West Covina’s 100th birthday


Remix Entertainment’s live Funk and R&B music performance for the city of West Covina. Photo by Melanie Garduno.

Melanie Garduno, Staff Writer

The city of West Covina held its Centennial Spring Festival in celebration of its 100th anniversary of incorporation with a 3-day festival this past weekend in Historic Downtown, West Covina. This festival had a wide variety of activities such as food, live music, rides, games and local vendors.

Local food vendors provided Korean BBQ, twisted potato, pinoy street food, tacos, hot dogs, aguas frescas, boba, cookies, for the community to savor. 

In addition to food, vendors supplied items such as croc charms, bracelets, rings, necklaces, stuffed animals, crystals, succulents, toys, etc. 

To amuse the crowd, Remix Entertainment performed a vast lineup of songs in the genres of Funk and R&B. Their performance had many of the West Covina residents up and dancing. 

Aside from food, merchandise, and live music performances, attendees of the festival also enjoyed rides and games such as the Ferris wheel, the Tornado, Ring a Bottle, Duck Pond, etc. 

“My favorite part would be the rides and having a chance to hangout and play games with my friends,” said Shantal Reyes, Hollencrest student.

While celebrating the city’s 100th birthday was the reason behind this festival, it also brought the community of West Covina together.

“I love events like this because it really brings the city of West Covina together, anywhere you look it’s just family and friends having fun together,” said Martin Macias, West Covina resident.