SoRo Festival

Our yearly neighborhood festival, produced in partnership with SoRo, Inc.

SORO Community Festival

SORO Community Festival

Visit the new SOROFest website for up-to-date details on this year's festival.


Since 1997, the SORO Community Festival has built bridges amongst our neighbors, local businesses and public service organizations and celebrated the cultural diversity of our community. Co-sponsored by SORO NC and organized by our friends at the SoRo Community Foundation, Inc., the Festival is located on South Robertson Boulevard, between Cattaraugus and Beverlywood St. (just north of Hamilton High School and the 10 Freeway).

The single-day Festival includes activities for kids, a wide range of food, a live music stage and lots of exciting artist and vendor booths.

The Festival continues to be the Neighborhood Council's largest single outreach effort each year, attracting over 8,000 residents. It helps build pride in our community, and gives stakeholders a chance to talk with their NC board members and tell us about their priorities for the neighborhood. The Festival also provides unique opportunities for representatives of City departments and non-profit organizations to meet with residents and give them information about their services, and for local businesses to promote themselves to their community.

Admission to the Festival is FREE. Street parking is available. We look forward to seeing you at this year's festival!

2008 SORO Award Winners: Michele Wytko and SLO Rashad Sharif

The newly-renamed Susan Bursk Founder's Award is presented each year to an individual in recognition of his or her dedication and service to the South Robertson Neighborhoods community. The award is presented by SoRo Inc. and SORO NC at the SORO Festival.

This year's winner was community activist Michele Wytko for her tireless efforts to improve her La Cienega Heights neighborhood.

A special Service Award was also presented to Senior Lead Officer Rashad Sharif for his work in La Cienega Heights and in helping to establish the Robertson Activities League anti-gang program.

We're deeply grateful for the work Michele and SLO Sharif have done within SORO, and congratulate them on their awards.

2007 Founder's Award Winner: Susan Bursk

2007 marks the 10th annual SoRo Festival. To celebrate the occasion, the SORO Founder's Award has been created to recognize an individual's dedication and service to the South Robertson Neighborhoods community. The award will be presented by SoRo Inc. and SORO NC at the June SORO Festival.

This year's inaugural winner is Susan Bursk, who played an instrumental role in the creation of SORO NC and the SoRo Festival itself.

We're deeply grateful for the work Susan's done within SORO, and congratulate her on the award.