Source: Global Sikh Daily News
On April 14, 2005 the Global Sikh Daily News reported, "approximately 15,000 people gathered on Sunday to celebrate Vaisakhi. The festivities included musical performances and food, and concluded with a multi-float parade through the streets of downtown Los Angeles. Various political and Interfaith Community leaders addressed the multi-denominational gathering. The event commenced with a police-escorted procession of the Siri Guru Granth Sahib to the Los Angeles Convention Center."