MEDIA ADVISORY: 54th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage and 2023 Manzanar at Dusk Program – April 29, 2023

LOS ANGELES — The 54th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage is scheduled for Saturday, April 29, 2023, at the Manzanar National Historic Site, located on U.S. Highway 395 in California’s Owens Valley, between the towns of Lone Pine and Independence, approximately 230 miles north of Los Angeles (see map below).

Kyodo Taiko at UCLA will begin the Pilgrimage program at 11:30 AM PDT, while the main portion of the program begins at noon.

The popular Manzanar At Dusk program follows that same evening, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, at the Lone Pine High School gymnasium, located at 538 South Main Street (U.S. Highway 395), in Lone Pine, nine miles south of the Manzanar National Historic Site, across the street from McDonald’s (see map below).

For further details on these events, please follow our press releases on our web site,

We encourage those covering these events to pre-register via e-mail so that we can provide whatever assistance you may need with your coverage.

To register, please send e-mail to no later than 12:00 PM PDT on April 24, 2023.

Please note that our media “packet” will be distributed online via our web site at This link will go live 24-48 hours prior to the event.

The Manzanar Committee has also established guidelines that all print, broadcast, and Internet media, along with any film/video crew or commercial photographer, must follow while covering the 54th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage and/or the 2023 Manzanar At Dusk program (see downloadable PDF file linked below).

Be advised that the National Park Service (NPS), which administers the Manzanar National Historic Site, has established guidelines for media, and generally requires permits for filming. The guidelines for coverage of the Pilgrimage do not supersede those of the NPS. Rather, they are meant to complement NPS guidelines for the afternoon Manzanar Pilgrimage event only. Please be sure to review their guidelines at, and file the necessary permit requests before making the trip to Manzanar.

For further information regarding film permits, please contact the Manzanar National Historic Site at (760) 878-2194.

If you have questions, or if you need further information prior to the events, please send e-mail to


Download this media advisory and guidelines for covering the Manzanar Pilgrimage and Manzanar At Dusk program: 2023 Media Advisory/Guidelines<

The Manzanar Committee, sponsor of the annual Manzanar Pilgrimage and Manzanar At Dusk program, the youth education project, Katari: Keeping Japanese American Stories Alive, and the Sue Kunitomi Student Awards Program, is dedicated to educating and raising public awareness about the incarceration and violation of civil rights of persons of Japanese ancestry during World War II and to the continuing struggle of all peoples when Constitutional rights are in danger. A non-profit organization that has sponsored the annual Manzanar Pilgrimage since 1969, along with other educational programs, the Manzanar Committee has also played a key role in the establishment and continued development of the Manzanar National Historic Site. For more information, check out our web site at, call us at (323) 662-5102, or e-mail us at You can also follow the Manzanar Committee on Facebook, on Twitter at @manzanarcomm, on Instagram at @manzanarcommittee, on Pinterest and on YouTube.

LEAD PHOTO: Banners representing each of the American concentration camps, the Crystal City detention facility, and the 100th Battalion/442nd Regimental Combat Tem veterans are shown here at the Manzanar cemetery during the 50th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage, April 27, 2019, at the Manzanar National Historic Site. Photo by Mark Kirchner/Manzanar Committee.

Lone Pine High School via Google Maps

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