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Grand Avenue Festival
Crowds gather to enjoy the Grand Avenue Festival. (Rick Loomis / LAT)
Disney Concert Hall
Crowds gather outside of the Disney Concert Hall to enjoy the Grand Avenue Festival. (Rick Loomis / LAT)
trojans John David Booty
Trojans quarterback John David Booty signs autographs after beating the University of Washington Huskies, 26-20. (Alex Gallardo / LAT)
Detour Festival
DETOUR FESTIVAL: More than 15,000 people attended the daylong fair downtown, which featured more than a dozen bands. (Ken Hively / LAT)
Beck at the DeTour Festival
Headliner Beck performs on a stage at 1st and Main streets, one of the closing acts of the Detour Festival. “It’s amazing that a festival like this could happen here,” said Maria Lai, 30. She said she remembered when the area was mostly empty on weekends (Stefano Paltera / For the Times)
Dodgers Ramon Martinez walks off the field at the end of the game as Mets players celebrate. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
Grand Avenue Festival
GRAND AVENUE FESTIVAL: An estimated 30,000 attended the festival, visiting landmarks that include Disney Hall, above, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels and the library. (Rick Loomis / LAT)
Bright lights, big city
BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY: Backed by colorful lights from the Caltrans Building, dancer Heather Hoxsey of the Gallery Girls performs during the Detour Festival in downtown Los Angeles. The concerts lasted well into the evening. (Stefano Paltera / For the Times)