Events

LOS TRES REYES - Wednesday, January 6, 2016 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

A celebration of the Epiphany of the Magi (visit of the Three Kings) with music and a colorful theatrical procession on Olvera Street.

FIESTA DE LA CANDELARIA - Tuesday, February 2, 2016 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Traditional blessing of elaborately dressed dolls depicting the presentation of the infant Jesus in the Temple.

MARDI GRAS CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS - Tuesday, February 9, 2016 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

“Fat Tuesday” Olvera Street style with Brazilian singing and dancing, a festive parade and mask making for student groups.

LANTERN FESTIVAL” CHINESE AMERICAN MUSEUM -,Saturday, March 5, 2016 12 Noon – 6:00 p.m.

Annual festival with lantern making workshops, crafts, entertainment, artisans, and cultural exhibits.

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS - Saturday, March 26, 2016 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

This centuries-old tradition of blessing the animals, for the benefits they provide mankind, is celebrated with a procession on Olvera Street let by the Archbishop of Los Angeles.   All pets welcome!.

OLVERA STREET 86th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION - Saturday, April 23, 2016

Celebrating Olvera Street, one of the oldest streets in Los Angeles, a world-famous Mexican marketplace first opened to the pulic in the 1930s.  Free refreshments and entertainment.

CINCO DE MAYO –Saturday, April 30 & Sunday, May 1, 2016 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Daily

Celebration of Mexico’s victory over French forces in Puebla, Mexico in 1862 with popular and traditional music, exhibitor booths, dancing and food. Special entertainment also scheduled on May 5th.

LOS ANGELES CITY BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION -Saturday, August 27, 2016 6:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

235th Anniversary of the founding of Los Angeles with Los Pobladores historic re-enactments, a civic ceremony, artisan demonstrations, exhibits, food, entertainment and plenty of birthday cake!  Bike or walk to El Pueblo from Mission San Gabriel.

MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY –Saturday & Sunday September 17-18, 2016 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Daily.

Celebration of Mexican Independence from Spain with popular and traditional entertainment, cultural activities, historic displays, food, artisan exhibits and more. Special entertainment also scheduled on September 16th.  Viva Mexico!

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS – Tuesday & Wednesday,  November 1-2, 2016 10:00a.m. - 6:00p.m.

Colorful, ancient Mexican ceremony in remembrance of departed loved ones with beautifully decorated altars, art exhibits and entertainment. Pre-Columbian Novenario procession and blessings each night at 7:00p.m. beginning Tuesday, October 25th through Wednesday, November 2nd.

VIRGEN DE GUADALUPE CELEBRATION –Sunday & Monday, December 11-12, 2016

Celebrating the Virgen de Guadalupe’s appearance to native Mexican St. Juan Diego in 1531. Food, shopping and family entertainment with an overnight vigil in the Plaza.

LAS POSADAS -Friday, December 16 - Saturday, December 24, 2016 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

This nine night presentation of the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem is portrayed with singing, ballet folklorico entertainment, a candlelight procession on Olvera Street and a children’s piñata breaking each evening.

Call (213) 485-8372 for more information. TDD (213) 978-3231. All events are free to the public.

All events, event dates and times are subject to change.


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