Festival. Focusing on the cultural heritage of Asia and the Pacific Islands, the 21st annual Lotus Festival will be held July 11, noon-9 p.m., and July 12, noon-8 p.m., at Echo Park Lake, between Glendale and Echo Park boulevards in Los Angeles. Ethnic food booths, dances, music, puppet and magic shows, carnival rides, pony rides, games. Free. (213) 485-1310; (213) 485-8745.
* Children. The first International Youth Folk Arts Festival will be held July 12 at 4:30 p.m. at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East. Performances by the Korean Dance Academy, the Junior Kultura Philippine Folk Arts, Cleary School of Irish Dance, Hekiatn e Kanchum Armenian Musical Theater and Romiosini of St. Nectarios Greek Church. $7. (213) GO-1-FORD.