2, 2023 | 6-8PM

Time to light up the season! The annual Burbank Mayor’s Tree Lighting will take place on Saturday, December 2 from 6:00-6:30pm at City Hall. Making it easy to step into the spirit of the holidays, the family-fun event.

September 25-29, 2024

The Burbank International Film Festival (BIFF) proudly announces its 16th edition, set to take place from September 25-29, 2024. Celebrating a decade and a half of cinematic excellence, BIFF has become a global destination for filmmakers to showcase their exceptional storytelling. This year, the festival will feature an expanded lineup of educational events, industry Q&A sessions, and more.

“BIFF continues to emerge as the arbiter of diverse and international voices in film and scriptwriting. We are proud to entertain audiences with unique stories in every genre,” said BIFF President and Festival Director Kurt Patino. “BIFF strives to establish itself as the top platform for audiences to discover exciting and innovative talent.”

 

 

Recognized Excellence
BIFF was recently honored as one of the “Top 100 Reviewed Festivals” on FilmFreeway, placing it in the top 1% of over 12,000 film and creative contests worldwide. Located in the heart of Burbank, CA, the “Media Capital of the World,” BIFF is surrounded by major studios and networks, including Warner Bros./Discovery, Disney/ABC, NBC Universal, and Nickelodeon.

 

 

15th Anniversary Highlights
The 15th Anniversary of BIFF, held last September 21-24, 2023, celebrated the legendary film director and Burbank native, Tim Burton. The Burbank City Council declared September 24th “Tim Burton Day.” Tim Burton received a formal proclamation from the Burbank Mayor and participated in a live interview by Scott Feinberg from The Hollywood Reporter which can be viewed here.

BIFF annually presents the “Tim Burton Visionary Award” to a local Burbank filmmaker.

 

 

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About the Burbank International Film Festival
Sponsored by First Entertainment Credit Union, BIFF is a California 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization. BIFF promotes and advocates for inclusive and culturally diverse perspectives in film. The festival celebrates unique stories, elevates international filmmaking, and provides a platform for respectful and informed discussion. BIFF supports filmmakers by showcasing their work, offering educational opportunities, and expanding careers in the entertainment industry.

For press and media inquiries, contact: Kurt Patino
Email: kurt@burbankfilmfest.org