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Thank you for joining us to #CelebrateLA

Posted October 26, 2016 by Erica Liepmann

Thank you, Los Angeles, for a night to remember!

We were honored to host hundreds of amazing change-making, innovating and creative Angelenos in DTLA's beautiful Grand Park to #CelebrateLA.

With delicious tacos and cocktails in hand, Angelenos were mingling and discussing the bright future of LA as we kicked off voting on the 2016 Grants Challenge. Our Challenge applicants were in attendance to share their exciting, fresh ideas to improve communities all across the county.

We never doubted that LA sure knows how to party! We loved seeing you all enjoy every aspect -- from some of the city's finest food trucks to DJ Mamabear's sweet beats to our photo booth.

Major shoutout to all our friends and partners for helping us make #CelebrateLA so special: Do LA, Angel City Brewery and all the yummiest eats and treats from Kogi, Poke2Go, Farmer's Belly, El Jefe Catering, Bread & Wine Catering and B Sweet. And thanks to you for being there to toast to LA's future and for all you do every day to make this city sparkle!

Check out our favorite moments from the night on Storify and the full photobooth album too!

And of course, don't forget to vote for your favorite ideas to to make LA the best place to learn, create, play, connect and live. We're thrilled to be giving away $1 million to the ideas Angelenos love most! Voting ends October 28, so don't forget to lend your voice today: