Monterey Park's Birthday Celebration


Thursday-Sunday, May 9-12, 2019, Barnes Park

Celebrate Monterey Park's 103rd birthday and our recognition as one of America's best places to live and raise a family at the annual birthday carnival and parade.

Enter the 2019 Poster Contest

Monterey Park students K-8 are invited to create and submit a poster for the celebration. Deadline to enter is April 19, 2019. Download the application (PDF).

Birthday Celebration Parade

Fun for the entire family with local high school bands, dance groups, community organizations, businesses and VIPs. 

  • Saturday, May 11, 11 a.m.
  • New route for 2019: Parade will start at Ramona/Newmark and proceed north to Garvey Ave., West to Chandler Ave., south to Newmark Ave. and East to McPherrin Ave. Parade ends at Barnes Park at the carnival. New route map (JPG).
  • FREE parade entry for bands, drill teams, JROTC, service clubs, local community organizations, novelty and more. Click here for downloadable parade application.

Parade Grand Marshall

The City of Monterey Park welcomes East LA College student athlete Antoinette "Toni" Harris (@_Antoinetteeeeeas a grand marshal of the 2019 parade. Ms. Harris is recognized as the first and only female football player to play a non specialist position and be offered a full scholarship on a college football roster.

Birthday Celebration Carnival

Four days of thrilling rides and live entertainment at Barnes Park.

  • Thursday, 5-10 p.m.
  • Friday, 5-11 p.m. 
  • Saturday, Noon-11 p.m.
  • Sunday, 1-10 p.m.

Barnes Park is located at 350 S. McPherrin Ave., Monterey Park, CA 91754. For more information, please contact or 626-307-1388.

Antoinette Toni Harris photo